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Techniques of Listening

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

A Conference Organized by the Music and Sound Studies Interdisciplinary Student Group
University of Minnesota
October 13–14, 2017 • Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speakers: Charles Hirschkind (UC Berkeley) and Emily Dolan (Harvard)

As a way of knowing and interacting with the world, techniques of listening constitute a wide range of socially and historically circumscribed practices that shape our subjective positions and collective identities. Techniques of listening orient the ear and represent sound in distinct and often contradictory ways.

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Symposium for Digital Musicology

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

1st September 2017
Senate House W1CE 7HU London UK
http://digitalmusicology.com

Symposium for Digital Musicology is a one day event that aims to bring together scholars from various musicological fields and computer scientists in order to generate a discussion about digital musicology – an interdisciplinary field in which new technologies are applied to musicological research. Digital techniques have been used more often within humanities in fields outside of musicology, for example in palaeography, history, art history, and many others. The field of digital musicology remains an active field with research done by computer scientists and programmers who have built a broad range of tools that could be used by musicologists and ethnomusicologists, but these tools do not usually meet their potential on this side of the research spectrum. These digital tools could both be timesaving and provide opportunities to new methodologies (e.g. big data, timbral analysis, automated transcription, etc.).

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ISSTA 2017 International Festival and Conference on Sound in the Arts, Science and Technology

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Sept 7th-8th 2017
Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Website: http://issta.ie/call-for-submission-2017/

Keynotes

Peter Kirn (Editor–in–Chief, CDM: Create Digital Music) http://cdm.link/

Dr Theresa Dillon (Artist–Researcher, Professor of City Futures at Watershed and University of the West of England, Bristol) http://www.polarproduce.org

Deadline for submissions

Submissions are due Monday 17th April. Notifications will be sent by Friday 9th June.

ISSTA 2017: Sound–Makers: technologies, practices and cultures

Creative audio and visual practices are increasingly moving from the digital sphere into the ‘real’ world––moving from bits to atoms (Ishii and Ullmer, 1997)––as physical computing technologies continue to become more widely affordable and accessible. Custom–made and repurposed controllers, gestural interfaces and intentionally hackable or reconfigurable instruments now support the creation and control of music and audio-visual media outside the mouse and keyboard paradigm and beyond normative models based on previously–established practices.

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Bob Marley Special Issue

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Rock Music Studies
Special Issue: Bob Marley

Edited by Mike Alleyne

Submissions are invited for a special edition of Rock Music Studies that examines the art and legacies of reggae’s best known figure in the particular context of the 40th anniversaries of his Rastaman Vibration and Exodus albumsThe latter was cited by Time magazine in 1999 as the Album of the Century.

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Mediterranean Journal of Communication: Special issue on Music, Advertising and Transmedia Storytelling

Posted: March 30th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Editors: Eduardo Viñuela and Cande Sánchez-Olmos

Music is important for brands because it creates value and engagement, and turns consumers into fans. Music and advertising have always reproduced their relationship in different media (press, radio, Tv, internet), and their adaptation to the codes and dynamics of each medium is a challenge for the implement of innovative narratives. Nowadays, media convergence has opened new ways of transmediality that multiply the possibilities of interaction among music and advertising. Thus, brands have begun to produce music as a strategy to improve their status and to profit from the values of music. In this context of media convergence and participative culture, it is necessary to approach the new procedures, codes and transmedia storytelling that brands are developing to engage with a demanding, disperse and disloyal target.

In this special issue we aim to analyze the relationship of music and advertising in the contemporary context, approaching the relevance of transmedia storytelling, branded content and new forms of audiovisual advertising. But we are also interested in case studies that run across different periods and in the strategies of revival and nostalgia that are commonly used in advertising.

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