[ 18. Januar 2012 ]

CALL – Organised Sound Issue 18/2

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 08:27:48 +0000
From: Leigh Landy

Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology

Call for submissions

Volume 18, Number 2

Issue thematic title: Best Practices in the Pedagogy of Electroacoustic
Music and its Technology

Date of Publication: August 2013
Publishers: Cambridge University Press

Issue co-ordinator: Mary Simoni (msimoni@rpi.edu)

The 21st century has ushered in an energised and prolific period in music
history with the global creation and dissemination of music. The decreased
cost of computer power coupled with increased processing speed has made the
tools of music technology readily accessible to diverse communities
worldwide that are engaged in the fashioning of a multitude of musical
genres. At the same time, traditional youth music programmes forge ahead;
many with curricular models developed in the mid-twentieth century serving
local populations based on traditional acoustic repertoire.

This themed issue aims to advance our understanding of the philosophical
underpinnings and best practices of the pedagogy of music technology, in
particular regarding the focus of this journal, electroacoustic music. What
are the impulses that motivate the pedagogy of this music and its
technology? Is there an evolving set of best practices in music technology,
especially those focused on making music with any sounds that serve the
educational needs of people of various ages, cultures, and musical
aspirations? Should music technologists and music educators develop shared
goals that have the potential to dramatically advance contemporary
school-based music programmes? Should music technology educators be thinking
about a balance of local skill acquisition in partnership with global music

Topics for investigation might include (as suggestions):
· The philosophy of technology-based music creation and performance

· Music technology programmes that strengthen communities through the
shared experience of music creation and performance

· School-based and community-based programmes that supplement or
supplant previous models of music education with music technology

· A consideration of student profiles for those students who prefer to
express themselves musically through technology

· Educational programmes that are designed for both local and global
impact through the creation a virtual learning community

· Methods that teach the necessary skills for technology-enhanced

As always, submissions related to the theme are encouraged; however, those
that fall outside the scope of this theme are always welcome.

Deadline for submissions is 1 October 2012. Submissions may consist of
papers, with optional supporting short compositions or excerpts,
audio-visual documentation of performances and/or other aspects related to
your submission that can be placed onto a DVD and the CUP website for
³Organised Sound². Supporting audio and audio-visual material will be
presented as part of the journal’s annual DVD-ROM which will appear with
issue 18/3 as well on the journal¹s website.



Notes for Contributors and further details can be obtained from the inside
back cover of published issues of Organised Sound or at the following url:


(and download the pdf)

Properly formatted email submissions and general queries should be sent to:
os@dmu.ac.uk, not to the guest editor.

Hard copy of articles and images (only when requested) and other material
(e.g., sound and audio-visual files, etc. ­ normally max. 15¹ sound files or
8¹ movie files) should be submitted to:

Prof. Leigh Landy
Organised Sound
Clephan Building
De Montfort University
Leicester LE1 9BH, UK.

Editor: Leigh Landy
Associate Editors: Ross Kirk and Richard Orton
Regional Editors: Joel Chadabe, Lonce Wyse, Eduardo Miranda, Jøran Rudi,
Barry Truax, Ian Whalley, David Worrall
International Editorial Board: Marc Battier, Hannah Bosma, Alessandro
Cipriani, Simon Emmerson, Kenneth Field, Rajmil Fischman, Rosemary Mountain,
Tony Myatt, Jean-Claude Risset, Margaret Schedel, Mary Simoni, Martin Supper