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21st Century Music Practice series of Elements by Cambridge University Press

Posted: May 3rd, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Announcing the launch of the 21st Century Music Practice series of Elements by Cambridge University Press.

Elements are a new publishing format that CUP are promoting that consists of a 20,000 word text – somewhere in between a standard journal article and a book – and which can also involve extensive multi-media content. The series has developed out of the 21st Century Music Practice Research Network which currently has around 250 members in 30 countries and is dedicated to the study of what Christopher Small termed Musicking – the process of making and sharing music rather than the output itself. Obviously this exists at the intersection of ethnomusicology, performance studies, and practice pedagogy / practice-led-research in composition, performance, recording, production, musical theatre, music for screen and other forms of multi-media musicking. The generic nature of the term ‘21st Century Music Practice’ reflects the aim of the series to bring together all forms of music into a larger discussion of current practice and to provide a platform for research about any musical tradition or style. It embraces everything from hip hop to historically informed performance and K-Pop to Inuk Throat Singing.

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15th International Meeting of Music and Media

Posted: May 2nd, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

What has gone with the wind… Over the rainbow?

(About music and memory)

September 25-27, 2019, Sao Paulo, Brazil

In 1939, 80 years ago, the world has been thrilled by the premiere of two cinematographic works: Gone with the wind and The Wizard of Oz. The memorable films, in addition to the direction of Victor Flemming, share another important participation: that of the composer Max Steiner, either in the writing of the soundtrack or in the arrangement of songs. Both the theme of Tara and Over the Rainbow still remain as classics of the repertoire of contemporary artists, occupying the sound landscape and memorial of generation to generation.

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2019 Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society: ‘Musical Intersections’

Posted: April 28th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

29 November to 1 December, 2019
University of Auckland, New Zealand

As the field of musicology has expanded and developed over recent decades, the notion of intersection between musical texts, methodologies, historical periods, genres, and styles has become increasingly important. Musicologists are not content to examine only one event or text at a given time, but rather we search for new ways to explore music across a wide variety of contexts, exploring how differences come together to provide deeper explanations of our musical activities. This conference examines the various ways musicologists carry out this intersectional work in the plenitude of sites that are the focus of our explorations.

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From atypical to paradigmatic? Artistic work in contemporary capitalist societies

Posted: April 26th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for papers for Special Issue 2/2020

Edited by: Pierre Bataille (University of Lausanne), Sonia Bertolini (University of Turin), Clementina Casula (University of Cagliari), Marc Perrenoud (University of Lausanne)

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Agents and Actors: Networks in Music History

Posted: April 24th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Sixth Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History
Wednesday 3 June—Friday 5 June, 2020
Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2019

The Fifth Symposium took institutionalisation as its theme in order to contribute to and clarify the ways in which they exert power, the relationships between then, and the hierarchies they establish. In the final plenary session, delegates debated a range of topics that might be given further consideration in the next symposium. The discussion largely focussed on two areas of interest – heritage and networks – and both were considered important current areas of work with which the next symposium could engage. It has been decided that the sixth symposium should concentrate on networks and music, while the seventh would focus on questions of heritage.

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