Appel à contributions pour le dossier spécial de Frontiers « Social Convergence in Times of Spatial Distancing. The Role of Music During the COVID-19 Pandemic ».
« The global COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine and spatial distancing measures resulting from it had severe consequences for individuals, societies, the economy, and public life all around the globe. It also affected the ways in which people engage with music: While live performances were no longer possible, creative outbursts from professional musicians and the general public spread ‘virally’. Fun and thought-provoking videos proliferated under popular hashtags such as #coronasongs, #quarantunes, and #songsofcomfort while leading opera houses, symphony orchestras, bands, and concert venues innovated new formats for sharing recordings and live streams on digital platforms. Be it singing together from balconies, watching live streams on social media or composing corona songs, many of these new forms and repertoires bore witness to an underlying conviction about music’s ability to create and maintain social bonds, to show gratitude, to promote public health, and to escape from anxiety, boredom, loneliness, stress, and uncertainty about the future. Although music seems to have cross-culturally universal psychological functions, it is conceptualized and practiced very differently across cultures. The global use of music to fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore, calls for scientific discussion backed up by high-quality, empirical research endeavors on the interactions between psychological mechanisms and cultural contexts. »
Date limite de soumission : 4 janvier 2021.
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