Line Grenier Presents « Popular music in action: Singing and Ageing in Public in Québec » @ BRAMS – Thursday March 26th, 2015
Popular music in action: Singing and Ageing in Public in Québec
Line Grenier, PhD
Université de Montréal
Pavillon Marie-Victorin, Département de communication
C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal QC H3C 3J7
/90 avenue Vincent d’Indy, Bureau B-418
Montréal H2V 2S9
514) 343-6111 poste 28623
Expanding on Margaret Morganroth Gullette’s argument that we are « aged by culture » (2004), this presentation explores some of the ways in which we might be aged by music. What does ageing in popular music mean in Québec? How does music-making mediate ageing? How is ageing « in public » performed in/through popular music in Quebec? The exploration focuses on the configurations of singing and ageing articulated at public events featuring seniors considered as moments of music in action. Based on ethnographic research conducted over the last 3 years, I discuss contrasting examples of (mostly secondary) performances involving different groups of seniors taking part in distinct sites of music-making: Étoile des aînés, a music ‘talent’ contest for people 65 and older, Jeunes de Choeur, a Québécois adaptation of the American Young@Heart chorus, and the Montreal-based community theater group RECAA – Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse.
We are pleased to announce that BRAMS was mentioned twice on television in Germany!
In both cases, the program was about how unpleasant music affects the brain and body.
Here are the links:
(The mention of BRAMS starts at 8:22 mins)
(The mention of BRAMS starts at 21:10 mins)
Nous sommes à la recherche d’athlètes universitaires qui voudraient participer à une étude portant sur l’effet de la musique sur le stress chez les athlètes. Les athlètes doivent être âgé entre 18 et 35 ans, être en bonne santé et être non-musiciens (avoir eu moins de 5 ans d’éducation musicale formelle).
LAST CALL – Erasmus Mundus Student Exchange Network in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience (ACN) http://research.uni-leipzig.de/acn
The last call for application of the ACN Student Exchange Network is about to open. The network provides generous financial awards to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and staff members for exchanges between our world-class partner universities in Europe and North America.
The network supports research in the fields of auditory cognition, speech and music perception, and neuroaesthetics. Exchange students use state of the art methods in behavioural psychology, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging. We offer the unique opportunity to work with leading experts in these areas at top universities and institutes. Our main goal is to promote international exchange and excellent post-graduate qualification opportunities.
PhD students and Postdocs are asked to submit their application online from September 30th until December 1st, 2015. Early application will allow a start of the exchange as early as November 1st, 2015. All exchanges must start before the end of 2016.
Awards include a monthly stipend of 1 500 EUR (doctoral level), 1800 EUR (postdoctoral level), or 2500 EUR (PIs and staff), and a one-time lump sum of 2000 EUR or 1500 EUR for travel expenses (depending on the distance).
Student fellowships are awarded for 6 months or longer at one of the partner locations across the Atlantic (example: if you want to go to Canada you must have European Union citizenship and vice versa). Exchanges at the PhD and postdoc level of shorter duration than six months are not eligible for funding. If, however, a student wants to go for a 9-month exchange, it will be possible to split this period into two parts of 6 and 3 months. In such cases, the first trip may not be shorter than six months. However, the lump sum for traveling expenses will be only awarded once.
Eligibility & Guidelines
PhD students, postdocs and scientific staff members at all partner institutions are eligible to apply. Students are expected to conduct research with scientists at any member institution. Nationality is important: Applicants with European citizenship may apply for exchanges with North America and applicants with American or Canadian citizenship may apply for exchanges with European institutions.
Please complete the online application form:
and attach (i) a cover letter, (ii) a research plan, (iii) your current curriculum vitae and (iv) a copy of your passport. In addition, make sure to arrange for recommendation letters submitted by (v) the current and (vi) the proposed supervisor. Please also attach these letters of recommendation to your online application.
Checklist on what to watch out for:
- Every grantee must be working as a PhD or a postdoc
- Every grantee must be actively pursuing research in the field of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience.
- Every grantee has to have EU citizenship if he or she wants to travel to North America
- Every grantee has to have North American citizenship if he or she wants to travel to the EU
- The minimum duration of exchange is six months.
- The exchange related to the last call has to start between November 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016.
A postdoctoral position (within 3 years post-PhD) is available at BRAMS, Montreal, Canada from August 2015, to work on neurodevelopmental disorders with Professor Isabelle Peretz, funded by CIHR, NSERC and Canada Research Chairs.
Neurodevelopmental disorders are studied as experiments of nature that can reveal unique information about musicality, the brain, and the genes (more details at www.brams.umontreal.ca/plab ). The approach is experimental and exploits various techniques, such as electrophysiology, functional and anatomical brain imaging, TMS and MEG.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, with skills in programming in Matlab and in statistical data analysis, and a good record of research publications. Applicants with experience in one of the neuroimaging techniques mentioned above will be preferred.
The post-doctoral rate scale is $38,000-45,000 CAD plus benefits, depending on qualifications. The position is for one year, renewable according to performance during the initial year. Further information concerning post-doctoral research at University of Montreal can be found at www.fesp.umontreal.ca/en/postdoctoral-fellowships.html
Candidates should send their applications (including a letter of interest, a CV and contact information for 2-3 references) toIsabelle.Peretz@umontreal.ca. Citizens of all countries are eligible but Canadians will have priority. Applications will be accepted until August 15 2015. Please contact Prof. Peretz directly for further details on specific projects.
Effet de la musique sur le stress
Le Département de didactique des langues de l’Université du Québec à Montréal est actuellement à la recherche de candidats intéressés par un poste de professeur professeur(e)/chercheur(e) en didactique de l’oral.
L’École de musique Schulich est à la recherche de candidats pour pourvoir le poste de Directeur du Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en musique, médias et technologie pour un mandat initial de trois ans renouvelable. Le poste sera permanent ou mènera à la permanence au rang de professeur adjoint, agrégé ou titulaire spécialisé en sciences humaines numériques en musique, lesquelles sont définies de manière large et englobent musicologie, analyse musicale, performance, pédagogie et science de l’information. Les candidats possédant des compétences situées à la convergence de l’informatique et des sciences humaines en musique sont invités à poser leur candidature. Le candidat retenu sera mis en nomination pour une chaire de recherche du Canada (CRSH de niveau I ou II) en sciences humaines numériques en musique.