For those of you who follow such things, you will no doubt have noticed that amusicology’s posting has trailed off considerably in the last twelve months. Sorry. Ryan was on a postdoc and Drew was on a fellowship. We are happy to announce that we are rebooting amusicology this fall, with a few new features:
1. More Music(ology), less Meta-Music(ology). Don’t worry, we’ll still have our infamous job wiki roundup every year. But we are converting our format to place a renewed emphasis on covering actual music, events, and publications, rather than ruminating about the field as such.
2. More Contributors. Actually, this depends on you, dear reader. We are looking for writers! Anyone who has something (a)musicological to say, we will consider. You know how to get a hold of either of us. Even if you don’t have anything to say, but want to write, email us. We’ve got loads of ideas but not enough time to write them all up.
3. A Less Buttoned-up Style. We founded amusicology in 2007 on the grounds that musicologists needed an online forum to communicate which had some of the qualities of a conference without the pesky travel & hotel to figure out. Our initial tag line, long since defunct (but not forgotten) was “publishable scholarship on the run.” As time has gone on, we’ve found ourselves painted into a corner: the ideas which we are most passionate about end up in our (real) published scholarship, leaving little time to cogitate over a blog post. As a result, we are giving ourselves permission to cultivate a more casual tone on the blog, with fewer of the imperatives of academic writing in play. We’ll see how we do.
- AMS 2012 Preview (spoiler alert: Amusicology No-Host Party is from 7-9pm on Friday November 2 at the Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel).
- Thomas Adès at the Met
- Adès in conversation with Tom Service (can you guess who is writing a book on a TA?)
- (Semi) Live Coverage of AMS (also via our twitter feed)
- … and more to come!
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