Richards, Fiona: The Soundscapes of Australia (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754640721

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Subtitle: Music, Place & Spirituality

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: 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, Elizabeth Mackinlay and John Bradley; 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 Tregea; 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; Discography and website references; Bibliography; Index.