The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. The Keynote Speaker is TBA.
Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted by no later than December 15th, 2017. You can submit via Google Forms by clicking this link.
The program committee includes Brooke McCorkle of SUNY-Geneseo (Co-author of Japan’s Green Monsters: Environmental Commentary in Kaijū Cinema, McFarland), Nathan Platte of University of Iowa (Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood, Oxford University Press), and Ben Winters of The Open University (Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film, Routledge), and co-editors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Rosita at the Venice Film Festival, Composing for the Cinema, Music for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide); and Assoc. Professor, Director & Chair, Ron Sadoff (The Moon and the Son / Co-Editor of Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound).
This year’s conference will run for four days, from Thursday May 24th – Sunday May 28th with sessions until Sunday evening. On Friday evening May 25th, at the Museum of Modern Art, there will be the first American screening of the MoMA restored Rosita (Lubitsch, 1923) with the reconstructed original score performed live by Cinemusica Viva. The conference will run prior to the NYU Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (May 29th – June 9, 2018).