Royal Musical Association Study Day
Ludomusicology: Game Music Research – Approaches and Aesthetics
The Ludomusicology research group will be hosting a study day on video game music to take place on the 16th April, 2012 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. This will be the first UK musicology symposium dedicated to video game music.
We have received an excellent range of paper proposals and the selection process is still underway. Our advisory panel includes:
Prof. Nicholas Cook (Cambridge University)
Prof. Peter Franklin (University of Oxford)
Dr. Guido Heldt (Bristol University)
Prof. Robert Saxton (University of Oxford)
Dr. Duncan Williams (University of Oxford)
Our keynote speakers are:
Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool, http://www.liv.ac.uk/music/staff/ak.htm)
Isabella van Elferen (Utrecht University, http://www.uu.nl/gw/medewerkers/IAMvanElferen)
There will also be a session devoted to the industry perspective by:
Nimrod Productions (See http://www.nimrodproductions.com)
|8:45–9:00||Welcome||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|9:00–9:30||Keynote: Isabella van Elferen||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|9:30–10:30||Session 1: Musical Structuring in Video Games||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|10:30–11:00||Tea & Coffee||JCR Lecture Theatre (outside)|
|11:00–12:30||Session 2: Musical Aesthetics and Dynamic Music||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|12:30–13:00||Keynote: Anahid Kassabian||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|14:00–15:00||Nimrod Presentation||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|15:00–16:30||Session 3: Analyzing Game music||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|16:30–17:00||Tea & Coffee||JCR Lecture Theatre (outside)|
|17:00–18:00||Session 4: Histories and Game Music||JCR Lecture Theatre|
|18:00||Optional Conference dinner in Oxford centre.||Restaurant|
The conference will officially come to an end at 6pm, but for those staying in Oxford for the evening, there will be an optional restaurant meal, followed by drinks at Worcester College.
Registration is now
open . Please complete the online form at http://www.ludomusicology.org/study-day-registration-form/ and make your payment via electronic transfer or cheque. Alternatively, you can print and complete this form and post it with your cheque enclosed to the following address:
St Catherine’s College
|Registration||£10||(50% discount for RMA Members. Please quote your membership number, which can be found at the top of any RMA newsletter.)|
|Lunch (served in hall)||£15|
- Cheque drawn on a UK bank made payable to “Ludomusicology Research Group”
- Bank transfer (see details below, please quote “Study Day 12” for reference)
|National Westminster Bank PLC
Oxford High Street Branch
121 High Streeet
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Account No: ********
We are grateful to St Catherine’s College, Oxford for hosting the conference. Please head straight to the Porters’ Lodge on arrival, where you will be directed to the JCR Lecture Theatre.
Maps and travel advice can be found here: http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/contact/map-and-directions.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 10 APRIL 2012.
Organisers: Mark Sweeney, Tim Summers, Michiel Kamp, and Huw Catchpole-Davies.