Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media
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236 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

11 b/w. 2 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastman/Rochester Studies Ethnomusicology

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media

Edited by Thomas R. Hilder, Henry Stobart and Shzr Ee Tan

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Investigates the significance of a range of digital technologies in contemporary Indigenous musical performance, exploring interdisciplinary issues of music production, representation, and transmission.
The essays in this volume offer rich and diverse perspectives on the encounter between Indigenous music and digital technologies. They explore how digital media -- whether on CD, VCD, the Internet, mobile technology, or in the studio -- have transformed and become part of the fabric of Indigenous cultural expression across the globe. Communication technologies have long been tools for nation building and imperial expansion, but these studies reveal how over recent decades digital media have become a creative and political resource for Indigenous peoples, often nurturing cultural revival, assisting activism, and complicating earlier hegemonic power structures. Bringing together thework of scholars and musicians across five continents, the volume addresses timely issues of transnationalism and sovereignty, production and consumption, archives and transmission, subjectivity and ownership, and virtuality and the posthuman.
Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media is essential reading for scholars working on topics in ethnomusicology, Indigeneity, and media studies while also offering useful resources for Indigenous musicians and activists. The volume provides new perspectives on Indigenous music, refreshes and extends debates about digital culture, and points to how digital media shape what it means to be Indigenous in the twenty-first century.

Contributors: Linda Barwick, Beverley Diamond, Thomas R. Hilder, Fiorella Montero-Diaz, John-Carlos Perea, Henry Stobart, Shzr Ee Tan, Russell Wallace

Thomas R. Hilder is postdoctoral fellow in musicology at the University of Bergen. Henry Stobart is reader in music at Royal Holloway, University of London. Shzr Ee Tan is senior lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Music, Indigeneity, Digital Media: An Introduction
Taiwan's Aboriginal Music on the Internet
Recording Technology, Traditioning, and Urban American Indian Powwow Performance
YouTubing the "Other": Lima's Upper Classes and Andean Imaginaries
An Interview with Russell Wallace
Mixing It Up: A Comparative Approach to Sámi Audio Production
Creative Pragmatism: Competency and Aesthetics in Bolivian Indigenous Music Video (VCD) Production
Keepsakes and Surrogates: Hijacking Music Technology at Wadeye (Northwest Australia)
The Politics of Virtuality: Sámi Cultural Simulation through Digital Musical Media
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
"[A]n important new source for ethnomusicologists, media studies scholars, and any scholars and practitioners working in Indigenous studies. It is a richly documented volume, with a range of significant sources in the chapter endnotes lists, as well as in a helpful selected bibliography at the end of the volume. . . . I strongly recommend this book. Collectively and individually, the authors articulate important new perspectives within which to view how music, Indigeneity and digital media interact, thereby inspiring scholars of multiple disciplines and interests to discover new pathways of understanding around Indigenous ways of knowing." Gordon E. Smith, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC LIBRARIES

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Title Details

236 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

11 b/w. 2 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastman/Rochester Studies Ethnomusicology

Imprint: University of Rochester Press