Breaking and the Olympics Speaker Series

This 2021-22 online speaker series will bring together Hip Hop researchers and dance practitioners to exchange ideas, share research in its developmental stages, and broaden our collective knowledge. The talks are free and open to anyone to attend, ask questions and develop the conversation. 

The full program is available here: https://tinyurl.com/BATOPRGRM 

JOIN US ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
10AM-11:15AM EDT (TORONTO TIME ZONE) 

REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM LINK HERE:                     ttps://tinyurl.com/BATOSSRegister 

Hosted by Mary Fogarty (York University) & Jason Ng (University College Cork)
For any inquiries please email: breakinginolympics@gmail.com 

2021/2022 Ethnomusicology Group of Barcelona’s Season Opening

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the inauguration of the Colloquia Season 2021/2022 of the Ethnomusicology Group of Barcelona. As you probably already know, it is a monthly appointment counting on the collaboration of researchers who carry out their work in the fields of ethnomusicology and the anthropology of music. We strongly encourage you to send us your proposals to participate in any of the future sessions. In addition, thinking of all those who cannot travel to attend the colloquia in person, this season the broadcast through Facebook Live will be maintained, together with the sessions in face-to-face format.

The first colloquium of the 2021/2022 season, entitled “RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MUSIC AND NARRATIVE IN BATMAN FILMS”, will take place on Thursday, September 30, and will be conducted by researcher and professor Santos Martínez Trabal (UAB). You will find all the information about it in our Website and Facebook (check the links below).

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Innovation in Music Conference 2022

Royal College of Music, Stockholm

24 – 26 March 2022

Music Production: International Perspectives

Call For Papers

​Innovation in Music 2022 will be held at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden on 24 – 26 March 2022. A Routledge conference proceedings book will be published after the event.

Please note that the conference will be held in Stockholm as planned. However, there may be participants who are prevented from traveling to Stockholm due to the ongoing pandemic. We will therefore offer the opportunity to present papers digitally. Participants who already know that they prefer to participate digitally are kindly asked to indicate this when submitting their abstracts. Please note that Abstract must be submitted no later than 12 September , 2021

The theme remains wide for contributions, but with a titled theme of “Music Production: International Perspectives”

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Starting Over? Popular Music and Working in Music in a Post-Pandemic World.

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

May 22-25, 2022

IASPM-Canada and the Working in Music research network (WIM) invite abstracts for their joint 2022 conference, to be held at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada.

The IASPM/WIM 2022 joint conference welcomes scholarly research from all disciplines that engages with the changing contexts of musical practice experience—music making, the circulation of music, musical pedagogy and fandom, music and social movements, and various other dimensions of musical engagement—playing, dancing, streaming, listening.

For more than a year, the global pandemic has highlighted and accelerated the destabilization of practices and institutions of music making and partaking. The enforced hiatus from many aspects of public life offers a chance to evaluate music practices. Which have continued? Which ones will resume? Which ones may not return, at least not as they were?

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IASPM-US 2022 Conference: Grooves and Movements

May 26-May 28, 2022

Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan

Dates and Place:

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter (IASPM-US) invites proposals for its annual conference, which will take place in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on May 26-28, 2022. We welcome abstracts for individual papers, organized panels, roundtable discussions, and alternative (non-paper) presentations on all aspects of popular music, broadly defined, from any discipline or profession. We especially encourage submissions on the many rich popular music histories of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

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IASPM XXI cfp and newsletter

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Greetings!

On behalf of the IASPM XXI 2022 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) to be held at Daegu, South Korea on 5-9 July 2022. As you all know, IASPM 2021 originally to be held in July 2021 was postponed for 12 months. Due to this postponement, we are reopening Call for Presentations (CFP) for those who missed the chance to apply first time around and those who wish to revise or replace their original proposals.

Having been held every two years since 1981, IASPM is now one of world’s most prestigious international conferences of popular music studies. It will be a fascinating opportunity for participants to share the latest information and knowledge in the diverse areas of popular music.

For the conference, a wide range of current topics in Climates of Popular Music will be discussed in the forms of speeches, panel sessions, and poster sessions. You may refer to our e-Newsletter and Website for more information including keynote speakers, topics, the host city, and conference proceedings.

