Urban Music Studies

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14/01/2022
by R. Kuchar
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We are very glad to announce that scientific events in presence seem to be back in the course of 2022! Our very esteemed colleagues of KISMIF network just published the call for their 2022 edition of KISMIF conference on ‘DIY Cultures, Sustainability and Artistic Ecosystems’, which will be held from July 13th to 16th in Porto.

The submission of abstracts for this Conference is open to researchers, academics, activists and artists working in all areas of sociology, anthropology, history, cultural economics, cultural studies, geography, philosophy, urban planning, media and cognate disciplines such as design, illustration, popular music, film, visual and performing arts.

Get full Call for Papers and detailed information here.

11/12/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
Comments Off on Stadtklanggestaltung – Konditionen einer neuen Entwurfs-, Planungs- und Entwicklungspraxis by Thomas Kusitzky

Stadtklanggestaltung – Konditionen einer neuen Entwurfs-, Planungs- und Entwicklungspraxis by Thomas Kusitzky

Sound is an essential part of urban life and experience. However, apart from noise abatement, it has so far hardly been taken into account in urban design. Based on this statement, Thomas Kusitzky asks about the conditions for a conscious practice of urban sound design and shows starting points for establishing it. He not only asks about the role of designers and planners, but also looks at the entire network of actors who, through their interrelated actions, produce such a design practice.

You can find more here https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5949-8/stadtklanggestaltung/?c=310000067

22/11/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
Comments Off on Sounding Places – More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music

Sounding Places – More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music

Edited by Karolina Doughty, Michelle Duffy, Theresa Harada, this collection asks

  • how sound comes to be a meaningful ingredient in the microgeographies of place-making through the workings of affect, emotion, and atmosphere,
  • how sound contributes to shaping a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences and
  • how such aspects can be harnessed methodologically.

Read more https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/sounding-places-9781788118927.html

07/11/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
Comments Off on Geographically Isolated and Peripheral Music Scenes – Global Insights and Perspectives

Geographically Isolated and Peripheral Music Scenes – Global Insights and Perspectives

This volume edited by Christina Ballico explores the connection between music and the social production of remote places. In a series of case studies from around the world, the book succinctly lays out the challenges of peripheral locales, but we also learn how musical activities emerge because they take place in the periphery, not just in spite of relative isolation.

More information can be found under https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-4581-5#editorsandaffiliations

03/11/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Music Cities Awards

The Music Cities Awards is a global competition designed to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social, environmental, and cultural development in cities and places all around the world.

Music Cities Awards virtual ceremony takes place on 09 November 2021, 07:00 PM (Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Wien).

This is the second-ever edition of the initiative, and we’ve received over 120+ applications from projects in 21 countries and 5 continents. As part of the live, free, virtual ceremony we will be hosting a live panel discussion for each of our 10 award categories. Each session will see the three award nominees present their projects and share useful tips and information on how similar initiatives could be introduced to improve places, lives, and our world as a whole.

Register to the ceremony for FREE https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V2LCWsGpTOyYaf7_5pOAEQ



26/10/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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SSRC Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council invites letters of interest from early-career researchers for year-long fellowships to conduct qualitative studies of arts organizations founded by and for communities of color in the United States. These fellowships will form part of the SSRC’s recently-launched Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) program and the Wallace Foundation’s latest initiative in the arts.

For more information check https://www.ssrc.org/programs/arts-research-with-communities-of-color-program-arcc/request-for-letters-of-interest-ssrc-arts-research-with-communities-of-color-arcc-fellowship/

01/10/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
Comments Off on Sound Diplomacy Launches in Latin America

Sound Diplomacy Launches in Latin America

Sound Diplomacy announced its expansion into Latin America with the opening of an office in San José, Costa Rica. More https://mailchi.mp/sounddiplomacy/juli-2021-veroeffentlichung-studie-3296932?e=f5e5449c4f and https://www.sounddiplomacy.com/about.

27/08/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
Comments Off on Cambridge Elements in Music and the City

Cambridge Elements in Music and the City

Music and the City sets urban musical cultures within new global and cross-disciplinary perspectives. The series aims to open up new ways of thinking about music in an urban context, embracing the widest diversity of music and sound in cities across the world. Breaking down boundaries between historical and contemporary, and between popular and high art, it seeks to illuminate the diverse urban environment in all its exhilarating and vivid complexity. The urban thus becomes a microcosm of a much messier, yet ultimately much richer, conception of the ‘music of everyday life’.

More: https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/elements/elements-in-music-and-the-city

08/05/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Music Cities – Evaluating a Global Cultural Policy Concept

This book by Ballico, Christina, Watson, Allan (Eds.)

• Evaluates the globalisation of the ‘music city’ as an urban cultural policy paradigm

• Examines the advantages and challenges of adopting music city policies in a range of cities in different geographical contexts

• Argues that local geographical, social and economic contexts and particularities shape the nature of music city policies (or lack thereof) in particular cities

More: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030358716

26/04/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
Comments Off on Electronic Cities – Music, Policies and Space in the 21st Century

Electronic Cities – Music, Policies and Space in the 21st Century

This book edited by Darchen, Sebastien, Charrieras, Damien, Willsteed, John

  • Analyses the influence of music city policies and planning oriented policies on the development of urban electronic music scenes
  • Explores links between cultural policies and the built form mediated by the creative city discourse
  • Provides a better understanding of what urban electronic music scenes are today, how they operate in the contemporary context, and what kind of policies influence their development
  • Comprises a valuable resource for policy makers, students and academics in Creative Industries/Music Studies/Urban Studies/Urban Planning/Architecture and Urban Design

More: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789813347403