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
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

Extended Call for Papers – From Adele to Zeca Afonso: The Singer-Songwriter in Europe

Extended call for papers
13-14 September 2012
University of Leeds

The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday 14 May 2012. These should include the title of the conference paper, an abstract of 200 words, and your name, institution, a brief bio-bibliography and contact details. Individual papers should be no more than 20 minutes long. Proposals for 90-minute panels of three speakers will also be considered. Papers are to be delivered in English.

Proposals will be evaluated before Thursday 7 June 2012.

Please send proposals to Stuart Green and Isabelle Marc to euromusics@leeds.ac.uk Continue reading

Symposium: Spanish Musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating Identity and Exoticism‏

Call for papers
Symposium: Spanish Musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating Identity and Exoticism
7–8 December 2012
University of Melbourne, Australia

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance since at least the Napoleonic wars. In turn, constructions of musical exoticism based on Hispanic tropes have informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain. Continue reading

International Conference on Music Semiotics, University of Edinburgh‏

Call for papers
International Conference on Music Semiotics in Memory of Raymond Monelle
Establishing New Musical ‘Topics’ in the Repertoire and Popular Culture
University of Edinburgh Music Department, United Kingdom
26-28 October 2012

The Department of Music at The University of Edinburgh presents an international conference on Music Semiotics in memory of Professor Raymond Monelle, with the support of the UoE Innovation Initiative Grants. Continue reading

IASPM 2013 – Deadline Extension

Call for papers – extended to May 2 2012
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Challenging Orthodoxies
IASPM 17th Biennial Conference
24-28 June 2013
Universidad de Oviedo
Place: Gijón, Spain

The IASPM Executive have decided to extend the submission deadline for the Gijón Conference to May 2 2012.

Be aware that this is the last date for submissions, since we are inaugurating a process of review by an Academic Committee who needs time to read and compose a viable conference programme. Continue reading

Live Music Exchange, Leeds

Live Music Exchange, Leeds: Interesting Times for Local Live Music
Venue Bar Meeting Room, Leeds College of Music, Leeds
Friday 4th – Saturday 5th May 2012

The focus of the event is the problems of local live music promotion in the current global economic crisis. Our conference runs in conjunction with the Live @ Leeds festival and the Unconference, therefore there is a particular focus on Leeds and surrounding areas. NB while a Live at Leeds ticket doesn’t get you into the Live Music Exchange, it does get you in to the Unconference, and vice versa. Continue reading