Music Research, Now!

[updated program, 29th Jan morning!]

Music Research, Now! / Musiikintutkimus, nyt! / Musikforskning, nu!

Friday 29th January, 2016 10-16
Janus Lecture Hall (Artium Building, Sirkkala Campus Area; Kaivokatu 12), University of Turku

The fifth annual Music Research, Now! symposium invites Turku-based researchers from whatever field of study, engaging with music or sound, to present their ongoing research at this event.

The main purpose of the event is to facilitate networking among music researchers from various departments and units at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Sibelius Museum, and other educational and cultural institutes in Turku. We especially encourage scholars from such fields as, but not limited to, musicology, music education, cultural history, art and media studies, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and archive work, to actively participate in the event. The symposium is an opportunity for a researcher to receive feedback from the entire pool of music/sound researchers working in the city.

This year’s event is organised by the Department of Cultural History, with the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC).
Program:

10.00-10:15 Opening words

10.15-10:30 Sini Mononen: Musiikin traumaattinen merkki vainoamiskokemuksen esityksessä

10:30-10:45 Yrjö Heinonen: “Ulkomusiikillisen” esittäminen musiikissa

10:45-11 Marjaana Virtanen: Kamarimusiikki, vuorovaikutus ja yhteisöllisyys vuoden 2015 Meidän Festivaalilla

11-11:15 Sanna Qvick: Satu peilaa todellisuutta: 2000-luvun suomalaisten satuelokuvien musiikillinen kerronta ja yhteiskunnalliset teemat

11:15-11:30 Liisamaija Hautsalo: Yhteiskunnalliset aiheet 2000-luvun suomalaisessa oopperassa

11:30-11:45 Tiina Käpylä: Nuorten bändiläisten käsityksiä muusikkoudesta. Muusikon subjektipostion ottaminen ja saaminen

11:45-12 Hannu Salmi: Virtuoosit ja viraalisuus – Paganini, Liszt ja julkisuuskulttuurin reitit 1820–1840-lukujen Euroopassa

12-13:15 Lunch

13:15-13:30 John Richardson: Cute and Zany as Aesthetic Categories in Musical Performances

13:30-13:45 Inka Rantakallio: Discourses of Authenticity and Spirituality in Finnish Underground Rap

13:45-14 Tuomas Auvinen: The Best Seat of the House: Aspects on the Production of Classical Records

14-14:15 Kim Ramstedt: Analysing Aura in Sound Recordings. The Case of Reggae Dubplate Specials

14:15-14:30 Jopi Harri: Mediaeval and early modern manuscripts of Eastern Slavic chant in Finnish public repositories

14:30-14:45 Laila El-Mahgary: Live Entertainment in the Fairytale City of Sharm EL Sheikh

14:45-15 Susanna Välimäki: Music Festival as Social Activism: A Case Study of Meidän Festivaali / Our Festival 2015

15-15:15 Coffee (provided for the speakers and registered)

15:15-16 Kimi Kärki: IIPC Debate #79: Evolutions of the Wall, 1979-2013

Dr Kärki gives the debate in order to celebrate the publication of the edited collection Arena Concert: Music, Media, and Mass Entertainment (edited by Robert Edgar, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, Benjamin Halligan and Nicola Spelman), where he provided a chapter on Pink Floyd’s and Roger Waters’ The Wall concerts.
Hardback:
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-arena-concert-9781628925548/
Paperback:
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-arena-concert-9781628925555/
EBook:
http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-arena-concert-9781628925562/

Cfp: WiderScreen 2/2016

CfP 2/2016: Elokuvamusiikki ja elokuvien äänimaisema
– Film Music and Cinematic Soundscapes (in English below)

WiderScreen 2/2016:n teemana on elokuvamusiikki. Elokuvan historia tuntee monia mytologisoituja ohjaaja–säveltäjä -työpareja, kuten Alfred Hitchcock ja Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone ja Ennio Morricone sekä David Lynch ja Angelo Badalamenti. Onpa elokuvan ohjaaja saattanut jopa itse vastata musiikista, ajatellaan vaikka John Carpenterin hyytävää teemaa elokuvaan Halloween (1978).

