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Carceral Cultures Conference 2018, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC

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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 15:30-17:00

Session C6, Room 4955


Áine Mangaoang (University of Oslo), "Sounding Contemporary Carceral Cultures"

The Carceral Cultures Conference is hosted at Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver Campus on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. 

For more details, visit the conference website here

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to Feb 9

Hugarflug 2018, Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavík

Arts in Detention*


Áine Mangaoang (panel chair): Prisons of Note in Norway and the Philippines 

Þráinn Þórhallsson: Music in prisons in Iceland 

Sonja Kovacevic: Pillow Talk: project with asylum seekers in Iceland 

Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir & Sigurður Halldórsson: Musical Journeys: The Iceland Academy of the Arts, the Red Cross in Iceland, and Airwaves festival 

Laufey Sigrún Haraldsdóttir: Music Connects: Musicians without Borders

*Commissioned panel

For more details, visit the website. 

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9:30 AM09:30

IASPM Norden & Nordic Sounds Study Day

A Study Day co-hosted by IASPM Norden & Nordic Sounds

All are invited to the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM Norden) Study Day at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo on September 14 2017.

The theme of the day is the study of popular music in the Nordic countries. Professor Stan Hawkins will introduce the event, which is co- hosted by our department’s Nordic Sounds: Critical Music Research Group, and organised by Aine Mangaoang and Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen.

Further information can be found here.

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1:15 PM13:15

Nordic Sounds Meeting

The next Nordic Sounds meeting at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo features Professor Fabian Holt (Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin) & Professor Tina K. Ramnarine (Royal Holloway University of London) who willl present their chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries (forthcoming).  

This Nordic Sounds meeting precedes the POPULAR MUSICS OF THE NORDIC COUNTRIES: A joint IASPM Norden & Nordic Sounds Study Day, 14 September 2017. 

This Nordic Sounds meeting is co-organised by Stan Hawkins, Áine Mangaoang and Tore Størvold.

Further details can be found here.

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to Sep 3

freezerRoom concert at Electric Picnic festival (Sold out)

Trip-hop/electronic outfit freezerRoom perform at Electric Picnic's AfterDark in the Hazel Wood stage, with a host of guests including Wallis Bird, Jack O'Rourke, Joe O'Leary, Tracey K, Clara Hill, and Gemma Sugrue, Paul Dunlea and many more. Kicking off at midnight, this show will officially launch the new freezerRoom's album Fire on The Ocean, which goes on sale Friday September 1st. 

Recorded in Cork, Berlin, and London, Fire on The Ocean features Tracey K (Fish Go Deep), Joe O'Leary (Fred) and Ray Scannell (The Shades) on vocals, Christian Eigner (Depeche Mode) on drums, and Áine Mangaoang on violin.

Further details on the show can be found here

To hear/buy the album, go here

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1:00 PM13:00

Guest Lecture: Ben Harbert (Georgetown University)

The Prisons of Note project at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, is pleased to welcome Prof. Ben Harbert from the Department of Performing Arts, Georgetown University (Washington DC) to present his research on music in Louisiana prisons, in a lecture titled Musical Vestiges of Prison Reform at Louisiana State Penitentiary. 

The lecture is followed by invited responses by Prof. Even Ruud & Prof. Hans Weisethaunet, and chaired by Áine Mangaoang. 

For further details and directions, visit the UiO evet page here.

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5:00 PM17:00

Public Film Screening: Follow Me Down

The Prisons of Note project at the UiO: Department of Musicology, University of Oslo present a free screening of the film

Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians (dir. Ben Harbert, 2012; 97 mins)

at Salen 1 (ground floor kino), Eldorado Bokhandel, Torggata 9A, 0181 Oslo

Follow Me Down is a feature-length documentary about music in prison. Shot over the course of two years in three Louisiana prisons, ethnomusicologist Ben Harbert weaves together interviews & performances of extraordinary inmate musicians — some serving life sentences, some new commits & one soon to be released. The result plays like a concert film, but instead of bright lights & big stages, these musicians rap in okra fields, soothe themselves with R&B in lockdown & create gospel harmonies on the yard. This film offers an unexpected look at prison life, pushing viewers to reach their own conclusions about music, criminality, & humanity.  


17:00 Welcome, Áine Mangaoang
17:10 Film starts
18:45 Q&A with director Ben Harbert 


This free film screening is in conjunction with the Prisons of Note project at the University of Oslo, where Prof. Harbert will deliver a guest lecture on Thurs. 24 August.  

For more information, please contact Dr Áine Mangaoang:


Reviews for Follow Me Down

“Well conceived and thoughtful in its representation of the topic, Follow Me Down will be of great interest to ethnomusicologists, Americanists, anthropologists, and other scholars in the humanities and social sciences interested specifically in music and prison life, or music and music making in the context of adversity. It also provides a great educational resource for exploring questions of music and meaning (personal, spiritual, and social), musical continuity and change (in comparison with Lomax’s earlier work), musical ethnography, and ethnographic filmmaking at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.”— Francisco Lara, Independent Scholar for University of Illinois Press on behalf of Society for Ethnomusicology

“It brings us up to date on the music of the people who are imprisoned in this country. We can no longer imagine it to be the work songs of 70 years’s a really groundbreaking film....a very important film.” — Anthony Seeger, Director Emeritus, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

For more event details, click here

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3:30 PM15:30

Det humanistiske fakultet: Filip-André Baarøy intervju med Áine Mangaoang

"Fanger måtte danse som Michael Jackson. Oppstilt danser fangene i det filippinske fengselet til «Thriller».  – Musikk er et effektivt maktmiddel, sier forsker Áine Mangaoang."

Article by Fillip-André Baarøy for the University of Oslo's Humanities Faculty website, available here (in Norwegian). 

Accompanying short interview: "Musikk kan brukes til tortur // Music can be used for torture" available here (in English). 

Published July 4, 2017. 

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Society for Musicology in Ireland: Career Forum
12:00 PM12:00

Society for Musicology in Ireland: Career Forum

The Society for Musicology in Ireland: Second SMI Careers Forum on Thesis Completion & Publishing

The Joint Society for Musicology Ireland / International Council for Traditional Musics Postgraduate Conference, University College Dublin

Further information can be found here

Details of the careers forum, including links to graduate journals and funding sources, the speakers’ biographies, and acknowledgements here

Please see the Careers Forum Archive for previous SMI Careers Fora.

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10:00 AM10:00

Music, Photographs & Stories from the Archives

Public exhibition, discussion and live music event.

The event includes an exhibition of items from two of Liverpool’s hidden archives, the Institute’s Popular Music Archive and Open Eye Gallery’s archive, selected and curated by project participants. Live jazz from the Martin Smith Quartet will soundtrack the afternoon, along with new remixes from our vinyl archive by DJs Adam Sadiq and Ben Riley. The event closes with a public discussion on the meaning of music, photography and materiality in the digital era.

Co-hosted by the Institute of Popular Music Archive (University of Liverpool), Liverpooljazz, & the Open Eye Gallery. 

Further information can be found here

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10:30 AM10:30

Fyrsta íslenska ráðstefnan um dægurtónlistarfræði // The first conference on Icelandic popular music studies

Guest speaker and panellist, with Nick Prior, Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen,  Davíð Ólafsson, Emily Baker, Viðar Halldórsson, Þorbjörg Daphne Hall and Pál Ragnars Pálssonar. 

Conference co-hosted by Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland) and Listaháskóla Íslands (Iceland Academy of the Arts)



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