Dec
11
Fri
presentation SIMM @ 2nd edition of JAZZ I AM, Barcelona @ online zoom webinar
Dec 11 @ 12 h 30 min – 13 h 30 min
Lukas Pairon gives a presentation of SIMM @ 2nd edition of JAZZ I AM, an international jazz meeting focused on boosting partnerships among professionals, artists, sponsors, institutions, agencies and venues. During three days, the meeting hosts panel discussions, workshops, speed meetings and showcases. This year the event is entirely organised online and  it will take place from December 9th to 11th, 2020. It is organised by the Barcelona based music conservatory Taler de Musics.
Lukas Pairon’s presentation of the SIMM platform is programmed during the panel on December 11th (from 12.30 to 13.30) on SOCIAL PROJECTS: ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY THROUGH MUSIC.
This panel is focusing on projects of social inclusion through music education. Besides the research platform SIMM, three other projects are presented: (1) Taller Obert, a project that promotes social reintegration through a program of musical activities that involve training, creation, relationships, and empowerment. It is aimed at adults who are at risk of social exclusion. (2) European Caravan, is an international exchange project that connects young people from Romani and non-Romani communities through music and theater. Our friends of Madame Fortuna (Antwerp) are part of this network. And (3) also Globe Aroma will be part of the panel, another Belgium based project!
presentation SIMM @ IPEM, University of Ghent @ online zoom webinar
Dec 11 @ 14 h 00 min – 15 h 00 min

Lukas Pairon presents the activities of the international research platform SIMM to students and researchers of the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM) of the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Ghent.

Jan
12
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – welcome session & keynote speech Geoffrey Baker @ online zoom webinar
Jan 12 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Introduction and welcome by:

    • Paul Dujardin (director Bozar, BE)
    • Lukas Pairon (founding director SIMM, BE) 

Keynote ‘Rethinking Social Action Through Music’ 

by Geoffrey Baker (Royal Holloway University, UK)

followed by an exchange with SIMM-president John Sloboda

and a Q&A with audience attending the session

 

All details on all 9 webinar-sessions of the 10th international SIMM-posium can be found here: www.simm-platform.eu.

Jan
19
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 1: Research on what motivates musicians to become active in social music projects, their experiences and needs (1) @ online zoom webinar
Jan 19 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

Session 1: Research on what motivates musicians to become active in social music projects, their experiences and needs (1):

chairAn de Bisschop (University College Ghent, BE)

    • John Sloboda (SIMM / Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK): ‘The SIMM-supported International Comparative Project on practitioners’ contexts, work, and beliefs: an overview of progress to date’ (research in UK, Finland, Colombia and Belgium)  
    • Filip Verneert (LUCA School of Art Leuven, BE): ’Improvisation for all! How a participatory music project can inspire formal music education’ (research in Belgium)
    • Kate Wareham (University of Sheffield, UK): ’Choir with No Name, a charity who run choirs for homeless people in the UK’ (research in UK)

The 3 presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

Jan
26
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 2: Research on music in detention (1) @ online zoom webinar
Jan 26 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Session 2: Research on music in detention (1):

chairJohn Speyer (Music in Detention, UK)

    • Dorien Brosens and Liesbeth De Donder (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE), Flore Croux (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, BE), Stijn Vandevelde (Ghent University, BE) and Bart Claes (Avans University of Applied Sciences, NL): ’The connecting power of music for prisoners from various nationalities, ethnic and religious backgrounds’ (research in Belgium)
    • Ailbhe Kenny (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, IE): ’Seeking new ways: Music facilitation within asylum seeker accomodation’ (research in Ireland)
    • Alessandro Mazzola (Guildhall School of Music, UK): « I like it but that’s not what we need » – A critical analysis of participatory music projects in refugee reception centres’ (research in Belgium)

The 3 presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

Feb
2
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 3: Research on music in detention (2) @ online zoom webinar
Feb 2 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Session 3: Research on music in detention (2):

chair: Mary Cohen (University of Iowa, US)

    • panel ‘Music-making in prisons: deepening our awareness of inequality and motivating society to radically overhaul injustices’ with presentations by Kirstin Anderson (University of the West of Scotland), Natalie Betts (Music and Creative Arts Lecturer, HMP Portland Music Instructor, UK), Catherine Birch (York St John University Prison Partnership Project & Singing and Songwriting with Women, UK),  Laura Caufield (University of Wolverhampton, UK), Cláudio Cerqueira Mendes (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, Mary Cohen (University of Iowa, US), Dirk Proost (IN/OUT & Escape through Art, BE, and Annette Ziegenmeyer (University of Wuppertal, DE)

