Ludo2024 Call for Papers

The Ludomusicology Research Group is pleased to announce the Ludo2024 Thirteenth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, hosted by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona at the Technocampus – UPF in Mataró, Spain, 11 – 13 July next year. The organizers of Ludo2024 are now accepting proposals for research presentations.

We welcome proposals on all aspects of sound and music in games.

This year, we are particularly interested in papers that support the conference theme of ‘Sound, Music, and Space’. Papers on this topic may include:
➢ Soundscapes (e.g. relations between ambient music and environmental sound)
➢ Spatiality and technology (e.g. spatial audio in games)
➢ Music in ludic spaces (e.g. pen & paper sessions, LARPs)
➢ Alien spaces (e.g. musical soundtracks and building fantastic realities)
➢ Crossover spaces and sound (e.g. game sound vs. other media realities)
➢ Sound, theatrical spaces and games (e.g. performances in games; game performances outside games)

Presentations should last twenty minutes and will be followed by questions. Please submit your paper proposal (c.250 words) with a short provisional list of literature by email to by February 29th, 2024. We aim to communicate the programme decisions by March 14th, 2024. If you require more information, please email the organizers.

We encourage practitioners and composers to submit proposals for showcasing practice as research. The conference will be held in person, but with remote access options available. | #ludo2024
Hosted by Lidia López Gómez, Tecnocampus – UPF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Organized by Melanie Fritsch, Andra Ivănescu, Michiel Kamp & Tim Summers.

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