Music, Sound, and Trauma, Indiana University, Virtual, 12-14 Feb 2021

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the conference “Music, Sound, and Trauma Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” taking place virtually February 12-14, 2021. Hosted at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and subsidized through an IU Presidential Arts & Humanities grant, the conference is free and open to the public. This conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to illuminate the current state of research on music and trauma, while also generating rich discussion of further avenues of interdisciplinary inquiry, activism, and collaboration. Featuring researchers from across the globe working at the intersections of music scholarship, sound studies, history, psychology, medical humanities, and other disciplines, this event centers on addressing three main questions:

1) How can emerging knowledge from the humanistic discipline of trauma studies shape music- and sound-oriented fields such as musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and sound studies?

2) How might music and sound studies research that engages with trauma studies shape the landscape of research and teaching in the arts and humanities more broadly?

3) Considering the many ways in which cultural trauma and social inequality have historically been linked, how might interdisciplinary research and pedagogy at the intersections of music, sound, and trauma inform knowledge, policy, and practice geared towards social justice within and beyond the academy?

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Seminar “Spaces and crowds without festivals” – 10th February 2021

Dear all,

You will find with the following links the announcement and programme for the online research seminar “Spaces and crowds without festivals. The social effects of a landscape without events during the pandemic”. It is organised the Barcelona research team linked to the EU-funded project FestSpace (http://festspace.net/).

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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

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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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Music and Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East: Geopolitical Re-Configurations for the 21stCentury

We are proud to announce new dates for  the conference ‘Music and Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East: Geopolitical Re-Configurations for the 21stCentury’ organised at the IKK. It will now be held online between the 2th and 4th of December 2020 and registration is now open. (See description bellow).

Registrations are open through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-and-cultural-diplomacy-in-the-middle-east-tickets-129906974257?fbclid=IwAR1SzILeORuTf-Tx4sBCjP76nOCcReSgEJBI8yTpt-bp_xR-1e3I7M7Pl5E

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cfp: Music biopic symposium

“No one listens to Springsteen anymore. He’s history!”

(Blinded by the Light): Pop-rock Music and 2000s Cinema

– An online symposium –

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, CREW, EA 4399 (France)
Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, CIRLEP, EA 4299 (France)
Organisers : Clémentine Tholas & Catherine Girodet

Keynote Speaker: Mark Duffett 

(University of Chester, UK

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cfp: Musical Mobilities –Stage and Film Musical in motion (15th Song, Stage & Screen conference)

Call for Papers – Song, Stage and Screen XV

We are delighted to be able to announce the Call for Papers for Song, Stage and Screen XV: “Mobilities – Stage and Film Musical in Motion”, to be held at Salzburg University (Austria) from June 30 – July 3, 2021.

We invite papers that scrutinize the stage and film musical through the notion of mobility. We are interested in contributions that approach the topic from diverse angles but with a constant focus on the mobility paradigm in the humanities. We aim to find new ways to analyze production, performance, composition, dance, artistic conception, and the political territorialization of the genre.

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cfp: Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values (new dates)

Call for Papers:

Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values

NEW DATES: 23-24.06.2021 | Lisbon | NOVA FCSH

Within the field of popular music studies, little attention has been given to the impacts of independent music labels outside the Anglo-Saxon context, particularly in the production, dissemination and consumption of music in semi-peripheral countries such as Portugal. On the other hand, when the scope of the reflection goes beyond the Anglo-Saxon context the study of major record companies has been privileged over small structures of local / national scope which operate independently from these large companies and/or media groups with a transnational reach. Starting from broader discussions about the relationship between the local and the global in music production, this colloquium proposes a discussion on the impact of independent music labels with a particular focus on the Portuguese context and/or in contexts that are similarly located outside the main production centers. We will take as a starting point some recognized (yet open to scrutiny) assumptions about independent labels in the field of music production: the dissemination and making available of local musics and artists in opposition to the hegemony of global (mostly Anglo-Saxon) artists and genres released by multinationals; the valuing of aesthetic and artistic dimensions in music making at the expense of its commercial potential; the forms of organization and work that are innovative and adaptable to the changing contexts in the record sector, particularly in the new millennium. This is an inter and multidisciplinary colloquium accepting proposals in disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, sociology, anthropology and history, among others. We also hope to establish a dialogue between the academy and the record sector with the presence and participation of independent label managers.

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