PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications [7]

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K. (2018) ‘Audio Description in the UK: what works, what doesn’t and understanding the need for personalising access’, British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 274-291.

López, M. (2015) ‘An Acoustical Approach to the Study of the Wagons of the York Mystery Plays: Structure and Orientation’, Early Theatre, Vol. 18, No. 2, December 2015, pp. 11-36.

López, M. (2015) ‘Using multiple computer models to study the acoustics of a sixteenth-century performance space’, Applied Acoustics, Vol. 94, July 2015, pp. 14-19.

López, M. (2015) ‘Objective evaluation of a simulation of the acoustics of a medieval urban space used for dramatic performances’, Applied Acoustics, Vol. 88, February 2015, pp. 38-43.

López, M., Pauletto, S. and Kearney, G. (2013) ‘The Application of Impulse Response Measurement Techniques to the Study of the Acoustics of Stonegate, a Performance Space Used in Medieval English Drama’ in Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Vol. 99, No. 1, January/February 2013, pp. 98-109.

López, M. (2012) ‘The Application of Virtual Acoustics to the reconstruction of Medieval Theatre Performance Spaces’ in Sensed, The Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Newsletter, No. 43, January 2012, pp. 19-21.

López, M. and Pauletto, S. (2009) ‘The Design of an Audio Film: Portraying Story, Action and Interaction through Sound’ in JMM: The Journal of Music and Meaning, 8, Winter 2009.

Conference Papers and Presentations [31]

López, M., Isakoff, K. and Dobson, L. ‘Academic and Practitioner Led Initiatives: Inspiring, Enabling, Supporting and Promoting Women and Girls Making Music’ A Women Produce Music Panel in Crosstown Traffic Conference, Huddersfield, UK, 3-5 September 2018, (Invited Presentation).

López, M. and Kearney, G. ‘Shelf Life: Incorporating accessibility to sound design workflows’ in klingt gut, Symposium on Sound, Hamburg, Germany, 7-9 June 2018.

López, M. ‘Hearing the Past: Using Acoustic Measurement Techniques and Computer Models to Study Heritage Sites’ in 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Milan, Italy, 23-26 May 2018.

 López, M. and Kearney, G. ‘From Seeing to Hearing: Sound Design and Spatialisation for Visually Impaired Film Audiences’ in 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Milan, Italy, 23-26 May 2018.

López, M. ‘Seeing with our ears: designing soundtracks for visually impaired audiences,’ Seeing Sound, Bath, UK, 24-25 March 2018.

López, M. ‘The language of sound: Creating accessible film experiences for visually impaired audiences’ in Sound Talking, London, UK, 3 November 2017, (Invited Presentation).

López, M. and Hardin, M. ‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays: applying virtual acoustics and sound design to the study of medieval acoustical heritage’ in Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage, Berlin, Germany, 30 August-1 September 2017.

López, M. and Hardin, M. ‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays: sound design techniques applied to medieval drama studies’ in International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, 3-6 July 2017.

López, M. and Kearney, G. ‘Using Binaural Audio to increase accessibility to Film and Television’ in 142nd International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Berlin, Germany, 20-23 May 2017.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K. ‘Enhancing Audio Description: Sound Design, Spatialisation and Accessibility in Film and Television’ in Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol. 38, Reproduced Sound, Southampton, UK, 15-17 November 2016.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K. ‘Towards a framework for Enhancing Audio Description’ in Languages & the Media – 11th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Berlin, Germany, 2-4 November 2016.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K. ‘Integrating Sound Design to Audio Description Processes’ in Audio Description: the Art of Access, London, UK, 21 October 2016.

de Groen, P., Patel, S., López, M., Szewczynski, M. and Toulson, R. ‘Combining Science with Art to Educate and Motivate Patients prior to Colorectal Cancer Screening’ in Smart Education and e-Learning 2016, Springer International Publishing, 2016, 315-328.

Sheppard, M., Toulson, R. and López, M., Sonic Quick Response Codes (SQRC) for Embedding Inaudible Metadata in Sound Files in 141th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles, US, 29 September- 2 October 2016.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K. ‘Sound Design and Accessibility in Film and Television’ in 140th International Audio Engineering Society Convention, Paris, France, 4-7 June 2016, (Tutorial).

