Sound and Music in Documentary Film is a symposium to be held on 23-24th February, 2017 in the School of Music, Humanities and Media at The University of Huddersfield, UK. The symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the use of sound and music within all aspects of documentary film, possibly for the first time in an exclusive conference setting.

A keynote talk will be given by Professor Andrew Kotting who will also present a performance with Claudia Barton of his experimental documentary, EDITH. Mark Kermode talks about Kotting’s work here.

The symposium will run alongside the Department of Music and Drama’s annual Electric Spring electronic music festival (22-26 February, 2017) and will feature Mark Lyken and Emma Dove’s Mirror Lands in a documentary themed film night on the evening of the 23rd February as part of the festival.

Additionally, the morning of the 24th will be given over to a practice-based session where practitioners can present short completed works or works in progress.

Articles based on symposium papers will be considered for publication in The New Soundtrack (subject to peer review).

The symposium is supported by Sound.Music.Image.Collaboration research centre (SMIC/rc) at the University of Huddersfield, and The Royal Musical Association.

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