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IASPM Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Performance

Posted: August 20th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for papers
Submission deadline: 1 March 2013

Music performance forms part of ongoing debate amongst IASPM members, leading to innovative research that addresses mediation and embodiment; spectacle and immersion; technology and music.

IASPM Journal, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to provide a platform for these debates with a special issue on popular music performance for publication in 2013.

Drawing on the extensive contemporary and historical expertise of our cross-cultural membership, we invite papers that can offer comparative insights into the relationship between music performance, music technologies and ways of hearing.

Themes can include, but are not restricted to:

• Music performativity
• Contexts of performance
• Popular music performance as industry
• Techniques of listening, techniques of hearing
• Live music and improvisation
• Record production as performance
• Mediation and embodiment
• Spectacle and immersion
• Spaces of music performance
• Music video performance
• Public Appearance and gesture
• Critical analysis of music performance
• Music performance research methodologies

Please do not hesitate to contact editor[at]iaspmjournal.net for editorial advice from Dr Hillegonda Rietveld and Dr Carlo Nardi regarding a particular idea for a contribution.

Deadline for submission: 1 March 2013

Depending on the language used, submissions are expected to be between 5000 to 8000 words in length, keeping the Word-document size to 2 MB. English is the official idiom but articles may also be submitted in the official language of any of its branches (adding an English abstract).

In order to submit to IASPM@journal you must be an IASPM member and register as Author on the journal’s site:


Tip: Ensure you tick the box ‘Author’ in your online profile with IASPM Journal, to enable document submission from your home page in the journal’s site.

A complete version of the call for papers is available at: www.iaspm.net/doc/IJ_CFP_PM_Performance.pdf

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