Appel à contributions – « What is East Asia in Global Musical Modernisms? » – 17 février 2024

Appel à contributions sur le thème « What is East Asia in Global Musical Modernisms? » du blogue Global Musical Modernisms.

Direction : Gavin S.K. Lee.

« The Global Musical Modernisms blog’s 2024 collection will be on the theme of “What is East Asia in Global Musical Modernisms?” While all musics received as modern in some way fall under this theme, authors may consider musics and methods that have sometimes fallen between the cracks of Euro-North American categories and methodologies: such as tonal concert music by twentieth-century East Asian composers that are not avant-garde and hence regarded as anachronistic; or cultural studies of East Asian popular music (e.g. queer media representation) that fit neither with ethnography nor global music history, necessarily; or indigenous or minoritized music-makers; or modern remakes of traditional sounds, such as folk rock, or traditional opera with jazz harmony. For more familiar categories such as avant-garde music, there are hundreds of figures to be investigated beyond the handful of East Asian diasporic composers in the US and Germany who occupy the majority of Euro-North American articles on East Asian avant-gardism.

I would like to invite authors who wish to contribute to the 2024 collection of posts to write to Gavin Lee (gavinsklee -at- with (i) a brief self-introduction and (ii) a short proposal mentioning a specific work to be discussed in the blog post by Feb 17, 2024.

The published post of 1000-1500 words is an accessible piece of writing (with analytical graphs where appropriate) that is a scholarly guide to one work of modern music. There is no limit on the number of posts which may be published, provided they serve as well-written introductions to modern works. Posts can be can be viewed here:

Completed posts will undergo a peer editing process, where writers will be editors for each other’s posts, with an eye to adherence to academic conventions, including use of footnotes, videos, and (if applicable) lyrics and musical examples. » 

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