Teemanumeroon ovat tervetulleita kirjoitukset, joissa käsitellään elokuvamusiikkia tai elokuvan rakennettua äänimaisemaa eri tieteenalojen ja niiden välisten hedelmällisten dialogien näkökulmasta.

Numero on kaksikielinen (englanti / suomi). Vertaisarvioitavien tutkimusartikkelien (4000–7000 sanaa) lisäksi teemanumeroon voi tarjota lyhyempiä katsauksia, haastatteluja, arvioita ja kolumneja. Noin puolen sivun mittainen abstrakti tulee lähettää sähköpostiosoitteeseen: kierka@utu.fi 15.1.2016 mennessä ja tekstin lopullinen versio 27.5.2016. Teemanumero ilmestyy alkusyksystä 2015. Lisätietoja antaa vastaava toimittaja FT Kimi Kärki (kierka@utu).

The theme issue of WiderScreen 2/2016 is film music. The history of cinema is full of mythologized director–composer work pairs, such as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone, and David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. Sometimes the director has composed the music; remember the haunting theme music John Carpenter composed for Halloween (1978).

We invite scholarly contributions that provide insight to film music itself, or the constructed cinematic soundscapes. We encourage interdisciplinary approaches.

The theme issue is bilingual (English / Finnish). (Finnish/English). In addition to peer reviewed article manuscripts (4000-7000 words) we invite shorter book and research reviews, interviews and columns on the subject.

Please send your abstract (max. half a page) to kierka@utu.fi by 15th of January 2016. The deadline for the full manuscript is 27th of May 2016. The theme issue will be published in the autumn 2016. Contact Dr Kimi Kärki (Guest Editor) for further information (kierka@utu.fi).

http://widerscreen.fi/call-for-papers/

EUPOP 2016

CFP: EUPOP 2016
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, July 20th – 22nd, 2016
Deadline: Monday, February 29th, 2016

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the fifth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Université Paris Ouest in Nanterre, just outside Paris (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures), July 20th – 22nd, 2016.

EUPOP 2016 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture.

The closing date for this call is Monday 29th February, 2016.

There will be opportunities for networking and publishing within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2016 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at:
http://www.intellectbooks.com

Papers and Complete Panels for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, and those for panels limited to 90 minutes. In the latter case, please provide a short description of the panel along with individual abstracts. Poster presentations and video projections are also warmly welcomed.

Proposals comprising a 300-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF) should be submitted to Graham Roberts (grahamroberts83@gmail.com) by February 29th, 2016. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.

The conference draft program will be announced in May 2016, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. The likely conference fee will be 200 euros (student), and 250 euros (other). The fee includes coffees, lunches, evening reception & dinner, and EPCA Membership (includes the subscription of the European Journal of Popular Culture, Intellect Press).

Keynote speakers: EPCA President Kari Kallioniemi (University of Turku), Dr Sue Harris (Queen Mary, University of London), and Dave Laing (University of Liverpool).

The European Popular Culture Association

The European Popular Culture Association (EPCA) promotes the study of popular culture from, in, and about Europe. Popular culture involves a wide range of activities, material forms and audiences. EPCA aims to examine and discuss these different aspects as they relate both to Europe and to Europeans across the globe, whether contemporary or historical.

EUPOP 2016 is organised by:

European Popular Culture Association (EPCA): http://epcablog.wordpress.com/

International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC): http://iipc.utu.fi/

 

Kind Regards,

EPCA President, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi, kakallio@utu.fi

Dr Graham Roberts, grahamroberts83@gmail.com

EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson, p.church-gibson@fashion.arts.ac.uk

EPCA Secretary, IIPC Coordinator, Dr Kimi Kärki, kierka@utu.fi

Music Research, Now! Jan 29, 2016

Music Research, Now! / Musiikintutkimus, nyt! / Musikforskning, nu!

 

January 29, 2015

Department of Cultural History, University of Turku

Janus Lecture Hall (Artium Building, Sirkkala Campus Area; Kaivokatu 12)

The fifth annual Music Research, Now! symposium invites Turku-based researchers from whatever field of study, engaging with music or sound, to present their ongoing research at this event.

