Annual Report Study Group Music & Media (MaM), 2016

In 2016, Study Group MaM organized its annual meeting as part of the program of the larger IMS conference in Stavanger, Norway. The topic of the conference was Music as Art, Artefact and Fact: Music Research in the 21th Century and took place at the University of Stavanger, Department of Music and Dance, Bjergsted.

 

The MaM gathering took place on the afternoon of July 2 and represented the 8th formal meeting of MaM. On this occasion, the session consisted of invited speakers and the gathering’s topic echoed the theme of the Stavanger congress: Music, Media and Play: Some Future Lines of Research.

Five papers were presented by scholars in various stages of their career. Prof. Michael Saffle (Virgina Tech, Blacksburg) presented a case study on play within opera: The OPERAcraft Project. Dr. Floris Schuiling (University of Cambridge / Utrecht University) introduced his new research project on ‘Notation as Interface: From Representation to Mediation’. Prof. James Deaville (Carleton University, Ottawa) handed in a paper on play within video game trailers and the Ottawa Trailerology project. Daniël Steneker MA (Utrecht University) introduced his project on record sleeves ‘Cover Story: Presenting the Classics to New Audiences through the Record Cover’. Prof. Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University) elaborated on his recent case study on ‘Dubbing: Linguistic Game Play’. All papers were amply discussed.

In 2017, the 9th meeting of MaM will take place during the quintennial IMS congress in Tokyo, and will address Music on 1950s American Television.

For its jubilee in 2018, the Study Group will join forces with the University of Salamanca, Spain, which celebrates its 800th anniversary that same year. An open call for papers for this 10th gathering of MaM will be published (here and elsewhere) this coming December.

Prof. Dr. Emile Wennekes,

Chair MaM

e.wennekes@uu.nl

8th meeting IMS MaM Studygroup

IMS Conference 2016, Stavanger, Norway.

University of Stavanger, Department of Music and Dance, Bjergsted.

July 2: 15:00-17:00 h., lecture hall 1301

8th Meeting of the IMS Music and Media Study Group (MaM)

 Music, Media and Play: some future lines of research

Michael Saffle on play within opera: The OPERAcraft Project

James Deaville on play within video game trailers: Trailerology

Floris Schuiling, ‘Notation as Interface: From Representation to Mediation’ (Instant Composers Pool)

Daniël Steneker, ‘Cover Story: Presenting the Classics to New Audiences through the Record Cover’

Emile Wennekes, ‘Dubbing: Linguistic Game Play

please disregard: wordpress blew it!

Dear members/followers of the IMS MAM Studygroup:

what can I say: WORDPRESS blew it but assuming that my blog on the pleasures of winters in Florida should be posted on the MAM site. (I have two other blogs besides maintaining the MAM.)

It is  when software tries to out smart you that it gets truly frustrating!

My apologies for this very very spammy post!

sincerely, Cynthia Wilson

 

7th International Conference Music and Media: War of Media – Media of War

Institute for Analysis, Theory and History of Music

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Anton von Webern-Platz 1, A-1030 Vienna

25th to 28th of November 2015

Conference

 

War of Media – Media of War

The Importance of Music and Media for Propaganda in Times of Change

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 25.11.

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Opening

Art Music and Cultural Propaganda

10.15-11.00 Christian Glanz Franz Lehár‘s Fieber: A wartime-monodrama

11.00-11.45 Scott Messing Schubert’s Marche militaire in War and Peace

11.45-12.45 Lunch break

12.45-13.30 Cornelia Szabó-Knotik Entertaining Patriotic Feelings – Carl Michael Ziehrer’s „Moving Images“

13.30-14.15 Anita Mayer-Hirzberger “Rise like a phoenix”. Johann Strauß as a Symbol for Austria during the “Occupation” after the Second World War

14.15-14.45 Coffee-Break

14.45-15.30 Marie-Agnes Dittrich Warriors of a „nation of culture“. With Schubert In Quarters before Paris

15.30-16.15 Matthias Tischer New Music goes to Cold War

Get together 2

Thursday, 26.11.

Music of Yugoslav Breakup: Politics of Media in the 1990s

9.00-9.45 Tatjana Marković Cultural Policy and Musical Life in Serbia in the Year of Culture (1995)

9.45-10.30 Srdjan Atanasovski Sonic Terror and Governing the War: Soundscape of Belgrade during the NATO Bombing

10.30-11.15 Ana Petrov “Was Everything Just a Sham?” Crossing (Musical) Borders during and after Yugoslav Wars

11.15-12.15 Lunch break

Mass Media and War I

12.15-13.00 Risto Pekka Pennanen The Exploitation of the Serbian Propaganda Song ‘Onamo, onamo’, 1878–1918: Entertainment, Censorship and Gramophone Records

13.00-13.45 Victor Nefkens Adorno’s Wagner in the context of mass media, before, during, and after World War II

13.45-14.30 Marie-Hélène The Rhetorical Strategies and Political Implications Benoit-Otis, of Parisian Music Criticism during the Occupation

[Cécile Quesney]

Guided Tour and Movie Screening of “The Third Man” 3

Friday, 27.11.

Newsreel

9.00-9.45 Ferenc János Szabó The Sounds of War. The First World War

and the Hungarian Recording History.

9.45-10.30 Boris von Haken How the Sound of War was made.

Music and Soundproduction for the German Newsreel (“Deutsche Wochenschau”).

