I wanted to announce you the release of our association’s new publication, articulated as a multidisciplinary collection of essays on Benga music, a Kenyan music genre, and various questions related to its current modern-day re-interpretation in the digital era. Edited in English and French, the publication includes essays by Scholars and artists such as:
Andrew Eisenberg (Professor NYU (Abu Dhabi))
Jehanne Dennogent (University of Lausanne)
Gregg Tendwa (Kenyan cross-medial artist, producer at Santuri Safari/Bengatronics)
Mbithi Masya (Film Director and founder of Just a Band)
Flexfab (Swiss Electronic Music producer)
KMRU (Kenyan Electronic Music producer)
U-Zehn (Swiss graphic artists)
Mathias Nagy (Ivorian-Swiss music label Nouchy Arts)
Shake it Maschine (Swiss Electronic Music Producer)
ELEMENTS BRISTOL, 06-08 June 2019
2nd Meeting of the European HipHop Studies Network
University of Bristol, UK
The website for this event is now up and can be accessed at:
I am very pleased to announce the launch of the 21st Century Music Practice series of Elements by Cambridge University Press. Elements are a new publishing format that CUP are promoting that consists of a 20,000 word text – somewhere in between a standard journal article and a book – and which can also involve extensive multi-media content. The series has developed out of the 21st Century Music Practice Research Network which currently has around 250 members in 30 countries and is dedicated to the study of what Christopher Small termed Musicking – the process of making and sharing music rather than the output itself. Obviously this exists at the intersection of ethnomusicology, performance studies, and practice pedagogy / practice-led-research in composition, performance, recording, production, musical theatre, music for screen and other forms of multi-media musicking. The generic nature of the term ‘21st Century Music Practice’ reflects the aim of the series to bring together all forms of music into a larger discussion of current practice and to provide a platform for research about any musical tradition or style. It embraces everything from hip hop to historically informed performance and K-Pop to Inuk Throat Singing.
Together with a few colleagues at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) and beyond, I have drafted a COST Action proposal, which has recently be granted. COST Action is meant to build up and maintain a network of researchers, living and working in the EU, regarding a specific research area. The COST Action I’m part of is about Cultural Victimology.
The latest edition of the journal Cuadernos de Etnomusicologia is now published and may be accessed online: https://www.sibetrans.com/etno/cuaderno/30/cuadernos-de-etnomusicologia-n-12
It includes a special issue about music scenes, which discusses its conceptual and methodological development while providing further case studies within Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
Feel free to share with any colleagues that might be interested.
CALL FOR ARTICLES, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
Literature Goes Pop!
Literary Intertexts in Popular Culture
CFP: New Zealand Musicological Society 2019 Annual Conference, 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2019, Auckland, NZ
CALL FOR PAPERS
2019 Annual Meeting of the New Zealand Musicological Society: ‘Musical Intersections’
29 November to 1 December, 2019
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Deadline for proposals is 1 August 2019
Dear IASPM members,
Please find the draft program here. Presenters can review the program and send through any scheduling requests to email@example.com no later than Friday 17th May.
EDIT (19 June): The final programme is here.
IASPM Executive Committee
Reminder: “Our music, our world: wind bands and local social life”
Deadline for submissions: May 30th, 2019
More info below (https://anossamusica.web.ua.pt/conferencia.php)
Our music, our world: wind bands and local social life
October 10th-12th, 2019
Hosted and organized by the University of Aveiro and INET-md (Portugal) and co-organized by the International Society for the Promotion and Research of Wind Music (IGEB)
CfP (yearbook): Populäre Lieder im langen 19. Jahrhundert / Popular Songs in the Long 19th Century
Deadline: 15 May 2019 (abstracts); 31 January 2020 (full articles)
We invite you to submit articles for the volume 65 (2020) “Populäre Lieder im langen 19. Jahrhundert / Popular Songs in the Long 19th Century” of the yearbook “Lied und Populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture”. The yearbook is published by the Zentrum fuer Populäre Kultur und Musik (Freiburg University).
For detailed information see: http://www.zpkm.uni-freiburg.de/publikation/jahrbuch/cfpyearbook65popularsongs19thcentury (German and English).
Potential contributors are asked to send abstracts of not more than 2,000 characters including spaces as well as a short academic CV by 15 May 2019. By the end of May, you will receive feedback on the acceptance of your contribution. The contributions should cover 35,000 to 50,000 characters including spaces and should be submitted by 31 January 2020. Please send any inquiries or abstracts to Knut Holtsträter (jahrbuch -at- zpkm.uni-freiburg.de). We accept contributions in German or English.