cfp: Music and Racism in Europe 21.-22.10.2021

Call for papers: Music and Racism in Europe

Online Symposium, 21—22 October 2021

Race is among the most significant social categories that informs and organises understandings of music. Although there is an abundance of music research that deals with BIPOC minorities and, at least implicitly, also with race, few studies explicitly address how processes of for example racialisation, essentialisation,appropriation and exclusion in music and music research can effectively be categorised as racist. However, recently there has been an increasing interest also in the issue of racism in the field of music and music scholarship and this international online symposium seeks to bring together researchers across disciplines to discussmusic and racism particularly as it relates to Europe.

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cfp: NCU IASPM 2021 Conference

Dear Friends, we would like to invite you to our conference: “Regional Experiences and External Influences: Reclaiming Identities by Popular Music in the Digital Era“. The event will take place on the 16-17th September 2021 in Toruń (Poland). The registration is open now! We will be waiting for your abstracts (approx. 500 words) until June 15.

The main objective of the conference is to exchange the experiences of studying popular music regional scenes. Such panorama tends to functionally and structurally reflect the specific and diversified character of cultural regionalism itself, including music and its social functions. We shall examine local popular music scenes in three varied but overlapping perspectives located mainly in the fields of musicology, sociology, anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies, political science, but we do not limit the academic areas of research. Thus, the experts of the enumerated fields covering the research on popular music are welcome.

Check out the full call for papers on our website https://bit.ly/3tnUnOR.

The event is organised by International Association for the Study of Popular Music and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Any questions? Ask us: iaspm2020torun@gmail.com.

We are looking forward for your submissions! 

cfp: Translation, Interpretation, Adaptation

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).

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cfp: Dancecult Conference 2021

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?

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cfp: Symposium on the Music of Carnival

Symposium on the Music of Carnival

We invite abstracts for presentations at a Symposium on carnival music to be held virtually October 2, 2021, and hosted by the Instituto de Etnomusicologia at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and Ryerson University (Canada). 2021 may be exceptional as a year without the annual carnival in many parts of the world, and this absence can invite us to reflect on the roles, meanings, and functions of music associated with the carnival traditions. We are honored to be joined for this event by keynote speaker, Prof. Gage Averill of the University of British Columbia (Canada), and our special musical guest: percussionist, bloco leader, and music educator Thaís Bezerra of Rio de Janeiro.

We are especially interested in work that focuses on carnival celebrations or that uses theoretical themes arising from carnival to probe other celebratory events and musical forms. Likewise, we invite ethnographic, historical, and theoretical work that examines what practitioners understand to be “carnival music” or that explores the broader acoustic experiences of carnival events. The aim is that participants in the Symposium will gain new perspectives on the convergences, parallels, divergences, and local particularities of the diverse manifestations of the carnival traditions around the world and the vital roles music plays in mobilizing and animating the festivities.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words for presentations of 20-minute papers to Andrew Snyder and Sean Bellaviti at asnyder@fcsh.unl.pt by April 30, 2021. While presentations in English may be the most widely understood, abstracts and presentations may be in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French. (Permanent Symposium link)

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cfp: RGS-IBG Annual Conference – A ‘cultural catastrophe’?

Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 31 August – 3 September 2021

*** This session will be hosted online ***

Session title: A ‘cultural catastrophe’? The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts and cultural sectors and possible pathways to recovery

Session organisers:  Andrew Leyshon, Nottingham University and Allan Watson, Loughborough University

Dear colleagues, 

We have pleasure in inviting proposals for papers to be presented at the following online session at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual Conference.

Abstracts (max. 250 words), along with the title of the session and author contact details (name, affiliation, email address), should please be sent to Andrew Leyshon (Andrew.Leyshon@nottingham.ac.uk) and Allan Watson (A.Watson3@lboro.ac.uk) by Monday 1st March. We aim to notify accepted presenters by Monday 8th March. 

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

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cfp: XIII International Symposium MUSICAL CREATION ON THE SOUNDTRACK

XIII International Symposium MUSICAL CREATION ON THE SOUNDTRACK

The Music and Audiovisual Languages Commission of the Spanish Society of Musicology (SEDEM), reminds about the upcoming 13th Symposium “Musical creation in the soundtrack”, on June 25-26, 2021.
All the information and the Call for Papers can be checked on our website:
https://mylasedem.wixsite.com/sedem-myla/xiii-simposio

We look forward to your participation. The thirteenth edition of the symposium will be carried out online due to the unpredictable situation with the corona pandemic.

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IASPM 2021-Conference (Daegu) postponed

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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