López, M., ‘Sound and Hearing in Medieval Drama’ in CLAMS Colloquium The Senses in the Pre-Modern World, King’s College London, UK, 17 May 2016, (Invited Presentation).

Nykänen, A., Lundkvist, A., Lindberg, S. and López, M. ‘Safe and Sound Drive: Sound based gamification of user interfaces in cars’ in Audio Engineering Society (AES) Audio for Games Conference, London, UK, 10-12 February 2016.

López, M., ‘Acoustics, Performers and Audiences in Medieval English Drama’ in Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol. 37, Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, 29-31 October 2015.

López, M., ‘Using Digital Audio Technologies to Study and Disseminate the York Mystery Plays’ in York Mystery Plays 2015 Conference, York, UK, 1 August 2015, (Invited Presentation).

López, M., ‘Auralizing the York Mystery Plays: Methodologies, Results and Public Engagement’ in the International Medieval Congress (IMC), Leeds, UK, 6-9 July 2015.

López, M., ‘Perceptual evaluation of an audio film for visually impaired audiences’ in the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 138th Convention, Warsaw, Poland, 7-10 May 2015.

López, M., ‘The York Mystery Plays: a case study in the exploration of sound and hearing in medieval vernacular drama’ in Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, London, UK, 12-13 April 2014.

López, M. and Pauletto, S., ‘The York Mystery Plays: Acoustics and Staging in Stonegate’ in the 14th Triennial Colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval, Poznan, Poland, 22-27 July 2013.

López, M. and Pauletto, S., ‘Acoustic Measurement Methods for Outdoor Sites: A comparative study’ in Proc. of the 15th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-12), York, UK, 17-21 September 2012.

López, M., Pauletto, S. and Kearney, G., ‘Virtual acoustics and performance spaces in Medieval English Drama’ in The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, Patras, Greece, 18-21 September 2011.

López, M., Pauletto, S. and Kearney, G., ‘Virtual Acoustics and the study of music in the York Cycle’ in Conference of Interdisciplinary Musicology, Glasgow, UK, 30 August–3 September 2011.

López, M., Pauletto, S. and Kearney, G., ‘The application of virtual acoustics in the reconstruction of medieval Stonegate’ (Poster) in ISPRS Working Group V/2 Conference, Cultural Heritage data acquisition and processing, York , UK, 17-19 August 2011.

López, M., ‘The Use of Virtual Acoustics for the study of the York Mystery Plays’ in the 2nd Annual Postgraduate Symposium, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, York, UK, 27 May 2011.

López, M. and Pauletto, S., ‘The Sound Machine: a study in storytelling through sound design’ in Proceedings of the 5th Audio Mostly Conference, Piteå, Sweden, 15-17 September 2010.

López, M., ‘The Sound Machine: when sound replaces image’ in the 1st Annual Postgraduate Symposium, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, York, UK, 4 June 2010.

López, M. and Pauletto, S., ‘The Design of an Audio Film for the visually impaired’ in the 15th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Copenhagen, Denmark, 18-22 May 2009.

Book Chapters [3]

López, M., ‘Heritage Soundscapes: Contexts and Ethics of Curatorial Expression’ in C. Clarke (ed.), The St Thomas Way and the Medieval March of Wales: Exploring Place, Heritage, Pilgrimage, (Arc Humanities Press), Forthcoming (2019).  

López, M., ‘Sound Installations in Heritage Sites’ in N. Cook, M. Ingalls, D. Trippett and P. Webb (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), Forthcoming (2019).

López, M., ‘The York Mystery Plays: Exploring Sound and Hearing in Medieval Vernacular Drama’ in S. Thomson and M. Bintley (ed.), Sensory Perception in the Medieval West, Utrecht Studies in Medieval Literacy, 34, (Turnhout: Brepols), pp. 53-73, 2016.

Dissertations and Theses [2]

López, Mariana (2013), Hearing the York Mystery Plays: acoustics, staging and performance. PhD thesis, University of York.

López, Mariana (2008), The design of an ‘audio film’ for visually impaired people. MA Dissertation, University of York.

