CFP “When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television” University of Salzburg, March 8-10, 2018

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the international conference “When the Music Takes Over. Musical Numbers in Film and Television”, to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on March 8 – 10, 2018. The conference is organized by the FWF project “The Austrian Music Film, 1912-1933” in collaboration with the Department for Art History, Musicology and Dance Studies at the University of Salzburg and the Kiel Society for Film Music Research.

Download the cfp here: cfp-salzburg_2018.


FWF Research Project “Film Music as a Problem in German Print Journalism (1907–1930)”

Principal Investigator Dr. Francesco Finocchiaro and Project Assistant Henriette Engelke recently embarked on a FWF-funded research project to investigate the problem of film music during the silent era in light of contemporary film music criticism.

The project examines historical evidence of a debate which deals with aesthetic, theoretical, and compositional issues of music in cinema during the so-called silent period.

For more information, see the project website:

Panel on Silent Film Sound at SCMS Conference in Chicago, March 2017

The project on the Austrian Music Film will be represented at the SCMS conference in Chicago, 22-26 March 2017. 

Together with music theory specialist James Buhler (University of Texas) and musicologist and performer Martin Marks (MIT), Claus Tieber and Anna K. Windisch will present a panel entitled “Rethinking Silent Cinema Sound” on March 24 in Session K4. 

Detailed information and the preliminary program can be found at