Urban Music Studies

Scholars Network

Call for Papers: Groove the City 2020 – Constructing and Deconstructing Urban Spaces through Music

We are happy to announce that the call for the second international conference of the Urban Music Studies Scholars´Network is open now.

The conference will take place from Feb. 13th to 15th at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

We are looking for papers that transgress the boundaries between our notions of music and space. We are explicitly following Henri Lefèbvre’s (1991) concept of a dialectics of triplicity and Edward Soja’s (2008) trialectic of spatiality. A first level encompasses material, physical, and social spaces of music and the mutuality of sound–music and space–architecture from historical, social, economic and cultural perspectives. A second level focusses on the mutuality of music and symbolic aspects of space such as images, brands, and imaginaries. While the third level should open up an arena of powerful mediations between music–sound and spatial politics, whether this results in the appropriation of the city by music or the appropriation of music by the city.

We invite proposals for individual talks, group sessions or workshops related to any of the three research streams.

Deadline for submissions is 5th September 2019.

Submissions can be made online via www.conftool.org/groove-the-city-2020

Go to see the full call of papers here.

For more information and in case of questions contact us: urbanmusicstudies@leuphana.de