Tuesday, July 7, 2009

IASPM : Liverpool

First of all sorry for not posting a lot over the past week or so. I have been very busy preparing to go to England later this week. As I have blogged earlier, next week I am presenting my paper 'The Evolution of Culture: Is Political Music Still Being Heard?' at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music's Conference in Liverpool.

I hope to be posting from the conference to tell you about the great presentations I will be seeing – [tonight's post is a 'mobile blog' and I am in part testing out how my webmail posts are going to look (there is some limitation to the formatting I can use... but otherwise hopefully it should be okay)].

There are some fantastic papers being presented and it is very hard to know what to attend. You can check out the program yourself here.

Here's a list of some that look interesting to me:


Baker: PANEL: Australia's 'Cradle of Rock': Community, music and the museum that never was

Giuffre: Mediating the musical experience: the role of the Australian music media

Homan: PANEL--'All you can do is step back in time': the politics of historical narratives of Australian popular music

Lambert: The Online Post-Rave Commons: Peer production and the production of offline social spaces for the Australian Psytrance Scene


Avdeeff: iPod Culture:Issues of Sociability and Democratisation in the Musical Experience

Collins: "Get your geek on: What computer science methods can offer musicologists"

Harkins: The Sampler as Compositional Tool

Kirton: Technology and the Field of Popular Music Production

Maloy: "Stayin' Alive in Da Club": The Illegality and Hyperreality of Mashups


Letts: Who Sells Out?: Petra Haden in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Sledmere: The struggle over talent in popular music

Stahl: Indentured Servants, Rich Whiners or Avatars of Private-Sector Democracy? Domination in the Recording Industry Examined Through the Critical Theory of Contract

Grossi: Popular music from the perspective of the fans

D'Amato: Money for what? An exploration in music crowdfunding or "P2P finance"

Rogers: Burning Out, Breaking Up, Fading Away: Musicians, Industry and Failure


Fairley: Away with protest song!

LeBlanc: "Dare To Be Free": The Dixie Chicks' Existential Conversion

Park: War, Gender and the Popular Song –with a focus on the Military Popular Song under the Total Mobilization System

Wheeler: PANEL: Sounds and Noise from the Edges--F*** the U.S.A.: The New Cosmopolitan Class and the Protest of Place

Furini: "The Overdub Tampering Committee and Plunderphonics: popular music and resistance in the postmodern age"

Hip Hop

Harbord: Is hip-hop the new minstrelsy?

Howard: From ghetto laboratory to the technosphere

Lutzu: Poietic processes in sample-based hip-hop


Biddle: Between musicology and museology: archives, repertories and the logic of the musical fetish

Zahova: Why Do Words Have Songs?

Lebrun: Popular music festivals, 'alternative' identities and audience participation

Hill:Hippies, Inc.: San Francisco and the Commodification of the 60s

Shumway: The San Francisco Sound: the Politics and Aesthetics of Place

Webb: Infected by the seed of post-punk bohemia: Nick Cave and the milieu culture of early 1980s London

Butler: The Reception of the Use of Technology in the work of Jimi Hendrix

I doubt very much I will be able to see all of these, but I will try. Come along if you are in England/Liverpool between 13th and 17th July 2009.

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