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,