The IASPM XXI 2022 will be held in a hybrid format combining virtual and face-to-face conference sessions even when there is a dramatic improvement in the situation with regards to international travel. This is a decision based not only on the current pandemic situation but also on our concern about climate change. Details of how the conference is organized is to be announced later.

Please note that all of your proposals and papers must be submitted through our online submission page. Through this platform, we hope we provided an easy and convenient way for applicants to participate.

If your proposal was already accepted by the IASPM last year, you do not have to re-submit it. Your status as being accepted will be maintained. However, you will need to confirm your intent to maintain your presentation via online submission page.

You can also revise or replace your previous abstract accepted if you would like to. However, in this case your new or updated abstract will be considered a new submission and reviewed by the IASPM committee again.

Additionally, panel participants should consult with the panel organizer to make changes to their individual abstract for the panel. It is up to the panel organizers to confirm panel participants’ intention to continue to join the panel and to reorganize the panel if necessary.

Thank you!

IASPM XXI 2022_Key dates

  1. Call for Abstract: September 1~October 31, 2021
  2. Notification of Review Result: January 31, 2022
  3. Early-bird Registration: March 1~April 31, 2022
  4. Standard Registration: May 1~June 30, 2022

For further details, please visit the IASPM XXI 2022 official website.

International Conference on Musical Form

The Formal Theory Study Group is pleased to announce that the rescheduled International Conference on Musical Form will take place virtually on 21st-23rd June, 13:00-19:00 (BST). We are looking forward to welcoming Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University) and Steven Vande Moortele (University of Toronto) as keynote speakers, and hosting a roundtable discussion on ‘Formenlehre and Canonicity’.

The provisional conference programme is available here: https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/icmf-programme

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will now take place online with pre-recorded papers and posters that you can watch in advance of the conference. The live conference will instead give delegates five minutes to summarise their paper, followed by ten minutes of questions. Most of the pre-recorded papers are already available for viewing. To join the conference and access the pre-recorded papers, you will need to complete the online registration, which is completely free. To register, there are three main steps:

1)        Sign up to our website (formenlehre.co.uk). Click on the ‘log in’ button on the top right of the page. You will then be directed to a page for setting up an account.
2)        To access the pre-recorded videos, you will also need to ‘subscribe’ to the membership plan ‘ICMF2021’ (https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/plans-pricing).
3)        Change the quantity of ‘ICMF Event Ticket’ to 1, then press check out and fill in the form. A confirmation email will be sent to you. (Although you will technically be ‘buying’ a subscription, the price is set to £0 so this is completely free and you will not need to give any payment details.) (https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/event-details/international-conference-on-musical-form-3)

For more details, please visit https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/conference

cfp: ‘Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music’ Study Days

‘Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music’

14-15 January 2022, online event

https://musicdemocracystudydays.wordpress.com

Convened by Igor Contreras Zubillaga (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Huddersfield) and Robert Adlington (University of Huddersfield)

Keynote speakers: Hélène Landemore (Yale University), Anna Bull (University of York), Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)

In recent times, the UK’s Brexit vote, the 2016 US presidential election, and other elections worldwide have made democratic processes the subject of unprecedented public debate. This has led to widespread questioning of the mechanisms for people’s participation in the democratic system and in political decision-making. One of the most ground-breaking inquiries into what public participation ought to look like within democracy has recently been carried out by political scientist Hélène Landemore (Yale University). In her book Open Democracy (2020), Landemore favours the ideal of ‘representing and being represented in turn’ over direct-democracy approaches. Drawing on recent experiments with citizens’ assemblies, Landemore offers a different concept of nonelectoral democratic representation.

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IASPM-US Research Seminar “Say it Loud: Black Voices in U.S. Popular Music Studies” – June 7th

on June 7, 2021 at 1pm EDT, as part of the IASPM Research Seminar series, IASPM-US will be hosting a one hour virtual seminar entitled “Say it Loud: Black Voices in U.S. Popular Music Studies” moderated by Dr. De Angela L. Duff. The seminar will feature presentations by Drs. Brittnay L. Proctor, Matthew D. Morrison, Elliott H. Powell, Kimberly R. Mack, and Daphne A. Brooks about their respective research/book projects in Black music studies. There will also be Q&A following everyone’s presentation. 

This will be a zoom event, and you can register here. We look forward to seeing you all June 7th!