Music, Sound, & Climate Justice Conversations 2022

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Music, Sound, & Climate Justice Conversations 2022
New Orleans, 7-9 November 2022

An interdisciplinary group of activists, scholars, and practitioners seeks proposals for “Music, Sound, and Climate Justice Conversations 2022,” an event scheduled to take place preceding the joint meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the Society for Music Theory in New Orleans and online in November 2022.

We seek contributions from the broadest range of participants to a gathering of music and sound scholars and practitioners who engage with complex questions surrounding the intersections of music and sound with social and ecological justice, environmentalism, and the climate crisis.

We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, posters, films, and performances that address, directly or tangentially, any of the following questions:

  • How do music and sound interact with issues of climate justice?
  • How do music and sound scholars acknowledge the connections of all life on the planet?
  • How has music scholarship intersected with environmentalism historically?
  • How does the academy’s involvement in these questions influence policy, action, and lived experiences of climate change?
  • How have historically valued listening practices reflected traditional power relationships and ignored alternative ways of understanding other-than-human environments?
  • What challenges remain in considering the environment in music (knowledge)-making practices?

Please send a 250-word proposal describing your project as well as the format, ideal length, and intended audiences for your presentation via email to by June 1, 2022.  [Extended from May 15, 2022]