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23/03/2022
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Call for Papers – ‘Imaginary Cities’: Los Angeles in Music Cultures

This collection of essays to be published by Routledge (Music) is edited by Dr. Sébastien Darchen, Dr. Damien Charrieras and Dr. John Willsteed. Abstract: This edited collection analyzes popular music artefacts such as lyrics and song titles (textscape), sounds, melodies, … Continue reading

11/03/2022
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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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 … Continue reading

14/01/2022
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.

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 … Continue reading

22/11/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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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 … Continue reading

07/11/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

01/10/2021
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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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
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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 … Continue reading