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2016 IASPM-ANZ Conference: Isolated Musics, Connected Musics

Posted: February 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

7-9 December 2016, CQUniversity Mackay

Music exists within space as social practice. In the past, music traditions have been embedded within geographical place; however increasingly we regard distance and space differently than in the past. How do popular musics interact with space? What does the concept of distance or nearness mean in globally connected or disconnected music cultures? What does the advent of technology for ameliorating distance mean for the concept of distance, eg. urban/country, near/far, amateur/professional.

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Making Time in Music: an international conference

Posted: February 25th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

12–13 September 2016
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

The capacity to be in time together lies at the heart of all music-making and is one of the most profound of human capabilities; being in time together is implicated in social bonding, altered states, and foundational pleasures associated with music.  The ways  in which we play in time together, also mark out difference—between genres and between instruments (and instrumentalists), between studio and live performance, between the virtuoso and the beginner.

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The Third Annual Westminster-Goldsmiths Symposium for Student Research in Popular Music

Posted: February 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Friday 20 May 2016, 9am-6pm
Chiltern Suite, University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus

Presented by the University of Westminster Centre for Commercial Music and Goldsmiths Popular Music Research Unit

This symposium will bring together student researchers in popular music – broadly construed – from across Britain. It is an opportunity for students to present their developing research to friendly, interested and expert listeners, and to meet and network with future colleagues.

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Musedelica: First symposium on psychedelic music

Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The first Musedelica symposium will be held June 14-15th, 2016 at the Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. The symposium will bring together students, early career researchers, independent researchers and music producers from the field of psychedelic music and related areas.

The symposium focusses on psychedelic music, especially (but not limited to) electronic dance music and other fields related to psychedelic drugs and music. Proposals are welcome from researchers in any field; see the list of topics below for more details.

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Researching Music: Interviewing, Ethnography, and Oral History

Posted: February 17th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Monday 6 June 2016
Senate House, University of London

The Institute of Musical Research, the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, and the UK & Ireland branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music invite proposals from researchers interested in participating in a full-day seminar at Senate House, University of London, on Monday 6 June. The seminar will explore recent thinking about methods for researching music, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with a particular focus on interviewing, ethnography, oral history, and the relationship between them. Speakers will include Ruth Finnegan, Sara Cohen, Rachel Beckles Willson, Lucy Durán, Simone Krueger, Sue Onslow, and Jaime Jones.

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