CFP Surrealism and music in France

surrealismfranceSurrealism and music in France 1924-1952: interdisciplinary and international contexts
Senate House, University of London, Friday 8 June 2018
Paris was the principal centre of surrealist activity and the focus of connections between surrealist literature, ethnology, sociology, visual arts and music. The links between surrealism and the emerging disciplines of ethnology and ethnomusicology redefined the concept of exoticism in France and were the subject of a good deal of polemical debate. However, connections between surrealism and music have been little explored, although it is clear the movement had a decisive influence on major French composers such as Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen and André Jolivet. This study day initiates a transdisciplinary and international dialogue and will situate music at the heart of these debates. The day will end with a linked piano recital by the outstanding young pianist Alexander Soares. CFP Surrealism and music in France weiterlesen

sonic studies

Journal of Sonic Studies Issue 15 Online

The 15th issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies ( is online, which again is an issue consisting of papers by authors who responded to our last open call for papers. While no underlying or overarching theme was set for this issue, the papers we selected all seem to explicitly address the relation between sound and culture. More specifically, they discuss the ways in which sound is used and experienced in culture, both present and past.
Journal of Sonic Studies Issue 15 Online Journal of Sonic Studies Issue 15 Online weiterlesen

Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa Volume 14

musical arts in africa
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa Volume 14 Issue 1-2, June – December 2017
The Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa ( JMAA) is published by NISC (Pty) Ltd in association with the South African College of Music at the University of Cape Town. It is an accredited, internationally refereed journal that aims to combine ethnomusicological, musicological, music educational and performance-based research in a unique way to promote the musical arts on the African continent. This journal also incorporates book, audio and audiovisual media and software reviews. Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa Volume 14 weiterlesen


Shape of Water

shape_posterDer meisterhafte Geschichtenerzähler Guillermo del Toro inszeniert mit THE SHAPE OF WATER – Das Flüstern des Wassers ein übernatürliches Märchen, das circa 1963 vor dem Hintergrund des Kalten Krieges in Amerika spielt. Im versteckten Hochsicherheitslabor der Regierung arbeitet die einsame Elisa (Sally Hawkins) gefangen in einem Leben der Stille und Isolation. Elisas Leben ändert sich für immer, als sie und ihre Kollegin Zelda (Octavia Spencer) ein als geheim eingestuftes Experiment entdecken. Shape of Water weiterlesen