IASPM 2021-Conference (Daegu) postponed

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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.

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cfp: Ecologies of Sound

The Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites proposals from scholars for panels at the 45th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN, from September 30 – October 3, 2021. We welcome proposals that consider how ecologies of sound have manifested themselves in German-speaking communities or German spaces throughout the world, and the ways in which these relations, patterns or systems have evolved and developed over time. The network supports scholarship from a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and welcomes projects that focus on noise and sound as much as on music. The network also encourages either completed research or more speculative, tentative and preliminary hypotheses. In addition, the network hopes to build on last year’s format by having slightly shorter papers to ensure more time for discussion. Some potential considerations to guide proposal submissions may be:

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cfp: Sounds of the Pandemic

Sounds of the Pandemic
International online conference, December 16-17, 2020

3 Keynotes | 8 Thematic Sessions | 10 Virtual Posters | 60 Panelists: the conference programme is now online! GO TO PROGRAMME.

The conference will take place on Zoom as a Video Webinar. There will be room for up to 500 registered attendees: registration opens on Tuesday, December 1 on the conference website  and will close on Monday, December 14. 

The event will not be live streamed on social media, but will be later uploaded on YouTube.

Info: soundsofpandemic@gmail.com 


Website: www.soundsofthepandemic.wordpress.com 


FB page: https://www.facebook.com/comesuonalatoscana 


FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/205823927623577 

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2021 Popular Music Books in Process Series

2021 Popular Music Books in Process Series, Call for Presentations

Since June, in response to the Covid-19 crisis, Popular Music Books in Process has presented a weekly online event for music writers and scholars to showcase their new books or books in progress to an engaged and interactive audience. The series is a collaboration between the Journal of Popular Music Studies, the Pop Conference, and IASPM-US. 

Our 2020 run is scheduled to end in December. But since the pandemic continues, we are inviting new proposals for the first half of 2021. If you are publishing a book between now and June 2021, or have a work in progress, please let us know. Details are below. While all kinds of formats are welcome, we’d suggest you think about inviting one or more other people to join you in dialogue about your project, or to co-present on multiple projects — this has tended to make for livelier sessions in the Zoom medium than solo presentations. (Some authors have even incorporated live music.) If you don’t have ideas for co-presenters, we may be able to suggest some, or pair you with another presentation that’s topically compatible. 

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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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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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cfp: Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values (new dates)

Call for Papers:

Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values

NEW DATES: 23-24.06.2021 | Lisbon | NOVA FCSH

Within the field of popular music studies, little attention has been given to the impacts of independent music labels outside the Anglo-Saxon context, particularly in the production, dissemination and consumption of music in semi-peripheral countries such as Portugal. On the other hand, when the scope of the reflection goes beyond the Anglo-Saxon context the study of major record companies has been privileged over small structures of local / national scope which operate independently from these large companies and/or media groups with a transnational reach. Starting from broader discussions about the relationship between the local and the global in music production, this colloquium proposes a discussion on the impact of independent music labels with a particular focus on the Portuguese context and/or in contexts that are similarly located outside the main production centers. We will take as a starting point some recognized (yet open to scrutiny) assumptions about independent labels in the field of music production: the dissemination and making available of local musics and artists in opposition to the hegemony of global (mostly Anglo-Saxon) artists and genres released by multinationals; the valuing of aesthetic and artistic dimensions in music making at the expense of its commercial potential; the forms of organization and work that are innovative and adaptable to the changing contexts in the record sector, particularly in the new millennium. This is an inter and multidisciplinary colloquium accepting proposals in disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, sociology, anthropology and history, among others. We also hope to establish a dialogue between the academy and the record sector with the presence and participation of independent label managers.

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cfp: ICMPC16-ESCOM11

‘Connectivity and diversity in music cognition’

28-31 July 2021

Conference pages:  https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/escom2021/home

Conftool submissions page: https://www.conftool.pro/escom2021/

The theme of connectivity and diversity underlies the conceptual breadth of the conference. The conference welcomes all papers whose primary purpose is the systematic attempt to enhance our understanding of musical behaviour and (neurological, embodied, developmental) cognitive processes shaping and shaped by musical experience and activity. Papers specifically addressing the conference theme will be highlighted in the programme.

Submissions may consist of proposals for

  • Spoken papers, posters, demonstrations, workshops, thematic symposia.
  • Symposia are intended to include contributions from multiple hubs

Participation in the conference will be possible through attendance at one of the conference hubs or through virtual attendance. All presentations will be part of a global programme that integrates virtual and semi-virtual presentations. This will include opportunities for networking and socialising across hubs.

Important dates:

7 Dec 2020 Deadline for abstract submissions

February 2021 Review outcomes

1 May 2021 Early bird registration deadline and preliminary programme

June 2021 Final conference programme

28-31 July 2021 ICMPC16-ESCOM11

Submission guidelines for single poster, paper, demonstration of workshop:

  • Structured abstract of max 400 words
    • Empirical studies: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Implications
    • Non-empirical studies: Background, Aims, Main Contribution, Conclusion and Implications
    • Demonstrations and workshops: Background, Aims, Main Contribution & Practical requirements.
  • Indication of topic, thematic highlight, and whether part of a symposium

Submission guidelines for symposia:

  • Structured abstract of max 400 words for symposium as a whole: Background, Aims, Main contribution.
  • Overview of presentations including titles, authors, and selected hubs.
  • Structured abstract for each contribution, following the guidelines for single submissions, submitted separately

Your proposal must further include

  • The title
  • The authors’ names
  • Type of proposal (poster, presentation, workshop, demonstration, symposium)
  • Your institutional affiliation(s)
  • The email address of the lead author
  • The conference hub that you will be attending
    • for example – Sheffield, UK / Baku, Azerbaijan / Bogota, Colombia / Bengaluru, India / Vilnius, Lithuania / Bygoszcz, Poland / or another hub

How to submit:  Please submit your proposal through the Conftool submission portal (from 1 Sept 2020):

https://www.conftool.pro/escom2021/

  • Click on ‘Create account and submit contribution’
  • Please note that you must register as a first time user before you can submit a paper even if you have previously registered with Conftool for other conferences

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact the organisers at:

icmpc-escom2021@sheffield.ac.uk

Best wishes

The Conference Committee

cfp: Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Location: Online

Date: February 12-14, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Maria Cizmic (University of South Florida), and others TBA

Although trauma has always shaped human lives, discussions of trauma have especially come to the fore in our current moment. From the pandemic’s impacts—including global spikes in domestic violence and adverse impacts on mental health—to the tragedies of systemic racism and police brutality, trauma dominates contemporary conversations for wide swaths of people. Today’s focus on trauma follows a decade of burgeoning attention to the socio-cultural and psychological causes and effects of trauma in popular media and academic scholarship, including music studies. This conference—”Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”— seeks to bring together scholars working in and beyond music and sound studies to address the myriad ways that music and sound historically and contemporaneously not only have helped people process trauma, but also have been implicated in violence resulting in trauma. In addition, we are especially interested in hearing from scholars working with music and sound in pedagogical contexts with a focus on trauma-informed teaching and learning.

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