Discussions

Conference: Music History and Historical Materialism. Reflections and Possibilities (London, 13 April 2018)

Conference: Music History and Historical Materialism. Reflections and Possibilities
 
13 April 2018, 8.45am–7.00pm
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
 
Convenors: Jeremy Coleman (Aberdeen/IMLR) and Johan Siebers (Middlesex/IMLR)
 
Marxist thought and music historiography have only seldom combined in critical writing or scholarly research, and from the perspective of the present most examples appear as so many moribund historical cur

Reviewed Elsewhere: Michael Denning, Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution.

Michael DenningNoise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution. London: Verso, 2015. 306 pp. $24.99/£17.99 (paperback),
 
We live in a world of recorded music. Even when we do not actively seek them, popular recordings provide a soundtrack to the most mundane of everyday activities.

Call for Papers: Pierre de la Rue and Music at the Habsburg-Burgundian Court

Mechelen, 20–23 November 2018
Call for Papers
 
Organised by the KU Leuven (Department of Musicology), Alamire Foundation (Leuven) and the City of Mechelen
 
20 November 2018 will mark the quincentenary of the death of Pierre de la Rue, leading composer at the Habs

Reviewed Elsewhere: Bill Alves and Brett Campbell, Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick.

Bill Alves and Brett Campbell. Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. 602 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02561-6; $55.00 (paperback), ISBN: 978-0-253-02615-6.
 
‘One of the richest lives ever lived in American arts’ (p.

CFP: NEPCA Music Area (Worcester State, Oct. 2018)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on Music in Popular Culture for its fall conference to be held at Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts, on 19-20 October 2018. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Music as both an art form and a system of representation and communication
- Music within the context of history, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc.
- The role of genre in American music

Registration now open: Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference—Maynooth, July 2018

Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 09:00 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 22:00

Department of Music, Logic House, Maynooth University

The Music Department at Maynooth University is pleased to host the 2018 Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference.

For the programme, please click here.

Call for Papers: The Intellectual Worlds of Johannes Brahms (February 2019)

The Intellectual Worlds of Johannes Brahms
International Conference | University of California, Irvine | 1–3 February 2019
 
The conference committee welcomes submissions from a diverse field of interdisciplinary scholars including those working on music theory and analysis, musicology, aesthetics, music and philosophy, critical theory, historiography, and German studies, and those wishing to present lecture recitals relating to the conference themes.
 
There are five conference themes:

Reviewed Elsewhere: Celia Applegate, The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme.

Celia ApplegateThe Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. xii + 402 pp. $39.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-487-52048-9.
 
For over twenty years, Celia Applegate has maintained that historians need to study music.

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