IASPM (ANZ Branch) Conference, 2014 CFPs – University of Otago, 5-7 December

IASPM (ANZ Branch) Conference, 2014

 Conference Title: Into the Mix: People, Places, Processes  

Conference Dates: 5-7 December 2014

Venue: St David Theatre Complex, corner of St David and Cumberland Streets, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Organizing Committee: Jen Cattermole, Henry Johnson and Oli Wilson

The theme of this year’s conference is “Into the Mix”. The “mix” is both literal (referring to various stages in the production of popular music, as well as important creative processes such as sampling, remixing and DJing) and an analogy for all types of musical hybridities and encounters, the fluid nature of musical meanings and musical experiences, and the fluidity or movement of ideas, sounds and peoples. The notion of the “mix” is defined broadly; it might involve popular music production processes, a creative setting, or another space where people, places and processes are foregrounded as part of an interpretive cultural analysis. Contributions might be case-study analyses underpinned by historical, ethnographic or critical enquiry, or focused entirely on theoretical orientations addressing music production, as well as hybridity and related topics.

Papers will be considered that address specifically the theme of the conference in connection with one or more of its broad definitions. Questions and themes paper presenters may wish to address include, but are not limited to:


•             How are mixes interpreted and valued by different people(s) in different places?

•             Which processes (creative, social, economic etc) are involved in creating mixes?

•             What aesthetics underpin the production of mixes or cross-cultural musical collaborations?

•             What are some of the cultural, social, political and/or economic effects of mixes?

•             How are people(s), places and processes represented through the mix?

•             How do movement, process and encounter influence popular music production?

•             How does mixing enable and/or reflect fluidity, hybridity or eclecticism?

•             How might cultural space(s) or place(s) be maintained or (re)constructed in the musical mix?

Keynote Speaker: To be advised.

Conference Activities: A variety of conference activities are planned, including a jam night and conference dinner. Dunedin has established itself as a key eco-tourism destination, hosting unique natural attractions including an albatross colony, penguin colony and a sea lion colony. It also has a number of acclaimed breweries and top-quality restaurants.

Accommodation: Accommodation options to suit a variety of budgets are available within short walking distance of the conference venue. Numerous places to stay can be found at:http://www.otago.ac.nz/about/accommodation/otago000807.html. It will be expected that most conference delegates will be able to stay within walking distance to the venue.

Transport: Dunedin has an international airport with direct flights from major eastern Australian cities, and from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The following public transport options are available to and from the city: a shuttle costs about NZ$25-35 (one way); and a taxi is about NZ$100 (one way).

Registration: Earlybird (before 1 October); cut-off for late registration (before 1 November). The conference website will be active mid 2014 for registration.

Date for Abstracts: Abstracts should be submitted as an email attachment (Word document, plain text, 12pt Times New Roman font) to oli.wilson@nullotago.ac.nz, by 31 May 2014. Please use your surname and initial as the document title, as in “Smith_Z.docx”. Abstracts will be refereed, and successful speakers advised promptly by email. Please submit your proposal with the following information (in this order):

·           Name of author(s) (exactly as you would like it to appear in the program)

·           Institution or affiliation

·           Contact phone number, including international codes

·           Email

·           Consideration for 2013 IASPM-ANZ postgraduate prize?* (Yes/No)

·           Title of paper

·           3 keywords for your paper (for programming purposes)

·           Abstract (300 words maximum)

*The IAPSM-ANZ postgraduate prize of AUD$250 is awarded to the best postgraduate presenter at the conference, as determined by a panel of established IAPSM-ANZ members. Only current postgraduate students are eligible. Past winners may not apply.

Call for Submissions for 2013 Brisbane Proceedings

Hi all, just a reminder that the CFPs for the 2013 proceedings is out, with editors Jadey O’Regan and Toby Wren waiting for your call (well, email). Submissions due Feb 14 2014 – for full details look IASPM_proceedings_CFP2013BrisbaneFeb14, or email iaspmanz2013@nullgriffith.edu.au

IASPM ANZ 2013 Brisbane Program

Hi all,

Just in case you’re looking for it, here’s the program for Brisbane 2013. See you there!

Update on Brisbane Conference

Hi all,
Just a quick ‘all in one, plus extras’ guide for the upcoming Brisbane conference. 6 weeks to go!


IASPM ANZ/NZ publication prizes: 2013

IASPM ANZ/NZ publication prizes: 2013 (acknowledging 2012 publications).

Just a reminder that IASPM ANZ/NZ is again offering publication prizes for Regional and Open (Research outside of ANZ) publications achieved by current, financial members.

Click on the links below for more details

Publication Prize 2013 Open

Publication Prize 2013 Regional

NEW DUE DATE: 8 October, 2013.

IASPM 2013 conference Brisbane Registration

Dear colleagues,

Planning is well under way for the IMC World Forum and associated conferences in Brisbane in November. At last count, over thirty music industry and music research societies and organisations are involved in the November conferences, including the MSA, NZMS and IASPM-ANZ. This email contains information about conference registration for MSA/NZMS and IASPM-ANZ delegates in November. As indicated in your letter of invitation, there are two registration options:

1. Register as a delegate for the IMC World Forum ($280). This registration fee covers ALL of the events in which you are involved, as well as providing access to the full IMC World Forum program. This is the recommended option, and will especially suit anyone planning to participate in more than one event. Online registration is now available via the IMC World Forum site: http://worldforumonmusic.org/registration

2. Register as a delegate for just the MSA/NZMS or IASPM-ANZ conference ($140/$100 student). This will allow you to attend either the MSA/NZMS or IAPSM-ANZ conference at a reduced registration rate, but does not include access to IMC World Forum or other associated events. Online registration for this option will be via a Griffith University payment gateway that is expected to be operational within a week.

