Monday, 19 April 2010

CFP: Analytical Approaches to World Music


We are pleased to announce the formation of the new online journal Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM) dedicated to the memory of Fabrizio Pellizarro Ferreri.

AAWM seeks to expand the potential for musical analysis from a cross-cultural perspective by applying diverse theoretical and analytical concepts to repertoires outside the Western art music tradition. We welcome submissions that examine world musical traditions from a wide variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives. These may include but are not limited to: the adaptation of analytical approaches usually associated with Western art music to address various world music traditions; the use of indigenous analytical tools and strategies to characterize particular musical styles and genres; and the development of "hybrid" analytical systems and theories that integrate the aforementioned approaches. It is our hope that by bringing together analysts from a broad range of conceptual and cultural traditions, new modes of musical description and understanding may emerge that are capable of navigating the multicultural soundscape of the twenty-first century.

AAWM will be published twice a year and operate in tandem with the AAWM conference which runs on a biennial schedule. Submissions that take full advantage of our online format through the use of sound files, video files, flash animation, hyperlinks, or any other pertinent media are particularly encouraged.

AAWM employs the author-date system, as found in Chapters 16 and 17 of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Text should be double-spaced and written in 12-point font. Endnotes should be employed as opposed to footnotes.

All submissions are subject to blind peer review. Therefore, any identification of the author should be removed from all submitted documents and media.

AAWM will not accept submissions that have been previously published or are currently under review for publication with another journal. The inaugural issue will be published in August, 2010.

Please send submissions as Microsoft Word (*.doc) files to: aawmjournal at

Lawrence Shuster (Editor-in-Chief)
Rob Schultz (Editor)
Kalin Kirilov (Editor)
Margaret Farrell (Editor)
Aikaterini Dimitriadou (Archivist)

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