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soundscapes of Australia


The soundscapes of Australia : music, place and spirituality / edited by Fiona Richards.

  • xiii, 327 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports., music ; 24 cm.

  • Aldershot, England : Ashgate, c2007.
  • Sales Availability: This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
  • Library Availability: REF 780.994/35 — Available for loan


This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.

Australian Works Analysed in this Book

Port Essington (1977) by Peter Sculthorpe
Ice man (1993) by Stuart Greenbaum
Quiros (1982) by Peter Sculthorpe and Brian Bell

Product details

ISBN: 9780754640721

Contents note: Introduction : spirit of place, spiritual journeys / Fiona Richards -- Landscape, spirit and music : an Australian story / Anne Boyd -- Colin Bright and the psyche of place / Christine Logan -- Women, spirituality, landscape : the music of Anne Boyd, Sarah Hopkins and Moya Henderson / Sally Macarthur -- Singing the land, singing the family : song, place and spirituality amongst the Yanyuwa / John Bradley and Elizabeth Mackinlay -- Words and music : Clive Douglas and the Jindyworobak manifesto / David Symons -- A case of discontiguity : musical and cultural irony in the situation of the Lubavitch community of Shepparton, Victoria / Kay Dreyfus and Bronia Kornhauser -- Visions of the great south land in Peter Sculthorpe's opera Quiros / Deborah Hayes -- Sing a country of the mind : the articulation of place in Dhalwangu song / Peter Toner -- European sounds, Australian echoes : the music of Marshall-Hall, Hill and Hart / Peter Tregear -- An expatriate Englishman : Fritz Hart in Australia / Anne-Marie Forbes -- Journeys across Australia : Ealing film scores of the 1940s and '50s / Fiona Richards -- From Port Essington to the Himalayas : music, place and spirituality in two contemporary Australian compositions / Linda Kouvaras -- To be alone : the theme of isolation in the music of Barry Conyngham / Gordon Kerry -- Sonic inscriptions : sound installation and acoustic art in Australia / Ros Bandt -- Spirit, place and power in Arnhem Land traditional and Christian music / Fiona Magowan.

Bibliography: p. [297]-316.

Bibliography: p. [317]-318.

Includes index.

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