from 15 to 17 November 2021


Conference: Narrative and Music


The goal of this conference is to bring the studies of narrative and music together.

Research into narrative and music is often an either/or story: either music cannot be narrative at all or it definitely is. During this conference, we take the narrativity of music as a starting point, but consider it to be scalar. This allows for more fruitful discussions about narrative and music.

Music itself can tell a story, but it can also add to a story conveyed by other media. This conference also wants to offer a platform for researchers working on intermedial art that includes music in all its shapes and forms. Think of film, radio plays, opera, or games.

Find out more about the call for papers here.

Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Lars Bernaerts (UGent)

Dr. Bart Bouckaert (KCB)

Prof. Dr. Ann Peeters (VUB)

Dra. Carolien Van Nerom (VUB/FWO)

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Inge Arteel (VUB)

Dr. Marlies De Munck (UAntwerpen)

Prof. Dr. Bart Eeckhout (UAntwerpen)

Prof. Dr. Hans Vandevoorde (VUB)

Day 1

15 November 2021

Registration & Welcome
Keynote 1

Day 2

16 November 2021

Keynote 2

Day 3

17 November 2021

Keynote 3
Glass Opera Excerpts @ RCB