Appel de conférences pour le colloque « Music and Censorship in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Historical, Political and Social Context », en ligne, 10-12 février 2022.
« The word ‘censorship’ when referring to music immediately brings to mind the dictatorships of the twentieth century, although the practice has also always existed within democracies in various forms and for different reasons (moral, political, ideological, religious, or related to copyright). Usually, censorship means a form of control by third parties acting on the thoughts, works or actions of individuals. Yet, even in the absence of legislated repression, composers, performers, or music critics have often ‘self-censored’ themselves to adapt to forms of censorship that are not framed in law but are nevertheless enshrined in society, institutions or the media. The justification for censorship is often that it is intended to ‘protect’ society from content that is considered ‘dangerous’, or harmful, or that could undermine peace or political stability. But the practice is not based on universal and shared concepts in all cultures and societies, and so to understand the true meaning of acts of censorship, it is crucial to analyze the historical, political and social context in which they are applied. Starting therefore from a reconsideration of the meaning of censorship in music, the present symposium seeks to investigate the different objectives of music censorship during the 20th and 21st centuries. »
Date limite de soumission : 13 novembre 2022.
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