Schedule IASPM Fourth Annual Student Conference, 27 May 2019, 10.00 – 18.15

We are pleased to invite you to the Fourth Annual Student Research in Music Conference taking place on May 27th, 2019 at the University of Utrecht and co-hosted by IASPM Benelux, University of Utrecht, HucBald and KVNM. This year the program features five panels and two keynotes by the MA winners of the IASPM Benelux VNPF Thesis Prize and the Hélène Nolthenius Prize for best MA thesis in popular music and musicology respectively.
When: May 27, 2019
Where: University Theatre (Theaterzaal), University of Utrecht
Address: Kromme Nieuwgracht 20, Utrecht
Time: 10:00-18:30
You can register for this conference by sending an email to
The cost for attendance (HucBald and existing members of IASPM and KVNM are exempt) and participation is 10 Euros which can be paid at the conference during registration at 9:30. This cost also affords you membership in IASPM or KVNM for the year.
We look forward to seeing you there.


Session 1 Experiencing EDM

10.00 – 11.00

“No Hay Banda!”: Immersive Experiences in Laptop Performances

Durk de Vries

On the Mode of Existence of the Techno Object

Sydney Schelvis

Electronic Dance Music Festivals as Field-Configuring Events: A Network Analysis of Artist Representation and Its Implications

Nicolas Basoalto

Session 2 Social Engagement

11.10 – 12.30

Relevance of Cultural Institutions to Promote Social Cohesion

Paula Segura Kliesow

I Could Talk About Him Forever: Fandom in Dutch Popular Culture

Pieta Maxime Verhoeven

“Tuning In” to Neoliberalism: European Public Radio and the Cultural Omnivore

Ian Giocondo

She Said “Boom”: How Social Media Platforms Enable and Challenge Female Punks to Do It Themselves

Cato de Beer

-Lunch break-

12.30 – 13.45

Session 3 Music and Politics in Local Contexts

13.45 – 14.45

Awakening the Masses: Gravediggaz and the Influence of the Five Percenters

Liselotte Podda

Hanacpachap Cusscuinin and Post-Columbian Peruvian Music

Alistair David Franenberg

New Colombian Music: Cultural Politics, Staged Multiculturalism and the Peace Process

Juan D. Montoya Alzate

-Coffee Break-

Session 4 Distinction and Resistance

15.00 – 16.00

Underground Identities

Carmela Naya González

Different Yet the Same: Self-Othering and Anti-Hate Rhetoric in Maria Peszek’s Contemporary Eastern European Protest Song

Joanna Zienkiewicz

What is Indie? Ideas, Perceptions and Attitudes on the Music Genre

Maria Dinu

-Coffee Break-

Session 5 Education and Discipline

16.15 – 16.55

Tátata Tátata Tatadaa: The Strange Case of Efteling Music at Amsterdam Central Station

Marjolein Wellink

Musicking With the Elderly: A Contribution to Music Workshops with Elderly with a Focus on Subjectification

Victoria Vorraber

Session 6 – Thesis Prize Key Notes

17.00 – 18.00

The Economic Sociology of Club Culture: Valuation Logics in Electronic Dance Music

Elisa Luengo Sampayo

Winner of the Popular Music Thesis Award, IASPM

Musical genres and the development of concert programming

Mascha van Nieuwkerk

Winner of the Hélèna Nolthenius Prize, KVNM


18.30 –

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