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21st Century Global Punk

Posted: February 18th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Following the groundbreaking publication of The Punk Reader: Transmissions from the Local to the Global (now in its second edition through Intellect Books and the Punk Scholars Network) the series editors would like to invite proposals for a second volume in the book series Global Punk, to be published in early 2020. The publication will be part of an exciting collaboration between Intellect Press and the Punk Scholars Network, a partnership that has seen the development of a Punk Scholars Network imprint.

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Sonic Futures: Performing Identity in the ‘Global’ City

Posted: February 17th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

(25 April at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London)

The idea for this one-day conference stems from a series of workshops, Sonic Futures: Identity and Sustainability through Music and Performance, supported by London College of Communication (Teaching and Learning Fund) in collaboration with May Project Gardens (Hip Hop Garden). Adopting a mixed-method approach, this pilot project sought to engage students from LCC in a series of workshops that explored the connections between social issues (e.g. social cohesion, participatory and sustainable practices and active citizenry, to name a few), politics and identity formations at the intersections of class, ethnicity, race, gender and the environment. Primarily, this project aimed to instigate critical thinking and reflections on cultural practices and genre through performance in general and Hip Hop music and culture in particular. Gardening is connected to questions of psycho-physical wellbeing, community building and sustainability in the global city. Overall, Hip Hop Critical Pedagogies provided a productive template that helped combine all these different aspects.Considering the nature and the objectives of these activities, the students who participated in the programme decided to actively work towards an event that could reflect on the critical questions raised during the workshops.

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The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition

Posted: February 14th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Chapters
Editor : Victor Sarafian.
Publisher : Presse de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Proposal submission: 1 July 2019
Full chapters due: 1 December 2019

We are inviting proposals for a book-length essay collection on all aspects of the independent record industry… it’s past, present and future prospects. Technology has changed how music is produced, distributed and consumed. From the advent of the gramophone to the advent of napster, technology has shaped the economic and cultural aspects of the music industry.

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Rhythm in Music since 1900

Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

17-18 November, 2019
University of Colorado Boulder

Submission deadline: 1 June 2019

   Keynote (lecture-recital): Pierre Laurent-Aimard, pianist

   Invited speakers (and projected topics):

  • Kyle Adams on rhythm in hip-hop
  • Brian Alegant on pedagogy of rhythm in recent repertories
  • Jeanne Bamberger on action and symbolic description
  • John Roeder on post-tonal canons

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Street Music conference

Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

UEA Norwich, 14-15 May 2019

This FREE conference, organised by the AHRC Connected Communities programme, seeks to explore an important but neglected aspect of public culture and community construction: street music. It aims to draw together the new knowledge and practice generated by funded research projects across Connected Communities with work across a number of academic disciplines as well as the creative sector. Following Connected Communities established practice, the conference seeks to function as a place for dialogue between academics, independent researchers, musicians, performers, and the arts and cultural policy sectors.

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