25-26 June 2015, Royal Holloway, University of London
Sponsored by the British Academy and the Royal Holloway Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC)
Convenor: Carlo Cenciarelli (Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London)
THURSDAY 25 JUNE 2015
12:00 - Registration over canapés
12:50 - Welcome speech
13:00 - “SILENT” CINEMA AND THE EARLY TALKIE
Peter Franklin, ‘“Deeds of Music” and the Bourgeois Subject’ (reflections on Pisani’s history of Music for the Melodramatic Theatre)
Julie Brown, ‘Listening at the "Silent" Cinema: Towards an Understanding'
Jim Buhler, ‘Cinematic Listening and the Early Talkie’
Jean Ma, ‘Listening to Film Songs in Early Chinese Cinema’
15:00 - Coffee break
15:30 - PANEL ON THE HISTORY OF CINEMA AS A VENUE FOR LIVE MUSIC
Chair: Annette Davison
16:45 - Coffee break
17:15 - EXTENDING (AND EXPANDING) CINEMATIC LISTENING?
Katharina Rost, ‘Absorption - Immersion - Repulsion: Listening Modes in Theatre Performances'
Ben Winters, ‘Overtures, Intermissions, Entr’actes, and Exits; or, the Possibilities of Closed-Curtain Listening’
Emilio Audissino, ‘The “Ancrage” Effect of Film on Music in Film-Music Concert Pieces’
Jeremy Barham, ‘Outside the Frame: Live-Score Film Screenings and the Cinematic Experience’
19: 15 - Drinks
20:00 - Conference dinner
FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2015
9:30 - STRUCTURES OF LISTENING
Warren Buckland, ‘The Dissociation of Body and Voice in The Trial (1963) and Inland Empire (2006)’
Guido Heldt, ‘Hearing Greatness: Listening in Composer Biopics’
David Code, ‘Hearing Hearing? Some Special Cases in the Kubrickian Soundtrack’
11:00 - Coffee break
11:30 - LISTENING, INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CINEMA
Gavin Williams, ‘Aural Colonization in The Silent Village’
Julie Hubbert, ‘High Fidelity and the New Hollywood Film Soundtrack’
Carlo Cenciarelli, ‘Solitary Listeners and Imaginary Interlocutors: A Cinematic Fantasy of Personal Stereo Listening’
Jonathan Godsall, ‘Listening Again, Cinematically: the Post-existence of Pre-existing Music’
13:30 - Lunch
14:30 - CINEMATIC SOUNDSCAPES AND MEDIA ECOLOGIES
Miguel Mera, ‘Materialising Film Music’
Anahid Kassabian, ‘Timekiller Games and the Problem of Immersion’
John Richardson, 'Epic Post-Minimalism as a Vehicle for Environmentalist Concern: Koyaanisqatsi, Draumalandið and Interstellar'
Martin Barker, ‘“You Sort of Listen with Your Eyes": How Audiences Talk about Film Music'
Nicholas Cook, ‘Hearing in the Dark’
17:30 - Conference ends