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Author Hince, Bernadette, 1951- author.

Title Antarctica - music, sounds and cultural connections / Bernadette Hince.

Publication Info. ANU, Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2015.


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Contents Preface: Music and Antarctica; Introduction: Listening to Antarctica; Mawson's musings and Morse code: Antarctic silence at the end of the 'Heroic Era', and how it was lost; Thulia: a Tale of the Antarctic (1843): The earliest Antarctic poem and its musical setting; Nankyoku no kyoku: The cultural life of the Shirase Antarctic Expedition 1910-12; The first published music from Antarctica? Captain Doorly's piano and its roots in older traditions of polar exploration and an imperial guilty conscience1; Eating the audience; Musical adventures in Antarctica.
Mentions of music in the Antarctic diaries of Cecil T Madigan1Body of ice: The movement of Antarctic ice through dance; The poetry of Antarctic sound and the sound of Antarctic poetry; Playing Antarctica: Making music with natural objects and sounds from the Antarctic Peninsula; And I may be some time ... ; The nature of sound and the sound of Nature; Kiwis on ice: Defining the ways in which the New Zealand identity is reflected in the Antarctic-inspired works of four New Zealand composers; Antarctica: 'Surround Sound'; Frozen voices: Women, silence and Antarctica.
Frames of silence: Some descriptions of the sounds of AntarcticaMade and played in Antarctica: People's music in a far-flung place; 'A Vast Scale: Evocations of Antarctica'; Index.
Language English.
Summary This is the first book whose subject is the music, sounds and silences of Antarctica. From 2011 until 2014, Australia marked its long-standing connection with Antarctica by celebrating the centenary of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. The icy continent, with its extremes of climate and environment and unique soundscapes, offers great potential for creative achievements in the world of music and sound. This book demonstrates the intellectual and creative engagement of artists, musicians, scientists and writers. Consciousness of sounds -- in particular, musical ones -- has not been at the forefront of our aims in polar endeavours, but listening to and appreciating them has been as important there as elsewhere.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Subject Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-1914) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Australasian Antarctic Expedition. (OCoLC)fst01405273
Music festivals -- Australia -- Canberra (A.C.T.)
Antarctica -- Discovery and exploration -- Congresses.
Antarctica -- Songs and music -- Congresses.
Music Literature.
Music, Dance, Drama & Film.
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Other land areas.
MUSIC -- General.
Anniversaries. (OCoLC)fst00809757
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Music festivals. (OCoLC)fst01030529
Antarctica. (OCoLC)fst01239992
Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra. (OCoLC)fst01204562
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Australian National University. School of Music.
Antarctica--Music, Sounds and Cultural Connections (2011 : Australian National University)
Other Form: Print version: Antarctica : music, sounds and cultural connections. [Canberra, Australia] : Australian National University Press, 2015 xii, 229 pages 9781925022285
ISBN 9781925022292 (electronic bk.)
1925022293 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_569096 doi
AU@ 000053984283
AU@ 000054968246
GBVCP 1008662895
AU@ 000060582266

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