cfp: Big Sounds from Small Places (IASPM Canada)

Big Sounds from Small Places

IASPM Canada Annual Conference 2020 Call For Papers

Cape Breton University: Sydney, Nova Scotia

12 – 14 June 2020

Submission Deadline15 December 2019

As we enter into a new decade it’s apt to question our place in the world. Almost sixty years ago, Marshall McLuhan notably coined the term Global Village to refer to the global spread of media content and consumption, and yet Canada still struggles with its position in the world as an imposing landmass with a relatively small population, and how that influences where and how its cultural texts are encountered. This conference seeks to address the concept of voice and sound as tied to space and place, in the broadest sense. In regards to popular music in Canada, we have established a strong identity, but one that is often defined in opposition to our more vocal neighbours to the South. As we continuously define and redefine Canadian cultural identity, and cultural outputs, this conference questions how our musical landscape has historically adapted, and will continue to adapt, to an increasingly globalized environment.

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cfp: London Calling (IASPM UK)

15th IASPM UK and Ireland Biennial Conference: London Calling
London College of Music, University of West London, 3rd – 5th September 2020

In 1992, Allan Moore hosted the 2nd IASPM UK & Ireland conference at the Polytechnic of West London. 28 years later the conference returns to the same building – now the University of West London. As one of the key focal points of 20th and 21st century popular music practice, London has not only projected its musical voices all over the world but has also been a hub for incoming influences that have stimulated a rich and vast array of new musical cultures. The 2020 IASPM UK & Ireland conference seeks to use this amazing heritage to provoke discussion about this and many other subjects. In addition, we are aiming to continue the recent trend for weaving popular music practice and music business and management into the IASPM tapestry. And this practice-based specialism harks back to another key figure in the academic world of music, Christopher Small, who also taught in the same building until 1986 and who coined the term musicking.

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cfp: IASPM Benelux Conference

University of Antwerp, Belgium, 14 – 16 May 2020

RE-peat, please!

According to the online Cambridge Dictionary, the prefix ‘re-’ stands for “do again” or “returning something to its original state”.

These two letters can be used in various combinations, many of which relate to core issues of pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, dance, and many other genres.

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cfp: The 7th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 7th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

23-25 July, 2020

Organised by Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS Group)

Hosted by

Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract Submissions Deadline

15 December 2019

Theme: Asia’s Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies

The recent international popularity of Korean pop groups BTS and Blackpink placed Asia from passive recipients to active participants of otherwise US and UK dominated global pop music. However, the extent in which they represent and personify the rich undercurrent of popular music circulation in Asia remains debatable in Asia’s culturally diverse landscapes. While the digital platform and social media as well as travel have intensified the flows of popular music participation, it is probably premature to idealistically suggest the levelling of more enduring historical and cultural boundaries and borders. The post•global or post•digital condition needs discussion.

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cfp: MUSIC & THE MOVING IMAGE CONFERENCE XVI

CALL FOR PAPERS 2020

MUSIC & THE MOVING IMAGE CONFERENCE XVI

Conference at NYU Steinhardt: Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st

The annual Music and the Moving Image Conference encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their knowledge to solve problems or come up with a new perspective regarding music and moving images. 

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cfp: What does Democracy Sound Like?

What does Democracy Sound Like?

Music and Political Democratisation in Late Twentieth Century

18-19 June 2020

University of Huddersfield

https://musicdemocracystudydays.wordpress.com/cfp-study-days-2020/

Convened by Igor Contreras Zubillaga (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Huddersfield) and Robert Adlington (University of Huddersfield)

Keynote speaker: Marina Frolova-Walker (University of Cambridge)

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cfp: “Music Economy 20|20 – Current Discourses and Challenges”

Interdisciplinary symposium June 25th-27th 2020

Location: University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, Institute of Musicology Weimar-Jena / Bauhaus University Weimar, Department of Media Management

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Steffen Höhne, Dr. Wolf-Georg Zaddach (Institute for Musicology Weimar-Jena – Cultural Management, HfM Weimar) Prof. Dr. Jutta Emes, Prof. Dr. Christopher Buschow, Prof. Dr. Matthias Maier (Department of Media Management, Bauhaus University Weimar)

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RMA Annual Conference

Call for Proposals: RMA Annual Conference, Goldsmiths 2020


We are pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will take place from 8th-10th September 2020 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The conference will present a programme involving both leading figures and emerging scholars and practitioners within the discipline, and seeks to explore and celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship in music, understood in its broadest sense and represented by its many branches and global aspects. The annual conference will also feature the Edward Dent Medal award lecture, that will be delivered by the 2019 award winner Dr Gundula Kreuzer, and the Peter Le Huray lecture that will be delivered by Dr Marie Thompson.

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cfp: IABA World

IABA World Turku 2020
Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future
9–12 June 2020
Turku, Finland

Popular music research papers welcome!

SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory warmly welcomes proposals to the 12th IABA World Conference, which will be held at the University of Turku (Finland), June 9-12, 2020. Through the theme of Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future, IABA World 2020 will explore the multiple temporalities shaping the dimensions of life storying and life writing research. Temporality impacts the writing and shaping of life narratives, as well as the ways in which we analyze life narrative documents. The temporal is at the core of how we understand the centuries-long histories of how the self is written about and the genealogy of life writing research. Temporality, however, does not mean only gazing to the past, but also understanding how the present moment and orientation to the future are visible in life writing and/or how history makes its presence known in different moments and spaces. The temporal approach also invites us to explore how the future is imagined in life narratives and to discuss our visions for the future of life writing studies.

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