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Friday, 1st November 2019 

11:00-12:00: Registration & coffee

12:00-12:15: Welcome & overview (Kelly Jakubowski)


Featured Lecture 1: Alexandra Lamont (Keele University, UK)

Influences on remembered music: Family, friends, and the media

 (Session Chair: Kelly Jakubowski)

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:40: Presentation session 1: Music-evoked memories across the lifespan (Session Chair: Imre Lahdelma)

14:00: Engaging with music evokes more autobiographical memories than listening to music and background music with Brazilian elderly (José Davison da Silva Júnior, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

14:20: Music, memory and life at senior age: A Portuguese case study based on the Orff-Schulwerk approach (João Cunha, University of Aveiro, Portugal)

14:40: The role of music in the life of residents in nursing homes (Paolo Paolantonio, SUPSI, Switzerland)

15:00: Music-evoked autobiographical memories in everyday life (Kelly Jakubowski, Durham University, UK)

15:20: The obstetric dilemma, transnatal memory, and the intrinsic link between music and memory (Richard Parncutt, University of Graz, Austria)

15:40-16:15: Coffee break


Featured Lecture 2: Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University, USA)

Aspects of music that may last a lifetime… or not

 (Session Chair: Tuomas Eerola)

17:00-18:00: Presentation session 2: Autobiographical rememberings of composers and performers (Session Chair: Samuel Horlor)

17:00: “Remembrances and Forebodings”: Traumatic memory in the life and works of Richard Wagner (Tristan Harkcom, The Open University, UK)

17:20: Black Illusions: An electroacoustic autobiography by Ákos Rózmann (Gergely Loch, Liszt Academy of Music, Hungary)

17:40: Musical instrument and biographical writing: The case of Yao Binyan and his legacy of Chinese seven-stringed zither qin (Tsan-Huang Tsai, Quanzhou Normal University, China)

Saturday, 2nd November 2019

9:00-10:20: Presentation session 3: Music, memory, and emotions (Session Chair: Scott Bannister)

9:00: Memory, emotional narrative and music: A game of experiential learning (Aris Lanaridis, Leeds Beckett University, UK)

9:20: Music imagery mediates the effect of music on autobiographic memory recall in depression (Tushar Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India)

9:40: Emotion regulation, rumination and the characteristics of music evoked autobiographical memory (Yogesh Kumar Arya, Banaras Hindu University, India)

10:00: Oh, Nostalgia: Childhood music as a trigger for MEAMs (Susanne Kristen-Antonow, LMU Munich, Germany)


Featured Lecture 3: Catherine Loveday (University of Westminster, UK)

Music, memory and identity

(Session Chair: Tuomas Eerola)

11:05-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Presentation session 4: Music and lifetime memories in dementia (Session Chair: Matthias Lichtenfeld)

11:30: Musical memory in people living with dementia (Georgia A. Floridou, University of Sheffield, UK)

11:50: The impact of music listening on the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers/family members (Xiaoxiao Hou, University of Liverpool, UK)

12:10: Banda Sonora Vital (Life Soundtrack Technology): Description and evaluation of a system to personalize music playlists for therapeutic purposes (Felipe Luis Navarro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Presentation session 5: Musical features and collective remembering (Session Chair: Liila Taruffi)

13:30: Recording records: Surface noise and nostalgia in popular music (Joseph Coughlan-Allen, University of Liverpool, UK)

13:50: Constructing Coltrane: Misremembering “Giant Steps” (Daniel O’Meara, Princeton University, USA)

14:10: The role of memory constraints in the popularity of Irish traditional melodies (Sally Street, Durham University, UK)


Featured Lecture 4: Lia Kvavilashvili (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Inducing autobiographical and semantic memories by music: Evidence from laboratory studies

(Session Chair: Kelly Jakubowski)

15:15-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-16:30: Group discussion (Session Chair: Kelly Jakubowski)

16:30: Close of conference