Mapping Spaces, Sounding Places Conference 2019

Screen Shot 2019-03-24 at 17.36.01Delighted to have attended and presented some new work on Twin Peaks: The Return at this interdisciplinary conference in Cremona, Italy held end of March 2019. Mapping Spaces, Sounding Places brought together geographers, musicologists, film and television and cultural studies scholars with musicians, composers and sound designers for some terrific work, that’s got me thinking about future projects.

This next block of writing on Twin Peaks, cowritten with my colleague Rupert Loydell, follows on our recent chapter in Critical Essays on Twin Peaks:The Return (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) explores the liminal psychogeographies that connect the real world and extra-dimensional places of the series, with my focus on how this is rendered in the sound scape and Rupert’s consideration of the visual connotations of these spaces. The work has been accepted for a new edited collection on The Return, which we hope will be out later in 2019.

About Kingsley Marshall

Dr Kingsley Marshall is a film composer, producer and academic. Head of Film & Television at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK, the subject area consists of 25 staff working with 500 undergraduates, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. Kingsley’s research and practice primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films. He executive produced Wilderness (Director: Justin John Doherty, 2017) which won 13 awards at international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest, and Mr Whippy (Director: Rachna Suri, 2019). In 2018 he co-produced with Neil Fox the short literary adaptation Backwoods (Director: Ryan Mackfall, 2019), premiering in Portland, Orgeon and winning the HP Lovecraft award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. More recently, Kingsley recently completed the score as composer on a film project - Hard, Cracked the Wind - with director Mark Jenkin and production company Early Day Films. The film premiered at Encounters Film Festival in September 2019, and has since played festivals across the world including New York Film Festival. For over twenty years he has worked as a journalist, interviewing filmmakers, musicians, and designers for over 30 publications and broadcasters worldwide, written album sleeve notes and biographies for over 100 artists, and contributed to anthologies on hip hop and soul. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc