SSIT is an independent research group with university professors from diverse educational and social backgrounds. SSIT promotes and carries out research projects in the field of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising. Specifically, SSIT develops a multidisciplinary research on sound, music and silence in relation to image and technology, considering the latter as elements of acoustic enunciation or as factors and means of conditioning and transmission of the same. SSIT places special emphasis on music and audiovisual research and, methodologically, is committed to the application of an interdisciplinary approach to the possible different musical dimensions.

The SSIT research group works for the conceptual definition of music and other categories of the sound field, such as silence. One of the axes of work is the study and analysis of the link of these and other acoustic codes with the visual codes within the process of creation, enunciation, reception and interpretation of an audiovisual product or composed of sound and image (static). This perspective is also addressed by introducing the variable of technological intervention at some stage of this process.

Another important area of ​​work is mass communication and its institutional organizational aspect, as well as the audiovisual industry and marketing, both proposals with a direct focus on music and sound and technological innovation. In this sense, SSIT works with any media platform (Cinema, Television, Video Games, Internet) but with special attention to New Media and New Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

SSIT uses theoretical communicological, philosophical, psychoacoustic, linguistic, sociological, psychological, and art theory perspectives, as well as economic and audiovisual industry assessments for the planning and conduct of its research. For the debate and application of this multidisciplinary range, SSIT has doctors, doctoral students, professionals and researchers specialized in the different areas of research proposed by the group.


Areas of research

Line 1. Contemporary acoustic listening and reception. With the sublines of Sound Landscapes, Sound and Audiovisual Technology and Sound and Video Games.

Line 2. Narrative analysis of music, sound and silence in the audiovisual. With the sublines of Audiovisual silence, The soundtrack in the description of the hero, Analysis of the climate or sound style of an era.

