Category: Conferences

Study Day Programme

Our Study Day programme is now available here: Programme Summary.  The paper sessions will be as follows:

Session 1: Musical Structuring in Video Games

‘Death and diegesis: music structuring gameplay in three platform games’ – Michiel Kamp (Cambridge University)

‘Palimpsest, pragmatism and the aesthetics of genre transformation: composing the hybrid score to Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed’ – Stephen Baysted (Chichester University)

Session 2: Musical Aesthetics and Dynamic Music

‘Epic Texturing, the First-Person Shooter and Video Game Music Aesthetics’ – Tim Summers (Bristol University)

‘Isaac’s Silence: Delineating the Game Music Aesthetic’ – Mark Sweeney (Oxford University)

‘Re-Orchestrating Game Drama: The Experience of Dynamic Music in Videogames’ – Hans-Peter Gasselseder (University of Salzburg) and Maria Kallionpää (Oxford University)

Session 3: Analyzing Game Music

‘Applying the ITPRA-theory to Videogame music analysis: interdisciplinary approach for videogame music analysis’ – Petra van Henten (University of Utrecht)

‘Ludorhizomusicosmology: The Interactive Musical Territory Between Player and Game’ – Geert Bruinsma (Independent Game Researcher)

‘Syntax error: Affective Prosody and Vocalization based Musical Icons in Game Sound Design’ – Tom Langhorst (Fontys University of Applied Science)

Session 4: Histories and Game Music

‘Playing With History: Music, Video Games, and Reverse Skeuomorphs’ – Roger Moseley (Cornell University)

‘Play it Again and Again and Again, Sam: “Looped” Music and the Cinematic Aesthetic in Videogame Audio’ – James Barnaby (Liverpool University)

RMA Study Day Registration Open

Registration is now OPEN for our RMA Study Day.  Please find details at http://www.ludomusicology.org/study-day-details/.  The online registration form is available at http://www.ludomusicology.org/study-day-registration-form/.

Apologies for the delay.  Please get in touch (ludomusicology@gmail.com) if you have any other queries.

RMA Study Day Registration Form

Registration is now closed.

Registration & Details

 

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.

Papers

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)

Preliminary Programme

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
13:00–14:00 Lunch Hall
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

Registration is now open (the information below has expired and is retained for the purposes of archiving only).  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
Manor Road
Oxford
OX1 3UJ
United Kingdom

Payment Options

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
Oxford
OX1 4DD
Sort Code: **-**-**
Account No: ********
IBAN: GB21******************
BIC/SWIFT: ****GB**

Venue

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.

For more information, visit www.ludomusicology.org, or e-mail ludomusicology@gmail.com.

Organisers: Mark Sweeney, Tim Summers, Michiel Kamp, and Huw Catchpole-Davies.

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