The main purpose of the event is to facilitate networking among music researchers from various departments and units at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Sibelius Museum, and other educational and cultural institutes in Turku. We especially encourage scholars from such fields as, but not limited to, musicology, music education, cultural history, art and media studies, cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and archive work, to actively participate in the event. The symposium is an opportunity for a researcher to receive feedback from the entire pool of music/sound researchers working in the city.

Because of the growing number of educational programs and pathways in English at the universities, and of international and exchange students and researchers, this cfp is written in English, but papers are invited in Finnish and Swedish in addition to English.

The presentations will be speed talks: a 10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.

In order to register for Music Research, Now! please fill in the online registration form at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j_w26z-ptbXKH9zQr1UD5ceiK_aIAGgmMNG6lVUhiqo/viewform?usp=send_form

 

The registration deadline is Friday January 8, 2015.

The seminar program will be published on this website on January 15, 2015.

http://iipc.utu.fi/

The speakers will also be notified by e-mail.

For more information please contact Dr Kimi Kärki, kierka@utu.fi (Department of Cultural History, University of Turku).

Organizer: The Department of Cultural History, University of Turku, in collaboration with the Departments of Musicology and Music Education at the University of Turku, the Department of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University, and the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC).

IIPC Debate 20 Nov

IIPC Debate 78
Fri 20 Nov, 12-14, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Author & Fulbright Scholar William Doyle (University of Eastern Finland)
Secrets of the Oval Office: Time Traveling in the Cockpit of American History

William Doyle is a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar at UEF-Joensuu, a New York Times bestselling author, and an award-winning documentary film and TV producer for HBO, A&E and PBS networks.

Join William for an incredible journey based on his critically-acclaimed book INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE: THE WHITE HOUSE TAPES and discover the behind-closed-doors secrets of FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton. The book is based on thousands of hours of declassified files and secret White House tapes, and Doyle’s interviews with Oval Office insiders including Henry Kissinger and Donald Rumsfeld.

How would it feel to hold in your hands the power to change the world – or destroy it?  Thirteen Americans have known that power, inside the cockpit of American history: the Oval Office. The astonishing reality of what goes on in the Oval Office when the doors are closed has never been revealed until now, in the book INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE. “If they want this job, fuck ‘em. They can have it…You could have those bombs go off and blow up fifteen cities in the   United States.”                          John F. Kennedy secret White House tape, 1962 “If for Freud the glimpse of the parental bedroom was the primal scene of sexuality in character formation, the Oval Office is the primal scene of power.”       New York Times book review of Inside the Oval Office It is the room where history is born, scandals erupt and crises explode, the scene of horrific blunders and hair-raising drama. It is the world’s most dangerous office, where a single mistake can change history forever.War and peace. Chaos and crisis. Supreme despair and ultimate hope. Life and death on a colossal scale. The highest stakes in history.  It all happens inside the Oval Office.

Bio:

William Doyle is a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar based in Finland, focusing on global education best practices and the schools of tomorrow. He is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer on American history and politics and TV producer whose credits include projects for HBO, A&E and PBS. He co-authored the 2014 book “Navy Seals: Their Untold Story” and co-authored the companion hit PBS documentary; authored the just-released book “PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy”; and co-authored with his wife the new book “Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Children”, an examination of Japanese healthy longevity. Born and raised in New York City, he is the father of an 8-year-old boy who attends Finnish public school. During his Fulbright, Doyle has worked with students and faculty at three Finnish institutions (the University of East Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Lapland) to identify and promote child-centered, evidence-based global best practices to improve the well-being and learning of children in K-8 education.

This debate is co-organised with the John Morton Center for North American Studies (JMC).

Warm welcome!!!

