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Conference of the Central European Society for Soundscape Ecology 2018

Posted: June 14th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »


28th November – 1st December 2018.
Organized by
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME)
With the contribution of
Budapest Music Center (BMC) & Spatial Sound Institute (SSI, NL/H)

CESSE Conference #1 is dedicated to the establishment of a new organization for convening and coordinating energies towards the improvement and saving of our region’s soundscapes. Keywords are: contemporary art, science and technology, focusing on livability and sustainability.
The Society will be part of the worldwide activities coordinated and guided by World Forum of Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). We will concentrate on the Central European region, specifically: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, but the conference is open for all.

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Trayectorias / Cultural Exchanges: Music between Latin America and Europe

Posted: June 13th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The research network “Trayectorias / Cultural Exchanges: Music between Latin America and Europe” presents its third international conference taking place from 14 to 16 March 2019 in Santiago de Chile.

While the first two conferences of the research network (Rio de Janeiro 2015; Berlin 2017) were centered on the circulation of musical genres, musicians, and musical discourses in the period between 1945 and 1970, emphasizing the study of transfers from Europe to Latin America, the third conference will focus on the last three decades of the 20th century. Characteristic for this period is the increasing emigration of Latin American musicians to Europe. Besides the importance of political exile and economic migration, music also played a role as an artefact of cultural representation for the Latin American and Iberian dictatorships of the period. Finally, the last decades of the 20th century involved the development of musical genres such as electronic music and techno, as well as the increasing importance of new spaces for the reception of music, such as television.
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Rhythm Changes VI: Jazz Journeys

Posted: June 11th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Sixth Rhythm Changes Conference: Jazz Journeys will take place at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria from 11 to 14 April 2019.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Jason Stanyek (University of Oxford)
Prof. Marie Buscatto (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)

Closing Address
Prof. Alan Stanbridge (University of Toronto)

We invite paper submissions for Jazz Journeys, a four-day multidisciplinary conference bringing together leading researchers across the arts and humanities. The event will feature academic papers, panels, roundtables, and poster sessions, as well as an exciting programme of performances by students and staff of the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
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MUSIC ID Digital Research Fellowship

Posted: June 5th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »


Music ID is sponsoring a new Digital Research Fellowship in popular music studies.

Music ID is a platform aimed at academics that compiles current and historical music industry data into a single, easy-to-use source. Incorporating 5,452 different charts spanning 74 countries, Music ID provides access to chart information from Billboard and the Official Charts Company dating back to the 1950s, as well as contemporary, day-to-day statistics on iTunes downloads, Spotify and Apple Music streams, and Shazam searches. It also includes built-in visualization tools which allow users to create and export customizable tables and graphs.

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[email protected]

Posted: June 5th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Editor: Koos Zwaan
Deadline: 31st August 2018

[email protected] invites all IASPM members to submit papers for issue 2/2018 on any topic of research related to Popular Music Studies.

[email protected] is the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), an organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music. We publish articles and book reviews on popular music of any genre, time period or geographic location. As part of an international network the journal aims to disseminate IASPM members’ research work that is local, transnational, global and/or international. English is the official language but articles may also be submitted in the official language of any of its branches (adding an English abstract). Studies may use a range of research methodologies and critical approaches, including practice as research. As our open access readership is diverse and interdisciplinary, we ask contributors to present ideas in forms accessible to sociologists, musicologists, music critics and practitioners.

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