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

IASPM Journal: The Digital Nation: Copyright, Technology and Politics‏

Call for submissions
IASPM Journal
http://www.iaspmjournal.net/

Copyright debates continue to be interesting in the popular music industries for many reasons. Copyright remains a chief mechanism by which the recording and related publishing industries derive income, status and wealth. Yet it is also increasingly an index of measurement of nations’ viability as knowledge economies as much as an index of the tensions between producers and consumers of music. Continue reading

The Jazz Chameleon‏

The Refereed Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Jazz Conference August 19–20 2010, Helsinki, Finland
Edited by Janne Mäkelä

Since its arrival on the public scene in the early 20th century, jazz has been characterised by a remarkable ability to cross musical, social and cultural borderlines. In terms of musical style and character, jazz has often crossed genre categories and undergone radical changes. In terms of geographical and cultural boundaries, one of the most notable developments in jazz has been the internationalisation of its sound. Continue reading

New Book: ‘Irish Blood, English Heart’‏

Sean Campbell
‘Irish Blood, English Heart’: Second-Generation Irish Musicians in England
Cork University Press
November 2011 (Paperback)
ISBN: 9781859184905

Second-generation Irish musicians have played a vital role in the history of popular music in England. This book explores the role of Irish ethnicity in the lives and work of these musicians, focusing on three high-profile projects: Kevin Rowland and Dexys Midnight Runners, Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, and Morrissey/Marr and The Smiths. Continue reading

Latin American Branch – New Website‏

The Latin American Branch is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. This is a bilingual site (Portuguese and Spanish) that represents more than 20 countries and 280 researchers from a significant number of State and public universities. We invite you to have a look at our Historical Proceedings online (like Bogotá 2000), to read our news, and to follow us on Facebook and watch our videos on our YouTube channel. Continue reading

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