2021 IASPM Book Prize

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Dear IASPM members

A public award will be given by IASPM for two outstanding first books by a single author on popular music, one in English, the other in any other language, at the 2021 Daegu IASPM conference.

Nominations are invited from IASPM members of books they consider to be possible contenders for such an award. Authors nominated should preferably already be members of IASPM, or should become members of IASPM after being nominated, to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the chairs of the Book Prize committee Felipe Trotta and Andrea Dankić (bookprize@iaspm.net) by 09 November 2020 at the latest.

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IASPM 2021: IMPORTANT NOTICE

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As we have announced in Call for Proposals, the current climate of Covid-19 pandemic and climate change demands certain interventions in the format of international conference. We at local organising committee for IASPM 2021 are keen to employ various measures to tackle those challenges. As part of our intervention, we offer slots for online participation for those who do not wish to travel for conscientious, financial, or Covid-19-related reasons. Please submit a 300-WORD STATEMENT to apply for online participation when you register for IASPM 2021 – please note, you DO NOT need to do this when you submit your proposal. We will grant online participation slots for successful applicants. This applies to both panel and individual participation. We are working out fee structure and conference formats for online participation. We will keep you updated on this topic.

If you have any queries about online participation, please contact IASPM 2021 Secretariat at iaspm2021@gmail.com

Hyunjoon Shin         Keewoong Lee

Co-chair.                   Co-chair

IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee

IASPM 2021 (Daegu, South Korea, July 6-10, 2021) update

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Greetings!

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the 21st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music to be held in Daegu, South Korea, for 5 days from July 6 to 10, 2021. Here are some latest updates on the conference, including the keynote speakers.

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cfp: Music biopic symposium

“No one listens to Springsteen anymore. He’s history!”

(Blinded by the Light): Pop-rock Music and 2000s Cinema

– An online symposium –

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW, EA 4399 (France)
Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CIRLEP, EA 4299 (France)
Organisers : Clémentine Tholas & Catherine Girodet

Keynote Speaker: Mark Duffett 

(University of Chester, UK

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PhD Scholarships at London College of Music, UWL

The University of West London is inviting proposals for PhDs through the Vice Chancellors scholarship awards. The scholarship includes a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate and a tax-free stipend of £15,000 per annum for three years. 

London College of Music has supervision expertise in a broad range of music and musical theatre subject areas with particular strengths in Record Production, Audio for Virtual Reality, 21st Century Music Practices (particularly Practice-As-Research) and electronic music composition.

These PhD scholarships are open to all UK/EU students who qualify – details at: https://www.uwl.ac.uk/research/graduate-centre/vice-chancellors-phd-scholarships 

The deadline for applications is 30th November 2020

“Flip it and Reverse it: Hip-Hop Worldwide” (a section of the Ethnomusicology Review)

“Flip it and Reverse it: Hip-Hop Worldwide” is a space for hip-hop-focused research and content. It is a section of the UCLA journal Ethnomusicology Review.

The section is open to scholars, students, journalists, activists, artists, archivists, and community organizers. We’d like to particularly encourage submissions from BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, disabled individuals, and non-academically affiliated individuals.

Contributions should ideally be between 1500 and 3500 words, and take advantage of the online-digital format of the publication by making use of media content (pictures, videos, audio, etc.).

If you wish to contribute or have any questions please reach out to:

H. Samy Alim (halim@ucla.edu)

Samuel Lamontagne (slamonta@ucla.edu)

Tabia Shawel (tshawel@bunche.ucla.edu)

More info here

https://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/content/call-contributions-flip-it-and-reverse-it-hip-hop-worldwide

Ethnomusicology Review

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Savoirs en Prisme, no 15, 2022, “The Figure of the Musician in the Cinema”

Call for Articles 

Savoirs en Prisme, no 15, 2022, “The Figure of the Musician in the Cinema” 

Edited by: Bénédicte Brémard, Stéphan Etcharry and Julie Michot 

Although pianists (and even organists) left the movie theaters during the silent era, musicians have become a recurrent topic of cinema. One famous example is the first “sound” feature film, The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland, 1927), whose hero is also an instrumentalist. Background and source music have already been the subject of numerous in-depth studies. This is why Issue 15 of Savoirs en Prisme will focus more specifically on the musician, a figure that can be found in all national cinemas.

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cfp: Sonic Engagement: The ethics and aesthetics of community engaged audio practice

Please see below for editorial contacts and instructions for initial submissions.

Edited by Sarah Woodland (Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne, Australia) and Wolfgang Vachon (School of Social and Community Services, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada) 

Due for publication in early 2022 

About the book 

This edited collection aims to investigate the use of sound and audio production in community engaged participatory arts practice and research. The popularity of podcast and audio drama, combined with the accessibility and portability of affordable field recording and home studio equipment, makes audio a compelling mode of participatory creative practice. Working in audio enables a flexible approach to participation, where collaborators in sites such as prisons, schools, and community settings, can engage in performance and production in flexible ways, while learning valuable skills and producing satisfying creative outcomes. Audio works also allow projects to reach wider audience (and for longer) than an ephemeral performance event, extending the potential for diverse perspectives to be heard beyond prison walls, across borders, and between different communities and cultures.

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cfp: “New Approaches to Music and Sound,” Journal of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era (special issue)

New Approaches to Music and Sound
Guest Editors: David Suisman and Rebecca Tinio McKenna

If new book series and journal special issues are any indication, over the last decade, there has been a surge of interest in the musical and sonic worlds of the past. Scholars of music, sound studies, disability studies, transnational and postcolonial studies, cultural history, history of the senses, and others have been expanding our historical understanding of soundscapes, music cultures, aurality, acoustics, and other aspects of the work sound does in the world. New scholarship is connecting music and sound with politics and social movements, capitalism and commerce, the formation of racial, gender, and class identity and difference, the history of technology and of natural environments, and more.

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cfp: Musical Mobilities –Stage and Film Musical in motion (15th Song, Stage & Screen conference)

Call for Papers – Song, Stage and Screen XV

We are delighted to be able to announce the Call for Papers for Song, Stage and Screen XV: “Mobilities – Stage and Film Musical in Motion”, to be held at Salzburg University (Austria) from June 30 – July 3, 2021.

We invite papers that scrutinize the stage and film musical through the notion of mobility. We are interested in contributions that approach the topic from diverse angles but with a constant focus on the mobility paradigm in the humanities. We aim to find new ways to analyze production, performance, composition, dance, artistic conception, and the political territorialization of the genre.

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cfp: Music and the Moving Image Conference XVII

The annual Music and the Moving Image Conference encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, streaming, video games, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their knowledge to solve problems or discover a new perspective regarding music and moving images. 

The Keynote Address: Studio Legends NY — will feature a panel comprised by venerable New York studio musicians who recorded some of the most iconic film scores by leading composers. Film/TV composer and NYU professor Mark Suozzo will lead the discussion.

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