IASPM Kassel (2017) proceedings

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to inform you that the proceedings of the IASPM conference held in Kassel in 2017 is finally published by Springer. You may order e-book and/or softcover copy of “Contemporary Popular Music Studies” via this link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783658252526. Please find here short description and table of contents:

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London College of Music – Vice Chancellor’s scholarships: Deadline 10th of March

The London College of Music at UWL is is creating opportunities for a number of 3-year fully funded PhD Scholarships. These will be available for all eligible UK/EU students. Although we are accepting proposals on a broad range of topics, we have 8 target areas that are:
1. Pedagogical practices in one-to-one instrumental and vocal tuition
2. The non-subject-specific benefits of music education in primary and secondary schools
3. Integrating the teaching of expression into grade level instrumental and vocal tuition
4. Part learning in popular music performance: tacit learning of tacit knowledge in a popular music ensemble context
5. An embodied / ecological approach to audio mixing
6. A creative practice-as-research approach to exploring issues of gender, music and technology
7. 3-D Audio Production
8. Interactive Recorded Music

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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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WANTED: Musicologists / Music Historians

Call for researchers from a Berlin record label:

“WANTED: Musicologists / Music Historians
Location: Global
Focus: feminist music 1900-2000, primarily within the context of all genres
of ‘popular music’ with lyrics.
We are a Berlin-based record label putting together an international team
for a very unique project: a compilation and global research project
documenting feminist music from around the world over the last century.

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Hip-Hop in the Golden Age

Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder of the upcoming conference, “Hip-Hop in the Golden Age,” hosted by the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, this weekend. Full conference details, including the registration link and program, can be found at https://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/hip-hop-golden-age.shtml.

All papers at the conference will be live-streamed at http://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive/. During the keynote address (by Prince Paul of De La Soul), remote participants will be able to pose questions via Twitter, using the hashtag #iugoldenagehiphop.

Call for Chapters: The Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for Chapters: The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for chapters
The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.
Editor : Victor Sarafian.
Publisher : Presse de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Proposal submission: 1 July 2019
Full chapters due: 1 December 2019

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