Social Spaces of Music AHRC conference, Manchester February 13-14 2013

Nov 27 2012 Published by under Events

Social Spaces of Music AHRC conference, Manchester February 13-14 2013.

Music researchers have increasingly explored music as a social practice in which participants have varying degrees of engagement, seeking to analyse the ‘social spaces’ within which music is produced and consumed.  There are a number of competing conceptions of this ‘space’, including music ‘worlds’, ‘fields’, ‘scenes’ and ‘networks’.

This conference brings into dialogue different approaches to researching music, to consider how different conceptual and methodological approaches help us to explore the social spaces of music; and exploring a diverse range of musical genres/arenas including: folk, post-punk; hip-hop, electronica and post-rock; R&B and calypso; Riot Grrrl and Ladyfest; classical; and Italian opera.

Speakers include: Ruth Finnegan, Omar Lizardo, Andy Bennett, Karim Hammou, Marco Santoro, Sara Cohen, Nick Crossley, Nick Prior, Roberta Comunian, Laurence Brown, Keith Gildart, Tim Edensor, Martin Everett, Siobhan McAndrew, Susan O’Shea, Paul Hepburn, Paul Widdop, Isabelle Darmon, Fay Hield, Wendy Bottero

The conference is generously supported by CRESC and the AHRC ‘Music Communities’ pilot demonstrator project under the Connected Communities programme, AH/J006807/1.

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED SO BOOK YOUR PLACE EARLY BY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/the-social-spaces-of-music-networks-worlds-fields-and-scenes

Professor George  McKay  

AHRC Leadership Fellow | Connected Communities Programme

MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Manchester M50 2HE, UK

t: +44 (0) 161 295 2694  |  m: +44 (0)779 1077 074

g.a.mckay@salford.ac.uk | CCM Research Centre

george.mckay.org | connected-communities.org

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