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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cfp: Hip-Hop in the Golden Age (Indiana University, February 16-17)

In honor of black history month, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of De La Soul’s groundbreaking album 3 Feet High and Rising, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music presents the interdisciplinary conference “Hip-Hop in the Golden Age,” to be held on February 16-17, 2019. Our keynote speaker will be Prince Paul (Paul Huston) of De La Soul.
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cfp: Sound, Silence, Image and Technology

Call for Papers

We are proud to announce the 3nd International Conference on Sound, Silence, Image and Technology, to be held in Mataró (Barcelona) the next 3,4,5 of july 2019.
In collaboration with “La Creación musical en la Banda Sonora” (Musical Creation in the Soundtrack) the call has the aim to reflect about the role of music and sound in the audiovisual media. With an open and markedly multidisciplinary approach, the philosophy of this meeting is to encourage the confluence of points of view of theoretical paradigms and analytical models.

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cfp: Putting it all into practice: Performance as a research methodology

Putting it all into practice: Performance as a research methodology
Co-Convenors: Laurie Stras and Dana Marsh

Participants are warmly invited for this seminar scheduled for AMS Boston 2019. Proposals for papers that consider the topic as outlined below should be submitted via the proposal submission form, available at the AMS website after 15 December 2018. (Deadline: 15 January 2019). See the Seminar FAQ for more information: https://www.amsmusicology.org/page/BostonSeminarFAQ

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cfp: Columbia Music Scholarship Conference

CFP: Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, Columbia University March 2019
Topic: Sound in Struggle: Audible Resistances

Deadline for Abstracts: January 21, 2019

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2018
Location: Columbia University in the City of New York

The annual Columbia Music Scholarship Conference [CMSC] will be held at Columbia University in the City of New York on Saturday, March 30, 2019. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame.

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cfp: Minimalism Extended: The Seventh International Conference on Minimalist Music

Call for Papers
Minimalism Extended: The Seventh International Conference on Minimalist Music
Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2019

You are kindly invited to submit proposals for the Seventh International Conference on Minimalist Music, to be held at Cardiff University from 22-26 August, 2019.

This conference will be built on a platform of shared dialogue, where the aesthetics of musical minimalism are seen to engage with other contemporary art forms, interrogate and assimilate other musical styles and traditions, and adapt to the stage and screen.

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Silencing: Experiences, Materiality, Powers International conference

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

Presentation

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.

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