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Posted: June 19th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

11-13 January 2019, RUANG Think City, Kuala Lumpur

Deadline for abstracts: 31 August 2018

The IASPM-SEA Conference (IASPM-SEA 2019), hosted by RUANG Think City, will take place on Friday 11th to Sunday 13th January 2019 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This international conference will feature research and performances about the interaction, convergence and contestation of popular music with traditional music in Southeast Asia. We also welcome proposals of / from / on any region that relate to the conference theme or subthemes.

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Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) annual meeting

Posted: June 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA) will hold its annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland from November 8-10, 2018. The CFP deadline is June 30, 2018.

The MAPACA Music Area aims to study and advance understandings of the relationship between music and popular culture in various contexts. The area is open to many disciplines and scholarly perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to submit their best work on any topic related to the music of the America’s. This may include but is not limited to:

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Music and Sciences Symposium

Posted: June 15th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

April 17th-19th 2019, Istanbul/TURKEY

Istanbul Technical University, Turkish Music State Conservatory, Musicology Department invites you to the “Music and Sciences” symposium. The symposium intends to bring together a wide array of  different disciplines ranging from social sciences and humanites to  engineering and natural sciences, reinforce and expand the interdisciplinary research fields that have intersections with music  and allow inspirations for new musical quests.

Keynote Speakers: Thomas Christensen, Lydia Goehr, Ian Cross

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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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