TITLE: PRODUCING EDM
GUEST EDITOR: DR ELIOT BATES (UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK)
DEADLINE: 1 MAY 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
The third issue of Dancecult, the open-access peer-reviewed journal on electronic dance music cultures, will focus on producers and the production of electronic dance music.
Producers and production is broadly conceived to include:
--The production/creation/composition of dance music in recording studios
--Visuals production (e.g. VJing, liquid lights)
--The development, use, and transformations of technologies, musical instruments, software, interfaces, and computer hardware related to dance music and visuals production
--Event production and organization
A constellation of theoretical questions motivate the production of the present volume:
What is production, and how does electronic dance music production relate to creative work and production in other musical styles and cultural contexts?
Revisiting Negus and DuGay's expression "cultures of production / production of culture," what exactly is produced in EDM production?
Also, what are the cultures of EDM production?
To what extent are emergent genres fruitfully analyzed as a product of changing sociotechnological systems?
How are different forms of virtuality (virtual communities, online distribution, social media) affecting the situatedness of production?
We encourage the submission of articles that deal with topics of production in geographically and/or generically diverse milieus. In addition to feature articles and interviews, we encourage submissions of shorter, deeply ethnographic works with a strong multimedia component to the From the Floor section. These could include, for example, a studio production ethnography, a study of the organization of a single event, or a focused analysis of an online community of EDM producers.
Besides this special issue, we also welcome submissions of articles related to any aspect of electronic dance music cultures.
Dancecult is a peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal for the study of electronic dance music culture (EDMC). A platform for interdisciplinary scholarship on the shifting terrain of EDMCs worldwide, the journal houses research exploring the sites, technologies, sounds and cultures of electronic music in historical and contemporary perspectives. Playing host to studies of emergent forms of electronic music production, performance, distribution, and reception, as a portal for cutting-edge research on the relation between bodies, technologies, and cyberspace, as a medium through which the cultural politics of dance is critically investigated, and as a venue for innovative multimedia projects, Dancecult is the forum for research on EDMCs.