Over and Over: Exploring repetition in popular music aims at identifying and studying the recent aesthetic and analytical developments of musical repetition. From the 32-bar forms of Tin Pan Alley, through the cyclic forms of modal jazz, to the more recent accumulation of digital layers, beats, and breaks in Electronic Dance Music (EDM), repetition as both an aesthetic disposition or formal musicological property stimulated a diversity of genres and techniques. After decades of riffs, loops, vamps, reiterated rhythmic patterns, as well as pervasive harmonic formulae and recurring structural units in standardized song forms, the time has come to give these notions the place they deserve in the study of popular music.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
University of Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish Youth Research Society and the University of Helsinki’s discipline of Social
and Cultural Anthropology are pleased to announce an international and
interdisciplinary symposium showcasing contemporary studies of hip hop from
established and emerging scholars from Finland and around the world.
IASPM UK & Ireland are pleased to announce an additional five student bursaries to cover registration costs at the forthcoming ‘Worlds of Popular Music’ conference in University College Cork, Ireland (September 12-14th 2014). These bursaries are valued at €80 each, to cover early registration costs.