What's Goin' On: News, Editorials, and Reviews
"What's Goin' On" offers informal essays, editorials and reviews pertaining to music-related projects, events, and publications/media. Contact moderator Will Matczynski (email@example.com) if you’d like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
Special Issue - After Pulse: Reflections on Music Scholarship in the Wake of the 2016 Orlando Nightclub Massacre
On June 12, 2016, queers of color were gathered with their friends and allies for Latin Night at Pulse in Orlando, Florida, celebrating identity and community amidst the sounds of salsa, reggaeton, and hip-hop. The nightmare that ensued was one of the deadliest manifestations of America’s gun crisis, a terrible reminder that people of color and queers are still targets of systemtic bigotry across the country. The 2016 Sounding Board Special Issue includes blog posts addressing the impact of Pulse on our work as music scholars, whether we work in and/or across the disciplines of ethnomusicology, musicology, music theory, popular music, or other areas. This Special Issue has been guest edited by Sarah Hankins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the SEM's Gender and Sexualities Taskforce and coordinated by Pablo Infante-Amate (email@example.com).
Notes from the Field
“Notes From the Field” provides music scholars a space to share their fieldwork experiences and network with colleagues with similar research interests. Contact Samuel Lamontagne (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
From the Archives
Posts in “From the Archives” highlight noteworthy items in the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive’s collection. The forum is open to archivists from other institutions as well. Contact Maureen Russell (email@example.com) if you’d like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
Space Is The Place: Ethnomusicology of Jazz
Honoring the jazz roots of foundational ethnomusicologists such as Mantle Hood, Alan Merriam, Charles Keil and Steven Feld, “Space is the Place” makes room for discussion regarding the intersections between ethnomusicology and jazz studies. Contact moderator Molly Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
"Historical Perspectives" is a space for sharing nascent thoughts and scholarship pertaining to music of both the distant and recent past. Contact Gabriel Lavin (email@example.com) if you’d like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
Bring the Noise: Popular Music Studies
"Bring the Noise" gathers contributions from the interdisciplinary field of popular music studies. Contact Sophia Frankford (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
"Ecomusicology" explores topics at the intersection of music, nature, and culture, and draws frequently from material published in the Ecomusicology Newsletter. Contact Ben Cosgrove (email@example.com) if you’d like to contribute to this section of Sounding Board.
"Crossing Borders" features commentaries, methodologies, and findings from those working with music in a trans-disciplinary way. Contact Andrea Decker (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to contribute to this section of the Sounding Board.