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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
 
Hey, kids! What time is it?

It's time for EMP!

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Waking Up From History: Music, Time, and Place

The 2007 Pop Conference at Experience Music Project

April 19-22, 2007

Seattle, Washington

Music happens, then it ripples. What is the relationship
between the circumstances that produce music and our swirling notions
of pop's past, future, and zeitgeist? How do the times affect the
notes? What factors literally and figuratively change the beat of a
city? Some decry postmodern "pastiche," while others defend pop
concoctions as multiculturalism in action or intoxicating aesthetics.
But what are the power relationships at work when music stops time and
lets us dance in place?

For this year's Pop Conference, we invite presentations on
music, time, and place. This might include:

*Reading time and place into musical innovation. The
breakbeat as a refunking of sonic structure and origin myth; or the
social history of changing time signatures.

* The racial, class, and gender components that constitute
a pop place or time's "we"; the mutating New Orleans of the hip-hop,
funk, R&B, and jazz eras, for example.

*Evolving notions of musical revivalism: retro culture,
questions of periodization in music, and the validity of the concept
of youth culture as a sign of the times.

*Geographies of sound, or how place is incorporated
sonically. Lise Waxer called Cali, Colombia, an unlikely bastion of
salsa revivalism, a "city of musical memory."

*The dematerialization of the album into the celestial
jukebox and other new media. Does the Chicken Noodle Soup dance live
on 119 and Lex or on Youtube?

*How dichotomies of nearness/experience and
farness/history affect music fanship, music writing, and music making.

*The "place" of pop now, culturally, professionally, and
certainly politically.



Proposals should be sent to Eric Weisbard at
EricW@... by December 15, 2006. For individual presentations,
please keep proposals to roughly 250 words and attach a brief (75
word) bio. Full panel proposals and more unusual approaches are also
welcome. For further guidance, contact the organizer or program
committee members: Jalylah Burrell (New York Press), Jon Caramanica
(Vibe), Daphne Carr (series editor, Da Capo Best Music Writing), Jeff
Chang (author, Can't Stop Won't Stop), Michelle Habell-Pallán
(University of Washington), Josh Kun (University of Southern
California) Eric Lott (University of Virginia), Ann Powers (Los
Angeles Times), Simon Reynolds (author, Rip it Up and Start Again),
Bob Santelli (author, The Big Book of Blues), and Judy Tsou
(University of Washington). We are excited to announce that
presentations from this year's conference will be considered for a
future issue of The Believer.

The Pop Conference connect academics, critics, musicians,
and other writers passionate about talking music. Our second
anthology, Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music, will be
published by Duke in 2007. The conference is sponsored by the Seattle
Partnership for American Popular Music (Experience Music Project, the
University of Washington School of Music, and radio station KEXP 90.7
FM), through a grant from the Allen Foundation for Music. For more
information, go to http://www.emplive.org/education/index.asp and
click on "Pop Conference."
 




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