The Norient Academic Online Journal offers peer-reviewed cross-cultural (case) studies of diverse aesthetical approaches to music and sound in our increasingly transnational and digitalized world. Volume 2 «The Future(s) of Music?» out now!
The Norient Academic Online Journal (ISSN: 2296-049X) is a peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on the study of popular and experimental music worldwide. The annually published journal is conceived around a theme but also includes an open call. While the journal is part of the Norient network and website the journal works as an independent section with its own editors and (mostly) different authors.
The journal offers cross-cultural (case) studies showing the diversity of aesthetical approaches in our increasingly transnational and digitalized world. It analyzes contemporary musical aesthetics and observes how musicians interact and situate themselves musically in local, regional, and transnational contexts. Norient operates with a broad definition of music that includes phenomena like soundscapes, the sonic, noise, and sound.
The journal also favors cross-cultural approaches and collaborative and transdisciplinary work. In this way, the journal hopes to put forward far-ranging theses without ignoring the complexity, «messiness» (cf. Taruskin) and the process-oriented nature of human (and artists’) behavior and strategies. Its aim is to put forward a detailed analysis of music, musicians and musical communities and to reflect on the ruptures and flows of the 21st century on various levels.
The name Norient implies that this network (and the journal) reaches beyond orientalist ideas and essentialist views of the world and the world of music. Norient looks at musicians as individual human beings first. They interact with local and global social and political realities, but are not “determined” by their culture of origin, if at all one such culture of origin can be determined.
> Editor-in-chief: David-Emil Wickström
> Coordinating editors: Thomas Burkhalter, Julio Mendivil, Oliver Seibt
> Editorial board: Michael Drewett, Anthony Fung, Jeroen de Kloet, Shayna Silverstein, Jesse Wheeler, Nabeel Zuberi
> Advisory Board: Deborah Kapchan, Ted Swedenburg, Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa
> Past editors: Birgit Abels, Shin Hyunjoon, Violeta Mayer
Submission Guidelines for the Norient Academic Online Journal
The Norient Academic Online Journal follows the Chicago Manual of Style with the author-date system and endnotes. See our submission guidelines for further information.
Any questions regarding the journal can be directed to the editor-in-chief, David-Emil Wickström (dew at norient dot com).