Stay Underground? Punk in China, Indonesia and the Big Band: Inter-Asia Pop Online Workshop #7

We are pleased to host the seventh Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS or Inter-Asia Pop) Online Workshop. On Thursday, April 15, Dr. Jian Xiao will give a talk on punk in China and Indonesia.

The event is free. but you need to register in advance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaOq-TcU6obMJAezrFK4JeQBuPKb8zLXYTsNAIw_xP_JlKjQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

We will send you a reminder with the instruction to the video conference twice: one day before and one hour before the event. Please find more detail below.

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Nominations for Election to IASPM Executive Committee positions

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Dear IASPM Members,

The International Executive Committee would like to invite IASPM members to apply to stand as a member of the Executive Committee. If you would like to nominate someone to stand for a position, please email Beatriz Goubert Secretary@IASPM.net, who is copied in to this email. (Please do not press reply all, and reply to the whole list 😊).

Please discuss any nomination with the person involved before nominating them, if you are not self-nominating. We have had cases in the past where people have been nominated and are not willing to stand, which is not very helpful!

IASPM Executive Committee positions are all available for vote at the Biennial AGM, so you can be nominated for any position, whether or not the holder of the current position is standing again. IASPM Executive Committee positions include Chair, General Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Web/Publications, and Member-at-large.

We are in particular seeking someone to stand as IASPM Treasurer, to handle our finances, as Simone Kruger is stepping down.

If you wish to nominate someone, please email Beatriz, the deadline for submission of nominations is 31 May 2021.

Voting will be take place electronically in advance of and at the start of the AGM, 12 Noon BST, 1 July 2021,  details will be sent out in due course.

Many thanks

Rupert Till

IASPM Research Seminar April 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The April 2021 Research Seminar will be arranged by IASPM’s Latin American Branch. You can get your free tickets here.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iaspm-research-seminar-april-2021-popular-music-research-in-latin-america-tickets-149115272795

22th April 2021, Thursday

15:00 – Sao Paolo, Brazil / Chile

The event will be on Zoom, online, and can also be watched on IASPM’s YouTube page, streamed live. On this page you can also watch videos of previous seminars. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCii1IhY4vnGskTwf3GUyhjQ

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MINA. The Voice of Silence: Presence and Absence of a Pop Icon

“MINA. The Voice of Silence: Presence and Absence of a Pop Icon”, organized by Jacopo Tomatis, Giulia Muggeo and Gabriele Rigola at the University of Torino, 25-26 March (also in partnership with IASPM Italia).

The conference was originally planned for March 2020, celebrating the great singer Mina’s – a true Italian icon – 80th birthday. For obvious reasons, we had to reschedule the whole program online (so, we are now celebrating Mina’s 81st birthday!).

The conference is held on Webex.

The online participation is free of charge. If interested in getting the streaming link, you are all welcome to fill this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tl7hA00u40W6mwgbA9Hin35lmZY0jgSpaOdKbEPzZqc/viewform?edit_requested=true

HERE the full program, and some info below.

http://www.iaspmitalia.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/MINA_programma_definitivo.pdf

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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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Out Now: ~Vibes – The IASPM D-A-CH Series Volume 1

Dear Popular Music Researchers

we are very proud to announce the first volume of the new series ~Vibes by the German-speaking branch of IASPM. «Pop–Power–Positions: Globale Beziehungen und populäre Musik» (Global Relations and Popular Music) looks at (global) power relations and representations of differences in popular music (studies).

The publication is open access and available here: https://vibes-theseries.org.

Articles in English and German

Edited by Anja Brunner, Vienna, & Hannes Liechti, Bern

Published by IASPM D-A-CH, Berlin 2021

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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: Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

Information Overload? Music Studies in the Age of Abundance

8-10 September 2021, University of Birmingham

Keynote Speakers: Robin James (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

                                Nick Seaver (Tufts University)

                                More speakers TBA

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