FANTASIA-, SCIFI- JA PELIMUSIIKKISEMINAARI 12.6. klo 9.15 – 16, Arje Scheinin sali

Suomen Etnomusikologinen Seura ja Turun yliopiston musiikkitieteen oppiaine järjestävät kesäkuussa avoimen seminaaripäivän, jossa tarkastellaan fantasia-, scifi- ja pelimusiikin ja äänen tutkimuksen ajankohtaisia kuulumisia. Elokuva-, televisio- ja multimediagenren äänellisten muotojen tutkimus on suomalaisen musiikintutkimuksen parissa ollut kasvavassa suosiossa. Viime vuosina monilla eri tutkimusaloilla fantasian, sci-fin ja pelien tutkimuksen kentälle on tehty useita uusia avauksia, jotka valottavat myös musiikin ja äänen tutkimuksen mahdollisuuksia. Tutkijat ovat pohtineet mm. immersion, audiovisuaalisuuden, multimodaalisuuden ja pelillistämisen teemoja suhteessa kyseisiin kulttuurintuotteisiin. Kaikissa näissä genreissä ääni ja musiikki ovat keskeisessä osassa, oli kyseessä sitten fantasiaelokuvan musiikista, scifi-televisiosarjan äänistä tai videopelien nostalgisista äänimaailmoista.

Seminaarissa keskitytään uusiin äänellisiin haasteisiin, joita fantasian, scifin ja eritoten pelimusiikin kentillä pohditaan jatkuvasti. Päivän aikana kuullaan keynote-puhe pelimusiikkisäveltäjä Jonne Valtoselta. Tapahtuman tauoilla on maksullinen (puhujille maksuton) kahvitarjoilu. Lämpimästi tervetuloa paikalle!

Järjestäjät: Suomen etnomusikologinen seura, Turun yliopiston musiikkitiede, IIPC

CFP: EUPOP 2015 (Extended, final deadline, 1 June)


Humboldt University of Berlin, July 29th – 31st 2015

Extended, final deadline: Monday, June 1st, 2015

Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the fourth annual international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Hauptgebäude, Unter den Linden 6, Berlin) from July 29th – 31st 2015.

EUPOP 2015 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This could include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics and Popular Literature, Queer Studies, Sport, Heritage, and Curation.

The closing date for this extended call is Monday the 1st June, 2015.

There will be opportunities for networking, publishing, and developing caucus groups within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2015 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:

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 – not more than 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 Pamela Church-Gibson ( – the same address is available for general administrative queries) until June 1, 2015. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.

The conference draft program will be announced mid-June, 2015, along with the conference registration and accommodation details.
Keynote speakers: EPCA President Pamela Church-Gibson (University of the Arts, London), Professor Susanna Paasonen (Media Studies & IIPC, University of Turku), and Professor John Richardson (Musicology & IIPC, University of Turku).

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 2015 is organised by:

European Popular Culture Association (EPCA):

International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC):

Kind Regards,

EPCA President Pamela Church Gibson,
Dr Markus Heide (Swedish Institute of North American Studies, Uppsala University),
EPCA Vice-President, PCA-Finland Director, Adjunct Professor Kari Kallioniemi,
EPCA Secretary, IIPC Coordinator, Dr Kimi Kärki,

IIPC Debate 18 May

IIPC Debate 75
Mon 18 May, 2-4, Mikro Auditorium (Kiinanmyllykatu 13, Turku)
IIPC Visiting Professor Norma Coates (University of Western Ontario)
Recuperating Rock and Roll in American Prime-Time Television in the mid-1960s

Norma Coates is Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on popular music history, identity, and engagements with visual media. She is presently completing two manuscripts: a cultural history of rock music on television before MTV; and a handbook about television music from a media studies perspective. She is a former member of the IASPM-US executive and JPMS editorial boards. In April-May 2015 she is affiliated to University of Turku as an IIPC Visiting Professor.

IIPC Debate 13 May

IIPC Debate 74
Wed 13 May, 4-6 Seminar Room Hovi V105 (Artium, Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Professor Aaron Allen (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Ecomusicology and the Challenges of Sustainability

Aaron S. Allen is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is also director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard and his B.A. in music and B.S. in environmental studies from Tulane University. Allen is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, editor of the Ecomusicology Newsletter, and co-editor of the forthcoming collection Current Directions in Ecomusicology (Routledge). For further information about Dr. Allen and his publications, please visit

IIPC Debate May 11

IIPC Debate 73
Mon 11 May, 2-4 pm, Mikro Auditorium (Kiinanmyllykatu 13, Turku)
IIPC Visiting Professor Gil Rodman (University of Minnesota)
Lions and Writers and Birds, Oh My!: The Racialized Biases of Copyright

Gil Rodman is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota, US. He is the author of Why Cultural Studies? (Wiley Blackwell, 2015), Elvis After Elvis (Routledge, 1996), editor of The Race and Media Reader (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000). He is currently working on two book projects: an introduction to the work of Stuart Hall, and a racial history of copyright in the US. In April-May 2015 he has been affiliated to University of Turku as an IIPC Visiting Professor.

Warm welcome!