About Kimi Kärki

PhD, Docent, Research Fellow: International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC, http://iipc.utu.fi/) & Cultural History, University of Turku, Finland

IIPC Debate 28 September

IIPC Debate 116, Wednesday 28.9. 16-18, Arcanum A355 (Arcanuminkuja 1, University of Turku).

The New Urban Aesthetic: Digital Experiences of Urban Change

Professor Monica Degen (Brunel University, UK)

In this talk I will introduce some of the key ideas and case studies from our book (co-written with Professor Gillian Rose, Oxford University) “The New Urban Aesthetic: Digital Experiences of Urban Change”. I will explore the ways in which digital technologies have transformed the everyday life, branding and redevelopment of contemporary cities. Drawing on two case studies from Doha (Qatar) and Smithfield Market (London, UK), I will suggest that as cities are reconfigured by the deployment of digital technologies from Instagram to computer-generated advertising images, particular sensory embodied constellations are emerging. This digitally mediated re-configuration of embodied experience is what this book calls “the new urban aesthetic”, and I will describe two of its possible expressions: glamorous and dramatic.

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Dr Monica Degen is a Professor in Urban Cultural Studies at Brunel University London. Her research focuses on the politics of space with a particular interest in the ways sensory, temporal and emotional dimensions underpin urban culture, urban redevelopment and everyday politics in the city. In 2016/17 she was awarded British Academy Fellowship to research ‘Timescapes of Urban Change’, she has published widely in a range of international journals, her most recent publication is The New Urban Aesthetic: Digital Experiences of Urban Change (Bloomsbury 2022)

To find out more about her work and projects see:

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/monica-degen

www.sensorysmithfield.com

www.sensescitiescultures.com
www.sensorycities.com

IIPC Debate 3 May

IIPC Debate 115, Tuesday 3.5. 14-16, Arcanum 3rd floor, room A355/357 (Arcanuminkuja 1, University of Turku). Also online: https://utu.zoom.us/j/63586646433, Passcode: 009540

Words, words, words: reflections on a life in music journalism

Professor Emeritus Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh)

The usual story of popular music journalism is a familiar narrative of rise and fall, from emergence in the 1950s to decline in the 2000s.  But this reflects the experience of a particular kind of music journalist, the rock critic.  In this talk I start from a different perspective: making and listening to music always involves conversations.  We need, then, to consider the supply and demand of words about music and how such words are shaped. What kinds of words are needed?  What are their effects?  Why and how do they change? In exploring these questions I will draw on my own experiences of music commerce, the publishing industry, fandom, radio listening, gig going and the academy.

Simon Frith held the Tovey Chair of Music at the University of Edinburgh from 2005-2017, the culmination of an academic career that started out with a PhD in Sociology.  He combined his academic work with journalism, writing for a variety of magazines and newspapers in the UK and the USA.  He was the first rock critic of the London Sunday Times and chaired the judges of the Mercury Music Prize from 1992-2016. He contributed the chapter ‘Writing about Popular Music’ to The Cambridge History of Music Criticism.

Programme for Studying Popular music, live music, and identity

2nd of May 2022

University of Turku.

Lecture hall: Pub3

Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7, 20500 Turku

We are closely monitoring the Covid-situation and will inform you about possible changes closer to the event. The event is open to the public and we wish for you to join us physically at the lecture hall. Masks are required inside the University’s facilities, and free masks are available at the entrance of the lecture hall. Students who have registered in advance can complete the event as a course. It is also possible to collect entries for the study pass without registration. The event will be streamed only to the students who notify their wish to join via Zoom to Tiina Käpylä before the 2nd of May.

Schedule:

Morning session:

Doors open 10:30

10:45-11:00 Welcome and opening words by Tiina Käpylä

11- 11:45 Lecture given by Prof. Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh). His title is ‘Clubbing, queuing and booing: live music and the sociology of identity’

15 minutes for discussion

12:00-13:00 Lunchbreak

Day session:

Short presentations from researchers, 20 min presentation + 10 min discussion

Chair Tiina Käpylä

13:00-13:30 on Zoom

Dr. Maarit Kinnunen (University of Lapland): Social Identity in Finnish Adolescents’ Live Music Consumption

13:30-14:00

PhD Student Tommi Iivonen (University of Turku): There’s no point in shouting from margins to mainstream: Underground and counterculture elements in the music scene of Pori.

