Editorial Introduction


  • Hillegonda C Rietveld Editor




Over the years, IASPM has actively branched out from an Anglo-American perspective to both international and transnational conferences and collaborations. This is well illustrated by IASPM Journal, now in its sixth year of publication. In this issue, Isabelle Marc follows shifts and changes of ‘travelling music’, Inhwa So investigates Korean cultural dynamics through gugak girl group MIJI, Stephen Wilford assesses the political legacies of Algerian musicians ‘cheb Hasni’ Chakroun and Lounès Matoub, while Elina Hytönen-Ng offers a new model in understanding the multiple roles of a small jazz venue promoter in the UK. Plus nine book reviews that further underpin the wide reach of popular music studies.

Author Biography

Hillegonda C Rietveld, Editor

Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld, PhD, established the study and production of sonic culture at London South Bank University, UK, in 2003, and coordinates the PG research programme at its School of Arts and Creative Industries. Her research publications address the development, creative practices and experience of electronic dance music cultures, including the co-edited collection DJ Culture in the Mix. In addition to her work for IASPM@Journal, she is member of the Advisory Board of Dancecult, Journal for Electronic Dance Music Culture. She has been professionally engaged in music culture since 1982, when she became involved with influential Manchester club the Haçienda, FAC51, and released her first electronic recording as part of Quando Quango, for (now defunct) UK indie label Factory Records. A selection of recordings are currently re-released on several compilations.