I am extremely honoured to be part of the organising committee of KISMIF (Keep it simple, make it fast) conference taking place 3-7 July 2018 in Porto. If you are into #kismif #kismifconference2018 #porto #call #kismiflovers #DIY #undergroundmusicscenes #punk #subcultures #scenes #postsubcultures #gender #youth #artivism #lifestyle #heritage #DIYcultures #ageing #memory #nostalgia #independent #postpunk #arts #education #punkpedagogie #arts #artisticeducation #newsocialmovements #youthcultures #subcultural #ageing #politics please do participate! Have a look at the conference website and register! Deadline for the call for paper is February 2018!

Here below a video of the 2016 edition, which gives an idea about it:


Unsichtbare Landschaften: Populäre Musik und Räumlichkeit / Invisible Landscapes: Popular Music and Spatiality

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My edited volume Unischtbare Landschaften / Invisible Landscapes is finally out!

Here’s a short description and some links…

Popular music is as much about places as it is about sounds.

Its production is forged in studios, rehearsal areas and bedrooms, places often mythologised in popular music history. Popular music is also recorded using studio techniques designed to recreate space, through reverb and other effects. Its collective consumption happens in concert halls, clubs and bars while its individual consumption takes place in streets, homes and at bus stops; all physical places. In addition, popular music often represents or sounds like certain urban or rural, real or imagined places of various scales. These places are often invisible, intangible and hidden behind the music, or recreated on record covers and music videos.

This is a multilingual volume, written by a group of transnational scholars, with chapters in German and English. It comprises chapters about heterogeneous popular music practices, largely, but not exclusively, from Europe. Addressing the relation between popular music practices and political struggles, postcolonialities, dense and layered urban settings and a certain understanding of cultural heritage, this volume turns noise into sound, revealing the invisible landscapes of Europe.

With chapters by Giacomo Bottà, Thomas Burkhalter, Christina M. Heinen, Fernand Hörner, Meri Kytö, Carlo Nardi, Leonard Nevarez, E. Şirin Özgün, Philipp Rhensius, Daniel Tödt, David-Emil Wickström

Link to the book website at the publisher

Sample from Google Books

Unsichtbare Landschaften – Invisible Landscapes

Two talks

Next week I will be in Tampere for the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference 2014. I will give a paper at a Spotlight session on wednesday 2nd July about the Tampere Harcore Punk scene of the 1980s. On Saturday 5th July I will be at the Centre for Popular Music and Culture of the University of Freiburg for Girls just want to have fun (?). Weibliche Starinszenierungen in der populären Musik Conference, where I will give a paper about Patti Smith.