This collection of essays to be published by Routledge (Music) is edited by Dr. Sébastien Darchen, Dr. Damien Charrieras and Dr. John Willsteed.
This edited collection analyzes popular music artefacts such as lyrics and song titles (textscape), sounds, melodies, rhythms (soundscape), visual images in record covers, videos and merchandise (landscape) to make sense of the ‘Imaginary cities’ portrayed by a variety of music cultures from L.A. The aim is to establish a dialogue between music cultures in L.A and selected urban themes (ex: feminist urbanism, social upheaval, etc.) and to connect this discussion to the reality of L.A at the time. We argue that music cultures create ‘Imaginary cities’ but are also constitutive of the urban fabric. The collection is exploring this two-way process. It also includes semi-directed interviews with musicians, music writers and urban theorists to further develop this dialogue between music cultures and urban studies. Ultimately, the collection speculates on the future of Los Angeles as a city and its associated music cultures given the current urban challenges of the global pandemic and climate change.
Editors re particularly interested in contribution for the following music cultures: – Psychedelic rock (ex: The Doors); – Glam rock (ex: The Runaways); – Punk rock (ex: X); – Nu metal (ex: Rage Against the Machine); – Recent music cultures around Electronic music/hip-hop Confirmed collaborators: Professor Roger Keil (York University), Dr. Robin Bloch, L.A punk icon Patricia Morrison (Ex-Bags and Ex-Gun Club) and music writer Chris Morris. Deadline for submitting the abstracts is April 15tht 2022. Abstract should be send to Dr. Dr. Sébastien Darchen (UQ): email@example.com Further information: https://sees.uq.edu.au/profile/9935/sebastien-darchen; https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-33-4741-0: ,
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan Comments Off on DIY House Shows and Music Venues in the US
The new book DIY House Shows and Music Venues in the US by David Verbuc is an interdisciplinary study of house concerts and other types of DIY (“do- it- yourself”) music venues and events in the United States. This research contributes to the sparse range of Western popular music studies that approach their subject matter through participatory ethnographic research.
by R. Kuchar Comments Off on KISMIF International Conference ‘DIY Cultures, Sustainability and Artistic Ecosystems’ – Call for Papers
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.
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan Comments Off on 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
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan Comments Off on Sounding Places – More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music
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.
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
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan Comments Off on 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/
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan Comments Off on 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.
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan Comments Off on 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’.