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“Expanding margins: short film and documentary”

November 23-25, 2023 Conde Ansúrez Congress Palace University of Valladolid

Information and registration


The disciplinary development of studies on music and audiovisual languages has had a regular academic meeting point at the International Symposium “The musical creation in the soundtrack”, which reaches its XV edition in 2023.

In recent years, a line of research has been consolidated from the perspective of Ethnomusicology, popular music and oral tradition, with verifiable results through audiovisual productions of documentary and anthropological value. On the other hand, the Spanish film industry has registered a growing recognition of its productions in short story format, which has been the starting point in the careers of filmmakers later consolidated on the national and international scene. For these reasons, based on what has already been established in previous years, our will is to contribute to this shared effort of preserving the vitality of this interdisciplinary domain by expanding its focus of interest. Therefore, in 2023 it is proposed to open the field of action of the symposium to documentaries and short films, perhaps less considered, but equally attractive for musicology.

The International Symposium “The musical creation in the soundtrack” – “Expanding margins: short film and documentary” invites scholars from musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology and audiovisual studies to submit proposals addressing some of the following indicative topics:

  • Short films and soundtrack.
  • Documentaries and soundtrack.
  • Audiovisual language and music industry.
  • Analytical methodologies of audiovisual genres.
  • Film music in Spain.
  • Music and Internet.
  • Music and audiovisual language in music education.
  • Music and audiovisual publicity.
  • Music and television: programs and series.
  • Music and video clip.
  • Music and video games.
  • Music production and consumption in digital environment.


The submission of proposals (20 minutes of exposition and 10 minutes of debate) will be sent through the platform of the already specified web page. It is necessary to make a free registration indicating name, surname and a contact email. Once registered, those interested can send their proposal by completing the web form.

Proposal languages: Spanish and English.

Submission deadline: May 15, 2023.

Notification: second half of June 2023.

Online participation: The symposium will be on-site. However, researchers who prove their membership in Latin American institutions and who request to participate online at [email protected] will have the opportunity to do so. These sessions that will be scheduled in Spanish afternoon hours. Once the participation has been notified, the communication must be sent in digital video format before November 15.

Publication: After the symposium, the organization will select the best papers for a monographic volume with a clear quality criteria. The final texts will be received until May 26, 2024 and the publication is expected during the first semester of 2025.

Directors: Carlos Villar-Taboada y Miguel Díaz-Emparanza Almoguera (UVa).

Secretary: Carlos Gutiérrez Cajaraville (UVa). [email protected]

Organizing Committee: Valentín Benavides García Ana Calonge Conde
Julia Escribano Blanco Xulia Feixoo Martínez
Laura González Martínez Jaime Vidal Briones

Scientific Committee:
Celsa Alonso (U. Oviedo)
Julio Arce (U. Complutense de Madrid) Diana Díaz (U. Oviedo)
Marita Fornaro (U. de la República de Uruguay) Teresa Fraile (U. Complutense de Madrid)
Matías Isolabella (U. Valladolid) Raquel Jiménez (U. Valladolid)
Lidia López (U. Autónoma de Barcelona) Joaquín López (U. Granada)
Susana Moreno (U. Valladolid) Matilde Olarte (U. Salamanca)
Manuel Pinto Deniz Silva (U. Nova de Lisboa) Grazia Portoguesi Tuzi (U. La Sapienza, Roma) Jaume Radigales (U. Ramón Llull)
Eduardo Viñuela (U. Oviedo)


– Music and Audiovisual Languages Commission (MyLA) of the Spanish Society of Musicology (SEdeM)
– Recognized Research Group “Music, Performing Arts and Heritage” (UVa).


– Aula de Música of the University of Valladolid.
– Vice Rectorate for Research of the University of Valladolid.
– Buendía Center of the University of Valladolid.
– Valladolid City Council

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