Progect Network 2021: Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Progressive Rock and Metal

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the conference, “Progect Network 2021: Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Progressive Rock and Metal,” to be held on May 19-20-21 and 26-27-28. 

This conference is hosted VIRTUALLY by Lori Burns at the University of Ottawa. Free registration and the full program are available at the conference website: https://progectconference2.wixsite.com/website-5

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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Afro-Futurism. Arena Rap. The Self-Producer. Popular Music Research Day

Dear All,

Join us for an interactive Popular Music Studies Research Day with renowned speakers Laina Dawes, Steve Waksman and Paula Wolfe to discuss: what it means to be a black artist, the advent of arena rap, and the poetry of the recording studio.

Fugitive Ontology and Black Static: Afro-Pessimism vs. Afro-Futurism in Popular Music Laina Dawes: Columbia University. Author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points)

Rock, Rap, and Race in the U.S. Concert Industry Steve Waksman: Smith College. Author of Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience (Harvard University Press) and This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (University of California Press)

Songwriting, Music Production, Self-Production: Locating the Emotion, Maintaining the Objective, Positioning Genre Paula Wolfe: Author of Women in the studio: creativity, control and gender in popular music sound production (Routledge)

Time, place and registration

Tuesday 25 May 2021, 1-5 pm London time

Zoom (details on registration)

Register:

https://t.co/YMs7OxvFHX?amp=1

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! 

IASPM-Norden Roundtable 4: The Future(s) of Popular Music Scholarship in the Nordic Region

IASPM-Norden Roundtable 4

The Future(s) of Popular Music Scholarship in the Nordic Region

April 24, 5:15pm?6:15pm, CET

Zoom-meeting link: https://uniarts.zoom.us/j/66450612073

Speakers:

Johannes Brusila

Nicola Dibben

Morten Michelsen

This roundtable seeks to continue discussion on the state and prospects of popular music scholarship in the Nordic region. It does so by focusing on the anticipated directions and trajectories within the field, whetherreactionary or progressive, and their socio-political foundations. What is likely to change in popular music scholarship and what is not; what are the possible and probable unifying tendencies and what in turn the divisive ones; what does the future hold for different generations of popular music scholars; and what might be decidedly Nordic in these developments? The Nordic branch of IASPM has assembled a roundtable of three experienced scholars to address these and similar issues. The roundtable will begin with short remarks from each of the invited speakers, leaving plenty of time for discussion.

This roundtable is the fourth in a series of online meetings, organized by IASPM-Norden, taking place over the course of the winter and spring 2021. The events will not be regular research presentations, but instead seek to start conversations that address pressing questions in Nordic popular music scholarship, pedagogy, cultural policy, and beyond.

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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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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