SEM 2010 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 55th Annual Meeting on November 11-14, 2010, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Titled ‘Sound Ecologies’, this year’s meeting features more than 400 presentations, as well as a variety of concerts and other special events. The meeting is hosted by UCLA, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of its Ethnomusicology program. UCLA will present a pre-conference symposium, ‘Music Research and Performance in South Asia: The Life and Work of Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy’, on November 10 at the Wilshire Grand.

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Visit www.ethnomusicology.org for more information about the meeting, hotel accommodations, and online registration.

Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc after 1945

The British Academy, London
Thursday 13 January – Saturday 15 January 2011

Proposals are invited for this conference, to be held at the British Academy in London, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham.

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The relationship between state communism and music behind the Iron Curtain has been the subject of much scholarly interest. The importance of communism for musicians outside the communist bloc, by contrast, has received little sustained attention.
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Change and Continuity: transformations, innovations and tensions in the art of record production

ARP 2010 Call For Papers
Extended deadline: Tuesday 1st June 2010

The Sixth Annual Art of Record Production Conference will be hosted by Bob Davis and Justin Morey at Leeds Metropolitan University on December 3rd – 5th 2010

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The theme of the conference is centred around the idea of change and continuity – the idea that music and music production can look backwards or it can look forwards. The way our ‘art’ changes through technology and the use of technology is an example of where people make choices between, for instance, old technology and new technology – between old sounds and new sounds, while continually exploring the space in between these two theoretical poles.

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Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium

Call For Papers:
Binks Building, University of Chester
Northwest Popular Music Studies Network
Friday 25th June 2010
Keynote speaker: Matt Hills (author of ‘Fan Cultures’)

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While a range of researchers in cultural studies – notably Henry Jenkins, Matt Hills and Cornell Sandvoss – have moved the discussion about media fandom forward, much less work has been done specifically on popular music fandom. We invite contributors from a wide range of disciplines to discuss topics associated with popular music fan culture at this free one-day study event in Chester. Continue reading

Experience, Engagement, Meaning

Biennial conference of IASPM-UK/Ireland
School of Music, Cardiff University
2-4 September 2010
Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2010

There are limitless ways in which people relate to music and incorporate it into their lives. Music is used to structure routine practices such as homework, shopping and exercise, and to delineate special events such as weddings and funerals. Music has the ability to bring together the individual and the collective, the general and the specific. The overall theme of this conference concerns the ways in which people engage with music and make music meaningful, focusing on three broad categories: musical experience, musical engagement and musical meaning. Continue reading

Mi pueblo me hace cantar – 16-17 April 2010, Norwich

Mi pueblo me hace cantar is a three-day multidisciplinary conference that brings together leading researchers in the field of Latin American music and politics to examine the impact and legacy of the new song movement, throughout Latin America, from a twenty-first century perspective.
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The conference takes place Friday 16 – Saturday 17 April 2010 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. It is being organised by Hazel Marsh, School of Language and Communication Studies.

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Contact: Hazel Marsh

Sound Ecologies

The Society for Ethnomusicology
2010 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Call for Proposals

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 55th Annual Meeting on November 11-14, 2010, in Los Angeles. The meeting will take place at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, with UCLA serving as the host institution. The conference theme is “Sound Ecologies.”
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Music, Law and Business – IASPM-Norden 2010 Conference

Helsinki, 24–27 November 2010
Extended deadline: January 31, 2010

The field of music production is in a state of uncertainty, if not even in an outright crisis of reproduction. Because of recent and relatively rapid changes in communication technology, old conglomerate models and structures of production, dissemination and consumption of music are arguably subject to change.
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This has also created pressure towards legislative changes, especially in relation to copyright issues. In general, the increased importance of immaterial property rights, as opposed to selling physical records, has been acknowledged within the music industries. Continue reading