Musical seductions

Call for contributions
Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales. – no 2

Facial expression, physical presence, fashion prowess, vocal intonation, the ways of seduction are numerous and variable. Respecting the codes adopted by the societies and cultures from which it originates, seduction is nevertheless an ‘ordinary social act’ which can be considered as universal.

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Cecile Dauphin and Arlette Farge present it as ‘one of the nodal points of social architecture’, a reality from which no society or era has escaped. [cf. Dauphin, C. et Farge, A. (éd.), Séduction et sociétés. Approches historiques. Paris : Seuil. 2001]. Recently brought on the agenda by social sciences studies, the privileged relationships that seduction maintains with music will be at the core of the present issue. Continue reading

Shifting Ground: A Symposium on Music and Publishing

11th April 2011
Oxford Brookes University
Call For Papers

The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit, in association with The Royal Musical Association and The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, is holding a one-day symposium exploring links between music and publishing in its broadest sense on April 11th, 2011. This event is intended to bring together academics, journalists and publishers to explore this previously neglected area which offers exciting opportunities to tap into current concerns about the effects of the internet on the dissemination of music, to explore how our experience of music is shaped by publications relating to it, and to explore more broadly the important issue of the relationship between music and commerce, both in a historical context and in the present.

Shifting Ground

The day will feature themed paper sessions, a keynote presentation from the Music Publishing Association, a discussion panel of journalists including Fiona Maddocks and Alyn Shipton focusing on writing about classical, jazz and popular music and will end with a round table discussion featuring Dr Dai Griffiths (Brookes), Dr Lee Marshall (Bristol) and Dr Simon Warner (Leeds) to consider future directions of research in this area. Continue reading

norient academic online journal

With the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) approaching its 30th birthday norient wants to contribute to this anniversary by dedicating its first issue of the norient academic online journal to popular music ethnographies – with a twist. While IASPM has been a major force in contributing to the study of popular music using a methodologically broad approach these studies have to a large extent been focused on a North American and British/European popular music legacy.

This call for articles which will result in the first volume and issue of the norient academic online journal aims to show the diversity of popular music throughout the world by focusing on popular music in a broad sense from outside the European and North American canon of popular music. Continue reading

Euromac – VII European Music Analysis Conference

6-9 October 2011
Rome, Italy

Following previous meetings in Colmar (France), Trento (Italy), Montpellier (France), Rotterdam (Holland), Bristol (UK), and Freiburg (Germany) the 7th European Music Analysis Conference (VII EUROMAC) will be organized in Italy by the Italian Society Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Muscale (GATM) in association with the Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Musica e Spettacolo (BEMUS) of the Università di Roma Tor Vergata, and with the collaboration of SFAM (Société Française d’Analyse Musicale), SBAM (Société Belge d’Anayse Musicale), VvM (Vereniging voor Muziektheorie), SMA (Society for Music Analysis), GMTH (Gesellschaft für Musik Theorie). Continue reading

TRANS – Special Issue: New uses of music in media

TRANS- Transcultural Music Review 16 (2012) will publish a special dossier on the new forms of music in audiovisual media. The dossier will be prepared in collaboration with the research group “Música y medios audiovisuales” from the Society for Ethnomusicology-SIBE/IASPM-Spain and will be edited by Teresa Fraile, Eduardo Viñuela, and María Edurne Zuazu. Continue reading

Contemporary Music and Fiction – Edited Volume

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Write in Tune: Representing Contemporary Music in Fiction.
Edited by Jeffrey Roessner (Mercyhurst College) and Erich Hertz (Siena College)
Submission deadline: January 31, 2010

Since the 1960s the confluence of music and literature has moved far beyond simple adaptation studies, with writers turning to music for cultural references, foundational metaphors, and complex intertextual structure.  Indeed, the range of novels that reference contemporary music is stunning, from obvious examples such as Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments, Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, Jonathan Lethem’s Fortress of Solitude, Alan Warner’s Morvern Callar, and Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues, to more subtle intertextual negotiations in Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, Willy Russell’s The Wrong Boy, and Don DeLillo’s Great Jones Street. Continue reading

Situating Popular Musics

IASPM 2011 16th Biennial International Conference
Grahamstown South Africa
27 June/1 July 2011

For its 16th biennial conference, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) invites papers which explore the many ways of situating popular music in the light of IASPM celebrating its 30th year.

The opening plenary will be given by Philip Tagg, IASPM founder.

Saxophonist at the Grahamstown Festival

The week of the conference leads up to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival which is the biggest art festival in Africa and the southern hemisphere. This will be a stimulating context for members of IASPM to explore arguments about different popular music practices, spaces and places.

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Music Theory and Practice in the Lowlands

IASPM Benelux Conference
Haarlem, 15 April 2011
Call For Papers

For the first time in ten years, the Benelux Branch of IASPM is proud to announce a conference to be held on Friday April 15th 2011, possibly the conference will be extended with an extra day on Thursday April 14th 2011. The conference will take place at the InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem and will be organised in collaboration with International Music Management students. Continue reading