IASPM-CA Email List‏

International Association for the Study of Popular Music-Canada

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-Canada mailing list (L-IASPMCA) is now open to the public and invites new subscribers to join in the conversation about the study of popular music. The list is unmoderated, but new subscriptions will be approved by the list administrator before subscribers can post to the list. To subscribe to the list please visit http://iaspm.ca/mailman/listinfo/l-iaspmca_iaspm.ca or visit http://iaspm.ca and click the “Mailman” link in the top right corner.

Jan Fairley‏

Our dear friend and colleague Jan Fairley passed away yesterday morning in her Edinburgh home. The funeral will be Saturday.

Jan died peacefully at home surrounded by family.

The funeral will be held at Christ Church Morningside, 6a Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DD, on 16 June from 8.30am for 9am. Please wear colour and do bring your stories of Jan written down. No flowers please, donations to the invaluable Maggie’s Centre, Macmillan and Marie Curie. Please see www.justgiving.com/TomPlatt

Jan, go in peace. Your life, courage and positive attitude will be an example for us.

2012 IASPM-Norden Conference

Call for papers
2012 IASPM-Norden Conference
Popular Music and the Nordic Region in Global Dynamics
Roskilde, Denmark 29-30 November 2012‏

Organized jointly by:
— The Nordic branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
— ‘Popular Music in the Nordic Countries in the Early 21st Century’, a cross-sector project funded by the Nordic Culture Fund

We are happy to invite proposals for entire sessions as well as for individual presentations for the 2012 IASPM-Norden conference. We welcome all topics related to the study of popular music, yet a specific emphasis in the conference is given to the politics of location of popular music in the Nordic countries.

The keynote presentations will be delivered by professor Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh) on the subject “What is different about popular music in the 21st century?”, and by professor Stan Hawkins (University of Oslo) on “Terror, Masculinity, and Music”. Continue reading

The Afterlife of the Film Song‏

Call for papers
The Afterlife of the Film Song: A One-Day Symposium
The Victoria Rooms, Bristol
8 December 2012

University of the West of England, Bristol
University of Bristol

In association with The Soundtrack and Intellect Books

Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers to be given as part of a one-day symposium on the afterlife of film songs. Continue reading

Seminar on Bert Lloyd‏

Goldsmiths Popular Music Research Unit presents
The Life and Music of A.L. Lloyd
Tuesday 29 May 5.00pm

IASPM colleagues and friends in or near London at the end of May will be welcome at this seminar.

A talk by Dave Arthur to coincide with the publication of his book Bert: The Life and Times of A.L. Lloyd (Pluto Press).

Small Hall Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building
Goldsmiths College
New Cross London SE14 6NW

Folk singer and folk music collector, writer, painter, journalist, art critic, whalerman, sheep station roustabout, Marxist, and much more – this is the story of A. L. (Bert) Lloyd’s extraordinary life. Continue reading

Early Career Position in Music and Sound at QUT

Ongoing early career position in Music and Sound
Creative Industries Faculty, QUT, Brisbane, Australia
Closing date: 13 June 2012

QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty is seeking an energetic and innovative academic in the Discipline of Music & Sound. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching and research excellence. S/he will have a track record demonstrating ability to contribute to the research profile of the Faculty, and to engage at high levels with industry and community groups. The appointee will have expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: Musicology, Music Technology, Music Curriculum Studies, Community Music, or Music Composition and Production. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to contribute to the Faculty’s Creative Practice profile and work as part of a small but energetic teaching team focused on the development of professional and creative musicians who are well prepared for a challenging professional environment. More details

El oído pensante

Call for submissions
El oído pensante

El oído pensante invites the submission of articles for the first volume (2013) (ISSN 2250-7116).

The aim of this biannual peer-reviewed online journal of free access is to promote debate on theoretical, methodological and epistemological dilemmas faced by different kinds of music research. Continue reading