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Its with a great pleasure, the Coordination of KISMIF International Conference announces the
Advanced Seminar ANOTHER MUSIC IN A DIFFERENT ROOM to be held in Porto, between July
14th and July 16th, 2014. The organisation of this Advanced Seminar will be undertaken by the
Research Project Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (PTDC/CS-SOC/118830/2010). The opportunity
to initiate the Advanced Seminar is related to the realization of KISMIF International Confer-
ence, and the possibility of deepening both theoretical and methodological questions in both
proximity and dialogue with some of the main world references of the urban musical scenes.
State of the art of urban musical scenes.
This advanced seminar is the result of a series of developed works in the last decade within the
framework of social sciences, namely Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Arts, Sociology of Youth,
Urban Sociology and Sociology of Music. Hence, it is important to understand the importance,
functioning, process, the agents, characteristics, genres and subgenres of the current urban mu-
sic scenes. This will lead to a insightful debate about its mains aspects and structuring guidelines.
Since the publication of the of the emblematic book Music Scenes: Local, Translocal, and Vir-
tual by Andy Bennett and Richard A. Peterson in the last decade, this will be the rst decisive moment
of systematization of the transformations of music scenes from the presentation of this work until
now. The music scenes invite us to map the territory of the city in new ways while, at the same time,
dening types of activity whose relationship with the territory is not easily expressed. There exists a
contradiction between the growing visibility of the urban music scenes and its persistent illegitimacy
as a sociological object of investigation. Such a contradiction is a research challenge to pursuit.
advanced seminar
Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal
Dates: 14-16 July, 2014
Language: English
Venue: Sala de Reunies, Faculty of Arts, University of Porto, Portugal
Deadline to submit the application: June 20, 2014
Coordinators: Andy Bennett (AU) & Paula Guerra (PT)
KISMIF Conference Organizing Committee: Andy Bennett (AU),
Augusto Santos Silva (PT), Paula Abreu (PT), Paula Guerra (PT),
Rui Telmo Gomes (PT) & Will Straw (CAN)
With the main contribution of: Andy Bennett, George Mckay,
Michael Azzerad & Will Straw

# Explore the concept of the contemporary music scene, understand its dynamics and the chal-
lenges of the transformations of diferent social, historical and geographical contexts.
# Apply techniques and methodologies of analysis and research of urban music scenes.
# Identify and approach the axis of analysis in the conguration of the urban music scene: aging,
gender, social integration, careers, professionalization, amateur activities, risks and DIY cultures.
# Analyse and systematize emblematic cases of local, trans-local and virtual scenes.
# Discover the newest developments in cultural policies concerning urban music scenes, namely
a paradigm regarding constant musical dematerialization.
questions we address
# What is the relevance of the musical scenes in the structuring of the urban world and the cities?
# How can we qualify the investigation for an adequate analysis of the current urban music scenes?
# What theoretical paradigms can we trigger in the study of the urban music scenes?
# What are the central questions that dominate the current music scenes?
# How to analyse the changes in the musical production and consumption in the denition of
music scenes?
# What are the artistic and creative intersections of the most important current music scenes?
# What is the future of the urban music scenes in times of change?
# How to formulate strategies and instruments of directed politics for the intervention of con-
temporary music scene?
with whom and where?
# The seminar shall be oriented by pioneers and renowned world specialists in the study of mu-
sical scenes.
# The seminar is developed in the wake of a pioneer International Congress that congregates,
for the rst time, specialists from all over the world to debate musical scenes.
# The seminar is part of an investigation project about music scenes, namely punk, and as-
sumes philosophy and the science of KISMIF itself.
# The seminar will be a restricted to a circle of discussion and issues in an atmosphere of close-
ness and methodological experimentation.
# And all that in the city of Porto, one of the cities considered most beautiful of the world!
for whom?
# For anyone interested in learning about the relevance of music, urban cultures and urban
music scenes.
# For professionals in the cultural, artistic and musical sector that need to manage urban mu-
sic scenes.
# For policy makers or advisors to policy makers that need to manage urban music scenes
# For advanced students in social sciences interested in urban music scenes.
# For researchers that are developing their works
# For researchers to develop their work around urban music scenes.
The didactic approach will be done through seminars structures around the presentation of
a theme, followed by a debate. The grounding is realized by way of the own case that every
participant brings in, through a discussion of other cases, and a concrete assignment. Each
seminar will be accompanied by a synthesis of the contents and of the questions raised. The di-
dactic approach is directed at gaining awarenessof ones own vision, of ones values, of ones
need to know explorationof new or diferent domains of knowledge grounding crucial is
the connection with ones own practices, as professional, as policy maker, as student.
The seminars will be accompanied by experimentation, that is, periods of documentary
screening, visits to art galleries, bars, DJ sets or plural spaces of the urban musical scene. These
moments, will be promoted by musicians, lmmakers, designers and illustrates that will talk
about their rst-hand experiences, demonstrating processes and exemplifying practices. At
the end, each participant will be challenged to a storytelling of their own research, discussing
and integrating the content of the seminars ofered along this Advanced Seminar.
who can apply
# Lecturers, researches and students who are interested in music, youth, gender, ageing,
underground music scenes, DIY careers, cultural management, policies and studies.
# Representatives of public national and trans-national institutions dealing with culture,
music or urban music scenes.
# Professionals working for or with private and public cultural institutions.
# Curious people who would like to now more about the subject.
A maximum of 40 participants will be admitted.
Download, complete the application form and send it to kismif.seminar@gmail.com
Deadline to submit the application: June 20th, 2014
This Advanced Seminar will be a fruitful space for ideas, discussions and, therefore, for a great
developments on scientic knowledge. So, its our intention to share all this scientic dynamic
with the world in order to contribute to a larger debate on music, youth, lifestyles, culture, cul-
tural scenes, music scenes. In this context, the and discussions held in the Advanced Seminar,
both by lecturers and participants, will be published in a Collaborative e-book.
# The tuition fee is:
280 per person, until June 1st, 2014.
300 per person, until June 20th, 2014.
# The fee includes refreshments, materials, eld trips, lunches and excludes accommodation
and dinners.
# Candidates are invited to send their CV, a motivation letter and a recommendation letter.
# Registration is valid only upon payment.
# Participants will receive a certicate of attendance.
For further information please write to: kismif.seminar@gmail.com
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