Experience, Engagement, Meaning

Biennial conference of IASPM-UK/Ireland
School of Music, Cardiff University
2-4 September 2010
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2010

There are limitless ways in which people relate to music and incorporate it into their lives. Music is used to structure routine practices such as homework, shopping and exercise, and to delineate special events such as weddings and funerals. Music has the ability to bring together the individual and the collective, the general and the specific. The overall theme of this conference concerns the ways in which people engage with music and make music meaningful, focusing on three broad categories: musical experience, musical engagement and musical meaning. Continue reading

Sound Ecologies

The Society for Ethnomusicology
2010 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Call for Proposals

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 55th Annual Meeting on November 11-14, 2010, in Los Angeles. The meeting will take place at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, with UCLA serving as the host institution. The conference theme is “Sound Ecologies.”
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Music, Law and Business – IASPM-Norden 2010 Conference

Helsinki, 24–27 November 2010
Extended deadline: January 31, 2010

The field of music production is in a state of uncertainty, if not even in an outright crisis of reproduction. Because of recent and relatively rapid changes in communication technology, old conglomerate models and structures of production, dissemination and consumption of music are arguably subject to change.
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This has also created pressure towards legislative changes, especially in relation to copyright issues. In general, the increased importance of immaterial property rights, as opposed to selling physical records, has been acknowledged within the music industries. Continue reading

IASPM-US 2010 – Births, Stages, Declines, Revivals

2010 Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – U.S. Branch
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 9-11
Deadline for abstracts: 1st December, 2009

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New Orleans has long been known as the “birthplace of jazz;” more recently, it has become a signifier for ruin. The chaos wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 signaled a shocking sense of loss in the music world: some musicians lost their lives and many lost their livelihoods; the city’s ubiquitous choirs, marching bands, and parades were disrupted and displaced. Residents of New Orleans, particularly the working poor, were evacuated and have yet to permanently return. And yet, at the same time, both remaining and former residents have fought to hold on to and even revive their cherished culture. Continue reading

Ideologies and ethics in the uses and abuses of sound

Koli, Finland
June 16-19, 2010
Call for papers (reminder): abstracts by October 12

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The 2010 WFAE conference will be held at Koli in Eastern Finland. Koli is a plausible site for reflecting upon ideologies, ethics and soundscapes, since it was amongst the key places of the national romantic artist pilgrims in the late 19th century Finland. The main organisers, Department of Finnish Language and Cultural Research at the University of Joensuu, Finland and The Finnish Society for Acoustic Ecology (FSAE) invite researchers and artists from all disciplines to join this forum of discussion. Continue reading

What’s it worth? ‘Value’ and Popular Music

Call for papers
Abstract deadline extended to September 15

Annual Conference of IASPM-ANZ
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Australia-New Zealand branch
27-29 November 2009

The theme of this year’s conference seeks to generate discussion and debate around the ‘value’ we ascribe to popular music(s). ‘Value’ relates to music as commodity and economic project, but social, cultural and aesthetic perspectives profoundly inform any measures or contentions of ‘value’. This theme is particularly timely given recent technological developments that are radically re-shaping the ways in which music is produced, distributed and consumed. Continue reading

Spaces of Violence, Sites of Resistance: Music, Media and Performance

International Conference – June 3rd to June 6th 2010

The Interactive Media and Performance (IMP) Labs, along with the Department of Media Production and Studies, and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina are pleased to present a call for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops on the theme of Spaces of Violence, Sites of Resistance: Music, Media and Performance, an international conference organized in collaboration with IASPM-Canada and the Canadian Society for Traditional Music (CSTM). Continue reading

Musics and Knowledge in Transit

Call for Proposals

October 28-31, 2010
Rectory of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

The Ethnomusicology Institute – Center for the Study of Music and Dance is pleased to host the international conference ‘Musics and Knowledge in Transit‘ at the Rectory of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa from October 28 to 31, 2010.
The official languages of the conference are: Portuguese, Spanish and English. Continue reading

Mi pueblo me hace cantar

La nueva canción latinoamericana: A 21st Century View
A Conference Hosted by the University of East Anglia
11th-12th September 2009
Call for Papers

Mi pueblo me hace cantar is a two-day multidisciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers in the field of Latin American music and politics to examine the impact and legacy of the new song movement, throughout Latin America, from a twenty-first century perspective. Continue reading