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

Cultures of Popular Music Seminar Programme

Cultures of Popular Music Seminar Programme 2012, Brisbane
A series of fortnightly seminars supported by Griffith University’s Centre for Cultural Research

All sessions are free of charge and will take place between 6.30 – 8.00 pm. Venue will be the S07 2.19 in the Griffith Graduate Centre. Refreshments will be available. And we tend to go for a drink at the Ship Inn after the event, so it’s a good place to meet other people studying music in Brisbane.

A Facebook Group for the series can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/23377797916/

If you’re on Facebook, please join and stay up to date. Continue reading

A Special Relationship? Irish Popular Music in Britain

Call for papers
Northumbria University in conjunction with the Centre for Media Research at the University of Ulster
27-28 June 2012

Ireland and Britain share in large measure a common, if disputed, history. Ireland is, of course, a former colony of Britain, and Northern Ireland is still part of the United Kingdom so that one of the conundrums of the Irish experience is that it is both post-colonial and neo-colonial; national and regional; periphery and centre. Irish popular music, therefore, displays a complex set of sometimes contradictory characteristics, and Irish artists and musicians work within and against such an intricate web of social, economic, political and cultural influences that their art and music raises dizzying questions about national identity. Continue reading

IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference‏

Call for papers
Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow
IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference‏
University of Tasmania, Hobart
5-7 December 2012

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2012 annual conference of IASPM-ANZ. This year, the conference will be organized by Dr Michelle Phillipov, and held at the University of Tasmania. We are pleased to stage our annual event in Hobart in keeping with the rotating conference schedule of Australia and New Zealand locations. Continue reading

Live Music Exchange, Leeds: Interesting Times for Local Live Music‏

Call for papers
4-5 May 2012
Venue Bar Meeting Room, Leeds College of Music, Leeds

A conference to mark the start of a new AHRC-funded initiative: the Live Music Exchange, a knowledge transfer project emerging from three years of wide-ranging research into the social, cultural, historical and economic dimensions of live music. For more information about the Live Music Exchange, please see http://www.livemusicexchange.org

This conference is designed to forge links between industry and the academy by examining the issues facing those working at the front-line of local live music, and exploring the ways in which academic research can encourage and assist a vibrant and sustainable live music ecology. Continue reading