The Professional Career and Output of Trevor Jones

Music for Audio-Visual Media

MAViM

Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference

4-6 September 2014

The School of Music will host a Conference on Music for Audio-Visual Media on 4-6 September 2014 to mark the end of year 1 of the Trevor Jones Film-Music project. The conference will run in parallel with the Royal Musical Association’s 50th Annual Conference, and delegates will be free to move back and forth between the two events as desired. The Music for Audio-Visual Media Conference will cover all aspects of screen music, and a full programme is available via the ‘Conference Programme’ tab , below. The conference committee is:

The conference keynote lecture will be given by Professor Claudia Gorbman, who will talk about ‘heardness’ in film music. A keynote interview will be held with film and television composer Trevor Jones, whose career and output is the focus of the AHRC-funded project of which this conference is a part.

The event will provide scholars at all levels with an interest in music for moving images, with opportunities to discuss the most recent research and understanding in a range under the broad heading of music for audio-visual media, and features papers on a range of screen-music topics and approaches.

There will be a conference dinner on the evening of Friday 5 September, for which delegates must pre-book. The dinner, which costs £16.50, will be a hot and cold buffet selection with wine. Please specify any dietary requirements when booking for the dinner.

In this section:

Conference Programme

Please note that since the conference is running in parallel with the RMA 50th Annual Conference, all timings and RMA sessions are provisional until confirmed by the RMA.

Thursday 4 September 2014

9.30am onwards: Conference registration. Refreshments available until 11.00am.

10.30-11.00am: Conference opening and welcome (joint with RMA Annual Conference)

11.00am-12.30pm: Thursday Late Morning Sessions

Audio-Visual Aesthetics
Lecture Theatre 2; Chair: Nicholas Reyland (Keele University)

Video Game Music
Conference Room; Chair: Miguel Mera (City University, London)

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Panel: London 1800-1851: Intrusion and Importation (Lecture Theatre 4)
  • Music, Religion and Social Identity (Lecture Theatre 3)
  • Music, Politics, and Ideology (Lecture Theatre 1)

12.30-2.30pm: Lunch (delegates should make their own arrangements. Details of local cafes and restaurants can be found under the ‘Places to Eat’ tab.)

1.00-2.20pm: RILM Presentation (TBC. RMA-run session)

2.30-4.00pm: Trevor Jones (Keynote Interview)
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall; Chairs: The Trevor Jones Project Team (University of Leeds)

  • Film and television composer Trevor Jones, whose career and output is the focus of the AHRC-funded research project of which this conference is a part, in conversation with David Cooper and Sarah Hall from the project’s investigator team. The interview will be followed by questions from the floor.

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Panel: New Perspectives on Jazz in Britain c.1919-1945 (Lecture Theatre 4)
  • Opera in Parma, Milan, and Naples (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Panel: The National and Transnational in Finnish Music (Lecture Theatre 3)

4.00-4.30pm: Refreshments

4.30-5.30pm: The Peter Le Huray Lecture (RMA Keynote Lecture)
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall; Chair Derek Scott (University of Leeds)

  • Alexander Rehding (Harvard University)
    Music-Theoretical Instruments

5.30-6.30pm Ashgate Publishing Drinks Reception
Concert Hall Foyer

  • Launch of the new Ashgate Screen Music Series

 

Friday 5 September 2014

9.15am onwards: Conference registration

9.30-10.30am: Hearing Music (Keynote Lecture)
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall; Chair: David Cooper (University of Leeds)

  • Professor Claudia Gorbman (University of Washington, Tacoma)
    Hearing Music

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Expressive Gesture and Embodied Cognition (Lecture Theatre 4)
  • The Exotic and Sublime in French Opera (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • South American Dance Music in Differing Contexts (Lecture Theatre 3)

10.30-11.00am: Refreshments

11.00am-12.30pm: Friday Late Morning Sessions

Contemporary Practices in Audio-Visual Music
Conference Room; Chair: Catherine Haworth (University of Huddersfield)

Music as an Extra-Narrative Device
Lecture Theatre 2; Chair: Julie Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London)

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Panel: Words, Images, Notation: Crossing Boundaries in Medieval Music (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Panel: The Music of Thomas Adès: Current Directions in Scholarship (Lecture Theatre 3)
  • Panel: Street Music in the Late Nineteenth Century: Performance, Reception, and Historiography (Lecture Theatre 4)

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch (delegates should make their own arrangements. Details of local cafes and restaurants can be found under the ‘Places to Eat’ tab.)