14:00-14:30

Dr. Rami Mähkä (University of Turku): Crossbows in firelight: The Medievalism of Ritchie BlackMore’s Rainbow, 1975-1978

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

Afternoon session:

Panel discussion on the topics of the day

Chair: Tiina Käpylä

15:00-16:00 Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh), Anna-Elena Pääkkölä (Åbo Akademi), Tommi Iivonen (University of Turku)

Chairs: Dr. Tiina Käpylä

Responsible teacher and organiser: Dr. Tiina Käpylä

Assistant: Musicology student Tyyne Rantanen

Organiser: Department of Musicology, University of Turku and IIPC

Please send possible questions concerning the event to Dr. Tiina Käpylä: takapy@utu.fi

IIPC Debate 10 March

IIPC Debate 114, Thu 10 March 2:15 pm Seminar room Arcanum A270 (Arcanuminkuja 1, University of Turku)

Also online: https://utu.zoom.us/j/65344619502 (the host will let you in)

Songs of the North – the Journey of Finnish Heavy Metal Into the World

Professori Toni-Matti Karjalainen (Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki)

The IIPC Debate is based on a recent book of Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Pohjoisen laulut – Suomalaisen hevimetallin matka maailmalle (Docendo, 2021), compiled from his research on the export of Finnish heavy metal music, trade of cultural narratives, and the country brand of Finland. The compilation Made in Finland – Studies in Popular Music (Routledge, 2020), edited with Kimi Kärki, is also reflected in the talk.

The development of Finnish heavy metal from low recognition to the leading star of Finland’s cultural exports and the cornerstone of our nation brand is an unparalleled story. In addition to creativity and perseverance, the four-decade sky includes hard work and lucky coincidences. The presentation dismantles the main stages and background of this development and provides colourful snapshots from the history. The aim is to describe how the image of Finland conveyed by heavy metal was constructed, particularly in the international media.

“Finnish metal is the synonym of high-quality music” (Carlos López, fan of Finnish metal, Mexico)

“Finland has become the cradle of metal music in the world” (Tuomas Holopainen, Nightwish)

“The bands and their music are in many cases exactly the channel through which people get interested in Finland” (Antti Hyyrynen, Stam1na).

Toni-Matti Karjalainen, Doctor of Arts, is a professor of art management and entrepreneurship at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. He also has the Title of Docent in music management and culture export at Aalto University School of Business, where he previously worked as Academy Research Fellow and Research Director. In addition to a wide range of studies and publications in the fields of design management, branding, product development and creative teamwork, Karjalainen has studied Finnish metal exports and personally witnessed the gigs of several bands on the spot around the world. He has been a heavy user of heavy metal and rock since 1984.

More information:

http://tonimattikarjalainen.info

https://docendo.fi/sivu/tuote/pohjoisen-laulut/3816807

https://www.routledge.com/Made-in-Finland-Studies-in-Popular-Music/Karjalainen-Karki/p/book/9780367228910

Cfp: Study day: Studying Popular Music, Live Music, and Identity

EDIT: extended deadline for abstracts Feb 15, 2022.

Call for papers
Study day: Studying Popular Music, Live Music, and Identity
2nd of May 2022
University of Turku.
Lecture hall: Pub3
Publicum, Assistentinkatu 7, 20500 Turku

We will be closely monitoring the Covid-situation and informing about possible changes closer to the event.

Studying Popular Music, Live Music and Identity study day starts with a guest lecture, given by Prof. Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh). His title is ‘Clubbing, queuing and booing: live music and the sociology of identity’. The day continues with a seminar, for which we ask you to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words engaging with questions of European popular music studies, live music, and identity. Presentations will be compact: a 20-minute presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

Tell us your affiliation and contact details, and a short description (max 50 words) of your career. We are also seeking some panelists, so let us know if you are interested to join for a panel discussion on the topics of the day with Simon Frith and 2-3 others at the end of the day.

Whole event is held in English and open for students. The event program will be published in mid-April and the speakers will also be notified by email by 15th March.

Send abstracts before 1st of February and possible questions about the event to Dr. Tiina Käpyä: takapy@utu.fi

Chairs: Prof. Martin Cloonan, Dr. Tiina Käpylä
Responsible teacher and organiser: Dr. Tiina Käpylä
Assistant: Musicology student Tyyne Rantanen

Organiser: Department of Musicology University of Turku and IIPC and TIAS.

Musiikintutkimus, Nyt! / Musikforskning, Nu! / Music Research, Now!

EDIT: This event will be fully online due to the pandemic situation. Please email dr. Kärki for the link (the registered participants will receive the link via email).

Friday February 4, 2022. Publicum 3 (Assistentinkatu 7, University of Turku).
10:00-15:00. We will be closely monitoring the Covid-situation, and change the event to zoom webinar, if necessary. The event registration is closed, if you wish to attend, please email Dr Kimi Kärki: kimi.karki ( at ) utu.fi

The eleventh 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.

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).

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

Programme:

10.00-10.15 Kimi Kärki (Cultural History, University of Turku):
Opening words & Thoughts on fascism and neofolk in Finland

10:15-10:30 Aila Mustamo (Folkloristics, University of Turku):
Bulgaria will never forget! Finnish patriotic songs and (inter)national identity struggles

10:30-10:45 Anna-Elena Pääkkölä (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
What is pop-feminism?

