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Call for Papers: Back to the Future: Popular Music and Time, 18th Biennial IASPM Conference

Tuesday, April 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Conference Title: Back to the Future: Popular Music and Time 18th Biennial International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Conference Deadline for receiving abstracts: 31 May 2014 Conference dates: 29 June – 3 July 2015

Conference web site URL: http://www.iaspm.net/18th-biennial-iaspm-conference/

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil

Whether in relation to rhythms, eras, live performances, lyrics, identities, politics, scenes, production, or changing technologies, the topic of time can be linked to popular music in a variety of ways. The compartmentalising of sounds into genres, the ageing of audiences, and the shifting sands of the music industry all invoke notions of the temporal. For the 18th Biennial IASPM Conference, we invite researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations that engage with the theme of time. We encourage proposals dealing with one of the following strands:

- Ageing Times: fandom and memory; musicians’ biographies; archiving and remastering; ageing bodies; ageing technologies; recycling repertoires.

- Historical and Social Times: contextual times; local and global histories and counter-histories; fashion, retro and revival trends; timelessness; sampling and other forms of sonic genealogies, re-circulations and surrogations.

- Modern Times: new sounds; new technologies; futurism; music industry strategies; mobile media.

- Phenomenological Times: creative process; performance deployment; gesture, affect and listening experience; cross time productions, collaborations and performances.

- Structural Times: rhythm, tempo, groove, swing, beat and the various ways of conceptualizing the duration of sound; periodicity and repetition; flow and cadence; being in/out of time and sync; relationships between noise and silence(s).

There will be the options of: panels (of 3 or 4 presenters), individual papers, film/video presentations, or poster sessions.

For further details and deadlines visit the conference website: http://www.iaspm.net/18th-biennial-iaspm-conference/

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