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Gender and Creativity in Music Worlds

Posted: August 15th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

MusicaFemina International Symposium, Budapest
8-9 January 2020

As part of its Hungarian event series, MusicaFemina International is organizing a symposium and workshop in Budapest on 8-9 January 2020. The initiative, involving Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Germany, is primarily aimed at creating the conditions for more balanced relations of gender in the various spheres and institutions of music production.

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Sonic Memory one-day conference

Posted: August 15th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Sonic Memory is a one-day IMR conference, Thurs Sept 5th, at the University of Liverpool, with presentations by Prof. Ros Jennings and Prof. Helmi Järviluoma-Mäkelä. The day will call upon researchers from all areas of music studies to share methodological approaches to and understandings of music, listening and memory, including those from sonic studies, music psychology, music ethnography, music therapy, popular music studies, and sociology. In doing so, the symposium has the following three aims:

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The Songwriting Studies Journal

Posted: August 13th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Songwriting Studies Journal, an initiative that emerges from the AHRC-funded Songwriting Studies Research Network based at Birmingham City University and the University of Liverpool. Since launching our series of national research events we’ve become increasingly aware of the diversity of scholarly work that intersects with songwriting. The network now seeks contributions from scholars for an inaugural issue of the journal that will help define the emerging interdisciplinary field of songwriting studies.

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 This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium

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Thursday 12th – Friday 13th December 2019, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Over forty years into her career, Kate Bush continues to make significant contributions to various fields of culture. In recent months, her back catalogue has been re-released in remastered form, and a book of collected lyrics, How To Be Invisible, was published by Faber in 2018. The University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce that it will host a two-day symposium on Bush’s achievements. This event will mark and celebrate four decades of diverse productivity and offers a space for reflection on and discussion of this woman’s work. Despite her prolific creativity since the 1970s – covering the fields of music, film and video, literature, and performance – comparatively little scholarly work has been produced on Kate Bush. This symposium aims to start rectifying this omission: the organisers intend to produce an edited anthology collection developed from symposium proceedings.

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Listening to (Mainstream) Popular Music in 2020: Sounds and Practices

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21–22 May 2020 
Department of Music, University of Innsbruck, Austria 

The interdisciplinary conference seeks to intensify the scientific discourse on the current sounds of popular music, and about those who stream, buy, talk about, like, use, and listen to them. The goal is to bring together different approaches unified by the interest in the cultural meanings, identities, experiences, and values that music without a clear subcultural context is being loaded with.

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