Hey, folks. I’m very happy to share that my research abstract has been accepted to the first Asian Workshop on Cultural Economics, to be held at the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, on 27-28 November 2011. The Workshop is organised by the Japan Association for Cultural Economics (JACE).
I’ll be presenting my initial research on Filipino cover musicians’ labour migration, focusing on the aspects of symbolic content production (i.e. mimetic performances of Western and other global mainstream music), as well as the dimensions of affective and precarious labour that typify the predicament of the Filipino migrant musician. While I’m excited to visit Kyoto, one of the most exquisite cities in the world, what I’m really looking forward to is the opportunity to meet and learn from the experts and other young researchers working on cultural/creative economies. (Even if this means having to jump-start my research work a little earlier than planned!)