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Issue 2

Playing Music - Video Games and Music

July 2011

ISSN 2191-253X


von der Redaktion

Please find 1) Announcements, 2) Call for Papers and 3) Call for Articles in separate sections (see below).


1. Annonuncements


Audio Mostly 2011. "A conference on interaction with sound" in co-operation with ACM – SIGCHI, 07.-09.09.2011, Coimbra, Portugal

Audio in all its forms – music, sound effects, or dialogue – holds tremendous potential to engage, convey narrative, inform, create attention and enthrall. However , in computer-based environments, for example games and virtual environments, the ability to interact through and with sound are still today underused. The Audio Mostly Conference provides a venue to explore and promote this untapped potential of audio by bringing together audio experts, content creators and designers, interaction designers, and behavioral researchers. The theme this year is "Sound and Context".

Further informations: www.audiomostly.com


5th DiGRA conference. THINK DESIGN PLAY. Hilversum – The Utrecht School of the Arts, 14.-17.09.2011

Join at a serious playground and participate in a meaningful dialogue between all players in the field of games and play. We seek to connect game research to the creative industries and society by fostering an integrated practice of research, design, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Further informations: http://gamesconference.hku.nl/


The Soundtrack of Conflict: The role of music in radio broadcasting in wartime and in conflict situations, 15.-17.09.2011, University of Göttingen

Since the advent of the mass medium radio, scholars from various disciplines have investigated both the positive and negative potential of radio broadcasting in conflict situations and in wartime, including as a channel of information warfare. The role of music in radio broadcasting in these contexts has however only rarely been addressed. This interdisciplinary conference aims to promote a global, historical and comparative approach to this issue, and we encourage scholars in the fields of musicology (all branches!), history, law, political science, social and cultural anthropology, sociology and other relevant disciplines as well as practitioners to submit abstracts for papers or posters relating to the general topic.

Further information: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/195842.html or mcs-info@uni-goettingen.de


5th Future and Reality of Gaming (FROG), Vienna, 21.10.-23.10.2011

Zum fünften Mal widmet sich die Vienna Games Konferenz "Future and Reality of Gaming" (FROG) der Zukunft und Wirklichkeit des Computerspielens. Die FROG11 bringt führende internationale Wissenschaftler/innen, Game Designer, Spielende, Lehrende, Sozialpädagog/innen und Erziehende nach Wien, um sich gemeinsam der Zukunft und der Realität des Computerspielens zu widmen. Ziel der dreitägigen Veranstaltung ist es, der Frage nach der Anwendung und Bedeutung von Spiel- und Medienkompetenz, Soziabilität und Medienkonvergenz des Computerspielens in unserer Gesellschaft und Kultur nachzugehen.

Weitere Informationen unter: http://www.ag-games.de/content/call-papers-5th-future-and-reality-gaming-frog-vienna


International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 26.-28.10.2011

Academics and practitioners interested in presence are invited to participate in the Annual International Conference on Presence, to be held in Edinburgh. The presence community comprises researchers in communication, computer science, psychology, entertainment, philosophy, the arts, education and other fields.

Further information: http://sct.temple.edu/blogs/ispr/presence-conferences/ispr2011/ or ispr@ispr.info


Liszt and the Arts. International Interdisciplinary Conference, 11.-14.11.2011, Budapest

The conference aims to bring together musicologists and researchers of various art disciplines, and to encourage research and co-operation on issues related to the following main topics: Liszt's ideas about the interconnection of the different branches of the arts Liszt's participation in the general artistic life of his time, his relations to artistic movements and individual artists Inspirations for Liszt's music in literature and fine arts (concrete works, ideas and structures) Liszt's person and music as a source of inspiration in works of art Conference languages: English, German, French. The preliminary summary (translated into these languages and Hungarian) will be available for the audience.

Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre, H-1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty u. 35

Mária Eckhardt (Conference Secretary)


GameSoundCon 2011. The Premier Conference on Game Music and Sound, 11.-12.11.2011, San Francisco

GameSoundCon is for composers, sound designers, audio engineers and others who want to learn what it takes to work in the video game music and sound industry. Composing music for video games and video game sound design is more than just creating .wav files in ProTools and putting them on an FTP site. The most in-demand composers and sound designers understand the unique techical and creative apsects of doing sound for this unique medium. Join attendees from around the globe and learn the craft, technology and tools for composing game music and creating game sound effects from the leaders of the industry. Panels, and masterclass sessions include: Essential game audio technology, Composing, recording and implementing an interactive underscore, Game audio tools, Interactive Foley & game sound design, Making the transition from film/TV to games, Music composing and sound design for casual games, The state of the art in game audio and Business opportunities in game music and sound.

