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The Jazz Chameleon: The 9th Nordic Jazz Conference

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The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive
Helsinki, August 19–20, 2010

Since its arrival on the public scene in the early 20th century, jazz has been characterised by a remarkable ability to cross musical, social and cultural borderlines. In terms of musical style and character, jazz has often crossed genre categories and undergone through radical changes. In terms of geographical and cultural boundaries, one of the most notable developments in jazz has been the internationalisation of its sound. Furthermore, jazz has also been able to ‘travel in time’. The explicit sense of traditions characterises jazz history: jazz music speaks to the past and is informed by what has been before.

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Cultural legitimation: the valorization of popular culture

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Edited by Hélène Laurin and Dominic Arsenault

Founded at the Université de Montréal, Kinephanos is a bilingual inter-university web-based journal. Focusing on questions involving cinema and popular media, Kinephanos encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The journal’s primary interests are movies and popular TV series, video games, emerging technologies and fan cultures. The preferred approaches include cinema studies, communication theories, religion sciences, philosophy, cultural studies and media studies.

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Biennial conference of IASPM-UK/Ireland

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Experience, Engagement, Meaning
School of Music, Cardiff University
2-4 September 2010.

There are limitless ways in which people relate to music and incorporate it into their lives. Music is used to structure routine practices such as homework, shopping and exercise, and to delineate special events such as weddings. Music has an uncanny knack of bringing together the individual and the collective, the general and the specific. The overall theme of this conference concerns the ways in which people engage with music and make music meaningful, focusing on three broad categories: musical experience, musical engagement and musical meaning. Proposals for 20 minute papers or 90 minute panel sessions are invited on these topics and any related issues of popular music debate. Proposals will be welcomed from any academic perspective and addressing any kind of music.

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Recent approaches to sound and music in Spanish audiovisual media

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Editors: Teresa Fraile & Eduardo Viñuela

Music and the moving image have traditionally been two separated academic fields in Spain. It was difficult to find musicologists dealing with audiovisual texts, as it was hard to find serious references to music in media studies research. Nevertheless, in the last ten years this panorama has began to change, and the interaction between both disciplines gave rise to interesting approaches that contributed to analyse audiovisual production from new perspectives. Nowadays, the academia is paying attention to the specificity of music in Spanish audiovisual products. It will be, therefore, profitable, to analyse the different approaches used to develop that study in our country.

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Atlantic Sounds: Music, seafaring and seaport cities in history

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A colloquium hosted by the University of Liverpool, Souled Out Films, and Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool, 17/18 September 2010

Researchers have long been aware of the role of music in connecting cultures, and much work has been done on the diverse diasporic musical heritage of the Americas, whether rooted in Africa, Ireland, Britain, Continental Europe, or America itself. In addition, sea-songs devised to aid the hard physical labour of work on sailing ships often emerged from experiences on shore, with many recalling the dangers and pleasures of life in port. The processes and mechanisms that established such connections are less clear, however, and the transmission of musical cultures across oceans by seafarers, travellers, and free and forced migrants is a promising area for further study.

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