Louisiana Music Icon Buckwheat Zydeco Dies At 68
Louisiana music treasure and virtuso accordionist Stanley Dural, Jr.—you probably know him as Buckwheat Zydeco—died of lung cancer in his hometown of Lafayette, LA on Saturday, September 24. He was 68.
Dural was a bonafide ambassador of Louisiana’s rich musical tradition, garnering both Grammy and Emmy awards, and collaborating with artists like Eric Clapton, U2 and The Boston Pops. His band—also called Buckwheat Zydeco—performed at the closing ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics, as well as at both of former President Bill Clinton’s inaugurations. Louisiana Music Icon Buckwheat Zydeco Dies At 68 weiterlesen
Contemporary Music Review Volume 35 2016
Hybridity of Practice and Aesthetics Between Electronic Dance and Electroacoustic Musics
Contemporary Music Review provides a forum for musicians and musicologists to discuss recent musical currents in both breadth and depth. The main concern of the journal is the critical study of music today in all its aspects—its techniques of performance and composition, texts and contexts, aesthetics, technologies, and relationships with other disciplines and currents of thought. The journal may also serve as a vehicle to communicate documentary materials, interviews, and other items of interest to contemporary music scholars. All articles are subjected to rigorous peer review before publication. Proposals for themed issues are welcomed. Contemporary Music Review Volume 35 2016 weiterlesen
We are proud to announce that the tenth issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies, a proceedings issue of the second international European Sound Studies Association Conference (2014), is online. The main theme of the conference was “mapping the field” and focused on (research into) sound artworks, sound archives, sound designs, audio books, for methodologies of sound studies, for sonic histories, for studying various listening attitudes, for audio technologies, etc. This issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies contains eight contributions that, taken together, should not only give an overview of the versatility of the conference, but also show the value and productivity of sound studies in general. the tenth issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies weiterlesen
Announcing the Open Online Course by the Basel University on history and theory of musical notation starting on 2 November.
Please join the course „From ink to sound. Decoding musical manuscripts“ on:
The course will consist of a variety of videos, audio, discussions and assignments. In this online course my colleagues and I will provide this basic knowledge and discuss some key aspects of musical notation from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period, referring to semiotic approaches and visual theory.