New publication: Jazz in Europe

Jazz in Europe provides a detailed record of how «new» (American) music evolved on the «old» (European) continent. The «chroniclers» explore the history of jazz in individual European countries from a local perspective, with each author contributing a unique bird’s-eye view of their particular context. This comprehensive analysis of the origins and dissemination of jazz … Continue reading

Call for papers: The Spirituality of the Music of John Tavener

Possible Book Contribution to the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality Call for Chapters: Chief Editor (and series editor) The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman. Submissions will be considered by an international peer review panel. Following a number of successful books in the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality, The Rev Professor … Continue reading

Histoire sociale de la musique irlandaise published

Peu de pays égalent l’Irlande dans sa réputation musicale. Car la musique irlandaise fascine : passée d’une petite île en marge d’un vieux continent à l’immense diaspora irlandaise, d’une profession aristocratique à une activité populaire, d’une existence essentiellement rurale à un engouement urbain, des petites cuisines aux scènes du monde, de la musique de danse … Continue reading

Call for papers on music, spirituality and Christian theology

The Rev. Professor June Boyce-Tillman is inviting scholars, musicians, theologians and Christian ministers to contribute papers for consideration as chapters in a forthcoming publication in the series Music and Spirituality. Chapters will be accepted for the book on the basis of an extended abstract submission (900 words), with final chapters being 4,500 – 6,000 words … Continue reading

Spirituality and Music Education published

‘Dr June Boyce-Tillman is a pioneer. It is due to her inspiration and boundless energies that an important new and ground-breaking compendium has been assembled. This rich and diverse collection of contributions eloquently challenges the long-held opinion that there are some issues about which we cannot speak. The articles cross cultural boundaries and provide ample … Continue reading

‘Hear My Song’: Irish Theatre and Popular Song in the 1950s and 1960s published

A major obstacle for the scholar of theatre is the ephemerality of a dramatic performance. How can we know the specifics of an event that has been and gone, an occurrence that can never be repeated? This book proposes that by considering the use of songs within a dramatic production we can gain a deeper … Continue reading

Book launch: Emergency Noises

Irene Noy’s monograph, Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender, will be launched on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 6 pm at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The event will include short contributions from Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol), Astrid Schmetterling (Goldsmiths), Frances Carey (The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust) and the author. … Continue reading

They Bear Acquaintance published

Identifying the roots of African American spirituals and other religious folk music has intrigued academics, hymnologists and song leaders since this genre came to the public eye in 1867. The conversation on origins has waned and waxed for over eighty years, sometimes polemical, sometimes compromising. They Bear Acquaintance looks at this discussion through the output … Continue reading

Author Albrecht Dümling interviewed on The Music Show with Andrew Ford

Author Albrecht Dümling’s interview on The Music Show with Andrew Ford is now available to download or stream from the ABC Radio National website. Click here to listen to the broadcast. About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945. They were initially given a mixed reception as “enemy aliens” … Continue reading

Book launch: Experiencing Music – Restoring the Spiritual: Music as Wellbeing

Experiencing Music – Restoring the Spiritual: Music as Wellbeing by Reverend Professor June Boyce-Tillman will be launched on 25 September at St James’s Piccadilly in London. For more information about attending the launch, please click here. This launch of Experiencing Music will explore the variety of ways that music can put us in touch with … Continue reading

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