1.30-2.20pm: Research Presentation with Software Demonstration and Performance (RMA-run session)
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall

  • Michael Clarke and Frédéric Dufeu (University of Huddersfield), and Peter Manning (Durham University)
    The Significance of Technical Research in the Study of Electroacoustic Music: A Perspective from the TaCEM Project

2.30-4.00pm: Friday Afternoon Sessions

Pre-Existing Music in Film
Conference Room; Chair: Laura Anderson (University of Leeds)

Television Music
Lecture Theatre 2; Chair: Annette Davison (University of Edinburgh)

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Panel: Popular Music and Gender in a Transcultural Context (Lecture Theatre 4)
  • Panel: Constructing the Opera Singer’s Identity in the Eighteenth Century (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Panel: Time and Space in the Music of the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Lecture Theatre 3)

4.00-4.30pm: Refreshments

4.30-6.00pm: RMA Annual General Meeting, followed by The Edward J Dent Medal Presentation and Lecture (RMA Keynote Lecture)
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall; Chair: Margaret Bent (University of Oxford)

  • Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford)
    Sonic Tears: Machaut and Consolation

6.00-7.00pm Routledge Publishing Drinks Reception
Concert Hall Foyer

7.30pm: Conference Dinner (delegates must have pre-booked)
Concert Hall Foyer

 

Saturday 6 September 2014

9.15am onwards: Conference registration

9.30-10.30am: Saturday Morning Sessions

Audio-Visual Analysis
Lecture Theatre 1; Chair: Claudia Gorbman (University of Washington, Tacoma)

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Song and Vocal Style (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Transgression and Humour in Music (Lecture Theatre 3)
  • Music and Debates about Ethnicity (Lecture Theatre 4)

10.30-11.00am: Refreshments

11.00am-12.30pm: Saturday Late Morning Sessions

Compositional Approaches
Conference Room; Chair: Danijela Kulezic-Wilson (University College Cork)

Classic Hollywood
Lecture Theatre 2; Chair: Ben Winters (Open University)

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Panel: Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet: Making Copyright, Open Access and Creative Commons Work Together for Music Research and Publication (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Panel: Inventare il vero: Italian Musical Realism, 1861-1961 (Lecture Theatre 4)
  • Music and the City (Lecture Theatre 3)

12.30-1.30pm: Lunch (delegates should make their own arrangements. Details of local cafes and restaurants can be found under the ‘Places to Eat’ tab.)

1.30-2.20pm: The Epic of Everest (1924): DVD Launch
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall

  • Dr Julie Brown (Royal Holloway, University of London)
    Launch of a DVD recreation of the music used for the 1924-25 screenings of The Epic of Everest, reconstructed by Dr Brown.

2.30-4.00pm: Saturday Afternoon Session

The Film and Television Music of Trevor Jones
Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall; Chair: David Cooper (University of Leeds)

The session will be followed by a short closing conference plenary.

RMA Parallel Sessions

  • Panel: (De)Constructing Histories of Electronic Music (Lecture Theatre 4)
  • Music and Literature (Lecture Theatre 1)
  • Intercultural and Transcultural Flows in Music (Lecture Theatre 3)

4.00pm: Conference Close

Booking & Fees: Conference Fees

The conference fees are aligned with those for the parallel RMA conference, and are as follows:

  • Early-Bird (for all bookings made up to Friday 25 July 2014):
    • Standard: £50
    • Concession: £30
  • Advance booking by RMA members (Saturday 26 July – Monday 25 August 2014):
    • Standard: £65
    • Concession: £35
  • Advance booking by non-RMA members (from Saturday 26 July), and Walk-Up (from Tuesday 26 August and on the day) for all:
    • Standard: £75
    • Concession: £40
  • Day Rates:
    • Thursday only: £30
    • Friday only: £30
    • Saturday only: £30

Delegates can book for the conference online here.

The conference fee includes access to all paper sessions and keynote presentations across both the MAViM and RMA conferences on days for which the pass is valid. Light refreshment between sessions is also included, but not meals or accommodation. Details of local cafes and restaurants can be found under the ‘Places to Eat’ tab; information on accommodation on the University campus and details of local hotels can be found under the ‘Accommodation’ tab.

Conference Dinner

We will hold a conference dinner on the evening of Friday 5 September in the School of Music. The dinner will comprise a hot and cold buffet (including vegetarian options) and wine, and costs £16.50. Delegates must book online to attend the dinner in advance here, at which point dietary requirements can be specified. Please note that this conference dinner is separate to the RMA Conference Dinner.

If you have any difficulties using the online booking system, please email trevorjonesfilm@leeds.ac.uk.

Getting here: How to get here

Please click here for a map of the campus.

Rail

Leeds is well served with good rail links up and down the east coast main line and via the Transpennine Express. The Leeds Citybus Service from the station stops at the southern edge of the University (stop 9 is best). From stop 9 head round the multi-storey car park on the left and along Calverley Street to the campus South Entrance at Willow Terrace Road.

Road

From the west: Take the M62 motorway to junction 27 and exit onto the M621 motorway. Continue with the instructions below.

From the north, east or south: Take the M1 motorway to junction 43 and continue onto the M621 motorway. Exit the M621 at junction 2 and take the 1st exit from the roundabout. Get into the middle lane when it appears and follow it three-quarters of the way round the next roundabout, exiting towards the A58(M) Inner Ring Road. Exit the A58(M) up the sliproad just after the underpasses (signed towards the Universities and Otley), and go up to the traffic lights. Turn left at the lights and right at the next set to head uphill along Woodhouse Lane. Turn left into the University main entrance just after the churches and before you reach the large white Parkinson building. Parking on campus must be booked in advance along with conference registration and costs £5 per day. For more parking options please see parkopedia.

Air

Leeds/Bradford Airport is around seven miles from the University to the north of Leeds. A taxi booking office is located in the airport car park, and a taxi to the University main entrance should cost £15-£25 and take up to 45 minutes depending on traffic.

The School of Music Building

From the University main entrance head through the security barrier and follow the road down the hill into the campus. Where the road bends left continue straight down the hill to the bottom. The School of Music is on the right here, attached to the gold-domed Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall.

From the South Entrance continue along Willow Terrace Road, and turn right along the second side road, opposite The Edge sports centre. Walk under the E.C. Stoner building and turn left up the hill. The School of Music building is ahead of you on the right, attached to the gold-domed Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall. Walk along the front of the concert hall and the entrance to the School is at the far end of the building.

Accommodation: Accommodation on Campus

There may be some accommodation available on the University campus in Storm Jameson Court, the University’s newest residence. All rooms are single en-suite and include data access, room safes, free internet access and an IPTV facility. Rooms are arranged to include a lounge and kitchen with every five or six bedrooms, which is equipped with comfortable seating and a plasma screen TV. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at £44/night, and can be booked directly via http://www.meetinleeds.co.uk/short-breaks-at-university-of-leeds.

Local Hotels

Prices may only be available for a limited time, some include breakfast and others do not; please see individual hotel websites for full details. The University postcode is LS2 9JT should you wish to see how far away each hotel is using Google maps or similar. The list below is indicative and prices may vary depending on whether the booking can be cancelled without charge, includes breakfast, etc.; more hotels are available here.

Travelodge Vicar Lane
97 Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6PJ
Night of Thursday 4 September: £22.00
Night of Friday 5 September: £27.00
Both Nights: £49.00

Ibis Hotel Leeds
23 Marlborough Street, Leeds, LS1 4PB
Night of Thursday 4 September: £29.45
Night of Friday 5 September: £29.45
Both Nights: £58.90

Holiday Inn Express Leeds City Centre
Cavendish St/Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1LY
Night of Thursday 4 September: £63.00
Night of Friday 5 September: £54.00
Both Nights: £117.00

Crowne Plaza Leeds
Wellington St, Leeds, LS1 4DL
Night of Thursday 4 September: £68.00
Night of Friday 5 September: £68.00
Both Nights: £136.00

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre
Citygate, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS3 1LW
Night of Thursday 4 September: £60.00
Night of Friday 5 September: £81.00
Both Nights: £141.00

Radisson SAS Hotel Leeds
No. 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL
Night of Thursday 4 September: £87.20
Night of Friday 5 September: £68.00
Both Nights: £155.20

Marriott Hotel Leeds
4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET
Night of Thursday 4 September: £115.00
Night of Friday 5 September: £79.00
Both Nights: £158.00

Places to Eat

The following lists are by no means exhaustive, but offer an indication of places to eat in the local area. Establishments are displayed in order of approximate distance from the School of Music in each section below, and links are provided where websites exist.

Cafes and Sandwich Shops (ideal for lunch)

Opposite Cafe (coffee, sandwiches, soup)
26 Blenheim Terrace, opposite the University main entrance

Miro (coffee, sandwiches)
29 Blenheim Terrace, opposite the University main entrance

The Smoothie Company (smoothies, coffee, toasted sandwiches, soup)
10 Blenheim Walk, on a back road opposite the University main entrance

Bakery 164 (sandwiches, coffee)
164 Woodhouse Lane, opposite the University main entrance

University of Leeds Refectory (range of hot and cold food and drink)
On the main campus (open 9am-3pm)

Restaurants

University of Leeds Refectory
On the main campus
Open 9am-3pm, serving a selection of hot and cold food and drink.

La Besi, Tel: +44 (0)113 244 1177
211 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9DT
Open 11.30am-3pm and 5pm-10.30pm, serving Italian food.

The Faversham, Tel: +44 (0)113 243 1481
1-5 Springfield Mount, Leeds, LS2 9NG (just on the edge of the main campus)
Open for food 12-8pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 12-9pm (Friday), serving good pub food.

Balti King, Tel: +44 (0)113 245 3128
69 Raglan Road, Leeds, LS2 9DZ
Open 5pm-1am, serving Indian food.

Akmal’s Tandoori Bistro, Tel: +44 (0)113 242 4600
235 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 3AP (just off the main road, in Hyde Park)
Open 5.30pm-1.30am, serving Indian food.

Thai Edge, Tel: +44 (0)113 243 6333
7 Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3DY
Open 12pm-2.30pm (lunch) and 5.30pm-11.30pm (dinner), serving Thai cuisine.

Further restaurants can be found in The Light and Trinity Leeds in the city centre.

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