Dave Laing PhD Scholarship @ the Institute of Popular Music (University of Liverpool)

Applications are invited for the Dave Laing PhD Scholarship funded by the Margaret Wethered Bequest. 

The scholarship is attached to the Institute of Popular Music, homed in the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool. It is established in honour of Dave Laing, who was closely associated with the institute, from its foundation in 1988 until his death in 2019. 

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Gender and Musics in Contemporary Japan: an on-line seminar series

Gender and Musics in Contemporary Japan

An on-line seminar series organized by

Marie BUSCATTO (Idhe.s, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University – CNRS, France), and

CHUJO Chiharu (IFRAE, Inalco-CNRS, France)  

With the support of Idhe.s, IFRAE, Mage,

IASPM Bfe, JASPM, and GMCSA

PRESENTATION

What does it mean to be a female musician in Japan in the 21st century? How do femininities and masculinities get performed, represented, transgressed, erased, and transformed on the musical stage? Are there musical genres which are more open to women, queer or non-binary people? How gendered are musical scenes, whether very commercial or not? If so, how does it work out within the musical industry? 

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Jobs: Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology faculty, tenure track | Eckerd College

Job Description: 

Invitation for applications, appointment effective August, 2023

Position: Musicology and/or Ethnomusicology faculty, tenure track

Rank:  Assistant Professor

Music. Assistant Professor of Music of musicology and/or ethnomusicology, tenure-track position, to start in August 2023. Completed doctorate degree in music at time of appointment required. 

The music discipline seeks a colleague who will bring innovative and creative pedagogies informed by the latest directions in the discipline. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher and scholar expected to instruct courses including music history and culture, world musics, tonal theory and musicianship. A demonstrated success directing an ensemble is highly preferred. Candidates must have a record of scholarship and additional contributions to the field. 

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Conference in Paris on social class, punk and metal

Subcultures, scènes musicales et classes sociales : les cas du punk et du heavy metal/Subcultures, musical scenes and social classes : the cases of punk and heavy metal

Journée d’étude le 21 octobre 2022

Laboratoires Crew & Irméccen, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Lieu : Maison de la Recherche, 4, rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

Salle Claude Simon

Contacts : Romain Garbaye  (romain.garbaye@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr) et Gérôme Guibert (gérôme.guibert@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr)

Plus d’informations : http://www.univ-paris3.fr/subcultures-scenes-musicales-et-classes-sociales-les-cas-du-punk-et-du-heavy-metal-subcultures-musical-scenes-and-social-classes-the-cases-of-punk-and-heavy-metal-756856.kjsp?RH=1236178100008

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1st CALL – III CIPS – Sounds of the end of the world

1st CALL

III International Conference on Sonorities Research (CIPS) –

Sounds of the end of the world

Dates: June 07, 2023 to June 09, 2023

Location: Fluminense Federal University – Niterói/RJ – Brazil

During the last decades, global changes that can be threats to human existence itself have emerged – threats caused by ourselves, as theories of the Anthropocene show. Climate change, pandemics, food shortage and wars are the result of brutal economic exploitation of the planet as well as struggles for the control of natural resources and the denial of the ongoing crisis of the planet.

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cfp: Just Can’t Get Enough: Synth-Pop and Its Legacies

Just Can’t Get Enough: Synth-Pop and Its Legacies

Editors: Geoff Stahl, Nabeel Zuberi & Holly Kruse

If one were to nominate a pivotal moment for synth-pop, 1978 is a strong contender: Kraftwerk switches on Die Mensch-Maschine; Gary Numan’s group Tubeway Army and the Yellow Magic Orchestra release their debut albums; The Human League, Japan, The Normal (AKA Daniel Miller of Mute Records) and Telex release their first singles; two lads from Liverpool eschew their guitars for synths and a tape machine and form Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark; the group Berlin forms in Los Angeles, Duran Duran in Birmingham, and Soft Cell begins to record in Leeds. In the late 1970s and 1980s, the sound of synthesisers, sequencers and drum machines becomes an indelible part of the pop soundscape, manifested in music-making across the globe. 

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CFP and Job Announcement – JSMG

Development Editor: Journal of Sound and Music in Games

The Journal of Sound and Music in Games (JSMG) was successfully launched in 2020 and has published three rich and varied volumes. It has been approved for indexing by SCOPUS, an endorsement of its quality and vitality. Now, the journal is recruiting an additional editor to increase JSMG’s capacity to further make good on its aim to encompass all aspects of, and approaches to, sound and music in games. Games are understood here in the widest sense, including non-digital games, childhood games and ludic approaches to music and sound.

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Announcement of new Chair: Professor Samantha Bennett

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Dear members,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair for IASPM. Professor Samantha Bennett from ANU was, at the time that the deadline came for nominations to close, the sole nominee for the position and has as such been appointed by the EC. Sam is a long-time member of IASPM and has been extensively involved in its running in various capacities, including as the organiser of the very successful conference in Canberra in 2019. Her experience and commitment to the association make her ideal for this position, and we welcome her warmly.

Yours truly,

The IASPM Executive Committee

Chris Anderton (treasurer)
Andrea Dankić (Member-at-large)
Ali C. Gedik (Member-at-large)
Beatriz Goubert (General Secretary)
Kimi Kärki (Web/Publications)
Keewoong Lee (Daegu Conference representative)
Andrew Mall (United States Conference representative)
Bernhard Steinbrecher (Membership secretary)
Catherine Strong (Member-at-large)

IASPM 2023 Conference call for papers

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CFP: XXII BIENNIAL IASPM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

June 26–30, 2023

Theme: Popular Music in Crisis

!!! Extended deadline: November 30, 2022 !!!

It is not hyperbolic to claim that crisis characterizes the state of the world in the 2020s. The COVID-19 virus still rages across the globe. In many countries, this public health crisis intersects with a crisis of political legitimacy caused by increased polarization and the rise of right-wing populism. The refusal of many to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 has led to the continuing spread of the disease. Elsewhere, similar dynamics are exacerbated by lack of effective vaccines, little-to-no capacity to make them, and the hesitancy of wealthier countries to distribute vaccines beyond their national borders. An ever smaller number of people control most of the world’s wealth as the gap between the wealthy and the poor has become a seemingly unbridgeable chasm. The ongoing crisis of climate change manifests in many ways: increasingly dangerous storms, displaced populations, out-of-control fires, financial and material devastation, rising sea levels, and more, unfortunately exacerbated by politics and the destructive impact of late capitalism. Wars, civil and otherwise, have also increased the numbers of migrants whose home countries are devastated but who are not welcomed elsewhere, leading to a crisis of the displaced and, with the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine compounding continued struggles in Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine, Syria, and many other regions, heightened tension between global powers that at times evokes the Cold War. The rise of neo-fascism has accompanied the return of dangerous nationalisms that attempt to disenfranchise certain members of society, often by race, gender, and sexuality, while reinforcing existing social and racial constructions. Other crises abound, as white supremacy rises again in North America and Europe, women’s rights are under attack in various repressive regimes across the globe, and we learn of human rights abuses perpetrated during military crises and civil unrest.

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