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)
We’ve completed the keywording of our online Bibliography. You can type comma-separated keywords into the search box, alongside any other meta-data to instantly filter the table.
We hope you find it useful!
Video games represent more than an evolving form of entertainment. They are also a platform for innovative art.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum believes that games deserve recognition as art, and accordingly are opening an exhibition, ‘The Art of Video Games’, on the 16th March.