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 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 music


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 musicandsoundmaynooth -at- 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


Conference webpage:


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


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