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Representation has been among main topics in social sciences and

humanities over a decade. As a means of expressing thoughts and

feelings, music is a carrier of identity, for musical

communication / expression operates through representation, and

elements of music are representation systems establishing meaning.

The concept therefore becomes an important subject in studies of

disciplines like musicology, ethnomusicology and sociology of


The Conference aims to bring together papers on music in/as

representation from various disciplines of social sciences and

humanities, creating an opportunity for scholarly exchange.

Submissions are expected on such subjects as:

*Audio and visual expression strategies regarding cultural


*Gender and sexuality in music

*Marketing strategies of music industry in regard of cultural


*Scenes, subcultures in musical practice

* Sound analysis of representational systems

* Theoretical approaches to representation in music and musical


* Symbol, code, sign and meaning in music

* Image as strategy in musicianship

* Local and global dynamics in music

* The use of music technology for representation.

Abstracts should be sent to by 'pop2005@itu.edu.tr' before June 1rst, 2005.

Conference program will be announced on July15 2005. The

participants will receive information about the details on July 15


Conference fee:  $ 100

Conference Location: Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music

State Conservatory Department of Musicology, Macka Campus Istanbul