10:45-11:00 Rami Mähkä (Digital Culture, University of Turku):
Woodstock Festival and Hippie Counterculture

11:00-11:15 Sofia Joons Gylling (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
Fraternization at Skansen with compatriots from “the other side”.  

11:15-11:30 Kaapo Huttunen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Nordic noir title sequences study: research outcomes

11:30-11:45 Tommi Iivonen (Cultural Heritage Studies, University of Turku):
The hubs of Pori music scene from 1990 to 2010

11:45-12:00 Riikka Juntunen (Musicology, University of Turku):
Formations of Fat and Disabled Corporeality in Singing Performance

12:00-12:15 Camilla Hambro (Musicology, Åbo Akademi, via Zoom):
Laura Netzel

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-13:45 Iris Seesjärvi (Musicology, University of Turku):
Hermeneuttis-narratiivinen tutkimus häpeästä ja häpeänsietokyvystä klassisessa laulussa

13:45-14:00 Hanna-Mari Riihimäki (Musicology, University of Turku):
Looking into Vesala’s music video ”Mul ei oo lapsuudensankarii”

14:00-14:15 Tiina Käpylä & Tuomas Auvinen (Musicology, University of Turku:
Musiikkiteollisuus -kirjahankkeen kuulumisia

14:15-14:30 Johannes Brusila (Musicology, Åbo Akademi):
Finland-Swedish music video: meaningful products of a non-existent industry for a non-existent market

14:30-14:45 Martin Cloonan (TIAS, University of Turku):
Small venues in Finland and Estonia: Some observations

14:45-15:00 John Richardson (Musicology, University of Turku):
“Look Who’s Inside Again”: making music at home, before, during and after Covid-19 lockdown, from Billie Eilish to Bo Burnham

15:00 Kimi Kärki: Closing words

Musiikintutkimus, Nyt! / Musikforskning, Nu! / Music Research, Now!

Friday February 4, 2022.

The initial reservation is 10 am to 4 pm, with a lunch break, but the event is likely to be shorter.

Place: Publicum 3 (Assistentinkatu 7, University of Turku). We will be closely monitoring the Covid-situation, and change the event to zoom webinar, if necessary.

The eleventh 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 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 the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdt8LDV3W9Oh4V3OcN-pP2qbRbdtf397w7V0zxGkt9X3cTbBQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

The registration deadline is Friday December 17, 2021.

The seminar program will be published on IIPC website by Monday December 20, 2021:

http://iipc.utu.fi/

The speakers will also be notified by e-mail.

If you have questions about the event, please contact Dr Kimi Kärki (kimi.karki at utu.fi).

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).

Welcome!

IIPC Debate 4 Nov

IIPC-debate 113

To 4.11, klo 16-18, hybridinä paikassa Arcanum, A267
Popmusiikin uusi aika?

Jukka Haarma

Kaikki muuttui tasan 13 vuotta sitten, syksyllä 2008. Silloin avautui Spotify. Sen jälkeen musiikkimaailma ei ole ollut entisensä.
Ei ehkä ole sattumaa, että juuri ruotsalaiset toivat samalla popmusiikin takaisin populaarimusiikin keskiöön. Ruotsi on aina ollut popmaa, päinvastoin kuin Suomi.
Mutta mitä me tarkoitamme popmusiikilla? Ja mihin perustuu väite popmusiikin uudesta ajasta? Ja jos elämme sen uutta aikaa, niin koska oli popin ensimmäinen aika? Ja mitä yhtymäkohtia noilla kahdella ajalla on keskenään?

 

Ilmoittautumiset ja zoom-info: kakallio@utu.fi

Bio

Jukka Haarma on kuunnellut populaarimusiikkia 1950-luvun lopusta lähtien. 1970-luvun lopusta 2010-luvun alkuun hän toimi Yleisradiossa mm. musiikkitoimittajana ja -päällikkönä. Sen jälkeen hän on kirjoittanut ensirakkaudestaan musiikista mm. blogissaan haarma.com ja on parhaillaan mukana kirjoittamassa kirjaa tämän vuosituhannen suomalaisesta popmusiikista.

Yves Montand 100 Years Webinar

On October 13th, 2021 at 1.00-2.30pm EEST (at 11 am in London, 12 am in Paris, 1pm in Moscow, and 9pm in Sydney) we will celebrate Yves Montand’s 100th birthday by organizing an online seminar. The event is based on the book Yves Montand in the USSR. Cultural Diplomacy and Mixed Messages (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2021).

https://sites.utu.fi/montand/webinar/?fbclid=IwAR0feq54k2zrmusDFy5PXkJ_OTAIU3HHIeVqA96ucZQPqwTEg7wPiROqFe8