Public Engagement-Talks and Activities [31]

‘Gender Equality in the Audio Industries,’ BBC Music Day, National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, UK, 19 September 2018, invited speaker.

‘Listen Up! Developments in Next Generation Audio,’ Sky Tech Summit, London, UK, 11 September 2018, invited speaker.

‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays: Gamifying Aural History,’ York Festival Trust series of lectures, York, UK, 5 September 2018, invited speaker.

‘The Hexagon Experiment #5: Wow Machine,’ Brighter Sound, Newcastle, 31st August 2018, invited speaker.

‘Echoes of Nature: Wildlife Documentary Soundscapes,’ Youth STEMM Award, Sixth Form Conference – Exploring a more sustainable future, does STEMM have the answers? University of East Anglia, Norwich, 4th-5th July 2018, invited speaker.

Opening speech as part of the inauguration of the International Exhibition on Art and Disability (Eleanor Worthington Prize), York St. John University, York, UK, 16 May 2018, invited speaker.

 ‘The Sounds of the Past,’ Pint of Science Festival 2018, Black Swan, York, UK, 14 May 2018.

 Exhibitor in ‘Sounds Amazing’ BBC Conference, BBC, London, UK, 2 May 2018, by invitation.

 ‘Sound Design and Binaural Audio for Visually Impaired Film Audiences,’ AES London Meeting, King’s College London, 7 February 2018, invited speaker.

‘Women in the Studio’, Women in Music 2018, Association of Independent Music, London, UK, 17 January 2018, invited speaker.

‘Future of Women in the Audio Industry’, We Are Robots Festival, London, UK, 2-5 November 2017, invited speaker.

‘Enhancing Audio Description: The Screening, Tate Britain, London, UK, 23 September 2017.

Foley Workshop, #NormalNotNovelty Workshop for Red Bull Studios, Leeds College of Music, Leeds, UK, 19 September 2017, invited speaker.

López, M., ‘How digital tools can help make arts more accessible’ Panelist at The Space and BBC Academy Accessibility Workshop, Nottingham, UK, 20 April 2017, invited speaker.

‘Enhancing Audio Description: Digital Audio and Accessibility to Film and Television’, University of Westminster, London, UK, 21 March 2017, invited speaker.

‘Enhancing Audio Description: Digital Audio and Accessibility to Film and Television’, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, 13 March 2017, invited speaker.

‘Seeing with our Ears’, York Talks, University of York, York, UK, 11 January 2017, invited speaker.

‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays’ in Being Human Festival, York, UK, 18-21 November 2016 (Talk and Sound Installation) (Funded by the Being Human Festival).

‘Using Sound Design to foster Inclusivity’ in Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK, 29 October 2016 (Talk and Demo).

‘The Sensory Turn’, Themed Discussion, Medieval History Seminar, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 27th October 2016 (Invited speaker).

‘Seeing with your Ears: Film and Television for Visually Impaired Audiences’ in York Festival of Ideas, York, UK, 13 June 2016 (Talk).

‘Sound in Film and Television’, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, UK, 23 May 2016 (Talk).

‘The Sound of Cambridge’ in Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge, UK, 12-13 and 19 May 2016 (Interactive Exhibition).

‘Creative Acoustics’ in Being Human Festival, Cambridge, UK, 19-21 November 2015 (Workshops).

‘Lamb to the Slaughter: an audio film’ in Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK, 31 October 2015 (Demos).

‘Audio Films for Visually Impaired Audiences’ in Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK, 31 October 2015 (Talk).

‘Medieval Drama Acoustics’ in Discussions on Acoustic Modelling, AES Cambridge Meeting, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 3 September 2015 (Talk).

‘Hearing the Mystery Plays’, St. Helen’s Church, Stonegate, York, UK, 14 July 2014 (Talk).

‘The Future of Music’, Universities Week, Natural History Museum, London, UK, 11-13 June 2014 (Exhibition).

‘Hearing the York Mystery Plays’ in York Festival of Ideas, York, UK, 24 June 2013 (Talk).

‘Virtual Acoustics and the York Mystery Plays’ in York 10x10x10: The History and Future of the City, York, UK, 1 November 2011 (Talk).

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