Category Conference

Jazz Concert Controversy: Cartoons

Last May I wrote a post about jazz concerts in New Zealand and a little about the controversies surrounding them. Early this month I spoke at the Cartoons, Comics and Caricatures Symposium at the University of Auckland on one specific controversial incident involving the expensive and new Steinway grand piano at the Auckland Town Hall […]

‘Official’ Jam sessions

This is part of a paper that I presented at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand conference this year. In addition to sharing it with you, I’d like to make an appeal to anyone from outside of New Zealand who may know of similar situations in about the same period […]

NZMS and IASPM Round-up

So the past few weeks have been taken up with the two conferences: the New Zealand Musicological Society and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Australia/New Zealand chapter). As always with conferences there’re so many interesting papers and conversations going on that it’s impossible to document all of the things that I […]