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Music & Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Lindisfarne Centre, Durham University, Durham, UK

Friday, 1st November

11:00-12:00: Registration & coffee

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

12:15-13:00: Featured Lecture 1: Influences on remembered music: Family, friends, and the media (Alexandra Lamont)

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:40: Presentation session 1: Music-evoked memories across the lifespan

14:00: Engaging with music evokes more autobiographical memories than listening to music and background music with Brazilian elderly (José Davison Silva Junior)

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

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

15:00: Music-evoked autobiographical memories in everyday life (Kelly Jakubowski)

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

15:40-16:15: Coffee break

16:15-17:00: Featured Lecture 2: Aspects of music that may last a lifetime… or not (Andrea Halpern)

17:00-18:00: Presentation session 2: Autobiographical rememberings of composers and performers

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

17:20: Black Illusions: An electroacoustic autobiography by Ákos Rózmann (Gergely Loch)

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

Saturday, 2nd November

9:00-10:20: Presentation session 3: Music, memory, and emotions

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

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

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

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

10:20-11:05: Featured Lecture 3: Music, memory and identity (Catherine Loveday)

11:05-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Presentation session 4: Music and lifetime memories in dementia

11:30: Musical memory in people living with dementia (Georgia A. Floridou)

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

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

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Presentation session 5: Musical features and collective remembering

13:30: Recording records: Surface noise and nostalgia in popular music (Joseph Coughlan-Allen)

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

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

14:30-15:15: Featured Lecture 4: Inducing autobiographical and semantic memories by music: Evidence from laboratory studies (Lia Kvavilashvili)

15:15-15:30: Coffee break

15:30-16:30: Group discussion

16:30: Close of conference