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Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music – Routledge

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

Call for Chapters

Deadline for proposals: 26 April 2019

In the spirit of the Perspectives On Music Production series, Exploiting Music will follow on from Mixing Music (2017), Producing Music (early 2019), Gender In Music Production (2020) and several monographs in the field.

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Ethnomusicology Review

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

Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting submissions for Volume 22, scheduled for publication in Fall 2019. Starting as Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (PRE) in 1984, Ethnomusicology Review is a refereed journal managed by UCLA graduate students and a faculty advisory board. We maintain an extensive editorial board and publish interdisciplinary music research in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, and other languages on a case-by-case basis.

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Building the Scenes? Fan/zines in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe before and after the Fall of Berlin Wall

Posted: November 10th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

22 – 23 February 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

We invite researchers to share their papers related to the conference theme, including but not limited to such topics as:

  • transfer of zine practises among different subcultures
  • cross border and transregional transfer of zines and practises
  • modes of zine distribution
  • modes of zine production
  • relation of zines to subcultures and social movements
  • theoretical and conceptual approaches to zines
  • zine archiving and preservation
  • case studies of zines

Deadline for abstracts is 18 November 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Silencing: Experiences, Materiality, Powers International conference

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

Marseille, 4-7 June 2019, EHESS – Vieille Charité
Submission deadline: 20 December 2018


The Silencing. Experiences, materiality and powers international conference aims at considering silence in its practical dimension, as an object, a conduct, an aesthetic or political hold. In welcoming and confronting viewpoints from several academic fields – acoustics, anthropology, history, linguistics, literature, museology, musicology, sociology – and artistic practices – notably music, poetry, cinema– this conference will study how the existence of a creation of silence manifests, through the material, symbolic and political modalities of silence. Read the rest of this entry »

Journal of Popular Music Education Special Issue

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

Learning, Teaching and Making Popular Music Online

There is much to learn regarding the skills people use to learn, teach and make popular music in global online contexts. Furthermore, research and pedagogy should address how popular musicians’ practices online might be translated to learning institutions. Research has examined pedagogical approaches to popular music learning, lived experiences of contemporary musicians, and interactions in modern musical communities. Online music making has popularized terms including “virtual ensemble”, while affordability and accessibly of do-it-yourself recording studios have proliferated user-generated musical content on the internet. Musicians use diverse social media platforms to develop new techniques, brand their personae, and hone producing skills in virtual places which act as spaces for music learning, teaching and making.

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