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



War of Media – Media of War

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


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.


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.


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


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

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,, or to
Professor Emile Wennekes, University of Utrecht,

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
Christian Glanz (for IATGM)
Emile Wennekes and Michael Saffle (for MaM)


Program Mam VI, Dijon, France, July 2014

University of Burgundy
Faculty of Letters
2 Boulevard Gabriel
21000 Dijon, France

Scelles Amphitheater (right side entrance).

From city center take either tram number ONE (to Erasme) or
bus number FIVE (to Erasme). There is ample parking available.

1 July 2014

Registration: 9:00-10:00


Word of welcome:
Pierre Ancet, Vice President, University of Burgundy
Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin, conference host
Emile Wennekes, Chair MaM

Session 1: Mediated Images and the Language of Music: 10:15-11:45

Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin: ‘Réécritures de chansons dans Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)’

Frank Lehman: ‘Pantriadic Music for Multimedia: Tonal Dialectics and the Aesthetics of Wonderment’

Manuel Deniz Silva: ‘Inventer un “son portugais” à Paris: la production aux studios d’Épinay-sur-seine de A Severa (1931), de leitão de Barros’

Session 2: Jazz as Soundtrack: 11:45-12:45

Michael Saffle: ‘Retrospective (Re)Constructions: Jazz as Soundtrack in Four “Great Gatsby” Films’

Lee Martin: ‘White Men Can’t Jump and Short Cuts: Urban Jazz Nostalgia in 1990s Constructions of Race and Gender’

Lunch: 12:45-14:30

Session 3: Voicing / Rewriting: 14:30-16:00

Chloë Huvet: ‘George Lucas et les partitions de John Williams pour Star Wars – Episodes I, II et III (1999-2005) : une réécriture musicale problématique ?     

Kenneth DeLong: ‘Voicing Sagan: George’s Auric’s Film Score to ’Bonjour tristesse’

Emile Wennekes: ‘Authenticity and identity in Tan Dun’s The Map

Coffee break: 16:00-16:30

Session 4: From Ads to Opera: 16:30-18:00

James Deaville & Agnes Malkinson: ‘Prescription for Influence: Doctoring Music in Medication Commercials’

Agnes Malkinson: ‘A Laugh a Second? Music and Sound in Comedy Trailers’

Gaia Varon: ‘Voiceless Passions: Operatic Music in Mario Martone’s Noi credevamo

Dinner: 19:00


2 July 2014

Session 5: Mediated Music for Younger Audiences: 10:00-11:00

Michael Saffle: ‘Phineas and Ferb as “Musical Comedy 3.0”’

Jérémy Michot: ‘Réécrire la musique hollywoodienne à l’ère des studios cinématographiques Marvel’

Keynote Address: 11:00-12:00

Philippe Gonin:’Jazz et cinéma ou les représentations de noirs et du jazz dans les films promotionnels et les cartoons des années 1930. Points et contrepoints’

Lunch: 12:00-13:30

Session 6: Alternative Scenes: 13:30-15:00

Sue Saffle: ‘Keeping Movie Music Minimal: Mother of Mine and Documentary Drama’

Sanna Qvick, ‘Film Music as Immersion Strategy in Two Films of Pessi and Illusia’

Amal Guermazi: ‘Vers une approche dialectique de l’analyse des bandes originales L’exemple du film Al-Masyr (Le Destin) de Youssef Chahine’

Coffee Break: 15:00-15:30

Session 7: On the Dark Side: (Neo-)Noir and Horror: 15:30-17:00

Brian Mann, ‘The Music in Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le Flambeur (1956): A Close Reading’

James Deaville: ‘Selling Abjection: Female Vocalities in Horror Films’

Willem Strank: ‘Traces of Noir Soundtracks in Neo-noir Films’

Closing remarks: 17:00-17:30

Program Committee

Call for Papers 6th MaM meeting (Dijon, July 2014)

Call for Papers 6th MaM meeting (Dijon, July 2014)

Organization: IMS study group “Music and Media” (MaM) and Université de Bourgogne, Université de Rennes 2

Location: Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Dates: 1 & 2 July, 2014

Call for papers:

After previous conferences in Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon, Turin and Ottawa, the IMS study group “Music and Media” (MaM) will organize a two day conference in Dijon, France. Academics, practitioners and postgraduate students are 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 are welcomed.

Each submission should include the following information:

author(s) name(s), academic affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), title of presentation, abstract (300 words max.), a short CV,

and a list of technological requirements (overhead, powerpoint, etc).

All proposals must be submitted by 1 April, 2014 to e.wennekes [AT]

Program committee: James Deaville (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), Laurence Le Diagon-Jacquin (Université de Rennes 2, Université de Bourgogne), Michael Saffle (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg), Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University).


