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Our lives have soundtracks; music has long served as a backdrop to the theater of humanity. Music is also something we can generally all agree on; we might listen to different types of music, but we generally all listen. Also, music often acts as a bridge between languages and cultures. Recording legend Stevie Wonder once remarked: “Music is a world within itself, it is a language we all understand.” So if we all can understand the language of music, what do we think it is saying? What are we singing along to?
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Venue: Temple University Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F Parliament
Speaker: Ian Condry, Cultural anthropologist and Professor at MIT
Moderator: Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director of ICAS
Admission: Free. Open to the public.
Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival
(August 30-September 3, 2017)
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017
Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival (August 30-September 3, 2017) is looking for scholars, journalists, and entertainment industry professionals to bring their intellect, art, and energy this year’s Film, Media, and Music Conference.
On 13-14 October 2017, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, in collaboration with Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, will hold a conference devoted to the Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES), to mark the 60th anniversary of its founding.
The subjects of panel discussions will include the socio-historical background of the Studio, the reception of its autonomous compositions and musical “illustrations”, followed by reflection on the new musical genres that emerged under its influence and the aspect of interdisciplinarity.
In spring 2016, Dr. Shannon Cochran and I put out a call for manuscripts for a special issue of the Journal of African American Studies examining the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson. The response was overwhelming and we are happy to report that the special issue will be published fall 2017. While it is too late to submit entries to the special issue we’d like to encourage you to submit your work to an edited book on which we have embarked.
The fourth annual conference of the Edwardian Culture Network will be held at the University of Lancaster this coming September, in association with the Edwardian Postcard Project. Taking our lead from James Hissey’s 1909 evocation of travelling in a motor car, or H.G. Wells’s equally-breathless sea-bound finale to Tono-Bungay – we will be exploring the ‘spirit of speed’, as represented, reflected, challenged or wilfully ignored by British culture c.1895-1914.