Music and Screen Media Conference and Competition

June 25th & 26th, 2014

University of Liverpool/Rendall Building - Lecture Theatre 6 & 7


The School of Music, University of Liverpool, is hosting its first conference on all aspects of music and sound for screen media.

Topics will include, but will not be limited to, music and sound for fiction film, documentary, television, music video, video games and interactive media.

The conference is funded in part by a generous grant from The Film Music Foundation (Hollywood)

Keynote speaker: Professor John Richardson, University of Turku

Audiovisual Media Competition for "Open Circuit" Festival:

The School of Music will be organising "Open Circuit", a Festival of new music, sonic arts, and audio-visual installations across the summer and autumn of 2014, in association with the Liverpool Biennale. The Festival will showcase the work of home and guest artists. Part I will be held during the conference (25-6 June): this will include a competition, the prize-winner having their work publically displayed in a larger scale format during Part II in the Autumn.  Works must be an installation piece for a single screen video projection and sound.
For more information, contact Matt Fairclough: 



CONFERENCE FEES (including lunch, refreshments and wine reception on June 25th):

Standard rate: £40 (£25 for one day)

Student rate: £25 (£15 for one day)

Optional conference dinner at Leaf on Bold Street for £15pp:



All papers will be 20 minutes long.

Please submit 250 words abstracts (zipped file) by 24 February to

For installation submissions, please contact Matt Fairclough:



We are offering 3 fully funded places to students speaking at the conference or displaying an installation. These studentships include admission to the conference, travel expenses from within the UK, and one night's accommodation. 

In addition, we will provide free conference admission, lunches and refreshments, for another 7 students.

To apply, please submit a CV and a short paragraph explaining the significance of your work, along with your abstract.