Journal of Music Research Online

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Journal of Music Research Online
A journal of the Music Council of Australia

The Journal of Music Research Online (JMRO) is a freely accessible, peer-reviewed journal for the publication of scholarly research in music. It has a distinguished international editorial board, broad scope and aims to publish research of the highest international standard.

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MUSICultures

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MUSICultures: Atlantic Roots and Routes
Deadline: 15 December 2012

MUSICultures solicits articles for publication in a special issue on Atlantic Roots and Routes, guest edited by Drs. Kati Szego (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Frances Wilkins (University of Aberdeen), and Heather Sparling (Cape Breton University). Continue reading

IASPM Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Journalism

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IASPM@Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Journalism
Section Editors: Christoph Jacke, Martin James and Ed Montano
Deadline for 1-page abstracts: 25 January 2013
Deadline for submissions: 5 April 2013

Music journalism forms part of ongoing debate amongst IASPM members, in terms of music criticism, industry interests and identity politics.

IASPM@Journal, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to provide a platform for these debates with a special issue on popular music journalism for publication at the end of 2013. Continue reading

Patti Smith – Special Issue of Profils Américains

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Patti Smith
Special issue Profils Américains

Contributions are sought for a special issue of Profils Américains, a biannual journal in English published by Montpellier University, France, entirely devoted to Patti Smith’s artistry.

At this point we are looking for contributions more specifically focusing on:

• Patti Smith’s later production (post Dream of Life), and particularly her latest album (Banga) and books (Auguries of Innocence, Just Kids, The Coral Sea).

• Her visual arts production (photography, painting, drawing) and her artistic connection with Robert Mapplethorpe.

Deadline for proposals: 30 October 2012

Please send a 300-word outline to: claude.chastagner@univ-montp3.fr

IASPM Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Performance‏

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IASPM@Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Performance
Submission deadline: 1 March 2013

Music performance forms part of ongoing debate amongst IASPM members, leading to innovative research that addresses mediation and embodiment; spectacle and immersion; technology and music.

IASPM@Journal, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to provide a platform for these debates with a special issue on popular music performance for publication in 2013. Continue reading

Computer Music Journal – Special Issue on Live Coding

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Computer Music Journal
Special issue on Live Coding Practice
Deadline 21 January 2013
Guest edited by Alex McLean, Julian Rohrhuber and Nick Collins

Live coding focuses on a computer musician’s relationship with their computer. It includes programming a computer as an explicit onstage act, as a musical prototyping tool with immediate feedback, and also as a method of collaborative programming. Live coding’s tension between immediacy and indirectness brings about a mediating role for computer language within musical interaction. At the same time, it implies the rewriting of algorithms, as descriptions which concern the future; live coding may well be the missing link between composition and improvisation. Continue reading

Sonic Visions: Popular Music On and After Television‏

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Sonic Visions: Popular Music On and After Television
Journal of Popular Music Studies Special Issue
Guest Editors Matt Delmont & Murray Forman

The connection of music and television calls to mind iconic performances like Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 and the debut of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video on MTV in 1983. More recently, music videos have seen a resurgence in the “post-television” era, with videos like Justine Bieber’s “Baby” (ft. Ludacris) and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” (ft. Beyoncé) notching hundreds of millions of views online (671 million and 432 million, respectively, as of December 2011). At the same time, and often in the shadows of these hugely popular performances, music has been crucial to every era of television and to the development of video websites like YouTube, DailyMotion, and Vimeo, providing profitable content, pioneering new screen technologies, and promoting debates around the visual presentation of race, gender, sexuality, and youth. Continue reading

Anarcho-Punk Anthology

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Anarcho-Punk Anthology

Mike Dines is seeking contributions from the wide spectrum of musicology and social sciences for an edited text on the anarcho-punk scene of the 1980s that will reflect upon its origins, its music(s), its identity, its legacy, its membership and circulation. Seven years ago, I was awarded my PhD for my research into the emergence of the anarcho-punk scene and, to my surprise, there are still no academic texts that fully unpack this fascinating movement and its politics. As such, I would like to put out a call for proposals in the hope that we might rectify this omission: and thus raising questions as to how we can define aesthetically, culturally, politically and ideologically the concept and meaning of the anarcho-punk scene. Continue reading