Call for papers

Conference: Music and Sound Design for the Screen

Maynooth University, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September 2019
Keynote speaker: Miguel Mera, City, University of London
Panel discussion with director Lenny Abrahamson and composer Stephen Rennicks

We welcome and encourage submissions relating to all aspects of music and sound in and for audio-visual media (film, television, video games, interactive media, and live performance). We have particular interests in the following themes:

  • Sound design for audio-visual media: practices and history
  • Relationships between Hollywood film and European film
  • Creative practices in screen music
  • Directors and sound design/music
  • Music and sound design in the documentary
  • Intersections between sound design and musicPapers

250-word abstracts (with a short provisional bibliography) for papers of 20 minutes’ duration, followed by 10 minutes’ discussion

Themed Panel Sessions (2 or 3 papers)

250-word introduction and 200-word abstract per paper (with a short provisional bibliography) for a 60- or 90-minute session including time for discussion

Compositions for Screen and Short Films

250-word abstract for a composition for screen or a short film with sound/music (complete or extract) lasting no more than 20 minutes, followed by discussion

All proposals should be emailed to by Friday 18th January 2019. The programme will be announced in March 2019.

Conference Committee

Laura Anderson, Maynooth University
Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, University College Cork
Christopher Morris, Maynooth University
John O’Flynn, Dublin City University
Tim Summers, Royal Holloway University of London
Music and Sound Design for the Screen conference is supported by the Irish Research Council and is in association with the Society for Musicology in Ireland