Programme

Friday, 21st April

Registration 8:00-9:45

Official opening 9:45-10:00

Session 1 (10:00-11:30)

Raffaele Pavoni (University of Florence)
We Used to Play. The Rise and Fall of Interactive Music Videos

Antanas Kučinskas (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre)
On the Systematisation of the Narrative Functions of Film Music

Christofer Jost (University of Freiburg)
From Sound to Performance to Film: On the Status of the Sonic in Concert Movies

Keynote lecture (12:00-13:30)

Kristin McGee (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
From Resilience to Participation in Music Video

How do we recognize power in contemporary popular culture, especially in the complex and highly mobile online environment of music video broadcasting, consumption, and participation?  In this presentation, I’ll examine how current music creation practices have led to new power dynamics in the music world. In particular, I’ll explore how certain relations in the pop music field perpetuate well-established hierarchies, such as those between male producers and female vocalists, or between music performers and music publishers. However, within the online climate of social media, and especially in the highly engaging world of music video, the political field of cultural representation has taken on a new dimension. Artists and producers exploit both the technical and aesthetic potential of film and digital editing as well as new sonic manipulation techniques to extend their artistic voices and destabilize genre conventions. Further, users of online media including amateur arts participants influence such creative practices and power dynamics by reacting to and engaging with pop culture, sometimes in highly critical formats such as satirical dance remakes of global pop hits. Throughout this presentation, I’ll draw from the contemporary pop music world to shed light on how the creators and consumers of pop culture participate in such power negotiations. Ultimately, I’ll suggest new ways of experiencing music video in the twenty first century which exposes the interconnections between the global circulation of popular culture and the dialogical performance of emerging cultural values throughout the world.

Kristin McGee is an Associate Professor of Popular Music in the Arts, Culture and Media Department at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She is also the current Chair of the Board of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Benelux. She has written on the subject of jazz, gender, and popular music and audiovisual media within a variety of articles and books, including her manuscript Some Liked it Hot: Jazz Women in Film and Television (Wesleyan University Press 2009). She is currently completing a manuscript on the crossover jazz scenes of the Netherlands.

13:30-14:30 lunch break

Session 2 (14:30-16:00)

Diana-Maria Heidemann (Royal Holloway University of London)
What do Rick-Rolling and 2001: A Space Odyssey Have In Common? How Re-Using Music Changes Its Perception

André Rottgeri (Universität Passau)
The “Diva Song” in the Fifth Element” (Luc Besson, 1997). Film Music at the Crossroads Between Classical Opera and Popular Music

Daniel Trocmé-Latter (University of Cambridge, Homerton College)
‘His Word is Bond, Whether Brunette or Blonde’: Musical Pastiche in the Johnny English Spy Comedies

Session 3 (16:30-18:00)

Kyoung-Suk Sung (University of Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Bonn)
Cinematic Telling Through Popular Music as National Identity and Collective Memory

Aleksandra Bieluk (University of Warsaw)
“Listen, Mr Bubbles”: An Analysis of Sound Design in BioShock” (2007)

Lidia Kniaź (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin)
Ambient and Multilayered Sound Design of Chaos and Paranoia in Southland Tales” (2006)

Marek Golonka (University of Warsaw)
The Musical as a Cultural Performance

Saturday, 22nd April

Session 4 (12:00-13:30)

Barbara Jabłońska (Jagiellonian University)
Sociological Reflections on TV Music Talent Show

Florian Zitzelsberger (Universität Passau)
Self-Reflexivity in the Contemporary Musical Film: The Example of High School Musical” (2006-2008)

Paulina Kamińska (The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce)
Musical Memories in Literary Spaces: The Beatles

13:30-14:30 lunch break

Session 5 (14:30-16:30)

Iryna Yahodzynska (Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University)
Discovering Childhood: Benjamin Britten’s Music in Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson

Wojciech M. Marchwica (Jagiellonian University)
Music as Film Character. Krzysztof Kieślowski “Blue”.

Katarina Mitic (University of Belgrade)
All aspects of “Should I stay or should I go” by “The Clash” in Netflix’s series “Stranger Things”

Charmaine Voigt (University of Leipzig)
Music and Lyrics as a World-Building Engine in Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama Series “The Get Down”

Closing remarks 16:00

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