Ludo2019 Programme

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Day 1: 26th April 2019

9:00–9:30Registration, Coffee & Welcome
9:30–11:00Session 1 – Analysis and Approaches
  1. Stephen Tatlow – Halo: Transcription Evolved – Overcoming difficulties in transcribing modular video game scores
  2. Ariel Grez Valdenegro – Comparative analysis of the combat situations in Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger
  3. Joanna Bertram – Cinematic and orchestral scores in the evolution of video game music
11:00–11:30Tea & Coffee Break
11:30–12:30Keynote Session – Ubisoft Panel: Lydia Andrew (Audio Director) with composers Joe Henson and Alexis Smith (The Flight)
“The research process and realisation of the music in Assassins Creed Odyssey”
12:30–13:30Lunch
13:30–15:00Session 2 – Gender and Identity
  1. Andra Ivănescu ­– Inhuman music and the monstrous-feminine
  2. Andrew Goddard – ‘We are born of the blood, made men by the blood’: Exploring the preservation of hegemonic masculinity in Bloodborne’s sound and music
  3. Daniel Miranda – Containment and tension: The auditory dissonance of an adventuress princess
15:00–15:30Tea & Coffee Break
15:30–17:00Session 3 – Game Music and Wider Culture
  1. Donal Fullam ­– Valve and the sound of algorithmic culture
  2. Joana Freitas – “Meme aside, it is still a great song”: videogame music and its roles in the culture of internet memes
  3. Hyeonjin Park – ‘I got nightmare eyes!’: Understanding madness from players’ interpretation of diegetic and nondiegetic music in Night in the Woods
EveningPub Quiz

Day 2, 27th April 2019

9:30–11:00Session 4 – Agency and Effect
  1. Lucy Harrison – Principles of gaming sound design in interactive and immersive theatre
  2. Pulaporn Sreewichian – Influence of background music on players’ experience and emotional perception in different game level designs
  3. Costantino Oliva – Ergodic musicking
11:00–11:30Tea & Coffee Break
11:30–12:30Keynote Session – Joe Thom
12:30–13:30Lunch
13:30–14:00Journal of Sound and Music in Games: Meet the Editors
14:00–15:00Keynote Session – James Newman
“Seventeen Seconds of Sanxion”
15:00–15:30Tea & Coffee Break
15:30–17:15Session 5 – Design and Practice
  1. Matthew Crossley, Stuart Cunningham and Nathan Robinson – Musical meanings: A game-a-week theme to teach computer games design students
  2. Steven Lewis – Enhancing emotional immersion by combining procedurally experience-driven music and sequenced event-based audio implementation techniques
  3. Richard Stevens & Dave Raybould – Workshop: Building an audio driven game in 45 minutes (or less!)
EveningConference Dinner at Salvo’s Salumeria
Private dining. 115 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 3PX.


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Day 3, 28th April 2019

9:30–11:00Session 6 – Adaptation and Change
  1. Clodagh Owens – From polygons to 4k: Remasters, nostalgia and fandom opinion
  2. Raymond Sookram – Paracosmic multimedia: Transmedial characters and video game music
  3. Zachary Diaz and Sofia Lago – “Killing Monsters”: Representations and adaptations of Eastern European folklore in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
11:00–11:30Tea & Coffee Break
11:30–12:30Session 7 – Hard Questions about Hardware
  1. George Reid – Chiptune and the remediation of limitation
  2. Stefan Höltgen – Hard bit rock: Challenges and chances of preserving soundware
12:30–13:30Lunch
13:30–14:30Keynote: Paul Weir
“The Importance of Being a Coder”
14:30–15:00Tea & Coffee Break
15:00–15:30Wrap Up and Final Thoughts
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