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MAGES 2016

Posted: January 21st, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

1st International Workshop on Music Analysis and Generation Systems.

The 1st International Workshop on the Role of Music Analysis in the Evaluation of Music Generation Systems (MAGES) will be held June 27, 2016 in Paris, France, at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), in conjunction with the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016.
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Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe

Posted: January 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

16th and 17th of July, 2016

A two-day conference at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, in association with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

The organisers seek proposals for papers (to be delivered as a 20×20” slide-based presentation) based on two central themes that will function as stimulus for panel discussions:

  • Key factors in the development of jazz in Europe.
  • Moving forward – the future of jazz in Europe.

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Scattered Musics : ethnic, racial, gender and regional reconfigurations through music performances

Posted: January 19th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are interested in papers that are engaged with and sensitive to the nuances of struggles over identities and representations through musical expression.  In particular we seek manuscripts that give account of  some of the ways in which musicians, fans, promoters, and others use music and other media (including social media), to negotiate, transcend, or create solidarities with  different normativities and nationalisms. The following questions guide us:

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40 Years of Mute Records

Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Chapters: ‘40 Years of Mute Records: through Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, New Order and more’


Dr Zuleika Beaven, Marcus O’Dair, Dr Richard Osborne
Dept of Performing Arts, Middlesex University London

Call for Chapters 

Proposal Submission: 4 March 2016
Full Chapters Due: 30 September 2016


As the influential independent record label Mute approaches the milestone of its 40th anniversary, this edited academic book will explore Mute’s wide-ranging impact in the music industries. Drawing from disciplines such as popular music studies, fan studies, semiotics, creative industries management, identity studies and musicology, each chapter will take a distinctive artist-led approach.

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The 11th Art of Record Production Conference: The Spaces in Between

Posted: January 4th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

December 2-4, 2016
Hosted by the Music and Sound Knowledge group (MaSK), Aalborg University, Denmark

Our conference committee is pleased to invite proposals for papers dealing with the following broad themes:

A: Between music production and sound design

How is record production related to producing sound for film, television, radio, computer games and other media? How can scholars and practitioners within these diverse fields benefit from each other? What are the differences between producing sound for linear and interactive media? How can theoretical models be used to elucidate these connections and differences?

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