A very interesting event is shaping up in Rome, Italy:
The Conference ‘Music and esotericism’ seeks to bring together those working on the esoteric sciences – notably magic, astrology, alchemy, demonology, divination and cabale – in their relationship to music.
The Conference is an interdisciplinary event, aimed at breaking down the barriers between history, the history of art, of music, of science and of ideas. It is meant to be a multidisciplinary dialogue on musical practice, as studied in the light of specific historical and scientific contexts, in order both to deepen and to share our knowledge of the cultural background of the musical world in terms of science and belief.
Each lecture will focus on either the use of music within cultural and occult scientific traditions, or on the presence of these traditions in music. The multiple approaches will take into account all esoteric sciences and disciplines.
If you would like to attend or participate by presenting your own paper on the subject, more information can be found here.
Also, OVO is ramping up for its 18th installment:
OVO 18 Money
Please submit words (no more art) on the theme of ‘money,’ broadly
ownership / jobs / theft / economics / capitalism / libertarianism /
socialism / gambling / doing without / consumer culture / do-it-yourself
/ black market / free market / alternative currencies / free / barter /
strikes / banks / gold / class / blackmail / sex work / wealth /
mercenaries / poverty / lotteries / open source / intellectual property
/ stocks / wages / counterfeit / sabotage / etc.