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Crosstown Traffic: Popular Music Theory and Practice

Posted: November 1st, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

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University of Huddersfield, UK
3rd-5th September 2018

This is a call for papers for a joint conference arranged by four organisations:

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK & Ireland Branch (IASPM UK&I)
  • Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP)
  • Dancecult: Electronic Dance Music Culture Research Network
  • International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS)

Hosted by the University of Huddersfield, this event will combine the IASPM UK&I Biennial Conference, with the 13th Art of Record Production Conference (ARP), a conference of ISMMS, and feature the additional participation of Dancecult. The theme of the conference is Crosstown Traffic: Popular Music Studies Theory and Practice.

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Editing, Performing And Re-Composing The Musical Past –The Emergence Of French Neoclassicism (1870–)

Posted: November 22nd, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 57 September 2018

The French Music Research Hub at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, is very pleased to announce this international conference, to take place in the Recital Hall of the new Conservatoire across 5–7 September 2018. The conference forms part of the culminating phase of the major AHRC-funded project: ‘Accenting the Classics: Durand’s Édition classique (c. 1915–25) as a French Prism on the Musical Past’.

We are delighted to confirm there will be an international keynote address delivered by Professor Steven Huebner (James McGill Professor, McGill University, Montreal), together with a public piano recital presented by senior Conservatoire performers. The languages of the conference will be English and French. We welcome a full range of scholarly approaches: musicological, editorial, analytical, critical and performance-based. Read the rest of this entry »


Music as a social phenomenon – theoretical concepts and empirical inquiries

Posted: November 21st, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

While music has never been a major focus of social sciences, the reflection on its significance in social life has always been present. Music was analyzed, among others, in the context of the social construction of genius (E.Elias, T.DeNora), social movements (R.Eyerman), socio-cultural changes (T.W.Adorno), power and political influence (J.Attali, G.Born) or social stratification (P.Bourdieu, R.A. Petterson, M.Savage). Regardless chosen subjects and perspectives, the researchers are consent that music plays an important role in social relations. As Tia DeNora points out: „(…) music serves as a medium in, through and against which feeling, perception, attention, consciousness, action and embodied processes are produced. At times, actors may engage in this appropriation process with deliberation, knowing how certain music works on them from past experience. But at other times, music may take actors unaware.” (DeNora 2009: 161-162).

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Transposition Issue 8 (2019): Music: Intangible Heritage?

Posted: November 15th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

http://transposition.revues.org/1143

Coordination: Elsa Broclain, Benoît Haug & Pénélope Patrix

In 2017, almost a third of the files submitted to UNESCO for inscription on the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) lists include a significant musical component. Greek Rebetiko could) thereby join more than seventy listed forms of “music” – often associated with celebrations, dances, poetry and know-how – such as the Tango of Rio de la Plata, Shashmaqam of Central Asia, Brazilian Samba de Roda, and Tar craftsmanship and performance in Azerbaidjan. Applications have poured in since the 2006 entry into force of the International Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH, which established a new heritage paradigm based on practices and communities rather than monuments and artefacts[1], according to the perspective of “new heritages” and their aim to cultivate more open and participatory practices[2]. Outside the realm of the United Nations, this new category of “intangible heritage” has infused into the vocabulary and approaches taken by national registers, and into local cultural policy, heritage-related and museum activities, and the general discourse, generating a variety of modes of appropriation and contention. Considering the far-reaching implications, this issue of Transposition aims to explore the specific case of music in the domain of “intangible cultural heritage”, both within and beyond the framework used by UNESCO.

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Songwriting

Posted: November 15th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The editors of the Journal of Popular Music Education invite papers for a special issue on songwriting, guest edited by Andrew West.

Songwriting has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years, commensurate with growth of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and expansion of songwriting provision in schools. Songwriting practices have evolved to encompass domains formerly the preserve of producers, engineers, composers, and arrangers. Songwriting can be found at the heart of work in music therapy, community projects, and big business. The realm of the genius, the muse, the pop culture icon, and the person on the street, songwriting to many people is at the core of what it means to be human.

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Posted: November 14th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Deadline: 17.00 (GMT), Friday 5th January 2018.

In the forty years since the release of Brian Eno’s Music for Airports the concept and aesthetics of ambient music have proliferated, influencing artists as diverse as Taylor Deupree, Steven Wilson, David Lynch and The Orb, infusing drone, microsound, minimalism and experimental electronic music as well as aspects of contemporary instrumental music. The aim of this two-day conference is to re-appraise ambient music in relation to Eno’s milestone release.

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