listening cinematically

25-26 June 2015, Royal Holloway, University of London

PROGRAMME

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

Ian Christie

Simon Frith

Martin Parker

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: KoyaanisqatsiDraumalandið and Interstellar'

(coffee break)

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