British Audio-Visual Research Network

Virtual Colloquia


21st October 2021, 4-5pm (UK)

“Not a Military Trumpet, but an American Trumpet”:

The Two Americas of John Williams’s Score to Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Conor Power (Maynooth University)

Seriously funny music:

the use of "serious" music for comedic effect in film

Matt Lawson (Oxford Brookes University)

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**SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN! Click here to view the CfP for Jan-Mar 2022**

Welcome! The BARN Virtual Colloquia was established in 2020 to foster an international, virtual community of scholars and practitioners from all disciplines engaged with the study of music and sound in audio-visual media. Our first series of events included over 30 presentations from academics based across four continents, in addition to interviews with BAFTA award-winning and Emmy award-nominated composers and sound designers. Our events are supported by the AHRC via the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.

Our events will continue from October-December 2021 and further details will be circulated in due course. We now also invite proposals for presentations from January-March 2022. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early submissions are encouraged. Click here to view the CfP and to submit your proposal -- we look forward to hearing from you!