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Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns

Posted: September 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

International Conference, Friday 14 – Saturday 15 March 2014
Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, UK

The Atlantic Sounds network aims for a better understanding of music in Atlantic World encounters. It represents a largely unexplored interdisciplinary area, situated around ethnomusicology, popular musicology, maritime history and urban history. This major international conference is the final event of the AHRC-funded phase of the network and builds on three specialised colloquia in 2013. We welcome submissions from speakers who participated in previous events.

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IASPM UK and Ireland Biennial Conference: Worlds of Popular Music

Posted: September 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

University College, Cork, 11-14 September 2014

Keynote Speaker: Professor David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds)

Keynote title: ‘Music and the Affective Turn’

Popular music creates worlds around its listeners, temporary, often intimate, and feelingful environments within which the act of listening occurs. It meanwhile plays significant roles in the global flows of capitalism, politics, tourism and migration, and inflects the virtual spaces opened up online by digital technology. New research work, of all approaches, is welcome; those proposing papers should make clear how their presentation will shed new light on the relationships that emerge between types or instances of popular music and their most salient surrounding contexts, for instance, along the lines of one of the following questions:

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Check out the blog for the IASPM UK/Ireland Postgraduate Conference

Posted: September 16th, 2013 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The IASPM UK/Ireland Postgraduate Conference entitled ‘The Cultural Value of Popular Music’ was held at The University of Glasgow on the 5th – 6th September, 2013. A blog has been created documenting the event and featuring abstracts from the papers that were given. You can find it here: http://iaspmpg.blogspot.co.uk.

International Festival for Artistic Innovation

Posted: September 12th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Leeds College of Music is pleased to present the launch of the International Festival for Artistic Innovation (IFAI) that will take place on 10-14 March 2014. IFAI will act as an umbrella to embrace a diverse range of music making and practice-led research. Established annual events, the International Festival for Innovations in Music Production & Composition (iFIMPaC) and the Leeds International Jazz Education Conference (LIJEC), will form part of the Festival along with developments dedicated to contemporary classical and popular musics.

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Creativity, Circulation and Copyright: Sonic and Visual Media in the Digital Age

Posted: September 7th, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

28-29 March 2014

Over the past two decades, digital technologies have fundamentally altered the ways that musical and audiovisual media are created, circulated and received. As musical and audiovisual content has been made available in multiple formats through a variety of media platforms, there has been a multifaceted convergence of visual and sonic media, of production and consumption, and of corporate and grassroots artistic endeavours. Creators, promoters and audiences have responded in a variety of ways to the new challenges and opportunities. And, at the same times as media industries’ adaptive strategies are shifting users’ expectations and experience of audio-visual content, participatory use is constantly stretching and testing the legal frameworks of copyright law.

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2014 IASPM-US Annual Conference: ‘Music Flows’

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

Music flows. Evocative metaphorically while directing our attention to the global circulation of songs, the theme for the 2014 IASPM-US Annual Conference takes its inspiration from the UNC campus-wide Water initiative.

Water in its many forms is a ubiquitous subject of pop songs. Whether as metaphor or literal reference, water imagery as a theme in popular music has been used to celebrate identity, express emotions, address environmental issues, convey pleasure, pay homage to spiritual beings, and shape communities of resistance. Here we take up notions of fluidity and flow to address not only what many deem our most important natural resource, but to consider the ways in which water’s qualities may yield productive insights into the present and future of popular music.

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35th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Posted: September 2nd, 2013 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

March 19-23, 2014
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel

The ICFA welcomes papers on any aspect of the fantastic – broadly defined as including fantasy, science fiction, weird fiction, horror, gothic, and fairy tales – in Literature, Drama, Film, Music, Video Games and Comics. The Visual & Performing Arts and Audiences (VPAA) Division accepts papers on:

  • visual arts such as comic books, paintings, architecture, sculpture, photographs and illustrations;
  • the performing arts, including (film, TV, game, pop/rock) music, dance and theater;
  • games, including fanfic, fan artwork and cosplay;
  • transformative texts, both fan and professional, including mashups and viral marketing;
  • and audience/reception studies concerning audiences for any medium or genre of the fantastic.

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