Group members

Daniel Torras and Segura




Jordi Roquer González




Robert Bartí Domingo

Rafael Suárez Gómez

Lídia López Gómez

Fernando David Maldonado Parrales

Santos Martínez Labor

Mauricio Rey Garegnani

Silvia Segura Garcia

Angel Valverde Vilabella

Marta García Quiñones

Scientific production

  • Garcia Quiñones, M. (2023). Music beyond the brain. MRA Editions, 202 pp. ISBN: 978-84-96504-54-7
  • Torras and Segura, D. (2023). Audiovisual Silence: A Lever for Narrative Change and Transition. Journal of Film and Video, 75 (3), pp. 38-52-
  • Torras Segura, Daniel (2023). The Semiotic Square Applied to Silence. A New Attempt and Some Revelations. The American Journals of Semiotics, Volume 38, Issue 1/4, pp. 91-113. 
  • Daniel Torras and Segura (2023). Reflections on the characterization of silence as a sign. Difficulties, questions and singularities. Sign: Journal of the Spanish Association of Semiotics, 32(32), 637-658. DOI: 10.5944/signa.vol32.2023.32700 
  • López Gómez, L. (2023). Popular Music in Spanish Cinema. Routledge; 1st edition (25 August 2023) 
  • LÓPEZ GÓMEZ, L. (2023). Audiovisual Warfare: Music and International Persuasion in Documentary Films during the Spanish Civil War. Twentieth-Century Music, 20(2), 244–260. doi:10.1017/S147857222200038X 
  • García Quiñones, Marta (2023) «The listening of the eye». Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology, No. 6, p. 69-76, 
  • Grain, M; Suarez, R; Sabando, D (2023). It depends on you. Family beliefs of digital technologies as a regulator of children's screen use. Digital Education Review, (43), 151-171. DOI: 10.1344/der.2023.43.151-171
  • Suárez Gómez, R., G. Mariona. (2023) Use of mobile devices for audiovisual creation in the university classroom. Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology, No. 6, December 2023, p. 34-48, doi:10.60940/jossitv6n6id422805.
  • Daniel Torras and Segura (2022) Understanding Audiovisual Silence. Proposal of an Analytical Model, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 39:1, 74-102, DOI: 10.1080/10509208.2020.1807283
  • Segura, S. (2022). Water Drones: On the Use Of Rain Sound in Cinematic Climax. En Encabo, Enrique (Ed.) Screens, Music and Audiences. (pp. 86-99). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • García Quiñones, Marta (2022) Book Review: John T. Lysaker, Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports, transpositionMusic and social sciences, 10, DOI:10.4000/transposition.7314
  • Torras and Segura, D. (2021). Zero decibels: Does absolute silence exist in audiovisuals?. COMMUNICATION International Journal of Audiovisual Communication, Publicity and Cultural Studies, 1(18), 21–38.
  • Daniel Torras i Segura (2021) 'First Man': The Meaning and Use of Three Very Human Silences in an Inner Spatial Struggle, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, DOI: 10.1080/10509208.2021.1944006
  • González, J. (2021). Media discourses and marketing strategies in the advertising of the pianola. Popular Music, 40(1), 42-57. doi:10.1017/S0261143021000106
  • Jordi Soler Alomà, Alienation in the Form of Value (Heterodoxly Approaching Das Kapital), International Journal of Philosophy. Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2021, pp. 204-215. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20210904.15
  • Soler Alomà, J. (2021) Use of the Internet as a means for the development of sexual identity and social intolerance. International Journal of Science Academic Research. Volume 4, Issue 4. DOI: 10.23880/phij-16000215
  • López Gómez, L. (2020) Music and silent cinema. Exoticism and Spanish identity in "Rosita" (Ernst Lubitsch, 1923) and "The Spanish Dancer" (Herbert Brenon, 1923). In Encabo (Ed.) Music and screens. Culture, society, education, Valladolid: Ed. difficult
  • López Gómez, L. (2021) "The music of the Franco documentary film in the Spanish Civil War. In Torres, Matía, (Eds.) Detrás de la imagen: cine, canción y baile en España (1931–1959): Ediciones Complutense , Research Series
  • Suárez-Gómez, R. (2021) “Color capture: from photochemical to digital format”. In: Chromophilia: History(s) of color in cinema. Editorial Aula Magna, 2021. McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España SL
  • Marta García Quiñones (2021) Book Review: Annoying Music in Everyday Life. By Felipe Trotta. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 209 pp. ISBN 9781501360626” Popular Music, 40(2), 300-302. TWO:10.1017 / S0261143021000350
  • Daniel Torras Segura (2020) "'Digital sonosphere'. Diagnosis of its current analytical applications and terminological meanings", Digital Creativity, 29-43. DOI: 10.1080/14626268.2020.1722709
  • Roquer, Jordi; Torras, Daniel; López, Lidia (2020) From silent cinema to video games. Sound creation in Audiovisual. Alicante: i+P Research and Publication. Letter from Palo
  • Juan de Dios, Marco A. and Roquer, Jordi. 2020. "Musical production: a revival of the musicology of the 15st century". Ethnomusicology notebooks. No. 2(XNUMX). 
  • Roquer, J. (2020) Zarzuelas de papel perforado. Jacinto Guerrero in the pianola market. In: The Mechanical Zarzuela. Tatiana Aráez Santiago and Alberto Honrado Pinilla (Edit.t) 2020, ISBN 978-84-09-13816-6, pages. 56-71
  • López Gómez, L. (2020). JoSSIT, Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology. "Press Start. Sound and Music in Video Games". JoSSIT, Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology..
  • Suárez Gómez, R. (2020). From the Silver Halide to the Pixel: An Approach to the Definition of "Texture" in the Cinematographic Image. Barcelona Investigación Arte Creación, 8(2), 119–140.
  • Segura, S. Nostalgia ON:Sounds evocative of the Zeitgeist of the eighties. JoSSIT, 2, 24-45.
  • Soler, J. Das Kapital: The Secret of the Simple Form of Value. UIS philosophy magazine, 18
  • Roquer, J., Monasterio, À., and Ródenas, J. Granados Through the Rolls: The Presence of Enrique Granados Catalog in the Spanish Pianola Market. Diagonal: An Ibero-American Music Review, 4, 45-57.
  • Bartí, R. "Small actions to maximize the benefit perceived by society in 'smart cities'". XI Ibero-American Congress of Acoustics. FIA 2018. Cadiz 24 - 26 October 2018.
  • Bartí, R. "Descriptors of sound quality in everyday environments". XI Ibero-American Congress of Acoustics. FIA 2018. Cadiz 24 - 26 October 2018.
  • Maldonado, F. "Destripando la Historia con Pascu y Rodri. An academic analysis of a mainstream YouTube work". XV Congress of the Society of Ethnomusicology (SIBE), Oviedo, 2018.
  • Maldonado, F. "Barroco, 1989: Construction and vindication of Latin American cultural identity in experimental musical cinema". I International Congress of Cinema and Identities, Oviedo 2018.
  • Roquer, J., Rey, M. and Sola, G. "Remastering Merriam, Rethinking the prism: Review and analysis of the potential of Alan Merriam's analytical model for the study of playlists". V International Congress of Music and Audiovisual Culture. University of Murcia. 2018, February 15-17.
  • Torras, D. and Martínez, S. "Patterns of interaction of sonotypes with the audiovisual narrative context", V International Congress of Music and Audiovisual Culture. University of Murcia. 2018, February 15-17.


  • TORRAS, Daniel; ROQUER, Jordi: The link between the sonotype and the contemporary parameters of communication. Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación (Vol 8, no. 2).
  • ROQUER, Jordi; MARTÍNEZ, Santos: On the rhetoric of advertising sound: relationships between sound structure and narrative plot in two Volkswagen spots. In "Music, Sound and Silence in the Audiovisual: Documentary Sound". (pp. 49-66) Ed. Create Space.
  • Torras, D. and Roquer, J. "The linking of the sonotype with the contemporary parameters of communication". Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación/Mediterranean Journal of Communication, 8(2), 37-49.