Annual Report to the IMS Board by the MUSIC AND MEDIA STUDYGROUP (MAM), 2013

For the fifth annual conference of MaM, we fruitfully joined forces with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Carleton University, Ottawa (Canada). After the previous conferences in Amsterdam, Berlin, Lisbon and Turin, it was the StG’s first gathering in North America.

The focus of the international three day conference (11-13 July) was on “Music on Small Screens.” Over the course of the last two decades, the dominance of the large cinematic screen has gradually eroded in favor of smaller formats for the consumption of screen media. In recognition of this development, therefore the 2013 MaM gathering focused on the theme of music on small screens.

The subthemes of the conference were (Popular) Television Music; Music in Children’s Television; Television Musicals; Video Game Music; YouTube Music; Classical Music in Screen Media; Video Games and Opera; Theories of Television Music; Performance in Video; Creating Digital Media; Music for Television Series; Small-Screen Musical Paratexts.

The program committee consisted of James Deaville (Carleton University), Claudia Gorbman (University of Washington Tacoma), Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool), Michael Saffle (Virginia Tech), Paul Théberge (Carleton University), Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University).

 More than thirty papers were eventually selected following an internationally distributed Call for Papers. The scholars assembled originated mainly from North America and Europe. Karen Collins (University of Waterloo) gave a keynote talk, entitled ‘To Fidelity and Beyond: Consuming Media in a Mobile World.’

 As a result of the conference, Ashgate is planning to publish a book with selected papers on the conference theme in its Music on Screens series.

 The MaM VI conference will most likely take place in early summer, 2014 at the Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France).

2013: Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

carletonMusic on Small Screens
Carleton University, Ottawa
Thursday, 11.7.2013
Dean John Osborne: Greetings from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University;
Mitchell Frank/Brian Foss: Greetings from the School for Studies in Art and Culture;
Emile Wennekes: With Screens, Size does Matter.

Ronald Rodman (Carleton College), “Contemporary Cool” as Televisual Existential Sign;
Melachrinos Velentzas (University of Limerick), “Music in TV Advertising: A Semiotic Approach Singing the c(Ode)?”

Creating Digital Media
Adam Tindale (OCAD University), “An Authoring Framework for Creative Mobile Music Making”;
Alessandro Cecchetto (York University, Toronto), “Vision and Aurality in Online Community: Listening in Exurbia”;
Ely Rosenblum (University of Cambridge), “Mapping The Soundscape: Electro-acoustic Composition and Place-making in Interactive Sound Maps”

Television Musicals
Chris Culp (University at Buffalo), “‘Once More, With Feeling’: Musical Representation of Human Subjectivity in the Television Musical”;
Durrell Bowman, “The Spring in Springfield: Alf Clausen’s Music for Songs and “Mini-Musicals” on The Simpsons”

Friday, 12.7.2013

Television Series
Michael Saffle (Virginia Tech), “Musical Entfremdungseffekte and Contemporary Television: The Sopranos as Case Study”;
Jessica Getman (University of Michigan),“The Many Declarations of the Enterprise Fanfare”;

Video Game Music
Elizabeth Medina-Gray (Yale University), “Chance and Choice in the Assembly of Video Game Soundtracks”;
Sarah Pozderac-Chenevey (University of Cincinnati), “A Direct Link to the Past: Nostalgia and Semiotics in Video Game Music”;
Julianna Grasso (University of Chicago), “Laying the Musical Groundwork for Immersive Play in The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy”

(Popular) Television Music
Norma Coates (Western University), “‘5% of it is good:’ Leonard Bernstein, CBS Reports, and the Cultural Accreditation of Rock Music”;
Kenneth DeLong (University of Calgary), “‘And the women wicky wacky woo’: Music as Trans-National Comedy in the Jeeves and Wooster Series”.

14:00-15:00 KEYNOTE
Karen Collins (University of Waterloo), (“To Fidelity and Beyond: Consuming Media in a Mobile World”

Video Games and Opera
David Ferrandino (University at Buffalo), “Representations of Opera in Video Games: Final Fantasy VI and the ‘Aria di Mezzo Carattere’”;
William Cheng (Harvard University), “Opera, Video Games, and Aesthetic Distillation”;
Helen A. Rowe (Lawrence Conservatory of Music), “Classical Music in Game Space: How Portal 2’s Turret Opera Redefines Performance”

Performance in Video
Anabel Maher (University of Chicago),“Sign Language Song Music Videos: Deaf and Hearing Perspectives”;
Eric Hung (Westminster Choir College, Rider University), “Not the Macarena: “Gangnam Style” in the Context of American Dance Crazes”;

Saturday, 13.7.2013
YouTube Music
Patricia G.Lange (California College of the Arts), “Phenomenologies of Nostalgic Sound in YouTube Videos”;
Monica Ingalls (University of Cambridge), “Worship on Screen: Congregational Singing, Digital Devotion, and the New Audiovisual Iconography”;

