Programme

The symposium took place on 1-2 June 2017. Paper titles are listed below. The majority of these presentations have been archived as research resources: please contact Catherine Haworth if you would like the the link to these. 

Archival sources and classical Hollywood
Catherine Haworth (University of Huddersfield): Listening to the detectives: towards inclusive analysis of The Falcon’s adventures at RKO
Nathan Platte (University of Iowa): Resonant spaces or echo chambers? Listening to Hollywood’s music through its archives
Ben Winters (Open University): From manuscript scores to birthday cards: blended archival study of the classical Hollywood film score

Lunch in Heritage Quay. Informal Lunchtime Listening Club on British film music with Dave Smith, Holly Homer, and Robert Adlington (all University of Huddersfield)

Process, collaboration and alternative archival sources
Gina Bombola (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Piecing together a film’s production and reception: ‘alternative’ archival sources and Columbia Pictures’ One Night of Love (1934)
Anne Kelly (University of Southern California): Decoding post-production purchase orders for archival research: text and context
Marco Cosci (University of Pavia): ‘Big problems about the music’: creativity, materiality, and technology in Trotsky’s papers

Multimedia sources as creative stimulus
Jonathan Zalben (Brooklyn College/CUNY): A metadata-based approach to syncing music with picture
Jonathan Best (University of Huddersfield): Playing to picture: sources in improvised piano scores for silent film

Curation, digitisation, and interrogating contemporary film music
Miguel Mera (City, University of London): Raiders of the Lost Archive
Claire M. Holdsworth (Kingston University): Split narratives of film/sound/video: an ‘aural’ history project
Ian Sapiro (University of Leeds): Curating a digital archive: issues in the management of audiovisual materials and their information, for scholarly and wider public use

Challenging boundaries: methodology, ideology, and access in archival research
Michael William Harris (University of Colorado Boulder): The collections of cinema and media music database: creating a better film music archival record
Suzy Mangion (University of Manchester): Researching Dada and early Surrealist sound film
Sarah Whitfield (University of Wolverhampton): Missing stories in musical theatre studies: acts of restoration, recovering, reframing

Plenary discussion: Future directions in archival research and opportunities for project planning and collaboration

You can download a copy of the programme here.

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