10.30-11.00 Coffee-Break

11.00-11.45 James Deaville Pitched Battles: Music and Sound in American and German Newsreels of World War II

11.45-12.30 Matilde Olarte-Martínez Franco and Spanish music of resistance: the role of Spanish singers and popular songs for musical films before and after our civil war (1936-39)

12.30-13.30 Lunch break

Music, War and Popular Culture

13.30-14.15 Emile Wennekes Mobilizing the Celluloid Soldier: Parody and Propaganda in Cartoons

14.15-15.00 Michael Saffle Musical War Propaganda in Peacetime: Richard Rodgers’s Score for Victory at Sea

15.00-15.30 Coffee-Break

15.30-16.15 Brian Thompson Film and Traditional Music to ’Serve the People and Socialism’

16.15-17.00 Marc Brooks The Voice of War: Embodied and Disembodied Voices in the Re-imagined Television Series Battlestar Galactica 4

Saturday, 28.11.

Film

9.00-9.45 Gerrit Bogdahn Music and propaganda: „Ich klage an!“ (Wolfgang Liebeneiner, 1941)

9.45-10.30 Kenneth DeLong Refraction and Reference: Joseph Kosma’s Musical Score for La Grand Illusion (1937)

10.30-11.00 Coffee-Break

11.00-11.45 Dawn Stevenson Sounding the Cold War: Music, Nostalgia and Religion in The Master

11.45-12.45 Lunch break

Mass Media and War II

12.45-13.30 Golan Gur Music, Army, and the Media:

The Israeli Military Bands and the Challenge of Statehood

13.30-14.15 Justin Patch Total War, Total Anti-War: Music, Media and Holism in Protest

14.15-14.45 Coffee-Break

14.45-15.15 Manuela Schwartz Mobilisierung, Zerstreuung und Therapie – Musik als multifunktionales Medium im Krieg

Heuriger

Report of 6th MaM meeting, Dijon, France, July, 2014

After previous annual conferences in Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon, Turin and Ottawa, the IMS study group “Music and Media” (MaM) organized a two day conference in Dijon, France, in collaboration with the Université de Bourgogne and Université de Rennes 2. Via an open call, academics, practitioners and postgraduate students were invited to submit papers and/or panel proposals on the following areas of interest, including (but not limited to):

-Rewriting music for film;
-Early French cinema (productions in Épinay-sur-Seine a.o.);
-Film noir;
-Jazz as soundtrack;
-Methodologies for the study of film soundtracks.

Proposals in both English and French were welcomed.

The conference took place on July 1 and 2 in the Amphithéâtre Scelle of the University of Burgundy. Seven sessions were programmed around the following topics: Voicing / Rewriting; Jazz as Soundtrack; Mediated Images and the Language of Music; From Ads to Opera; Mediated Music for Younger Audiences; Alternative Scenes; On the Dark Side: (Neo-)Noir and Horror. Next to panel discussions, twenty papers were presented by scholars from eight countries in Europe and North America.

Dr. Philippe Gonin delivered a key note talk entitled ‘Jazz et cinéma ou les représentations de noirs et du jazz dans les films promotionnels et les cartoons des années 1930. Points et contrepoints’.

The program committee of the 6th annual meeting of the Study Group was formed by James Deaville (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin (Université de Rennes 2, Université de Bourgogne), Michael Saffle (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg) and Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University).

The 2015 MaM meeting will take place in Vienna (November 25-28), in collaboration with the Institute for Analysis, Theory and History of Music (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna). The theme of this joint conference will be ‘War of Media – Media of War:
 The Importance of Music and Media for Propaganda in Times of Change’.

Prof. Dr. Emile Wennekes, Chair MaM
http://www.studygroupmam.com

Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Institute for Analysis, Theory and History of Music (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna), in cooperation with the Music and Media Study Group (MaM) of the International Musicological Society, will hold an international conference from 25-28 November, 2015 in Vienna on the topic of

War of Media – Media of War:
The Importance of Music and Media for Propaganda in
Times of Change

With respect to the “outbreak” of World War I exhibitions in the wake of commemorative activities, as well as to related research projects, this conference will focus on the diverse roles and functions of arts and media in the contexts of propaganda, both in affirmative and in a critical sense. Following those kinds of approach, the aim of the conference is to encourage a general discussion of the manifold correlations and interdependencies in times of war and revolution.

Topics for case studies may cover all historical periods and all places, with priority given to the effects of modern mass media (print and electronic). Participants may wish to reflect upon war in terms of the arts and in different types of media, war-euphoria and pacifism relating to conceptions of artistic production, and images and social positions of arts and media dealing with war-issues or the relation between ideologies of progress and/or innovation in the context of socio-political systems upturned.

Please submit proposals together with short abstracts (max 300 words) and short cvs (max. one page) by
26 March, 2015 to Cornelia Szabó-Knotik, szabo-knotikATmdw.ac.at, or to
Professor Emile Wennekes, University of Utrecht,ewennekesATUU.nl

For additional information, contact the:
Institute for Analysis, Theory and History of Music
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Anton von Webern-Platz 1, A-1030 Vienna

Planning and organization:
Cornelia Szabó-Knotik szabo-knotikATmdw.ac.at
Christian Glanz (for IATGM) glanzATmdw.ac.at
Emile Wennekes and Michael Saffle (for MaM)

websites:
http://www.mdw.ac.at/iatg
http://studygroupmam.com