Travel grants to attend the Canberra conference – outcome

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Dear IASPM members,

We would like to inform you of the outcome of the application process for travel grants to attend the XX IASPM Biennial Conference to be held in Canberra, 24-28th June 2019, which closed on 21st December 2018. We received 58 applications, which were then processed and ranked according to the criteria that we had announced.

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Call for Proposals to Host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference

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At the General Meeting that took place in Kassel in June 2017 some rules for the planning of future biennial conferences were approved. Among them, the need to propose candidacies in advance of the next GM. Therefore, the Executive Committee announces a call for proposals to host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference.
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London College of Music – Vice Chancellor’s scholarships: Deadline 10th of March

The London College of Music at UWL is is creating opportunities for a number of 3-year fully funded PhD Scholarships. These will be available for all eligible UK/EU students. Although we are accepting proposals on a broad range of topics, we have 8 target areas that are:
1. Pedagogical practices in one-to-one instrumental and vocal tuition
2. The non-subject-specific benefits of music education in primary and secondary schools
3. Integrating the teaching of expression into grade level instrumental and vocal tuition
4. Part learning in popular music performance: tacit learning of tacit knowledge in a popular music ensemble context
5. An embodied / ecological approach to audio mixing
6. A creative practice-as-research approach to exploring issues of gender, music and technology
7. 3-D Audio Production
8. Interactive Recorded Music

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cfp: Sonic Futures

Sonic Futures:
Performing Identity in the ‘Global’ City
(25 April at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London)

The idea for this one-day conference stems from a series of workshops, Sonic Futures: Identity and Sustainability through Music and Performance, supported by London College of Communication (Teaching and Learning Fund) in collaboration with May Project Gardens (Hip Hop Garden). Adopting a mixed-method approach, this pilot project sought to engage students from LCC in a series of workshops that explored the connections between social issues (e.g. social cohesion, participatory and sustainable practices and active citizenry, to name a few), politics and identity formations at the intersections of class, ethnicity, race, gender and the environment. Primarily, this project aimed to instigate critical thinking and reflections on cultural practices and genre through performance in general and Hip Hop music and culture in particular. Gardening is connected to questions of psycho-physical wellbeing, community building and sustainability in the global city. Overall, Hip Hop Critical Pedagogies provided a productive template that helped combine all these different aspects.Considering the nature and the objectives of these activities, the students who participated in the programme decided to actively work towards an event that could reflect on the critical questions raised during the workshops.
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WANTED: Musicologists / Music Historians

Call for researchers from a Berlin record label:

“WANTED: Musicologists / Music Historians
Location: Global
Focus: feminist music 1900-2000, primarily within the context of all genres
of ‘popular music’ with lyrics.
We are a Berlin-based record label putting together an international team
for a very unique project: a compilation and global research project
documenting feminist music from around the world over the last century.

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Hip-Hop in the Golden Age

Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder of the upcoming conference, “Hip-Hop in the Golden Age,” hosted by the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, this weekend. Full conference details, including the registration link and program, can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/hip-hop-golden-age.shtml.

All papers at the conference will be live-streamed at http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive/. During the keynote address (by Prince Paul of De La Soul), remote participants will be able to pose questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #iugoldenagehiphop.

Call for Chapters: The Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for Chapters: The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for chapters
The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.
Editor : Victor Sarafian.
Publisher : Presse de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Proposal submission: 1 July 2019
Full chapters due: 1 December 2019

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Songwriting Studies Research Network Launch

Dear IASPM-ites,

We are writing to let you know about the launch of the AHRC-funded Songwriting Studies Research Network which is taking place at Birmingham City University on March 20th. The event will feature a mix of papers, panels, conversation and performance focusing on contemporary songwriting practice and production. Some of the highlights of the day include:

-Ivor Novello-winning singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will join members of the Sodajerker songwriting podcast to record a live episode of the show.

-Keynote speaker Phillip McIntyre (University of Newcastle, Australia) will discuss songwriting as a form of cultural production based on themes from his book, The Creative System in Action: Understanding Cultural Production and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

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A talk on German techno connections

Birmingham to Berlin. A talk on German techno connections

You are all invited to this event with Thomas Meinecke (FSK) taking place at Café Artum, 177 Corporation St, Birmingham, from 5pm on 20 Feb 2019.

Uwe Schütte (Aston Uni) and Matthew Evans (Bham Conservatoire) will be exploring the transnational journey(s) of German techno.

More info here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/544230529318266/