IASPM 2012 (UK & Ireland) Conference

Update
IASPM 2012 (UK & Ireland) Conference
5-7 September 2012
University of Salford

An update for those attending or interested in the 2012 conference at MediaCityUK, University of Salford, in September.

1. Programme. A DRAFT programme is now available for your perusal on the conference website. There are over 30 panels, over 100 papers, from UK and Ireland and across the world too. We think it looks pretty exciting, and hope to entice you to sunny Salford in September to be with us.

2. Registration and fees information are available too now. You register and pay online, again via the website. Good news: we have held the conference cost for both full (i.e. salaried academic staff) and students to the same price as Cardiff 2010. And for early birds it’s even better: the 3-day conference fee is only £150 (full) or £110 (student). Must be outstanding value!

3. A full range of discounted accommodation options is also available for online booking via the website. Rooms for all budgets, from £39 to £115 pppn.

Eighth Biennial International Conference in Music Since 1900‏

Call for papers
Eighth Biennial International Conference in Music Since 1900‏
12-15 September 2013
Liverpool Hope University

The call for the Eighth Biennial International Conference in Music Since 1900, which will take place at Liverpool Hope University, 12-15 September 2013, is now open: http://www.hope.ac.uk/events/conferences/musicsince1900conference/

Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

Call for papers
Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
28 and 29 September 2012
University of Salford

This conference seeks to explore ideas of opposition through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media, and social sciences.

In the context of the current crisis of capitalism, there are many examples of the forms ‘opposition’ can take: the Tea Party in the United States, the rise of fascist groups, campaigns run via new technologies and social media, religious fundamentalisms, and general strikes in Greece. Though it carries radical overtones, ‘opposition’ in itself is not tied to any particular dogma, left or right. We invite papers that explore the value and values of opposition as a position to be adopted by individuals or groups. Continue reading

2nd International Congress on Ambiances

2nd International Congress on Ambiances
Ambiances in action
Montréal Canada, 19-22 September 2012

The Congress will be held for four days at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), in Montreal, from 19 to 22 September 2012. It will seek to express advances in learning and new hypotheses proposed by the various disciplines and fields of activity which address the question of ambiances. Registration for the congress is still open. Registration is carried out online and payment by credit card is possible. Continue reading

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

Musicians and Their Audiences – Workshop in London

One-day workshop
Musicians and Their Audiences
King’s College London
Saturday 1 December 2012

The musician/audience dichotomy has served as a constant subject of scrutiny for the sociocultural study of music practices. Both in ‘presentational’ and ‘participatory’ performances (Turino, 2008), the dynamic relationship between performing and being watched/heard has been central to the construction of music genres and identities. Moreover, as music cultures become re-contextualised from local communities to the world stage, and reversely from global scenes to subcultural formations, the dialectics of performance and spectatorship become more complex. Continue reading

Music, Politics and Agency Seminar 3: Sonic Radicalism

Music, Politics and Agency Seminar 3: Sonic Radicalism
23 May 2012
13:00-17:00
University of East London, Docklands Campus Room EB.1.03 (directions below)

Can sound subvert? Thinkers since Plato have assumed that it can, that social form and musical form are intrinsically linked, resonant, or pre-figurative of each other. In this seminar, leading and innovative thinkers will interrogate and explore these claims and their implications. Continue reading