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Music Production Education Conference 2017

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

York St John University, York, UK, Thursday June 29th 2017

MPEC is a new addition to the conference calendar for the study of Music Production pedagogy. MPEC seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of teaching and learning in music production & technology in Further and Higher Education.

The conference will offer lively debate and stimulating presentations, which will address issues of the place of music production within the broader context of the performing arts sector, research and professional communities.

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Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities – Special Issue on Musicology

Posted: February 17th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Special musicological issue on the topic “Music and Popularity

For the upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed journal Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities (August 2017) we are looking for studies focused on various aspects related to the phenomena of “music” and “popularity”. We invite articles anchored in classical music as well as popular music. Papers which directly or indirectly problematize the traditional polarisation of the aforementioned musical spheres are especially welcome. The issue provides space for specific historical investigations and case studies, but also for wider theoretical considerations which would reflect the construction of the phenomena of the so-called classical and popular music from social, political / ideological, economic, philosophical and other perspectives. In this respect, approaches of ethnomusicology and cultural geography, which would touch on the topic with regard to the specifics of particular localities, regions, nations and ethnic groups, are most desirable.  Read the rest of this entry »

Music, Multiculturalism and the Postcolonial Condition

Posted: February 8th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Summer school for doctoral candidates, Music Archive JAPA, Helsinki 3–4 July 2017

As global migration alters societal and cultural conditions, musical practices and environments transmute. The global postcolonial condition is indeed clearly visible and audible in myriad forms of music that evince the pervasiveness of racialisation, parochialism and banal nationalism, while at the same celebrating creative hybridity, multicultural authenticities and cultural encounters. Music provides a rich source and platform for postcolonial studies not only because of its identity politics but also on the grounds of its political economy, as demonstrated by the central role of music in global cultural industries and transnational labour arrangements.
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Popular Music in the Nordic Countries

Posted: February 7th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Study Day at the University of Oslo, September 14, 2017

On September 14th, 2017 this year, the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo will host a study day for IASPM Norden members. The theme of the day is the study of popular music in the Nordic countries. Professor Stan Hawkins will introduce the event, which is co- hosted by our department’s Nordic Sounds: Critical Music Research Group.

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Labora[R]tio: Collaborate, Articulate, Integrate

Posted: January 24th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

[lat.: work, effort]
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
May 10–12, 2017     

Sound Thought is an annual festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance run by postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow. Sound Thought presents a unique opportunity for postgraduate researchers by providing them with a platform to present their research in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment alongside the work of contemporary practitioners. Sound Thought 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, having been initially established in 2007.
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