Dear IASPM Members,
The International Executive Committee would like to invite IASPM members to apply to stand as a member of the Executive Committee. If you would like to nominate someone to stand for a position, please email Beatriz Goubert Secretary@IASPM.net, who is copied in to this email. (Please do not press reply all, and reply to the whole list 😊).
Please discuss any nomination with the person involved before nominating them, if you are not self-nominating. We have had cases in the past where people have been nominated and are not willing to stand, which is not very helpful!
IASPM Executive Committee positions are all available for vote at the Biennial AGM, so you can be nominated for any position, whether or not the holder of the current position is standing again. IASPM Executive Committee positions include Chair, General Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Web/Publications, and Member-at-large.
We are in particular seeking someone to stand as IASPM Treasurer, to handle our finances, as Simone Kruger is stepping down.
If you wish to nominate someone, please email Beatriz, the deadline for submission of nominations is 31 May 2021.
Voting will be take place electronically in advance of and at the start of the AGM, 12 Noon BST, 1 July 2021, details will be sent out in due course.
Dear IASPM Members,
Unfortunately we have to announce that the IASPM Bienniel Conference to be held in South Korea in 2021 has now been postponed for 12 months. With a date in July 2021, we had hoped that we would be largely over the Coronavirus Pandemic, and at least some IASPM members would be able to attend the conference. The IASPM Executive Committee and conference local organising committee discussed this a number of times, and we have held off making a decision until now, in the hope of still going ahead with a blend of in person and online involvement. However it is now clear that it is unlikely many people would be able to plan travel in April, and travel will still be disrupted in many parts of the world in June/July.
We are pleased to host the seventh Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS or Inter-Asia Pop) Online Workshop. On Thursday, April 15, Dr. Jian Xiao will give a talk on punk in China and Indonesia.
The event is free. but you need to register in advance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaOq-TcU6obMJAezrFK4JeQBuPKb8zLXYTsNAIw_xP_JlKjQ/viewform?usp=pp_url
We will send you a reminder with the instruction to the video conference twice: one day before and one hour before the event. Please find more detail below.
The April 2021 Research Seminar will be arranged by IASPM’s Latin American Branch. You can get your free tickets here.
22th April 2021, Thursday
15:00 – Sao Paolo, Brazil / Chile
The event will be on Zoom, online, and can also be watched on IASPM’s YouTube page, streamed live. On this page you can also watch videos of previous seminars. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCii1IhY4vnGskTwf3GUyhjQ
Please find the details for the call “Fumbling Towards Ecstasy: The Intersectionality of Music and Deviance” here:
With questions, please email the editor Sylvia M. DeSantis at <email@example.com>
“MINA. The Voice of Silence: Presence and Absence of a Pop Icon”, organized by Jacopo Tomatis, Giulia Muggeo and Gabriele Rigola at the University of Torino, 25-26 March (also in partnership with IASPM Italia).
The conference was originally planned for March 2020, celebrating the great singer Mina’s – a true Italian icon – 80th birthday. For obvious reasons, we had to reschedule the whole program online (so, we are now celebrating Mina’s 81st birthday!).
The conference is held on Webex.
The online participation is free of charge. If interested in getting the streaming link, you are all welcome to fill this form:
HERE the full program, and some info below.
Call for papers – Conference
Translation, Interpretation, Adaptation
Music Between Latin America and Europe, 1920 to 2020
(Musicology, Translation studies, Cultural studies, Media studies, Latin American studies)
Dr Christina Richter-Ibáñez (Tübingen University, Institute of Musicology)
in cooperation with Trayectorias
6th to 8th of October 2021, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Music is created in a specific context: Music is shaped by the prevailing sound environment, which, in turn, is influenced by the music. Music requires instruments, techniques and skills of the musicians involved. When music or musicians leave their own language and sound context, translation processes often occur: music is performed by interpreters, orchestrated or technically processed, mixed with other styles, heard and perceived in many ways. Vocal music is provided with texts in new languages. The original meaning can be changed profoundly. The linguistic, musical and medial rewriting of existing music is a common practice and a basic principle to be found in music history. Music is therefore characterized by procedures of self-reference, arrangement, parody, re-orchestration, revision, variation, and improvisation. It is in constant flux. In scientific terminology, these terms and others, such as borrowing, quotation or cover, refer to translation processes in various ways. They are extremely diverse and difficult to grasp conceptually, as Silke Leopold has noted with regard to the diverse history of adaptation (Leopold 1992).
We are delighted to announce the call for proposals for Dancecult’s inaugural conference on the theme of ‘Reconnecting Global Dance Cultures’, to be held online on the 16th and 17th September 2021. From dancehall to raving, club cultures to sound systems, disco to techno, breakbeat to psytrance, hip hop to dubstep, IDM to noisecore, nortec to bloghouse, global EDMCs have all been affected by recent events. As we move out of the pandemic into yet another moment of global uncertainty, we seek to capture the experiences of our communities as we now look ahead to a new era for dance culture. What effect has the pandemic had on these formations? What lies ahead for clubs and festivals and how can they prepare for future disruptions? How have producers and clubbers adapted during the enforced digital migration? How can the industry and producers take advantage of these current paradigms and foster new connections with fans and between communities?
The Music Program in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University invites applications for a one-year, full-time non-tenure line position in Music Theory at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin August 1, 2021. We seek a candidate with commensurate teaching experience and curriculum development in undergraduate music theory, in particular diatonic harmony, form and analysis, and counterpoint. Candidates active in research and whose professional work includes a secondary area of expertise, specifically in jazz, film/media/sound studies, performance, and popular traditions are encouraged to apply.
A terminal degree (Ph.D.) in music theory is required and must be in hand by the start of the appointment. The music program is especially interested in candidates whose research and creative work link to the music major in American Musical Culture, affiliated programs and the highly integrated liberal arts curriculum in Georgetown College. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and seminars (2+3 over two semesters) to both music majors and minors, advising undergraduate theses, while also fulfilling departmental service and committee responsibilities as needed.
Dear Popular Music Researchers
we are very proud to announce the first volume of the new series ~Vibes by the German-speaking branch of IASPM. «Pop–Power–Positions: Globale Beziehungen und populäre Musik» (Global Relations and Popular Music) looks at (global) power relations and representations of differences in popular music (studies).
The publication is open access and available here: https://vibes-theseries.org.
Articles in English and German
Edited by Anja Brunner, Vienna, & Hannes Liechti, Bern
Published by IASPM D-A-CH, Berlin 2021