17/07/2019
by R. Kuchar
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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

 

27/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Manchester’s Post-punk Heritage: Mobilising and Contesting Transcultural Memory in the Context of Urban Regeneration

Urban memories are remediated and mobilised by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, representing the heritage industry, municipal city branding campaigns or anti-gentrification struggles. As Dagmar Brunow states in her article, the Post-punk ‘retromania’ coincided with the culture-led regeneration of former industrial cities in the Northwest of England, relaunching the cities as creative clusters.

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17/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Call for Papers | Sustainable Art Cities and Tourist Attractions: Coping with Overtourism and Promoting Revitalisation

A special issue of the open access Journal Sustainibility

This special issue opens the debate on new perspectives on the economics and management of tourism, especially cultural tourism, how sustainability challenges (e.g., overtourism, revitalization) have been addressed. We invite both case studies and theoretical and quantitative empirical papers covering emerging and underexplored aspects of policies by governments, cultural institutions, and other local actors aimed at coping with sustainability challenges.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2020

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04/06/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Musical Cities

Based on Henri Lefebvre’s philosophy of rhythmanalysis the book Musical Cities by Sara Adhitya represents an innovative approach to scholarly research and dissemination. A digital and interactive ‘book’, it explores the rhythms of our cities, and the role they play in our everyday urban lives, through the use of sound and music.

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02/05/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Music City Manual

Sound Diplomacy are proud to present the Music Cities Manual, a set of tools, case studies and lessons to increase the value of music in your city, town or place.

The Music Cities Manual provides 13 comprehensive, common-sense steps for any city, place or government to incorporate music into its overall strategic aims, goals and management plans. From planning and zoning to industry development, education to health and wellbeing, equity and social inclusion, music is an expansive, powerful tool to develop more representative, participatory urban strategies that can be used to improve urban policy, resilience and growth.

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25/03/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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Music, Heritage, People and Place – Home of Metal Symposium and Workshop

Call for Papers

Home of Metal (HoM) is a heritage project created and led by the Capsule organisation. Launched in 2011, supported by volunteers, building a crowd-sourced archive and curating a range of popular public events in Birmingham and the Black Country, HoM seeks to highlight and celebrate the value of Heavy Metal music and culture and the role in it of founding artists from the English midlands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest.
Open to all, this public symposium and workshop, seeks to situate HoM in relation to wider heritage issues and opportunities in order to understand its value and impact at home and abroad. For instance, UNESCO’s designation of ‘Creative Cities’ fosters innovation and cultural creativity, recognizing popular music amongst its specialized categories. Sites identified as a ‘City of Music’ include Glasgow and Liverpool in the UK, Kingston, Jamaica and lately Kansas City, USA. How does the ‘Home of Metal’ fit alongside such company?

EXTENDED DEADLINE
Proposals of no more than 300 words should be forwarded to paul.long@bcu.ac.uk by 31 MARCH 2019 accompanied by a short biography and contact details.
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20/03/2019
by R. Kuchar
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OPERATION TON #12 – Festival & Conference – March 29th/30th, Hamburg

Rockcity presents the 12th edition of Operation Ton as a platform for thinking of and discussing the future of music in Hamburg. This year´s thematic focus is on ‘Unity’ in (pop) music . The conference consists of Workshops, Panels, Lectures, Concerts, DJ-Sets & Installations. Conference Venue is Resonanzraum at Hamburg.

Line-Up:

DILLON, DANGER DAN, KOBITO, FRANK SPILKER, ANDREAS DORAU, GEREON KLUG, MELISSA LOGAN, FELIX KUBIN, GUDRUN GUT, HENDRIK OTREMBA, BIANCA JANKOVSKA, CHARLIE MCCLEAN, LYDIA KAVINA, PLASTIQ, DJ FATOU, GRAHAM CANDY, among others.

Tickets available here: https://operationton.reservix.de/events  – discounts for students!

More information and full programm at www.operationton.de and the Facebook page

13/03/2019
by Alenka Barber-Kersovan
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CKC 2019

In July 2018, the Digital Cultures Research Centre at the University of the West of England convened the first Creativity, Knowledge, Cities (CKC) Conference to critically explore the tensions between the creative sector, cities and universities. We invite scholars to build on these productive debates by submitting proposals for CKC 2019: Rethinking, Resisting, and Reimagining the Creative City.

Proposals due: 29 March, 2019. View PROPOSAL GUIDELINES and SUBMIT ABSTRACTS here: https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ckc2019 or email CreativeEconomies2019@gmail.com to discuss alternative methods for submission.

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