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Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology (JoSSIT)

Monograph: Music, Sound and Silence in Videogames

Issue editor: Lidia López Gómez

Number: 3 (December 2020)

Deadline for full articles: 1st October 2020

Issue date: 22nd December 2020

The scientific publication the Journal of Sound, Silence, Image and Technology (JoSSIT) grew out of the research group of the same name (SSIT), which is linked to the TecnoCampus university centres, affiliated with Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The journal seeks to bring together academic debate and scientific research on the relationship between sound as a broad concept and an audiovisual context.

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Survey on musical practice during Covid-19

Dear colleagues,

How is Covid-19 changing musical instrument practice? At the University of Sussex we are running a survey exploring this question and we would be delighted if you would consider filling it out. We interpret the word ‘instrument’ broadly and take it to include the voice and music software, for example.

We are interested in everyone’s reply, no matter what background, education, practice, genre or style. Amateurs and new musicians are especially welcome, so please feel free to share with your friends, family and networks.

Filling out the survey will take between 15-30 minutes of your time, and it hopefully invites you to reflect upon the meaning of music in your life:

https://forms.gle/DXZUePc5kQUZ4kEa8

Best wishes,

Thor Magnusson and Mimi Haddon
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

Heavy Metal Music and Dis/Ability: Crips, Crowds, and Cacophony

Heavy Metal Music and Dis/Ability​ seeks authors to join this edited volume of essays.

While many metal scholars have discussed people with disabilities and their lives in/with heavy metal music informally, or as part of panel discussions, little is in publication about music and people with disabilities, let alone metalheads and disability. Studies on disability and popular music exist, but do not include the very corporeal genre that is heavy metal music.

For this collection, the editor seeks authors who engage deeply and uniquely with questions of ability, heavy metal music, and the body. In addition, this collection seeks to bridge the gap between heavy metal scholars and heavy metal practitioners, so essays, photo essays, and op-ed pieces from performers, crew members, venue staff, and so on are welcome.

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Call for collaborative pieces — Studies in Musical Theatre

Seeking Collaborative Projects: Studies in Musical Theatre

Hi, musical theatre scholars and practitioners,

You might know us already, but in case you don’t, we are Jess Sternfeld (Chapman University) and Liz Wollman (Baruch College, CUNY). We’ll become co-editors of Studies in Musical Theatre when founding editors George Burrows and Dominic Symonds step down in 2021 after a truly epic 15 years of service. The four of us have been working toward a seamless transition as we build new editorial and advisory boards and explore new directions for the journal. We two have big shoes to fill, but we can’t wait to serve our beloved field as SiMT co-editors.

As we prepare, we’ve been thinking a lot about how important collaboration is to our field, especially right now. The entertainments we study rely on it, of course, but then, so does our discipline; connections and conversations with fellow scholars have helped many of us weather, process, and rise to the challenges of the crises we’re living through. Our field is so extraordinarily interdisciplinary that it couldn’t have developed without reaching across borders and academic areas. It’s fitting that SiMT has always been co-edited; just as a show can’t go on without group effort, editorial partnerships can foster collaboration, mentorship, and varied perspectives and approaches.

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The Future of Live Music; Round Table Discussion and Book Launch Event

2pm Thursday 11 June, Youtube Live @ shorturl.at/cwFMT

Thursday 11 June will see people from the music industry and academics from around the world, come together online to explore the question ‘What is the Future of Live Music?’.  Clearly a hugely topical subject, particularly since the abrupt halt on public gatherings last March due to Covid-19. 

The online event will start at 2pm on Youtube live, and include seminal musicians Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order fame and 808 State co-founder Graham Massey, Liam Ogburn from the hotly tipped band ‘Working Mens Club’, leading venue and festival operator Aaron Mellor, Teresa Moore from a Greener Festival to be chaired by Tony Rigg.  

The occasion marks the launch of a new book called ‘The Future of Live Music’ published by Bloomsbury, co-edited by UCLan’s Tony Rigg, Ewa Mazierska and Les Gillon.  The book explores many of the dimensions of live music and features an international cast of contributions who will be discussing their chapters at the event.

Volume 22 of Ethnomusicology Review

Volume 22 of Ethnomusicology Reviewhttps://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/journal/volume/22-0

Introduction

by the editors Samuel Lamontagne and Tyler Yamin

Invited Article:

-The Anthropocene and Music Studies

  by Jim Sykes

Peer-reviewed Articles:

-The (Musical) Performance at Stake: An Ethnomusicological Review

  by Anthony Gregoire

-The Role of Tone-colour in Japanese Shakuhachi Music

  by Nick Bellando and Bruno Deschenes

-The Forging of Musical Festivity in Baloch Muscat: From Arabian Sea Empire      to Gulf Transurbanism to the Pan-Tropical Imaginary

  by George Murer

We’d also like to remind you that the deadline for our Volume 23 is March 23.

For more information: https://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/content/call-papers-ethnomusicology-review-volume-23

Transmedia Directors

Carol Vernallis, Holly Rogers and Lisa Perrott are happy to announce the second book in their Bloomsbury book series, New Approaches to Music, Sound and Media (https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/series/new-approaches-to-sound-music-and-media/)

Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics, edited by Carol, Holly and Lisa, focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today’s em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices – through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly) and the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today’s digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics and world-building.

Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners’ collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion and resistance. Directors and practitioners discussed include David Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Michael Bay, David Fincher, Bong Joon-ho and Lars von Trier; musicians and music-video/film directors David Bowie, Floria Sigismondi, Jess Cope, Dave Meyers, Emil Nava and Sigur Rós; and Instagram and new media personality Jay Versace.

Other titles in the series:

Áine Mangaoang, Dangerous Mediations: Pop Music in a Philippine Prison Video

Forthcoming titles include:

Nicola Dibben, Biophilia

Cat Hope and Ryan Ross Smith, Animated Music Notation

Alex Jeffrey, Popular Music and Narrativity

Lutz Koepnick, Resonant Matter

Lisa Perrott, David Bowie in Music Video

Nick Prior, Assembling Virtual Idols

Carol Vernallis, Selmin Kara and Holly Rogers, CyberMedia

Nabeel Zuberi, Popular Music, Race and Media since 9/11

If you would like to submit a proposal to the series, please email us:

Cvernall@stanford.edu

h.rogers@gold.ac.uk

lisa.perrott@waikato.ac.nz

Popular Music History news

We’re pleased to announce two new issues of Popular Music History:

11(3) General Issue

This issue has two articles on Rush, particularly apt given the recent death of Neil Peart. Just as importantly, tribute is paid to Dave Laing, and we thank Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan for their permission to reprint earlier takes on Dave’s career, and his qualities as a valued research comrade.

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