Music in Children’s Television
Aaron Manela (Case Western Reserve University), “The Signifyin(g) Muppet: Blues and the Performance of Race for the Heartland on Sesame Street”;
Ryan Bunch (Rutgers University-Camden), “From Broadway to Sesame Street: Neighborhoods of Make-Believe and the Afterlife of Tin Pan Alley on Children’s Television”

Classical Music in Screen Media
Gillian Irwin (Muhlenberg College), “Chopin and Eternal Sonata: Escaping Reality, Constructing Identity”;
Michael Mackenzie (York University), “The Medium of the North, the Message of Music on the Small Screen: Glenn Gould, the CBC, and the Construction of Canadian Cultural Distinction”;

Musical Paratexts
Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh), “The Show Starts Here: viewer and fan interactions with recent television serials main title sequences”;
Ben Winters (Open University UK), “Idolising the Score: Indiana Jones Paratexts on the Small Screen”.

Concluding Discussion, led by Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University).

2012: Università di Torino / University of Turin, Italy.

Local host for this conference was Prof. Dr. Luisa Zanoncelli. The program committee was composed of Gianmario Borio (Università di Pavia), James Deaville (Carleton University), Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool), Michael Saffle (Virginia Tech), Emile Wennekes (Utrecht University) and Luisa Zanoncelli (Università di Torino). Following an international Call for Papers, the committee selected the proposals of 32 scholars from Europe, North-America and Asia for presentation. Prof.Dr. Claudia Gorbman delivered a well-received keynote. Some 60 scholars attended the two day gathering, which included a leisurely finale in the form of a guided tour through the fascinating Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

June 28:
Words of Welcome:
Enrico Maltese (Dipartimento StudiUm);
Giulia Carluucio (scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca);
Emile Wennekes.

Session 1: Chair: Emile Wennekes
Annarita Colturato (University of Turin), “The Research Project Cabiria”;
Scott Murphy (University of Kansas), “What does film music sound like?”;
Guido Heldt (Univeristy of Bristol), “The Song Inside: Metadiegetic Music or Focalisation?”.
Danijel Kulezic-Wilson (University College Cork), “Films without Melodies: Audio-Visual Musique Concrète”;
Michael Baumgartner (Cleveland State University), “Complementary Model for the study of Film SOundtracks: Jean-Luc Godard and Film Music”;
Ilario Meandri Sanchez (University of Turin): From the Marvelous to the Anti-Music: Film Music Clichés and Formulas in an Ethnomusicology Perspective”.

Session 2: Chair: James Deaville
Giorgio Biancorosso (University of Hong Kong), “Memory and the ‘Leitmotif’ in Cinema”;
Kenneth Delong (Univeristy of Calgary), “Narrativity and Voice in Georges Auric’s Film Score to Goodbye Again”;
Tobias Pontara (Uppsala University), “Bach at the Space Station: An Attempt to Mind the Gap in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris”.
Ben Winters (The Open University UK), Rehearsing Classical Hollywood: Concert Scenes and the Self-Referential Score”;
Marco Targa (University of Turin), “Reconstructing the Sound of Silent Cinema: New Documents for the Study of Music in Italian Silent Films”;
Gillian Anderson (University of Illinois), “D.W.Griffith’s Intolerance: Revisiting a Reconstructed Text”.

June 29
Session 3: Chair: Anahid Kassabian
Tobias Plebuch (Humboldt University), “Musical Topics, Time and Narrative Films in the 1920s”;
Laura Wilson (University of Manchester), “Sound, Anxiety and Affect in The New Extremism”;
Janina Müller (Humboldt University), “Music and Nostalgia in Film Noir”;
Susanne Scheiblhofer (University of Oregon), “Sonic Consciences and Toxic Tonics: Masculinities in Crisis in Tim Roth’s The War Zone”;
Hon-Lun Helan Yang (Hong Kong Baptist University), “’Heard Melodies’ and Womanhood: Cover Songs in Cantonese Movies of the 1960s”.

Keynote: Claudia Gorbman (University of Washington Tacoma), “Music and Character”.

Session 4: Chair: Michael Saffle
Mauro Buzzi (Catholic University Milan), “The Role of Pop Song as Social and Technological Device in Italian Cinema of the 1950s and 1960s”;
Alessandro Cecchi (University of Turin)/Maurizio Corbella (University of Milan), “Experimentation, Documentation, Censorship: A Joris Iven’s Industrial Film and the Italian National Broadcasting Television”;
Alessandro Bratus (University of Pavia), “ ‘Sharia Law in the U.S.A.’: Audiovisual Representation of Authenticity in Taqwacore”;
Rubén López-Cano (High School of Music Catalonia)/ Úrsula San Cristóbal (University of Milan), “’Ars video’: The Short Music Video in Early and Classical Music”.