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.


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,

Isabella van Elferen (Utrecht University,

There will also be a session devoted to the industry perspective by:

Nimrod Productions (See

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 is now open (the information below has expired and is retained for the purposes of archiving only).  Please complete the online form at 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
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
Sort Code: **-**-**
Account No: ********
IBAN: GB21******************


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:


For more information, visit, or e-mail

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

%d bloggers like this: