The project team are working on a book on Trevor Jones that will be published by Ashgate as part of their Screen Music series. The book will detail the different phases of Jones’s career drawing on the materials in the Jones Archive as well as testimony from the composer and others in his team as appropriate. This will be the first scholarly publication on Jones and his career and output. Publication is anticipated in 2018.
The Trevor Jones project ended on 30 September 2016 after three years of intensive research work. The project successfully achieved its aims and gave rise to a number of publications, some of which are still in progress, including several publications and events above and beyond what was outlined in the original AHRC proposal. Additionally, the project team was successful in digitising a greater amount of material than was outlined in the funding application, resulting in a vast resource including approaching 10,000 digital items and associated metadata. Indeed, given the number of fields in the metadata schema there are potentially 1,000,000 pieces of metadata arising out of the project.
The project website, www.screenmusic.leeds.ac.uk, which provides access to the metadata for all of the digitised project materials has been launched. The website offers scholars and public unprecedented access to information about materials from the film- and television-score production process. Approved scholars and researchers may be granted access to the materials themselves for use in research and teaching only.
It is hoped that the ScreenMusic website will become a portal through which metadata relating to other audio-visual collections might also be accessed, and indeed has been designed to enable the collections of other composers to sit alongside the Jones materials and be accessed using the same search and retrieval functions. Managers of suitable collections should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibility. Please note that metadata for all collections will need to adhere to the schema devised through the Trevor Jones Project, which can be requested by email as above.
A special issue of the Journal of Film Music edited by Ian Sapiro and Laura Anderson and based around papers from our successful Audio-Visual Archives Conference of July 2015 was published in 2016 (vol. 6, no. 2). The articles in the special issue cover a range of topics from the conference, and it is anticipated that the publication will help address a significant gap in the scholarship relating to archival research in audio-visual media.
The special issue includes an editorial by Ian and Laura and an article documenting the digitising, organising and managing of the Trevor Jones archive co-authored by the project team.
We are delighted to announce that a special issue of the Journal of Film Music, edited by Ian Sapiro and Laura Anderson, is in progress based around papers from our successful Audio-Visual Archives Conference of July 2015. Articles in the special issue will cover a range of topics from the conference, and it is anticipated that the publication will help address a significant gap in the scholarship relating to archival research in audio-visual media.
The journal will include an editorial by Ian and Laura and an article documenting the digitising, organising and managing of the Trevor Jones archive co-authored by the project team.
The project team are excited to have secured licences to screen two films as part of the forthcoming Audio-Visual Archives Conference at the British Library in July. Each film will be preceded by a session previewing the music and offering new insight into the creation and development of part of the film score.
The conference will open on the evening of Friday 17 July with a screening of the recent film Still Alice (2014), preceded by an interview with the film’s composer, Ilan Eshkeri. Eshkeri will be in conversation with project Co-Investigator Dr Ian Sapiro, and will discuss the development of the score. The interview will also feature live performance of parts of the score by members of the London Metropolitan Orchestra, and a short performance of part of a suite created from the film’s music.
The final session of the conference on Saturday 18 July will comprise an illustrated lecture by the project team on Trevor Jones’s score for In the Name of the Father (1993), followed by a screening of the picture. The pre-screening session will introduce and draw on unique archival materials to help show how Jones’s work on the picture developed to the final soundtrack.
Booking is now open for the Audio-Visual Archives conference. Delegates can book for the conference, conference dinner, and Friday night screening event here.
The full conference programme is available, with clickable links to paper abstracts, and details of public screenings can also be found on the conference website.
Date: February 26th, 2015 | Time: 13:00 — 16:30
Come along to the The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery to experience an interactive pop-up exhibition showcasing the inspiring work of researchers specialising in design, textiles, film, archives and music.
The Audiovisual Archive: Preserving Film Music – Laura Anderson, School of Music
A huge variety of archival materials have been digitised as part of a project investigating the work of film composer Trevor Jones. Laura will highlight how developments in recording technology impact on film music and consider the residual value of the objects themselves. www.trevorjonesfilm.leeds.ac.uk
A group of researchers will present an array of curious objects for you to handle, and be on hand ready to share hidden stories of their research and each of their objects. Inspired by the Gallery’s current exhibition, Nostalgia and Progress: Illustration after the Second World War, expect to hear about projects which connect the past, present and future.
This will be an interactive and informative event open to all members of the public from 1pm to 4.30pm. For all those that take part in this event, tea and cake will be served upon completion of the trail.
Full event details – http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/event/275/
A call for papers has been released for the Audio-Visual Archives conference that will take place at the British Library on 18-19 July 2015. See the conference page for more information on the call and the event.
Project PDRF Dr Laura Anderson has written a blog for the Royal Musical Association on life after a PhD and being part of a team on a large research grant. Laura joined the Trevor Jones project after completing her doctoral studies in the area of film music and sound at Royal Holloway, University of London, for which her research focused on the topic of Jean Cocteau’s creative involvement with music and sound in his films. This blog post gives us an insight into the day-to-day experience of working on a larger-scale research project.