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GEECT conference 2017: Music and Sound Design in Film/New Media
2017 - 05 - 02  13.30 h.

Music and sound is an integral part of the film and new media, however, the relation between sound and media (film, TV, game industries) as well as the ways to apply this relation in practice still need to be properly researched.

Gathering for the second time to Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre for the issue of Music and Sound Design in Film and New/Media (previous edition: History and Challenges, 2013), this time GEECT Autumn Conference’2017 will focus on meeting Theory with Practice, creating a space for researchers, sound and image artists, teachers of GEECT and other schools to share theoretical experiences and gain some practical insight into the role and tools of this particular field as Music and Sound in Film and New/Media.

THE KEY TOPICS OF THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Changes in role and function of music in film/new media,
  • Practice of teaching soundtracks,
  • The craft and the business of film sound,
  • Case studies of film music and sound design practices,
  • Discussions how to improve film sound studies, and make them more relevant and attractive,
  • Future of film sound (overlapping of film, TV and computer games principles, interactivity, personalization and etc.).

These topics will be discussed from different perspectives of composer, director, sound designer, researcher, industry expert, and others. Expected keynote speakers are Michel Chion (France), Claudia Gorbman (Washington University, USA), Larry Sider (School of Sound in London, UK), Stephen Deutsch (Bournemouth University, UK), as well as GEECT/CILECT representatives.

THE FORMAT OF THE CONFERENE consists of a series of keynotes, presentations and master classes during the period of 3 days, including individual break-out sessions, where delegates will discuss issues with presenters in-depth. We pursue 20 minutes of presentation + 10 minutes of discussion model for delegates and 40 minutes of presentation + 20 minutes of discussion model for keynote speakers and master classes. The conference language is English.

Full structure of the year 2017 event will also include International workshop for students (September 24-27) before the Conference, where on late Wednesday 27th evening arriving conference participants will be presented with workshop results.

Main programme of the Conference will be also supported by cultural events, which will include film screenings and the concert of musique concrète by Michel Chion.

Deadline for submission proposals – June 10st, 2017

Please go to following link and let know whether you want to participate as:

  • Key speaker
  • Speaker
  • Attendee (without presentation)

On June 20th the selected participants will get letters of confirmation and they will be invited to register. Registration for participants will be open from June 20th 2017. Deadline for registration and payment – July 10st, 2017.

The conference fee for GEECT members is €400.

Fee includes 4 nights’ 4* hotel accommodation, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, opening reception, coffee breaks, as well as other conference essentials.

(For non-members, the conference fee is €720. Conference fee for non-members, excluding accommodation, is 320; a limited number of accreditations will be available for people who only want to attend the conference program. Conference steering group will issue accreditations individually on first-come first-served basis).

CONFERENCE STEERING GROUP:

Prof. Antanas Kučinskas, PhD, Chair antanas.kucinskas@lmta.lt) (conferences and topics)

Giedrė Kabašinskienė, LMTA international projects coordinator giedre.kabasinskiene@lmta.lt (conference coordination, marketing, public relations and logistics management)

Raimonda Tamulevičiūtė raimonda.tamuleviciute@lmta.lt (organizational support and management)

Mantautas Krukauskas, composer, Head of LMTA Music Innovation Studies Centre mantautas.krukauskas@lmta.lt (workshops and master classes)