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PIVOTAL 2018

Posted: June 28th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

MAJOR NEW INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED FOR THE UK
PIVOTAL 2018 TAKES OVER BIRMINGHAM’S JEWELLERY QUARTER IN SEPTEMBER 2018
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1000 TRADES // ACTRESS & BISHOP // ASYLUM // AWAL // BASCA // BELIEVE DISTRIBUTION // BIRMINGHAM MUSIC COALITION // BIRMINGHAM PROMOTERS // BPI // CMU // FORMATION AUDIO // GIRAFFE AUDIO // FAT PENGUIN MANAGEMENT // MMF // MPG // PURITY BREWING CO // RESONATE // ROTOR // SENTRIC MUSIC // STIRLING’S// TICKET FAIRY // WARM
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– ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS, SURGERIES, NETWORKING ANNOUNCED TODAY
– EVENING SHOWCASES FEATURING REGIONAL TALENT PRESENTED BY MULTIPLE PROMOTERS
– NEW INDUSTRY BODY, BIRMINGHAM MUSIC COALITION, TO LAUNCH AT PIVOTAL 2018
– TICKETS GO ON GENERAL SALE FROM 1000 WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 2018 VIA THE OFFICIAL PIVOTAL WEBSITE
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PIVOTAL MUSIC CONFERENCE 2018
0900 – 2230 FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2018
JEWELLERY QUARTER, BIRMINGHAM UK – 1000 TRADES, ACTRESS & BISHOP, ASYLUM, GIRAFFE AUDIO, RJJZ JAZZ BAR, STIRLING’S – MORE VENUES TBC
£16.50 INC BOOKING FEE

Official website | Official Facebook Official Twitter | #pivotalbirmingham

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SPARC Symposium: Socio-Sonic

Posted: June 28th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

14-15 September 2018

Friday 14th September, 9.30am-7pm
Department of Music, City, University of London
University Building, room B200
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Saturday 15th September, 10.30am-4pm
IKLECTIK
Old Paradise Yard
Waterloo, SE1 7LG

This symposium will take a cross-disciplinary approach, digging deeper into sonic sociality. While the social aspects of music-making are well-documented, the sociality of sound is less often discussed in detail. The SPARC Symposium 2018 will bring together practitioners and researchers from a wide variety of musical and non-musical backgrounds for two days of spoken presentations, discussion, installation, film screenings and performances.

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Living Metal: Metal Scenes around the World

Posted: June 26th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Metal music has been around since Black Sabbath hit the first chord on its song “Black Sabbath.” Since that time Metal scenes are constantly being created, developed, stagnating, and growing all over the world—anywhere where Metal is played and cared about. Today, that means in just about every country on earth. This book, Living Metal: Metal Scenes around the World, is being published by Intellect Press. We are looking for researchers who will be examining Metal scenes in various parts of the world. We want to look at out of the way places and cultures just as much as well known places around the world. We currently have chapters being written about Johannesburg, South Africa; Dayton, Ohio; Hull, UK, and Helsinki, Finland. If possible, we want to learn about Metal Scenes in 6 of the 7 continents (we don’t believe that there is a scene in Antarctica, but please prove us wrong!).

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Memory, Migration and Movement

Posted: June 26th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

PARIS, 7-8 DECEMBER 2018

Annual Conference 2018 – Memory, Migration and Movement

PoP [Performances of the Popular] MOVES, in partnership with L’Université de Paris Nanterre and La Colonie, is now inviting submissions for the 2018 conference. The international research group for performances of the popular continues to advance the field by creating a new committee in France, to foster conversations and sharing between scholars, artists and institutions across linguistic worlds. To celebrate this expansion, PoP MOVES will hold a joint launch event and conference in Paris, to explore relationships between memory, migration and movement.

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Doing metal, being punk, doing punk, being metal: hybridity, crossover and difference in punk and metal subcultures

Posted: June 21st, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Punk Scholars Network 5th Annual Conference and Postgraduate Symposium.

De Montfort University Leicester, December 13-14th 2018

Programme here https://metalpunkconference.wordpress.com/programme

Hosted by the Punk Scholars Network in conjunction with the International Association of Metal Music Studies, the Journal of Punk and Post-Punk,the Journal of Metal Music Studies, Media and Communication Research Centre and Intellect Books.

Metal and punk cultures have long shared musical and cultural similarities. From Motörhead’s ubiquitous global presence, and the complex amalgam of Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, American Hardcore, Straight Edge, Japanese-based Burning Spirits, Black Metal, and DiY cultural production, one can see a plethora of hybridised and reinterpreted global music scenes.Indeed,the pervasive influence of metal and NWOBHM from the mid-1980s onwards has had an irreversible and notable effect on both punk and metal musical and cultural aesthetics (see Glasper, forthcoming, 2018).

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Mixing Pop and Politics: Call for Chapter Proposals

Posted: June 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Editors:

Catherine Hoad (Massey University, Wellington)
Geoff Stahl (Victoria University, Wellington)
Oli Wilson (Massey University, Wellington)

Overview:

History provides us with ample instances of the power of popular music to speak to, through, and against various political moments. The contemporary socio-political situation of the late-2010s also offers countless opportunities to explore how popular music revisits, reconstitutes, rewrites and reconciles itself to this past. This current context necessitates an awareness of the complex position of popular music, and the new directions it must negotiate, as music responds to the shifting paradigms of power in which we currently find ourselves.

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Popular x Traditional

Posted: June 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

11-13 January 2019, RUANG Think City, Kuala Lumpur

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018

The IASPM-SEA Conference (IASPM-SEA 2019), hosted by RUANG Think City, will take place on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This international conference will feature research and performances about the interaction, convergence and contestation of popular music with traditional music in Southeast Asia. We also welcome proposals of / from / on any region that relate to the conference theme or subthemes.

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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) annual meeting

Posted: June 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) will hold its annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland from November 8-10, 2018. The CFP deadline is June 30, 2018.

The MAPACA Music Area aims to study and advance understandings of the relationship between music and popular culture in various contexts. The area is open to many disciplines and scholarly perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to submit their best work on any topic related to the music of the America’s. This may include but is not limited to:

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Music and Sciences Symposium

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

April 17th-19th 2019, Istanbul/TURKEY

Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music State Conservatory, Musicology Department invites you to the “Music and Sciences” symposium. The symposium intends to bring together a wide array of  different disciplines ranging from social sciences and humanites to  engineering and natural sciences, reinforce and expand the interdisciplinary research fields that have intersections with music  and allow inspirations for new musical quests.

Keynote Speakers: Thomas Christensen, Lydia Goehr, Ian Cross

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Conference of the Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology 2018

Posted: June 14th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS AND SOUND PERFORMANCES
AT THE FOUNDING CONFERENCE OF THE CESSE

28th November – 1st December 2018.
Organized by
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME)
With the contribution of
Budapest Music Center (BMC) & Spatial Sound Institute (SSI, NL/H)

CESSE Conference #1 is dedicated to the establishment of a new organization for convening and coordinating energies towards the improvement and saving of our region’s soundscapes. Keywords are: contemporary art, science and technology, focusing on livability and sustainability.
The Society will be part of the worldwide activities coordinated and guided by World Forum of Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). We will concentrate on the Central European region, specifically: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, but the conference is open for all.

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