Music, Methods and the Social

Call for papers
Music, Methods and the Social: A Research Workshop
May 17-18 2012
Curve Theatre, Leicester, UK

Trying to understand music as a social form raises the issue of methods. This is partly because of the ubiquity and polyvalence of music, which penetrates all areas of the social world in multiple ways, making investigation difficult. A further problem is that many conventional ways of representing musical sounds and practices pose challenges to scholars outside musicological disciplines. Yet is clear that to understand why music matters to people so profoundly we need a grasp both of the social, and the ways that music works as organised sound. How do we achieve this? Continue reading

User-Generated Culture‏

Call for papers
You, Me, User – Conference on User-Generated Culture
May 25 – May 26 2012 in Helsinki

From social media to video games and from online fan production to machinima, the phenomenon of user-generated culture has secured its position in the mainstream during the last few years. This shift has resulted from the blurring boundaries between media production and consumption as well as between professional and amateur authorship. The phenomenon is claimed to be characterized by collaboration, accessibility and democratic potential. During the You, Me, User Conference we approach the user-generated culture, or in other words, multiple situations where culture becomes modified, produced and distributed through everyday practices, social and new media. Continue reading

Popular Music and Automobile Culture

Call for papers
Friday 22 June 2012
One-Day Symposium
Binks Building, University of Chester, England

Event organisers: Dr Chris Hart, Dr Mark Duffett and Dr Beate Peter

From Cadillacs to tour buses, motor vehicles and popular music have developed in parallel as symbiotic commodities. Their intimate and intertwined relationship evokes issues and feelings that characterize life in modern society. The conference aims to outline and discuss this relationship between these two culturally charged commodities. Continue reading

From Adele to Zeca Afonso: The Singer-Songwriter in Europe

Call for papers
13-14 September 2012
University of Leeds

The label singer-songwriter has been applied to a wide range of artists, including Joan Manuel Serrat, Paolo Conte, Véronique Sanson and John Lennon. The use of this and related terms (auteur-compositeur-interprète, cantautore and cantautor to name but three) and interpretations of the singer-songwriter’s work differ significantly according to the cultures in which such music is produced and received. Continue reading

Journal on the Art of Record Production

Call for submissions
Issue #8: Technology, Time and Place

The newly reworked Journal on the Art of Record Production invites articles for Issue #8: Technology, Time and Place. Technologies are central – and essential – to sound and music recording and production processes. Over time, technological change has impacted on roles, working practice[s] and the recording and production workplace. Indeed, notions of time impact on production processes in a multitude of ways. Continue reading

Journal on the Art of Record Production – Relaunch‏

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Journal on the Art of Record Production website and issue 5 of JARP.  Aptly, the editorial, Change and Continuity: Transformations, Innovations and Tensions in the Art of Record Production, has been written by ARP 2010 conference hosts Robert Davis and Justin Morey of Leeds Metropolitan University. Continue reading

Transformations in Broadcasting, Leeds, July 2012

Call for papers
An international conference on Transformations in/of Broadcasting
July 12-13 2012
Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

In association with The ECREA Media Industries and Cultural Production Temporary Working Group; The Media Industries Research Centre, University of Leeds; Centre for Digital Citizenship, University of Leeds.

Confirmed speakers include Stephen Coleman, John Corner, Des Freedman, Sylvia Harvey, David Hesmondhalgh, Lynn Spigel, Graeme Turner. Continue reading

TACET #2 – Experimentation in question‏

Call for submissions
TACET: Experimental Music Review #2
http://www.tacet.eu/
Experimentation In Question
Issue edited by Matthieu Saladin – IDEAT (Université Paris 1/ CNRS), Le Quai École supérieure d’art de Mulhouse

According to one of the definitions of experimental music formulated by John Cage, the role of experimentation is to ask questions rather than to provide canned answers. This issue of TACET seeks to turn this saying back on experimentation itself, by examining its principles, manifestations and challenges, both historical (provided they question our contemporaneity) and current. Continue reading