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Westminster-Goldsmiths Symposium for Student Pop Research

Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Presented by the University of Westminster Centre for Commercial Music and Goldsmiths Popular Music Research Unit

Friday 26 May 2017, 9am-6pm
University of Westminster, Harrow Campus

This annual symposium brings together student researchers in popular music – production, business, songwriting, performance, sociology and musicology – from across Britain and, potentially, beyond. It is an opportunity for students to present their developing research to friendly, interested and expert listeners, and to meet and network with future colleagues.
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The 12th Art of Record Production Conference – Mono: Stereo: Multi

Posted: March 8th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

December 1 – 3, 2017
Hosted by the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden

Why Mono: Stereo: Multi?
Drawing on the both literal and metaphorical connections with the history of audio formats, the 2017 Art of Record Production conference explores a range of ways in which singularity, dichotomy and multiplicity can be contrasted. Whether it is the mono-cultural versus the multi-cultural, the mono-media versus the multi-media, a mono-disciplinary versus a multi-disciplinary approach or the mono-phonic versus the multi-phonic, we are seeking proposals for long and short format paper presentations, poster presentations and recorded music playback presentations that present these ideas in the following contexts:

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Interacting in and with music: sound, gesture, devices in contemporary electronic and electroacoustic music

Posted: March 7th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

11-12 October 2017 – Université Rennes 2, France

Keynote Speakers
Mark J. Butler, Professor of Music theory and Cognition at Bienen School of Music, Northwestern, University, Chicago.
Julia Kursell, Professor of Musicology at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam

Organizing Committee
Bruno Bossis (Université Rennes 2), Emmanuel Parent (Université Rennes 2)
Kévin Gohon (Université Rennes 2), Baptiste Bacot (Ircam/EHESS)

More information: http://volume.revues.org/5145

WESTERN MUSIC has considerably evolved and developed in many different forms, both in its popular or more classical expressions. The boundaries between visual arts, music, dance, theater and cinema tend to fade away as the artists create multidisciplinary works in which sounds, bodies, voices and still or moving images are involved in a common project. This is due to the audiences’ increasingly transversal artistic and cultural practices, which develop new ways of using emerging technologies, including new body-instrument relationships. By irradiating and nurturing most forms of art from improvisation to composition, from entertainment to classical forms, from performing arts to cinema or videogames, the art of sounds stands as an independent activity as well as a point in which a multitude of interactions work together. This conference intends to question this point in its practical and conceptual aspects.

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Mixing Pop and Politics: Subversion, Resistance and Reconciliation in Popular Music

Posted: March 7th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM-ANZ 2017 Conference
December 4-6, 2017
Massey University, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Forty years ago, the story goes, punk broke. Not for the first time, and not the last. History provides us with ample examples of the power of popular music to speak to, through, and against various political moments. The contemporary situation also offers countless opportunities to explore how popular music revisits, reconstitutes, rewrites and reconciles itself to this past. At the same time, it also points to new directions informed by the complicated position popular music occupies in relation to the shifting paradigms of power in which we currently find ourselves. This IASPM-ANZ conference aims to explore the complex politics of resistance, subversion, containment and reconciliation from now and then, as well as points in-between.

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New Perspectives on Elvis: A One-Day International Conference

Posted: March 4th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Memphis Public Library,  21 August 2017, start: 10.15am

16 August 2017 will be the fortieth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, one of the most popular and controversial music makers of the twentieth century. ‘New Perspectives on Elvis’ is a day-long international event held at the Memphis Public Library. The aim is to offer fresh perspectives on the Memphis icon, not only grounding him in the context of his place and time, but also interpreting him in relation to developments both inside and outside the academy. Paper proposals are invited on a range of topics. As well as class, race and gender, these could include but are not limited to:

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