Dear Family & Friends,
A campus-wide memorial service for Professor David Sanjek will be held on Thursday, February 23 from 11 am to 2 pm at the University of Salford in Salford, England.
David passed away on November 29, 2011 in New York while in route to the annual meeting of the Historic Recording Preservation Board at the US Library of Congress, a board on which he had served for the past ten years.
Dear Family & Friends,
Here are two documents for download that will prove useful for those intending to take part in the IASPM postgrad conference June 9-10, 2011:
Saturday 19 March 2011
Location: CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge
A number of prominent scholars have recently shown a renewed interest in the extraordinary degree and variety of intertextuality and recombination characteristic of contemporary popular musics, particularly in relation to the “remediative” potential of digitally-enabled techniques such as sampling and mash-up. The interest has been both in analysing these techniques as practices, and in assessing their aesthetic potential and effects. But musical borrowings have long been a concern for scholars of hip hop, rap and jazz – in the form of versioning – and of Western art music – in the form of quotation and allusion. Although this conference focusses on late twentieth-century and contemporary popular musics as the key site of the re-emergence of a concern with these processes, consideration of this broader historical context enables us to raise new questions: What are the historical continuities in these practices of recycling musical materials? To what extent have evolving technologies – from notated score, to electronic recording, to digital music media – reshaped or extended these aesthetic practices? How do our developing theoretical frameworks and evolving understandings of different musical epochs and genres affect our conception of and reactions to musical borrowings?
4 March 2011, 1.00-4.30pm
Willow Building (room 06), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT
The MA in Music at Oxford Brookes offers four distinctive and exciting pathways:
- Music and Popular Culture
- Music on Stage and on Screen
- Contemporary Practice in Composition
- Music in 19th-Century Culture
Come to our open day to find out more about our course and about how studying for an MA in Music can enhance your career prospects. It is also an opportunity to talk to teaching staff and former students and to explore our campus and facilities.
The MA (Popular Music Research) engages with scholarly debates and public controversies around popular music, while examining and developing both traditional and innovative ways of researching popular music. It provides a grounding in the historical development of popular music research as a subfield of musicology, and encourages those taking the degree to think critically about musical texts, artefacts and ecologies; audiences, reception and questions of interpretation; creativity, industries and production; and to interrogate these through repertoires that are broad in historical range and geographical scope.