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!

cfp: 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.  

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

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40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives

What marked the beginning of international Popular Music Studies as an academic discipline? The most common answer is arguably the “Popular Music Perspectives” conference held at the University of Amsterdam in June 1981 that directly led to the establishment of IASPM.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event, IASPM Benelux invites you to the 4th IASPM Pop Talk “40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives”, on June 22nd from 17:30 to 19:30.

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Music Streaming Platforms and Self-Releasing Musicians in China — IAPMS online workshop vol.8

We are pleased to host the Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS) Online Workshop vol.8. To participate in this online event, please register by filling out the form with your name and email address. The event information will be sent to your email after the registration. A reminder email will also be sent two day before as well as one hour before the event.
Registration form: https://forms.gle/6xi6ZR9uTGHgFFCw8

The event will be held on 10 June (Thu): 8:00-10:00pm (Korea/Japan) / 7:00-9:00 pm (China)  

(Please use the time zone converter to calculate the event time in your location: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)

cfp: Staging popular music

Staging popular music: sustainable music ecologies for artists, industries and cities

Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 3-4-5 November 2021

AIMS
This conference focuses on the intersection between key transformations in the popular music industries. Music represents and generates value on various levels from the individual to the global, and in many different spheres from the cultural and social to the economic and political. Popular music is staged through multiple platforms, actors, businesses, intermediaries and policies. The current COVID-19-crisis both challenges the music industries and acts as a catalyst of new digital innovations. This is a vital moment to (re)consider the future directions of the music industries. While the music industries are characterized by continuous change and transformation, significant disruptions have always impacted its resilience. Such disruptions can be external shocks, including the current crisis, new technologies, political change or aesthetic-cultural innovations. From an ecological perspective, all transformations force the industry to reshape and rethink itself. This will likely result in both positive as negative consequences. We need to critically reflect on what the immediate and long-term future of music ecologies entails, who benefits and who suffers from such disruptions.

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