The short 3′ presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

Feb
9
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 4: Research on intercultural social music projects (1) @ online zoom webinar
Feb 9 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Session 4: Research on intercultural social music projects (1):

chairJohn Sloboda (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK)

    • Kim Boeskov (Aarhus University Kopenhagen, DK): ‘Exploring ethical dilemmas in intercultural music-making (and research) in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon’ (research in Lebanon)
    • Frank Heuser (UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California, US): ’Creating and re-conceptualizing values and purpose in music education’ (research in USA)
    • Sean Prieske (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE): ‘No music in times of covid-19? Challenges and chances in music work with refugees in Berlin’ (research in Germany)
    • Alexandra Lamont (Keel University, UK): ‘Instrumental journeys: how donating musical instruments impacts on identity and wellbeing’ (research in UK)

The 4 short presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

 

Feb
16
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 5: Research on intercultural social music projects (2) @ online zoom webinar
Feb 16 @ 10 h 00 min – 11 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Session 5: Research on intercultural social music projects (2):

chairBrydie-Leigh Bartleet (Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre,Griffith University, AU; to be confirmed)

    • Jane W. Davidson, Alexander Crooke, Mariko Hara and Trisnasari Fraser (University of Melbourne, AU) and Tia DeNora (University of Exeter, UK): ‘Fractured bonds and intersectional capital: the impact of social distancing on artists’ social networks’ (research in Australia, UK and Norway)
    • Gillian Howell (University of Melbourne, AU): ’The many peaces of community-based music making’ (research in Kosovo and Sri Lanka)
    • Charulatha Mani (Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, AU): ’Connect for comfort: Lullabies in a culturally and linguistically diverse context’ (research in Australia)

The 3 short presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

Feb
23
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 6: Research on what motivates musicians to become active in social music projects, their experiences and needs (2) @ online zoom webinar
Feb 23 @ 10 h 00 min – 11 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Session 6: Research on what motivates musicians to become active in social music projects, their experiences and needs (2):

chair: Graça Mota (CIPEM/INET-md – Centro de Investigação em Psicologia da Música e Educação Musical, Porto, PT)

    • Thomas Köhn (Institute for Art, Music and its Mediation, Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE): ’Sampling the diasporic other: Jewish-German hip-hop as an empowering medium for negotiating memories of the Holocaust’ (research in Germany)
    • Mia Nakamura (Kyushu University, JP) & Yukiyo Sugiyama (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, JP): ’Facilitator’s roles and strategies for social inclusion workshops’ (research in Japan)
    • Tiziana Rossi, Carlo Lo Presti and Lucia Brighenti (Conservatorio di musica “A.Boito”, Parma, IT) and Gilda Ripamonti (Università degli Studi dell’ Insubria, IT): ’Artistic citizenship and the social impact of music. From Toscanini to Abbado at the Parma Conservatory of Music’ (research in Italy)
    • Lorraine Roubertie Soliman (Université Clermont Auvergne, FR): ’The orchestra Demos Clermont-Ferrand, interprofessional work: What can we learn from the modalities of coordination between the actors?’ (research in France)

The 4 short presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

Mar
2
Tue
5th SIMM-posium – session 7: Research on social music projects in the Global South (1) @ online zoom webinar
Mar 2 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

 

Session 7: Research on social music projects in the Global South (1):

chairLukas Pairon (SIMM, BE)

    • Mariana Hutchinson (Royal Conservatory The Hague, NL): ’Centro Sinfonico Infantil – The impact of stimulating the practice and appreciation of music as a form of leisure within the Cuban context’ (research in Cuba, The Netherlands, Germany)
    • Juan Sebastián Rojas (Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Bogota, CO): ’Towards a characterization of the SIMM-field in Colombia: grassroots organizations and national programs’ (research in Colombia)
    • Sebastian Olave-Soler (Sorbonne University / CRIMIC, FR): ’From discrimination to social cohesion: the educational model of the popular wind bands in Colombia’ (research in Colombia)

The 3 short presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.

Lukas Pairon, chair of this session, invites those who plan to attend this session to send him their questions and concerns in advance of the session.  He will do his best to include some of them during the panel discussion or during the following Q&A. You will need to attend the session though. If so, please send your question concerning the topic of this session to: lukas.pairon@simm-platform.eu.