Leeds Beckett Emeritus Professor Jonathan Long presided over the day which saw papers on many interesting research projects from both international delegates, and home-grown presenters like Northern Film School’s resident Reader of Film Dr Steven Gerrard’s paper on the anthem of celebration in John Huston’s Escape to Victory (1981). The conference was also supported by doctoral candidate Natasha Parcei and new Dean of the Leeds School of the Arts Lisa Stansbie, who both chaired panels. This celebration of music in film was closed with a scratch band performance specially commissioned by Peter Spafford about Roller Derby.
Music and Sport come together in perfect harmony
On the 26 June the school and the Leeds Arts Research Centre, hosted ‘Knowing the Score’, a conference which saw papers presented on the intersecting research fields of Music and Sport presented in partnership with Headingly Literature Festival, Fields of Vision, and Music in Leeds.