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Sound Thought 2016

Posted: November 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Dialogues: Sound and Music across the Arts
Centre for Contemporary Arts
March 30th – April 1st, 2016

Sound Thought, the University of Glasgow’s annual postgraduate conference and concert festival, will exhibit the work of researchers and contemporary practitioners exploring the intersections of music, sound, and other artistic genres.

This year’s festival, “Dialogues”, will take place between 30 March and 1 April 2016, primarily at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, and at select other performance venues throughout the city. This year’s festival is being programmed in collaboration with GLEAM (Glasgow Audiovisual and Electronic Media), LUX Scotland, the Pipe Factory, and the Red Note Ensemble.
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Corrupting Desires! Technique, Performance and Control

Posted: November 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are currently accepting submissions for Issue 2 of Cesura//Acceso, to be published in June 2016.

We want to think about how music is made and experienced – revealing limits, exclusions, desires, strategies, optimism and pessimism. Frustrations, constraints and manipulations of makers and listeners often condition the ways we can feel or think through our engagements with music. We want to prise these contradictions in music open, revealing some of its fractures, as well as its generative and emancipatory possibilities. Some of these might be related to:

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Occupied! Popular music, capital, state and society

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

In the times of privatization, regulation and bureaucratization, the main problem, regarding activities related to music, is who controls music in terms of its digital sharing, international free-trade and diminishing power of society in shrinking nation-states.

The main streams and potential topics of the proposed conference, though not exclusively, are:

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Classical Music ‘Hyper-Production’ and Practice-As-Research Conference

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

30th Jan. 2016

As the culmination to the AHRC funded project on Classical Music ‘Hyper-Production’ and Practice-As-Research, are hosting a combined live/online conference which will include live panel discussions from leading record producers, sound engineers, performers and composers, streamed online from London College of Music, University of West London.

The online conference comprises a series of peer reviewed online paper presentations and a blog. The paper presentations will take the form of a 3000 word text contribution, a 20 minute video presentation, or a slide show with spoken commentary. The blog-based panel discussions will be led by the invited speakers who will respond to the questions and comments of
the online participants.

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Mysterious Ways: U2 and Religion

Posted: November 24th, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music
Edited by Scott Calhoun

I invite proposals for chapters in an edited collection with an interdisciplinary focus on U2 and religion for Bloomsbury’s series on Religion and Popular Music. U2’s art, inclusive of its songs, videos, live concerts, concert films, graphic design, live staging and production design, performance visuals, material artifacts, and activism, has long sought to investigate and present the human experience as also a religious endeavor, with metaphysical and physical concerns, and as such U2’s art is various, extensive, and culturally engaged.
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