Schedule updated January 4, 2005.

The following schedule is subject to change. Revisions will be periodically posted to this page as necessary.

A printable version can also be downloaded: schedule-01-04-06.pdf (322k)


The conference will be held principally in the the Music Building on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here is a key to the venue abbreviations listed in the schedule:

  • Geiringer: Geiringer Hall; a small recital hall in the north-west corner of the Music Building.
  • LLCH: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall; a 450 seat auditorium in the south wing of the Music Building.
  • Music 1145: A lecture hall in the east wing of the Music Building.
  • MCC: Multi-Cultural Center Lounge; located just south of the music building near the University Center.

Map of Music Building: musicbuildingmap.pdf (132k)
Campus Map: UCSBcampus.pdf (2mb)

Saturday January 14, 2006

9:00-10:00 Registration and Breakfast for Conference Participants (Music Building)

*Saturday Morning Sessions


Space, Location, and the Mise-en-Scène (Music 1145)

  • Nathan Platte (University of Michigan), “The Hungarian, the Happy Farmer, and ‘Home, Sweet Home’: Elevating Musical Quotation in Herbert Stothart’s Score for The Wizard of Oz
  • Michael Hetra (San Francisco State University), “The Music of Godard’s Le Mépris and Week End
  • Patrick Morganelli (University of Southern California), “The Use of Solo Piano in Film Scoring”
  • Jonas Westover (City University of New York), “Frame by Frame: An Homage to West Side Story in Demy’s Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

Sound and the Real (Geiringer Hall)

  • Lucia Ricciardelli (University of California, Santa Barbara), “American Documentary Practice and the Crisis of Western Historicism: Deconstructing the 'Truth' of Omniscient Narration”
  • Anita Ip (University of California, Santa Barbara), “A Boatride on the Wonkatania: Madness in Film and Opera”
  • “Sound Putty” and “Bit Signal Fabric”: A Panel Discussion of Two New Digital Installations

*Lunch Break


Lunch for Conference Participants (Courtyard or MCC)

Installation: “Sound Putty”
Installation: “Bit Signal Fabric”
Display: “The Music of Bernard Herrmann: An Archival Exhibition”  (LLCH)
Sponsored by UCSB Libraries Department of Special Collections

*Saturday Afternoon Sessions


Myth, Sound Editing, and the Music Video (Music 1145)

  • Amy Parker  (University of Glasgow), “The Pop Video and Roland Barthes’ Mythologies
  • Peter Kaye (Kingston University), “The Anatomy of a Modern Action Cue”
  • Tim Rush, Sound Editing Demonstration

The Horror, the Horror!: Sounding the Visceral (Geiringer Hall)

  • Russell Knight (University of California, Santa Barbara), “The Voice of the Wound: Lavinia’s Double Death in Julie Taymor’s Titus
  • Daniel Steinhart (University of California, Los Angeles), “Monster Music: Sound and Music in the First Three Frankenstein Films”
  • Kelly Kirshtner (University of California, Irvine), “A Cinema Without Organs: Musical Values and Fields of Vibration in Horror Film”


The Sights and Sounds of Experimentation: 1965-1975 (Music 1145)

  • Jessica Payette (Stanford University), “Musical Counterpoint Translated into Film: Alfred Leslie’s Birth of a Nation
  • Utako Kurihara (Kyusyu University), “The Interrelated Development of Music, Color Selection, and Composition of the Screen Picture in Norman McLaren’s Synchromy
  • Joshua Neves (University of California, Santa Barbara),  “Two-Lane Blacktop, Film Sound and Spectatorship”

New Directions: Temporality, Spatiality, and Contemporary European Film (Geiringer Hall)

  • Travis Allen (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Music and Society in Run Lola Run
  • Senta Siewert (University of Amsterdam), “’Rhythm of Youth.  Contemporary German Films: New Anti-heroes, Pop Music and Cinematic Experience”
  • Shauna Laurel Jones (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Distance Makes the Mountains Blue: Music and Icelandic Landscape in Nói Albinói

*Saturday Evening


Keynote Address : “Film Themes: Roxy, Adorno, and the Problem of Cultural Capital” (LLCH)
Prof. Rick Altman (University of Iowa)


Film Screening: The Call of Cthulhu followed by talk-back with screen writer Sean Branney (LLCH)
Admission $3.  Free for conference participants.

Sunday January 15, 2006

9:00-10:00 Breakfast for Conference Participants (Music Building)

*Sunday Morning Sessions


Music Across Media in the Early 20th Century (Music 1145)

  • Ciarán Crilly (University College Dublin), “Sounding the Image: Musical and Cinematic Composition in Satie’s Entr’acte
  • Bartholomew Brinkman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), “Movies, Modernity and all that Jazz: Langston Hughes' Montage of a Dream Deferred”
  • Edmond Johnson (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro?:  The Intersection of Animation and Opera in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies
  • Matt Mooney (University of California, Irvine), “Between the Reels: Live Performance in the Motion Picture Theatre, 1905-1915”

Visualizing Rock & Roll (Geiringer Hall)

  • Suzanne Scott  (University of Southern California), “’Shitty Pictures, Man.  Every Single One.’: Negotiating Myth in the Elvis Films of the 1960s”
  • Carlos Kase (University of Southern California), “Avant-Garde Filmmaking and Pop Culture Deviance: The Adaptation of Rock & Roll Music and Mythos in the films of Kenneth Anger”
  • Paul N. Reinsch (University of Southern California), “The Beats and the Brats: 50s Lipstick Traces in the Song and Film Blank Generation”
  • Annabelle Honess Roe (University of Southern California), “Manchester, Music and Myth in 24 Hour Party People

*Lunch Break


Lunch for Conference Participants (Courtyard or MCC)

Installation: “Sound Putty”
Installation: “Bit Signal Fabric”

*Sunday Afternoon


Performance: “Entr’acte” (LLCH)


End of Conference Reception (Location TBA)

Please contact us if you have questions or corrections.