12th Meeting of the IMS Study Group Music and Media, MaM

International Musicological Society

12th Meeting of the IMS Study Group “Music and Media”

Hosted by Cleveland State University, School of Music, in conjunction with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.



Pre-Existing Music in Screen Media: Problems, Questions, Challenges

NB: Online. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (United States East Coast).

Thursday, 10 June 2021

9:00–9:15 AM* Opening Remarks (CSU)

Professor Allyson L. Robichaud, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, CSU

Professor Emile Wennekes, Utrecht University, Chair of the Music and Media Study Group of the International Musicological Society

9:15–10:45 AM Panel 1: Redefining the Use of Pre-Existing Music through Bricolage (CSU)

Giorgio Biancorosso: “The Filmmaker as Music Bricoleur”

TJ Laws-Nicola: “Ironic Agency: Helga Pataki’s Dream Empowerment in What’s Opera, Arnold?

Robynn Stilwell: “Creating Anew: The Mash-Up as Performance, Collaboration, Independent Work”

Chair: Emile Wennekes

11:00 AM–12:30 PM Panel 2: Auteur Cinema and Opera (CSU)

Justin Mueller: “The Remediated Soundscape of Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s Parsifal

Scott Murphy: “Reappropriation Enlists Contingency: A Rogue Note in Melancholia

Pascal Rudolph: “The Musical Idea Working Group: Production vs. Reception of Pre-existing Music”

Chair: Tobias Pontara

12:30–1:30 PM Break for Refreshments

1:30–2:30 PM Keynote Address I (R&HoF)

James Buhler: “Composing for the Films in the Age of Digital Media”

Chair: Jason Hanley

3:00–4:30 PM Panel 3: Hollywood, European Mainstream, and Pre-Existing Music (CSU)

Gillian Anderson: “Pre-existing Music in Way Down East (Griffith, 1920) and Ben Hur (Niblo, 1926)”

Richard Anatone: “Pre-Existing Music as Leitmotif in Groundhog Day: Breaking the Cycle of the Endless Rondo through Transformative Variation”

Kate McQuiston: “Half Past Duke: Gondry’s Jazz Clock in Mood Indigo

Chair: Mark Durrand

Friday, 11 June 2021

8:50–9:00 AM Opening Remarks (CSU)

Professor Heather Russell, Director of School of Music, CSU

9:00–10:30 AM Panel 4: Prototypical Film Genres and Pre-Existing Music (CSU)

Julin Lee: “Staging a Synthetic Western: Instrumental Covers of Pre-Existing Music in HBO’s Westworld: The Maze (2016)”

Michiel Kamp: “Drive, Synthwave, and the Audiovisual Imaginaries of Neo(n)-Noir”

Roberto Calabretto: “The Melodramatic Imagination of Visconti’s Cinema”

Chair: Rebecca Fülöp

10:45 AM–12:15 PM Panel 5: Incongruency, Isomorphism, and Rearrangement (CSU)

David Ireland: “What a Wonderful World? Investigating the Evolution and Effect of Incongruent Post-Existing Film Music”

Dominique Nasta and Thomas Van Deursen: “Structural Isomorphism and Double-Bind Receptivity: The Affective Nexus of Classical and Popular Music Quotes in Five Contemporary Films”

James Mc Glynn: “Rearrangement of Pre-existing Music in the Film Score: Narratological Possibilities, Deliberate Ambiguities and Questions of ‘Originality’”

Chair: Chloé Huvet

12:15–1:15 PM Break for Refreshments

1:15–2:15 PM Keynote Address II (R&RHoF)

Carol Vernallis: “Music Video and the Multisensory”

Chair: Michael Baumgartner

2:45–4:15 PM Panel 6: Advertising, Branding, Franchising (CSU)

Stefan Greenfield-Casas: “From the Screen (to the Screen) to the Concert Hall: Musical Adaptation and Worldbuilding in the Kingdom Hearts Series”

Matthew Tchepikova-Treon: “The Harder They Come: A Mercantile History of a Pulp Exploitation Musical”

James Deaville: “Covering their Tracks: The Use of Pre-Existing Music in Film Trailers”

Chair: Ewelina Boczkowska

4:15–4:45 Wrap-Up Session (CSU)


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