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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