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Music symposium in Macon, Georgia in September

Soundscapes of the South is a Symposium about southern music and its diverse contexts, themes, places, and moments to take place in Macon, Georgia

Conference poster for Soundscapes of the South
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“Precisely how and why the American South has shaped and nurtured so much successful art is something sociologists and anthropologists will still be bickering about a half century from now,” Amanda Petrusich wrote in It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (2008): “All I know is that it is mostly true.” Fifteen years on, her musical travelogue remains a vital exploration of the ways in which place may influence “the sounds we make.”

Soundscapes of the South welcomes to a Symposium on southern music and its diverse contexts, themes, places, and moments taking place at the Museum at Capricorn (https://capricorn.mercer.edu/museum/) in Macon, Georgia, on September 28-29, 2023. Aiming to cover a plethora of artists, genres, periods, topics, expressions, and perspectives, we invite presentations that range from the analytical and the reflective to reminiscence and anecdote, by scholars, critics, journalists, authors, artists and musicians, on the theme of “Southern soundscapes.”

Read our Call for Papers for this Symposium here

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