Appel de conférences – « Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music » – 31 octobre 2021

Appel de conférences pour la troisième et dernière journée d’étude « Music and Democracy » sur le thème « Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music », organisée par Igor Contreras Zubillaga et Robert Adlington, University of Huddersfield, en ligne, 14-15 janvier 2022.

Conférences d’honneur par Hélène Landemore (Yale University), Anna Bull (University of York) et Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh).

« In recent times, the UK’s Brexit vote, the 2016 US presidential election, and other elections worldwide have made democratic processes the subject of unprecedented public debate. This has led to widespread questioning of the mechanisms for people’s participation in the democratic system and in political decision-making. One of the most ground-breaking inquiries into what public participation ought to look like within democracy has recently been carried out by political scientist Hélène Landemore (Yale University). In her book Open Democracy (2020), Landemore favours the ideal of ‘representing and being represented in turn’ over direct-democracy approaches. Drawing on recent experimentswith citizens’ assemblies, Landemore offers a different concept of nonelectoral democratic representation.

Inspired by Landemore’s work, this third and last study day on the theme of music and democracy aims to explore the potential of music to contribute to this rethinking of participatory processes. As Robert Adlington and Esteban Buch (2020) argue, ‘music is an arena for many kinds of decision-making, and thus for the negotiation of power. It is such parallels that have attracted the attention of many musicians, who have seen in their practice the possibility of modelling new or ideal kinds of democratic social arrangement’. Thus, we will address questions such as: What might democratic participation look like in music? What can music-making tell us about participatory processes in general? What is achieved, politically, by rethinking the way in which music is made? How might we pursue in musical life Landemore’s aspiration to ‘reinvent popular rule for the twenty-first century’? »

Date limite de soumission : 31 octobre 2021.

Pour plus de détails, visitez l’appel de conférences en ligne.


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