Special journal issues.
Contemporary Music Review Vol. 35, No. 1 (February 2016): Gender, Creativity and Education in Digital Musics and Sound Art. Guest edited by Georgina Born and Kyle Devine, who intended the issue to examine the "politics of gender in relation to high education, creative practices and historical processes in electronic music, computer music and sound art." In their thorough editorial and guide to the issue, they advised readers to read the articles alongside Born and Devine's "Music Technology, Gender and Class; Digitization, Educational and Social Change in Britain," published in Twentieth Century Music in 2015. This issue features eleven research articles and no reviews or other content.
Contemporary Music Review Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 2016): Hybridity of Practice and Aesthetics Between Electronic Dance and Electroacoustic Musics. This issue stemmed from a symposium held at the University of Salford in 2014, focused on the "many music genres that have developed as a consequence of the new electric, electronic, and digital tools available to musicians in the post-war period." Six research articles are included with no reviews or other content. The issue was guest edited by University of Salford professor, Stephen Davismoon.
Contemporary Music Review Vol. 35, No. 4-5 (August 2016): Gesture-Technology Interactions in Contemporary Music. Guest editor Zuban Kanga describes the issue as featuring "key researchers from the GEMME [Musical Gesture: Models and Experiments] team ... exploring new developments in combining gesture and digital technology." The issue comprises seven research articles and no reviews or other content.
Computer Music Journal Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 2016): High-Density Loudspeaker Arrays, Part 1: Institutions. Editor Doug Keislar notes this issue (and the following one) address IIDLAs (high-density loudspeaker arrays), referring to the "number of speakers surrounding the listener with "high" density implying a relatively large number of speakers." Eric Lyon from Virginia Tech served as the guest editor. The issue includes five research articles and several reviews.
Jazz Research Journal Vol. 10, No. 1-2 (2016): The Global Circulations of Jazz. Edited by Stephane Dorin of the University of Limoges, this issue includes articles on "musical forms, labeled as 'global' jazz, whose history is little and poorly known ... which prefigured the great movement of globalization of popular music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries." The journal includes seven articles and two book reviews.
Journal of Mathematics and Music Vol. 10, No. 2 (July 2016): Machine Learning and Music Generation. According to the editors, this issue "features rigorously refereed papers based on extended abstracts presented at the 8th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music" held in Vancouver in 2015. The five research articles discuss a variety of topics including music representation, symbolic data, and representing music data. This title does not have other content aside from the articles.
Journal of New Music Research Vol. 45, No. 3 (September 2016): Music similarity: Concepts, Cognition and Computation. Following a workshop by the same name held at the Lorentz Center, International Center for Scientific Workshops in Leiden (Netherlands) in 2015, the editors culled content related to "similarity computing, perception and cognition of similarity, similarity in music content (music analysis) and similarity in music expression." The issue comprises five research articles and no reviews.
Journal of New Music Research Vol. 46, No. 1 (January 2017): Interactive Composition. Guest edited by Jean Bresson and Joel Chadabe, this issue stemmed from a conference, Interactivity in Music Composition and Performance, held at McGill University in 2015. As stated in the editorial, the "immediate goal for this collection of articles is to provide a diversity of state-of-the art music research projects based primarily on interactivity with computer systems." Featured are six research articles with no other content.
Journal of Sonic Studies No. 13 (2016): Acoustic Ephermeralities. Guest edited by Monika Dommann, Boris Previsic, and Marianne Soinmer, this issue "discusses the specifically ephemeral qualities of the acoustic and relationship between 'microand macroephemeralities' in the modern age. The focal points are the functions of media, music, and the sciences as generators of acoustic paradigms." Included are ten research articles and two sound essays.
Organised Sound Vol. 21, No. 2 (August 2016): Situating the Avant-Garde: Conformity and Oppositional Culture. Edited by Monty Adkins and Ambrose Field, this issue aimed to present a "cross-section of the diverse and thriving contemporary electroacoustic music scene and the wider critical framing of this from a cultural, theoretical and musicological perspective." Included are eight articles and a guide to the accompanying DVD of audio and video examples.
Popular Music and Society Vol. 40, No. 1 (2017): Popular Music and the Postcolonial. According to guest editor Oliver Lovesey, this issue examines music "performed and circulated in a wide range of different modes from recordings and radio play, to festivals, pubs and nightclubs, theatres, rural gathering places, and the zone of cyberspace ... the articles in this special collection set out to uncover some of the diverse dimensions of the intersections of popular music and the postcolonial." Included are eight research articles, several book reviews, and a forum.