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IASPM UK/Ireland Zine Spring 2022

Posted: February 17th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Submissions

Welcome to the biannual zine of IASPM UK/Ireland published in the Spring and Autumn. Our zine aims to cultivate communication and collaboration between our members and to showcase our work to the broader community. Each issue will contain information on conferences and upcoming events, member achievements and publications, and four short-form feature columns: Pop Pedagogies; Stop, Look, Listen; Hot Topic; and Conference Commentary. Each prompt encourages micro-pieces–concise, accessible, and/or experimental forms of writing.

The IASPM UK/Ireland executive invites contributions from all of our members. We especially welcome the contributions of pop thinkers from marginalised groups, postgraduate students, early career researchers, un- and under-employed scholars, creative practitioners, and music industry specialists.

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What do We Mean by Music Notation (Inscription, or Visualization)?

Posted: February 17th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The AMS Study Group for Music Notation, Inscription and Visualization invites lightning talks for the SG inaugural session at the upcoming meeting taking place November 10-13 in New Orleans, 2022.

Notation has held a central position in all branches of music studies: as an historical trace (music history), as the basis for analysis and aesthetic evaluation (music theory and criticism), as the threshold between canonical Western Art music and oral traditions (distinction between musicology vs comparative musicology, now ethnomusicology). This meeting aims to provide a space and set of resources for overcoming these disciplinary divides, approaching notation from new angles in light of forms of music transmission that have been Othered in standard narratives, or are dependent on new technologies whose affordances are still understudied.

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Riffs Vol 6 Issue 2 (Dec 2022) – Popular music materialities

Posted: February 16th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Editor Iain A. Taylor, University of the West of Scotland

“What we had thought to be an object was revealed as what I would call a thing. And the thing about things, if you will, is that far from standing before us as a fait accompli, complete in itself, each is a ‘going on’—or better, a place where several goings on become entwined.” (Ingold, 2010: 96)

For this issue of Riffs, we invite proposals which explore the materiality of popular music, and the forms, formats, and practices which constitute it. We invite pieces of work which consider popular music, and popular music culture, as a thing, a ‘going on’ or, better yet, as a place where several goings on become entwined.

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Telling Stories: An International Conference on Music Archives and Heritage Narratives

Posted: February 11th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

17th-19th November 2022

Convened by Manchester Digital Music Archive, the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University and Music and Sonic Studies Manchester (MASSMcr) Manchester Metropolitan University

Organisers:
Alison Surtees – Co-founder Manchester Digital Music Archive

Dr Kirsty Fairclough – Reader in Screen Studies, Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Dr Beate Peter – Senior Lecturer in German & Co-Lead of Music and Sonic Studies Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University

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SMI Plenary Conference

Posted: February 7th, 2022 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

SMI Plenary Conference, 24 – 26 June 2022

The Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) of 2022 will be hosted by the Department of Music, University College Cork. We warmly invite papers from scholars in all areas of music, including composition, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, musicology, performance, popular music studies, music education, and sonic arts. We especially welcome the participation of international colleagues, presenters from marginalised groups, and submissions from postgraduate students, early career researchers, and music industry specialists.

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