August 31st, 2010


ISSN 1838-3351


Screen Sound investigates, analyses and documents sound as it occurs in relation to screen images, whether on the large or small screen, in installation or online. Sound forms, functions and production are included, whether as music, sound design, effects and atmospheres, dialogue and performance, production processes and roles of personnel. Articles, reviews and interviews are published in English language from scholars, researchers and practitioners. The journal is multidisciplinary in its remit, accommodating music, sound, media, cultural, marketing and economic analysis. The publication focuses on sound on screen media and issues relevant to work produced in Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Oceania, and provides a forum for case studies and debates relevant to the region. Editorial and Industry Advisory Board members include soundtrack academics, practitioners and experts from Auckland, Dunedin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Lismore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

The publication is published annually as a refereed online journal at

Call For Papers

The second issue of Screen Sound is scheduled for publication in mid 2011. In this issue, we are particularly interested in articles on improvisation in the composition of music for screen media. Improvisation can occur as improvised musics and/or improvised techniques. It can be used in the context of tightly composed scoring and/or as a compositional device in response to narrative or image track. There are various terms used to suggest such practices (eg ‘comprovisation’) and articles may offer an appropriate lexicon and/or ethnographical studies of improvisation.

We are also keen to include articles on sound in television, online, games, advertising and media performance domains, whether or not they address the issue theme of improvisation.

The journal comprises three sections:

1: Double blind referee section with articles of 4,000-8,000 words. Submission deadline: December 20, 2010.

2: Single referee edited section with industry reports, edited interview transcripts, feature reviews, etc. Word length: 2,000-5,000. Submission deadline: January 20, 2011.

3: Edited, non-refereed section of reviews, reports, responses and reprints of seminal reports, etc. Word length: 1,000-4,000. Submission deadline: February 20, 2011.

All proposals for articles should be sent to

Editorial Team

Screen Sound Editor Dr Rebecca Coyle teaches in the Media studies program at Southern Cross University, Lismore. She is currently coordinating an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on Australian film music production and innovation. She has published two anthologies on Australian feature film music, and her most recent book is Drawn To Sound, an anthology of international essays on animation film music, published by Equinox (UK). See listings at:

Editorial Assistant Natalie Lewandowski is a B.Commerce (2006) and B.Arts Hons 1st Class (2007) graduate from Macquarie University, and is currently a full-Scholarship PhD candidate. Natalie was awarded the Macquarie University prize for E-commerce in 2005 and Honours – 1st class for her thesis ‘Sound…Tracks’ in 2007. Natalie has worked as a research assistant, as well as Marketing Manager, Sponsorship Coordinator and Public Relations Manager for numerous arts and retail organisations.


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