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2nd International Conference in Music Production Research

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Complutense University of Madrid, 26-27 March, 2020.
Deadline for accepting proposals: February 15, 2020
Further information: https://unicomplutense.wixsite.com/jornadasproduccion

JIPM 2020: History, analysis and interpretation of music production processes
around the recording studio

Nowadays, the research of the processes of music production is still a novelty within musicology. Although in recent years a bibliographic corpus has been developed which allows us to establish an initial theoretical framework, we are still immersed in a methodological debate that seeks to agree on some parameters of analysis and the use of effective tools for the study of music production. The final result of a record production is achieved through different variables which range from the technology used to the personal and aesthetic preferences of the engineer and/or producer. The recording studio thus becomes an important stock of resources for the artistic expression and generates a space in which, from the collective experience, a technological mediation is produced which is determinant for the musical creation and interpretation.

The II Conference in Music Production Research, which also involves the II Meeting of the Working Group in Music Production of SIbE-Society of Ethnomusicology, has as main objective to bring together researchers, professionals of the area and students interested to delve into the analysis and theoretical reflection of the processes of music production within the context of the recording studio, from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective. The thematic lines proposed for this II Conference are the following:

  • Historiography of the recording studios and their protagonists (engineers, producers, session musicians, etc.).
  • Sources and methodologies for the analysis of music production.
  • Evolution of the multitrack recording technology and its influence on the musical
  • Sound indicators related to the use of hardware or software technology of music production: synthesis, sampling, Autotune, reverb, distortion, etc.
  • The influence of production techniques in the definition of musical genres.
  • The contribution of producers, sound engineers and recording studios to the development of local music scenes.
  • Women in the recording studio: case studies and reflections on the absence of female references in record production.
  • Case studies of record productions that take as a reference the influence of the engineer or producer on the sound result.
  • Projects and/or experiences of teaching innovation related to the teaching of music production inside and outside the musicology.

Proposals may be submitted in Spanish or English and must include:

  • Title of the communication and abstract of 250 to 300 words.
  • Name of the author or authors, email address and institutional affiliation (if any).
  • Short biography of the author or authors (100 words per author).

Proposals must be sent by email to the conference address: [email protected] by February 15th, 2020.

A selection of the communications presented in the conference will be published as chapters of a collective volume (not proceedings). The participation in the publication will be voluntary and will be subject to peer review.

Marco Antonio Juan de Dios Cuartas (Complutense University of Madrid)

Pablo Espiga (Complutense University of Madrid), David Herradón (Complutense University of Madrid).

Scientific Comittee:
Sara McGuinness (University of West London), Lisa Di Cione (University of Buenos Aires), Jordi Roquer (TecnoCampus/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Teresa Fraile (Complutense University of Madrid), Diego García Peinazo (University of Córdoba), Ons Driss Barnat (University of Los Andes), Carlos Andrés Caballero (Technological Institute of Medellín).

Organizing Committee:
Manuel Lagullón (Complutense University of Madrid), Diego Cerdá (Complutense University of Madrid), Carlota Martínez (Complutense University of Madrid), Tatiana Toledano (Complutense University of Madrid), Carlos Figueroa (Complutense University of Madrid).

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