Sonic psychogeography: A poetics of place in popular music in Aotearoa/New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Mitchell, T
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:57:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Perfect Beat, 2009, 10 (2), pp. 145 - 175
dc.identifier.issn 1038-2909
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10548
dc.description.abstract This article explores aspects of the relationship between music, place, locality and identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand. While there have been numerous attempts to construct a national identity for New Zealand music (often referred to as `Kiwi music), I will argue that there is far more comprehensive evidence of a range of regional musics, which go beyond examples such as the Flying Nun-Dunedin Christchurch and roots-reggae-dub-Wellington nexus, and suggest rather a local-transnational nexus, which combines strong global influences with evocations of particular localities. This transnational orientation suggests a liminal or `in-between situatedness for much music produced in New Zealand, in which landscape and `sonic geography, whether urban or rural, is not related to expressions of national identity, but to a more locally- grounded poetics of home, belonging, and also alienation. In exploring `psychogeographical aspects of a range of popular music in Aotearoa, I will examine remixes of taonga puoro music (pre-European Maori musical instruments) by Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne by various dub and electronica musicians, music by Neil Finn, Don McGlashan, Bachelorette, Roy Montgomery, and music inspired by places in the South island, especially the `landscape of trauma of the Aramoana massacre of 1990.
dc.publisher John Libbey & Company
dc.title Sonic psychogeography: A poetics of place in popular music in Aotearoa/New Zealand
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Perfect Beat
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 145 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 175 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 890011
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords New Zealand music; identity; locality; place en_US
dc.description.keywords New Zealand music
dc.description.keywords identity
dc.description.keywords locality
dc.description.keywords place
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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