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“Groove the City” – Urban Music Policies between Informal Networks and Institutional Governance

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

International symposium of the Urban Music Studies Scholars Network in collaboration with the Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Date:     November 23, 24 and 25, 2018
Place:    Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Contact: Leuphana Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization ISCO
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With their social, material and cultural resources, cities have been and still are a precondition for the emergence and flourishing of music scenes; they are central turning points of the production, distribution and consumption of acoustic capital. The close connection between music and the city has been illustrated by genre terms such as Viennese Waltz, New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Blues and Liverpool Sound or trademarks such as London Symphony, Salzburg Festival or Hamburg State Opera. They point out to municipalities where an orchestra, a school or a group is situated, the town where particular events take place, or specific urban conditions from which specific musical genres originate. The relationship between the two, city and music, is dynamic and reciprocal. Music is a central part of urban culture; it forms communities and acts as a symbolic resource, contributing to the self-awareness of its inhabitants as being “urban” and in some cases even to the cultural identity of the city itself. And the “urban” is a central part of music; music mines and scoops urban particularities, and musical compositions are shaped by the urban settings they have been created in.

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Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics

Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A Special Issue of the Jazz Research Journal

Guest Editors: Nicholas Gebhardt (Birmingham City University, UK) and Roger Fagge (University of Warwick, UK)

This issue addresses questions and issues in jazz studies and everyday aesthetics through a broad lens that embraces a variety of experiences and a wide range of approaches and methodologies. Submissions on any treatment of jazz and everyday aesthetics are welcome, but papers addressing the following themes are especially encouraged:

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AES UK Mastering Section Conference 2018 (AES:MSC’18)

Posted: March 1st, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

22 – 23 September 2018
University of Westminster, Regent St, London, UK & locations nearby

Keynotes to be confirmed shortly

Full event details can be found at the conference website:

Sponsors to be confirmed

Call for Papers & Engineering Briefs

The AES UK Mastering Section Conference welcomes academics, mastering engineers, producers, artists, industry professionals, technology developers and equipment manufacturers to come together and submit abstracts, engineering briefs or workshop proposals for consideration on a wide range of topics including:

  • Mastering past, present & future
  • Mastering technology & practice
  • Innovation in audio relating to mastering & post-production
  • Business matters relating to mastering & post-production

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Ageing with EDM

Posted: February 23rd, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Special edition of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture: http://dj.dancecult.net`
Guest Editor: David Madden, Concordia University

Ageing with EDM aims to contribute to the emerging field of ageing and music studies by advancing the work of EDM theorists and/or practitioners. This scholarship is related to a growing group of researchers undertaking historical cultural studies of popular music, musical heritage, gender, memory and ageing.

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Of Sacred Crossroads: Cultural Studies and the Sacred

Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

A special issue of Open Cultural Studies

The seventh International Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads conference held at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) was themed “Of Sacred Crossroads”. The conference call for papers asked for a consideration of issues surrounding the dialogue between humanity and spirituality. In the face of increasing materialism and consumerism, as well as the prevailing emphasis on science and technology in contemporary society, participants contemplated the politics of the intersection between Cultural Studies and the sacred, while celebrating the intangible heritage of humankind–that found in religion, art, dance, song, oratory, healing, re-creation, performance, ritual, belief systems, ethics, globalization and communication, among others.

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