SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

Friday 7 December – Saturday 8 December 2012

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne
Royal Parade, Parkville

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance for over 200 years, building on them as cornerstones of musical exoticism. These constructions of musical exoticism have in turn informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain.

This Symposium brings together scholars from around the world to reflect on Spain’s unique position in the enactment of musical and cultural identity. The papers explore themes that span a range of periods, genres and musical styles, from opera and flamenco to dance and film, and encompass approaches including historical musicology, cultural studies and performance practice.

Registration

There is no charge for registration but RSVP is essential as places are limited.

Please email Liz Kertesz <ekertesz@nullunimelb.edu.au> by Friday 30 November indicating your day/s of attendance: Friday / Saturday / Friday and Saturday

For further information, please consult the Symposium website at

www.conservatorium.unimelb.edu.au/SpanishMusicSymposium

Michael Christoforidis [Email: mchri@nullunimelb.edu.au]

and

Liz Kertesz [Email: ekertesz@nullunimelb.edu.au]

Call for Nominations for 2012-13 IASPM-ANZ Committee

Nominations are invited for the following executive and non-executive positions:

  • Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Publications Officer (IASPM-ANZ Website and Related Publications)
  • New Zealand Representative (non-executive)

Nominations must be received via email by Monday 26 November 2012 (5pm), after which all members will be notified of the nominees.

For more information or to download a nomination form click here

Conference 2012 – Student Travel Grants

The Executive of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand branch, in conjunction with the organising committee of the IASPM-ANZ Conference 2012, would like to call for applications for Postgraduate Student Travel Grants.

These $100 grants are intended to help fund the expenses of student members
who are presenting papers at the IASPM-ANZ Conference, 5-7 December 2012.

For more details click here.

Call for Submissions: 2012 IASPM-ANZ Publication Prizes

The Executive of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand branch (IASPM-ANZ) is calling for applications for IASPM-ANZ Publication Prizes. There are 2 categories this year: Category 1: Australia / New Zealand Region, and Category 2: Open Region (outside Australia / New Zealand).

For more information on prizes, or to download an application for please visit the Call For Submissions page available here.

IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstract now due by 28 May 2012.

Call for papers
Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow
IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference
University of Tasmania, Hobart
5-7 December 2012

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 2012 annual conference of IASPM-ANZ. This year, the conference will be organized by Dr Michelle Phillipov, and held at the University of Tasmania. We are pleased to stage our annual event in Hobart in keeping with the rotating conference schedule of Australia and New Zealand locations. Continue reading “IASPM-ANZ 2012 Conference”

SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 December 2012

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Western Music and entertainment have drawn on features of Spanish music and dance since at least the Napoleonic wars. In turn, constructions of musical exoticism based on Hispanic tropes have informed different manifestations of Spanish musical nationalism, as well as regional and popular musics of Spain. These “Spanish” musical identities have evolved and been reconfigured according to the dictates of competing cultural, political and social factors, yet Spain’s unique position and its enactment of cultural identity cannot easily be reconciled within current narratives of musical nationalism and exoticism. Continue reading “SYMPOSIUM: Spanish musics and their [Western] Others: Negotiating identity and exoticism”

Doing Fieldwork in Nightlife Scenes and EDMCs

Call for submissions
Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Doing Fieldwork in Nightlife Scenes and EDMCs
Guest editor: Luis-Manuel Garcia
http://dj.dancecult.net/

This special edition of Dancecult seeks to address the fact that, although many EDM (Electronic Dance Music) projects have a significant ethnographic component, there are few methodological resources available to ethnographers of EDM scenes/cultures. Continue reading “Doing Fieldwork in Nightlife Scenes and EDMCs”