TELLING EMBODIED STORIES: GIRLHOOD, MEMORY, AND ART

SELMA, Flikforsk!, Nordic Network for Girlhood Studies, and IIPC collaborate in order to bring you this symposium:

TELLING EMBODIED STORIES: GIRLHOOD, MEMORY, AND ART

Please, visit the webpage for more information and a registration link :
https://selmacentre.wordpress.com/…/programme-for-telling-…/

Program for 11.12.2015

10.00 – 10.15 Opening of symposium

10.15 Anna Järvinen, Artist & Musician
Det var inget (Presentation in Swedish)

11.00 Bodil Formark, Umeå University & Kajsa Widegren, Gothenburg University
Akademiskt flickskrot (Presentation in Swedish)

11.30 Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, University of Turku
Dreaming Annabel. Narrative strategies in Tales of Us by Goldfrapp

12.00 – 12.45 LUNCH BREAK

12.45 Anna Biström, University of Helsinki
Rebell, geni, dagboksskrivande flicka: Skiftande bilder och äkta äkthet i Eva Dahlgrens konstnärskap (Presentation in Swedish)

13.15 Heta Mulari, University of Turku
The Girl in the Wig and Doing a Split: Embodied Readings of Chandelier by Sia Furler

13.45 Linda Forsell, Director PotatoPotato
I den bästa av tjejvärldar: En livsomvälvande resa i femininiteters potential
(Presentation in Swedish)

14.15 Myry Voipio, University of Jyväskylä
”The Overweight Unicorn”: Re-Writing Embodied Meanings and
Personal Memories about Girlhood

14.45 – 15.15 Discussion & Closing of symposium
The symposium is free of charge, but registration is mandatory!
If you wish to participate – please register via the following link
http://goo.gl/forms/7OXIETSdrP

If you have questions please contact Heta Mulari at heta.mulari(at)utu.fi

The symposium will be followed by a gig by Anna Järvinen (with Tapio Viitasaari) at Dynamo in Turku (Linnankatu 7). Other artist of the evening will be Kimi Kärki (with Anna-Elena Pääkkölä). Please visit Dynamo’s webpage to see the event and buy tickets:
https://www.facebook.com/events/446720418845182/

“What if They Are All Us? Star Trek and the Universalization of the American Imaginary”

Please join us for the next JMC Current Issues Seminar by

Dr. Austin Lane Crothers and Dr. Martha C. Horst (Illinois State University),

What if They Are All Us? Star Trek and the Universalization of the American Imaginary”

Time: November 2, 2015 at 12:15-13:45.

Place: Janus Hall, Sirkkala Building, University of Turku

Star Trek, originally broadcast on NBC from 1966 to 1969, was a ratings failure as originally broadcast. Its low viewership made it vulnerable to cancellation at the end of each of its seasons. Given its status as a low-rated television series, there was no reason to suppose the Star Trek franchise would go on to become a global pop culture powerhouse. Whatever its beginning, however, the franchise now spans five television series, twelve motion pictures, uncountable numbers of novels and magazines, the entire “Trekkie/Trekker” fan convention phenomenon and even dictionaries of “Trek” languages like Klingon — in which it is possible to enact William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” if one desires to do so. The continuing popularity of Star Trek derives from its linkage of American political cultural values to a global — indeed a galactic — scale. Star Trek offers its fans the promise that the future will be global, ethical, rights respecting, and democratic. Humanity’s future will, in other words, be the best parts of the “American way”: American culture made manifest on a galactic scale.

Chair

Dr. Kari Kallioniemi is a University Lecturer and Researcher in Cultural History and the Vice-Director of the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC) at the University of Turku.

Speakers

Dr. Austin Lane Crothers is Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University. He is currently serving as the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki. His main fields of interest are American political culture and political leadership, and his broad research agenda focuses on the political and social sources and effects of the globalization of American popular culture. The author of seven books and 20 other research articles and chapters, he taught at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and Eastern Washington University before coming to Illinois State University in 1994. He is married to Dr. Martha C. Horst. They have two children, Austin, 4, and Gigi, 2.

Dr. Martha Callison Horst has taught music theory and history at San Francisco State University, University of California, Davis, and East Carolina University. She is currently an Associate Professor in Theory & Composition at Illinois State University. Recent accolades include winner of the Alea III International Composition Competition, winner of the Rebecca Clarke International Composition Competition, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony. In addition to her compositional activities, she is an accomplished singer, having performed regularly with the Emmy and Grammy-award winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

The event is organized in collaboration with the International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC). It is free and open to the public.

UTU students may attend the seminar to collect entries for lecture passes.

WELCOME!