CfP: The Art of Record Production Conference 2019

Call for Papers
The Art of Record Production Conference 2019 In C: Creation, Connectivity, Collaboration, and Controllers Berklee College of Music, Boston, U.S.A. May 17–19, 2019 Deadline for abstracts: September 28, 2018 (midnight, US Eastern Time) Notification of acceptance by October 29, 2018 Conference Themes Our title for the 14th Art of Record Production Conference is inspired by Terry Riley’s seminal, minimalist work "In C" (1964). When asked how he would describe the relationship between his drive to push technology to its limits in the 1960s and the musical possibilities that resulted, Riley replied that it was all driven by "the 'What if?' principles." This conference seeks to bring together scholars, artists, and innovators applying "What if?" principles to practice and research. Our "C" themes—creation, connectivity, collaboration, and controllers—all represent areas of movement…
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CfP: Mapping Spaces, Sounding Places: Geographies of Sound in Audiovisual Media

Call for Papers
Sound design, film music and music editing in general exert a primary function in conveying senses of space and place in audiovisual media. Strategies for connoting space and place in film sound and music vary with cinematic practices across history and according to transnational patterns of negotiation between global and local modes of production. At the same time audiovisual communication, when rich in local connotations, allows insights into specific socio-historical contexts and the documentation of human geographies. This conference aims to bring together scholars interested in mapping geographies of music and sound practices in audiovisual media (e.g. film, television, video games, interactive art). We invite fresh perspectives on film music and sound that are willing to embrace aspects ranging from individual approaches to space and place to collective geographies, also considering industrial…
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CfP 6. AG-Tagung: Akustische Dokumente / Sonic Documents (18./19.01.2019 @ RUB)

AG Audio 2019, Call for Papers
CfP: Akustische Dokumente / Sonic Documents  Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung der AG Auditive Kultur und Sound Studies der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft mit dem DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2132 Das Dokumentarische an der Ruhr Universität Bochum, 18.-19.01.2019 Bochum Die 6. Jahrestagung der AG Auditive Kultur und Sound Studies der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft wird 2019 in Bochum gemeinsam mit dem Graduiertenkolleg Das Dokumentarische veranstaltet und soll im Zeichen akustischer Dokumentarismen stehen. „Akustische Dokumente“ verweisen auf mediale und institutionelle Strategien der Beglaubigung, durch die Klang Beweiskraft erlangt. Sie liegen in Sammlungen und Archiven, zeugen in forensischen, medizinischen und technopolitischen Verfahren der Zertifizierung und Legitimierung von Wissen; und sie werden in künstlerischen Praktiken verwendet. Akustische Dokumente können Field Recordings und Stimmaufzeichnungen sein, sie werden u.a. in der Musikethnologie und in der Bioakustik, in den Lebenswissenschaften und in der…
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CfP: Sound Collectives. The Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature

Call for Papers
Sound Collectives: The Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature An International Conference, Dec. 7-8, 2018, Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt Sound positions individuals as social subjects. The presence of human beings, animals, objects, or technologies reverberates into the material and virtual spaces we inhabit and produces distinct soundscapes that render social practices audible. The assessment of a sonic phenomenon as noise or music, as rallying cry or offense, as reassuring or disturbing event reveals the social paradigms that govern our perception. As Michael Bull and Les Back write in The Auditory Culture Reader, paying critical attention to “sound makes us re-think […] how we relate to others, ourselves, and the spaces and places we inhabit” (4). When sound travels through space, it becomes a repository for the relational activities…
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CfP: The Electric Guitar in American Culture

Call for Papers
The Electric Guitar in American Culture October 12-14, 2018 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas Website: https://sites.google.com/view/electricguitaramericanculture/home It is a pleasure to invite scholars, performers, fans, and the general public to attend and participate at “The Electric Guitar in American Culture” on October 12-13-14, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas, original home of Buddy Holly and the Flatlanders, along with many other greats. The conference is organized by the Vernacular Music Center at the School of Music at Texas Tech University. Objectives and Themes The program committee invites papers, panels, and creative presentations on every possible facet of the electric guitar in American culture: popular, vernacular, and cultivated musics; technology, material culture, social geography; commerce, design, marketing; semiotics, organology, reception and/or performance studies, music and gender, and wider topics. Special Student Conference The…
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