Category: Conferences


Ludo2024, the Thirteenth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, will take place on 11 – 13 July, 2024 at the TecnoCampus – UPF in Mataró, Spain.

The conference is focused on the theme of ‘Sound, Music, and Space’.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Stephanie Lind, author of Authenticity in the Music of Video Games.

Draft programme and abstracts are available here.

Please register for the conference via Eventbrite, here.

The conference is hosted by Lidia López Gómez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and supported by

Grup De Recerca En Arts Escèniques I Musicals En Les Societats Contemporànies (GRAEMUSC),  I+D MICNN Project. Music and the City PID2021-124376NB-C32

SSIT (Sound, Silence, Image and Technology Research Group)


Tickets are available for both online and in-person attendance, including discounts for unwaged/student tickets.

Information on booking will follow here soon.

Location & Travel

The conference will take place at Parque TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme, Av. Ernest Lluch, 32 | 08302 Mataró

Mataró is a coastal city very well connected to Barcelona (30 minutes). 

The TecnoCampus building is easily accessible on foot from Mataró’s city centre and train station.

By Train:

On Rodalies de Catalunya R1 line.

By Bus:

Mataró Bus

Intercity buses:

Bus Exprés

By Car:

On the C-32 motorway, take the exit Mataró Sud, Mataró Oest or Mataró Nord, or on the N-II road.
On the AP-7 motorway, take the exit Mataró/C-60.
There is free parking space around TecnoCampus. 


  1. Take the Aerobús to Barcelona City Center: At El Prat Airport, you can catch the Aerobús to Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona city center. The Aerobús operates from both Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2) of Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Tickets can be purchased at the vending machines located near the bus stops, directly with the driver, or online. The Aerobús operates with buses departing approximately every 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a Bus or Train: From Plaça Catalunya, you can take either a train (Renfe Rodalies, R1) or a bus to Mataró (E11.1, Ronda de la Universitat 25). The train journey typically offers a faster option, but the bus may be more direct depending on the schedule and your location.
  3. Arrive at Mataró: Once you’ve reached Mataró via train or bus, you’ll be at the city center, where you can walk to the Tecnocampus.

Accommodation Options

1) B&B HOTEL Mataró

Carrer de Tordera, 2, 08302, Matarò

+34 937 56 23 00


2) Hotel Atenea Port 

Passeig Marítim, 324, 08302, Matarò

+34 932226006


3) URH Ciutat de Mataró

Camí Ral 648, 08302 Mataró, Barcelona

+34 937575522


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.

Ludo2023 Programme and Registration

The draft programme schedule for the Ludo2023 Twelfth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound held at the University of Edinburgh from March 23rd to 25th is now available here. Paper abstracts can be viewed on the programme page as well.

Registration has also opened and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite for both online access and in-person attendance.

For more information on the conference, including location and travel information, please see the conference information page.

We look forward to you joining us in person and remotely in March!


Ludo2023, the Twelfth European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, will take place March 23rd-25th at the University of Edinburgh.

The conference is focused on the theme of ‘Sound and Music Beyond the Human’.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Yann Van der Cruyssen, Music Composer and Sound Designer for games including Stray (2022), Game of Thrones (2012) and Test Drive Unlimited 2 (2011).

Draft programme and abstracts available, here.

The conference is hosted by James Cook and supported by the Reid School of Music of the Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University Press’s Music and the Moving Image series.


Tickets are available for both online and in-person attendance, including discounts for unwaged/student tickets.

Book via Eventbrite, here.

Location & Travel

The conference will take place at St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street, Edinbugh EH1 1LG (just off the Royal Mile).

 N.B. Edinburgh is constructed on a somewhat confusing two-level layout. St Cecilia’s is situated on the lower level of the city.

By Train:

Edinburgh has excellent rail links throughout the UK.

The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK’s fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours.

Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week.

There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle, Inverness or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours.

All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.

National Rail Enquiries


By Bus:

If you are travelling on a budget, buses are often your best bet. Edinburgh is well placed on the Scottish motorway network so getting here is easy with regular bus services from all major UK cities.

Buses and coaches arrive at St Andrews Square bus station in Edinburgh’s city centre.


National Express


By Car:

Travel times by road are less than you might think. From the south: Birmingham is about 5 hours away; Manchester and York, 3 hours; Newcastle, 2 hours. From the north: Inverness is about 3 hours away; Aberdeen, 2 hours.

Route information for drivers can be found on the RAC or AA websites.

For questions relating to parking permits for the conference, contact

RAC Route Planner

AA Route Planner

City of Edinburgh Council: Parking in the City

By Air:

Edinburgh International Airport receives daily flights from more than 20 UK and 40 European airports, as well as daily transatlantic flights. Flights from international destinations are also scheduled throughout the week.

The airport is about 12 km from the city centre. The 30-minute journey can be easily made using the frequent airport bus or tram services, or by taxi.

Edinburgh International Airport

Airlink Airport Buses

Edinburgh Trams

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