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RE-peat, please!

Posted: September 27th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM Benelux International Conference at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
14 – 16 May 2020

According to the online Cambridge Dictionary, the prefix ‘re-’ stands for “do again” or “returning something to its original state”.

These two letters can be used in various combinations, many of which relate to core issues of pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, dance, and many other genres.

Consider the centrality of the record, a technological tool that allows reproduction, recreation, and ultimately re-evaluation.

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Distortion in Music Production: How Distortion, Colouration and Saturation Shape the Production Process

Posted: September 25th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

In the spirit of the Perspectives On Music Production series, ‘Distortion in Music Production: How Distortion, Colouration and Saturation Shape the Production Process’,  follows on from Mixing Music (2017), Producing Music (2019), Mastering Music (2020) and several monographs in the field.

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Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Jazz Festivals

Posted: September 24th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A Special Issue of the Jazz Research Journal

Guest Editors: Emily Jones (Cheltenham Jazz Festival) and Sarah Raine (Birmingham City University, UK)

With campaigns such as Keychange (PRS Foundation, UK) bringing issues of diversity and inclusion to the fore in the music industry, professionals and researchers alike are increasingly aware of a lack of diversity in relation to jazz audiences, artists and festival staff. However, the efforts to tackle these issues lack a strong foundation of research, from either industry bodies or scholarship. Emerging out of an industry partnership project, this special issue therefore aims to provide a space for current research that engages with issues of diversity and inclusion in jazz festivals. We particularly encourage submissions that take an intersectional approach, emerge out of collaborative projects between institutions and industry, or go beyond the geographies and narratives that have come to dominate definitions of jazz.

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56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association

Posted: September 22nd, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

We are pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will take place from 8th-10th September 2020 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The conference will present a programme involving both leading figures and emerging scholars and practitioners within the discipline, and seeks to explore and celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship in music, understood in its broadest sense and represented by its many branches and global aspects. The annual conference will also feature the Edward Dent Medal award lecture, that will be delivered by the 2019 award winner Dr Gundula Kreuzer, and the Peter Le Huray lecture that will be delivered by Dr Marie Thompson.

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Third Working in Music Conference: Working in Music – Now and Then

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

University of Turku, Finland, 15-17 April 2020

The Working in Music Network (WIM) is pleased to announce its third Working in Music Conference, to be hosted by the University of Turku, Finland, in April 2020. The Conference follows the staging of previous WIM conferences in Glasgow (2016) and Lausanne (2018) and the establishment of the Network (https://wim.hypotheses.org/). WIM was launched in Lausanne in 2018 and has been established by scholars interested in the historical and contemporary nature of working in music. It has adopted the following Statement of Purpose:

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