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[ecrea] CFP - Journal of Sonic Studies - Soundscapes of South-East Asia

Wed Jul 01 19:41:47 GMT 2015

*JSS Call for Papers: Soundscapes of South-East Asia*

Music, radio, and TV broadcasts; blaring loudspeakers, public
announcements, and street conversations; city sounds, sounds of
progress, sounds of revolution, or sounds of change; sounds deliberately
produced or emerging unintentionally, serving a disciplinary function or
expressing forms of freedom; musical as well as non-musical (functional)

South-East Asia is filled with sounds; indeed, some people would say
that it is a noisy part of the world. However, is it possible to
identify a specific South-East Asian soundscape? And if so, where are
the roots to be found, and how did these sounds achieve their current form?

The /Journal of Sonic Studies /is searching for scholarly and artistic
contributions that deal with the relation between South-East Asian
history, culture, society, and politics and the production,
distribution, and reception of sounds, noises, and silence. The broader
aim of this special issue is to establish “sound” as an analytical
category that provides us with challenging perspectives on and a new
understanding of South-East Asia. Therefore it does not focus on any
particular historical period or research methodology, but seeks to bring
scholars and artist-researchers together who share an interest in
South-East Asian soundscapes.

*Themes for submission may include but are not limited to:*

-The sonic identity of any South-East Asian space

-Differences between Western and South-East Asian soundscapes

-South-East Asian (contemporary) sound art

-The role, position, and function of music in contemporary South-East
Asian societies

-Sonic histories of South-East Asia

-Listening cultures of South-East Asia

-Politics of sounds or the sounds of politics in South-East Asia

-The role of silence in South-East Asian societies and/or discourses

-The role of sounds in South-East Asian religions

-Rural “versus” urban soundscapes



Potential contributors are invited to submit completed essays by January
6, 2016.

For more information, or to submit an essay, please contact
(noise /at/ <mailto:(noise /at/>

*The/Journal of Sonic Studies/*is a peer-reviewed, online, open access
journal providing a platform for theorists and artist-researchers who
would like to present relevant work regarding auditory cultures, to
further our collective understanding of the impact and importance of
sound for our cultures. The editors welcome scholarly as well as
artistic research and also expect all contributions to have a firm
theoretical grounding. Priority is given to contributions that
explicitly use the Internet as a medium, e.g. by inserting A/V
materials, hyperlinks, and the use of non-conventional structures. JSS
invites potential contributors to use the Research Catalogue as the
platform in which the submission is presented (see Other submission guidelines can be
found at <>.

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