Journal Publications

López, M., Kearney, G., Hofstädter, K. (2021). Enhancing Audio Description: Inclusive cinematic experiences through sound design. Journal of Audiovisual Translation, 4: 1, 157-182, DOI: 10.47476/jat.v4i1.2021.154.

López, M., Kearney, G., Hofstädter, K. and Balla, G. (2020). Enhancing Audio Description: accessible filmmaking, sound design and the importance of educating filmmakers. Journal of Media Practice and Education, 21: 4, 289-304. DOI: 10.1080/25741136.2020.1832830.

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstädter, K. (2020). Seeing films through Sound: Sound design, spatial audio, and accessibility for visually impaired audiences. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 1-28, DOI:10.1177/0264619620935935.

Álvarez-Morales, L., López, M., Álvarez-Corbacho, A. (2020) ‘The Acoustic Environment of York Minster’s Chapter House’ Acoustics, 2 (1): 13-36. DOI: 10.3390/acoustics2010003. Full text available here.

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.


Walzer, D. and López, M. (Eds) Audio Education: Theory, Culture and Practice (Routledge ), 2020.

Book Chapters

López, M. ‘Gamifying the Learning Experience: Evaluating teaching methodologies in an introductory module to sound for film and television’ in D. Walzer and M. Lopez (eds.), Audio Education: Theory, Culture and Practice, (Routledge), (2020).

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), (2020).

López, M., ‘Personal Take: Giving History a Voice’ in N. Cook, M. Ingalls, D. Trippett and P. Webb (ed.), Cambridge Companion to Music and Digital Culture, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), (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.