Both of these registration options enjoy the same services and provisions: throughout the MSA/NZMS, IMC and IASPM-ANZ events, delegates will be provided with morning and afternoon tea and coffee and snacks, and free entry to all associated performances. The IMC World Forum team is currently negotiating with local area food outlets to procure special lunch deals for delegates (to be purchased separately, on arrival). The MSA/NZMS and IASPM-ANZ conference dinners will be additional to the registration fee, and can be paid separately via the payment gateway being set up for registration option 2 above.

Online registration is the preferred method for this conference. Delegates who are unable to register online will be able to pay on arrival in November, but only by prior arrangement. If you are unable to register online, please contact Dan Bendrups at the Queensland Conservatorium as soon as possible to ensure that he is aware of your circumstances (d.bendrups@nullgriffith.edu.au).

The deadline for registration is 31 October 2013. Anyone who has not registered or who has not made prior arrangements for registration on arrival will be removed from the conference program after this date. An updated, final conference program will be circulated to delegates in the first week of November to account for any changes.

Also, please Copy of Accommodation options summary (updated).

If anyone has any further questions about registration, please direct these to Dr Dan Bendrups, who is responsible for local arrangements for both MSA/NZMS and IASPM-ANZ.

IASPM-ANZ Postgraduate Travel Grant- 2013 Brisbane conference

IASPM-ANZ invites applications for travel grants to assist postgraduates in attending the 2013 annual conference in Brisbane. Up to three postgraduates will be awarded grants of up to $500 each.

To be eligible for the grant, postgraduates must have had a paper accepted for the conference, and must not be receiving any financial support from any institution to cover their attendance at the conference.

To apply for the grant, postgraduates are asked to supply the following:
1. Evidence that they are not receiving support from their institutions
2. A copy of their abstract for the conference and a copy of the letter of acceptance
3. A one page (approx. 500 words) outline of their current research agenda, indicating how the paper they are presenting fits in with this

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the quality of the candidate’s abstract and research agenda, and the extent to which their ongoing research aligns with the aims of IASPM. Candidates may also, if desired, present evidence of hardship or extenuating circumstances that might make a grant of particular value to them (geographic location, e.g., living in a remote or rural area, may be considered here) and the assessors will take these circumstances into consideration also.

Please submit submissions by Monday 7 October to the Treasurer, Penny Spirou (treasurer@nulliaspm.org.au), with the subject heading “IASPM-ANZ 2011 Postgraduate Travel Grant”. Applications should include full contact details and institutional affiliation of the applicant.

Call for papers: Australasian Music Research at Lyrebird Press (Melbourne)

Australasian Music Research at Lyrebird Press (Melbourne), the only Australian publisher’s series dedicated to research in Australasian music, invites proposals for volumes of approximately 70,000 words in any area relating to Australasian music.

Proposals considered include monographs, edited collections of essays, conference proceedings, anthologies and bio-bibliographies.

Guidelines for the preparation of proposals can be found at: http://www.lyrebirdpress.com/books/amr/ and enquiries can be directed to the Series Editor, Sue Robinson, at srobi@nullunimelb.edu.au. Proposals for publication in 2013 should be received by 1 May 2013.

IASPM-ANZ 2013 Conference: Call for Papers

Popular Music Communities, Places and Ecologies

Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University; 24-26 November 2013

Organising Committee: Dan Bendrups, Jodie Taylor, Donna Weston

Program Committee: Sarah Baker, Kate Barney, Andy Bennett, Gavin Carfoot, Jadey O’Regan, Narelle McCoy

We are pleased to announce this call for papers for the 2013 IAPSM-ANZ conference, which will be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, in conjunction with the International Music Council’s 5th World Forum for Music (21-24 November). The theme of the IMC World Forum is ‘Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities’ with a strong emphasis on the interplay between music, musicians and their various environments of activity (natural, built, social and cultural, etc). Drawing on this, the theme of the 2013 IASPM-ANZ conference, Popular Music Communities, Places and Ecologies seeks to foster scholarly engagement with the various ways in which music, people and place are connected. While notions of of ‘community’ and ‘place’ are well-established constructs in popular music studies, we introduce here the notion of ‘ecology’ as a further consideration in the relationship between popular music and place. This term may be understood literally, in reference to the natural or physical environment, or figuratively, as a metaphor for the numerous other possible environments of popular music production and consumption.

Abstracts for paper presentations on any aspect of this theme are invited from all researchers with an interest in popular music, regardless of disciplinary orientation. All papers detailing new and established research in the field will be considered, though preference may be given to papers that demonstrate clear engagement with the theme. Papers with a theoretical orientation are particularly encouraged, as are submissions from postgraduate students. Panel submissions of up the three papers are also welcome. Please submit your proposal as a Word doc, in plain text, with the following information (in this order):

Name of author(s) (exactly as you would like it to appear in the program)
Institution or affiliation
Contact phone number, including international codes
Consideration for 2012 IASPM-ANZ postgraduate prize?* (Yes/No)
Title of paper
3 keywords for your paper (for programming purposes)
Abstract (300 words maximum)

*The IAPSM-ANZ postgraduate prize of AUD$250 is awarded to the best postgraduate presenter at the conference, as determined by a panel of established IAPSM-ANZ members. Only current postgraduate students are eligible. Past winners may not apply.

Information on registration, accommodation and additional activities will be posted on the IASPM-ANZ website following the abstract review process. All presenters are required to be financial members of IASPM. Membership information can be found at the IASPM-ANZ webpage: www.iaspm.org.au, and will also be provided at the time of conference registration.

Deadline for submissions: 12 April 2013

Email for submissions and enquiries: iaspmanz2013@nullgriffith.edu.au

IASPM 2012 Conference Program

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