Appel de conférences – « Music, Sound and Media in Times of Crisis » – 1er février 2021

Appel de conférences pour le colloque « Music, Sound and Media in Times of Crisis », Carleton University, en ligne, 10 avril 2021.

« The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the power of music and sound to express grief and trauma and to overcome isolation. The sounding arts can connect people over distances of time and space due to mediation, which constructs the meaningfulness of resonant responses to crisis. To mobilize knowledge about the central role of mediated music during such times, music faculty at Carleton University will be hosting a Virtual Study Day: “Music, Sound and Media in Times of Crisis.” Whether political-humanitarian crises as witnessed in the plight of the Rohingya and the refugee emergency in the Middle East, natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake in Haiti, or health catastrophes like the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the current COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, such crises have consistently mobilized music, sound, and media as powerful tools for healing and community (re)building.

Supported by a Carleton University Knowledge Mobilization SSHRC Exchange Grant, the Study Day, taking place on April 10 2021, will draw together researchers, students, musicians, and the general public, to collectively explore how mediated music during crisis activates powerful mechanisms of community belonging and heightened senses of personal identity. Over a day of talks and a plenary session, we will study precedents and practices for the mediation of music and sound in times of crisis. We encourage papers about core issues — past and present — for the mediation of music in times of crisis, including the values of historical models and practices, current uses of broadcast and online media, and opportunities and challenges for making such mediations accessible.

The conference organizers request proposals for 20-minute paper presentations (pre-recorded for the virtual forum).

Please send a 250 word abstract and a 150 word bio. »

Date limite de soumission : 1er février 2021.

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ISSN : 2368-7061
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