More information: www.gamesoundcon.com



2. Call for Papers


CfP: International Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, 4.-8.09.2012, Göttingen "Music | Music. Structures and Processes"

Since around the mid-twentieth century, it has become increasingly common to use the word "musics", rather than "music", in order to do justice to the plurality of different phenomena to be captured under that term. This Congress will provide a forum for the discussion of research into musical structures, the structures that are necessary for music to happen at all, and the impact of the one on the other. It will promote the analysis of musical processes as well as the larger-scale historical, cultural and social processes in which musical structures in turn transform and adapt, just as the environment in which these occur is also in a state of constant transformation. Researchers are herewith invited to participate in this stimulating discussing by submitting proposals for symposia, round table, poster sessions and individual papers.

Deadline for applications: Free symposia, round table, poster sessions: 31.06.2011; Free papers/posters: 31.12.2011. Applicants for symposia, round tables and poster sessions will be informed of the decision by 15.11.2011, applicants for free papers/posters by 31.03.2012. Languages of the Congress: German, English. Applications may be submitted by e-mail (PDF format only please; the file name should include the surname of the applicant and the type of application, e.g. symposium, free paper) to gfm2012@uni-goettingen.de or by post to: Department of Musicology, Programme Committee GfM 2012, University of Göttingen, Kurze Geismarstraße 1, D-37073 Göttingen.

Further informations: gfm2012.uni-goettingen.de

The International Congress will host the CIM12: Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology 2012. HISTORY, Göttingen, 4.-5.09.2012

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 30.09.2011.

The CIM series exists to promote and facilitate innovative collaborations between different areas of music research, musical practise, and other academic disciplines. By insisting on a minimum two authors/disciplines per paper, and through a peer-review system for abstracts, CIM both actively promotes exchange between different methods and research epistemologies and encourages excellence in these interdisciplinary endeavours. In 2012, CIM will tackle the subject of History. Hosted by the University of Göttingen, whose one time music director Johann Nikolaus Forkel is widely regarded as one of the founders of music historiography, CIM12 aims to promote collaborations that provoke and explore new methods and methodologies for establishing, evaluating, preserving and communicating knowledge of music and musical practises of past societies and the factors implicated in both the preservation and transformation of such practices over time. The focus will be the particular potential offered by interdisciplinary contributions to extending our understanding of music of the past, of its role in other social, cultural and political processes, and of processes of transformation of musical cultures and practices.

Further information: gfm2012.uni-goettingen.de/cim12



3. Call for Articles


CfA: Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

Papers from all areas associated with video/computer games and virtual environments are welcome.

Deadlines: 31 August 2011 for long articles; 15th September 2011 for short articles, conference/project reports, poster abstracts, interviews and reviews

Word limits: Long articles: 5000-8000 words; Short articles: 3000-5000 words; Conference and other reports: 1000-2000 words; Reviews, poster abstracts and interviews: 1500-3000 words.

Please send your submissions in anonymized (doc/x) form to Astrid Ensslin at a.ensslin@bangor.ac.uk. Reviews should be submitted to the Reviews Editor, Matthew S.S. Johnson, at matjohn@siue.edu. Machinima reviews should be submitted to Phylis Johnson at phylisj@yahoo.com. For informal inquiries and the Intellect styleguide, contact Isamar Carrillo Masso at isamar.carrillo@gmail.com. For more information about the journal's remit, previous issues and board of editors, visit ttp://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=164/view,page=2/


CfA: The Italian Journal of Game Studies: All of us Players. Pathways in the diffusion of digital gaming: relocations, pervasiveness, gamification.

For its first issue, G|A|M|E proposes an inquiry into the diffusion of the videogame medium outside of its established contexts: a phenomenon that leads us to reconsider the object of our research as part of a wider media ecology. Transformations in interface design make it difficult to map the boundaries of video gaming as a field, and, with the spread of a ludic paradigm, many other products are being turned into games. From the logic of gamification to geo-localization, and from mobile applications to the ludic sociability of Farmville, we are witnessing videogames' invasion of the spaces and temporalities of everyday life. We are inviting scholars from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to tackle this subject, focusing on the issues specific to this new challenge in the field of game studies.

Submitting a proposal G|AM|E welcomes any proposals concerning the general theoretical issues of this CFP, as well as analyses of one or more significant texts (videogames, audio-visuals, books and graphic novels, etc.). Proposals may be submitted in both Italian and English. Abstracts should not exceed 800 (eight hundred) words, not including bibliography. Completed articles will be accepted for review. Final contributions should not exceed the limit of 5.000 (five thousand) words, or 30.000 characters. All proposals will undergo an anonymous peer review process. Send proposals to: gameitalianjournal@gmail.com. Deadline for submission of peer-reviewed abstracts: July 10th, 2011 Deadline for submission of completed articles: September 10th, 2011

More informations: http://www.gamejournal.it