Without a Song you are Nothing' Songwriter's Perspectives on Indigenising Tertiary Music and Sound Curriculum
Dillon, Steven C. & Chapman, James N. (2005) Without a Song you are Nothing' Songwriter's Perspectives on Indigenising Tertiary Music and Sound Curriculum. In Drummond, John, Sheehan Campbell, Patricia, & Dunbar Hall, Peter (Eds.) Cultural diversity in music education : directions and challenges for the 21st century. Australian Academic Press, Brisbane, pp. 189-198.
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‘W in indigenous spirituality. Mackinlay, a non-indigenous academic,
recognises the importance that song plays in traditional Aboriginal custom and tradition.
Speaking for and about country and spirituality for country are inherited and
lcarncd components of Aboriginal identity and relationships LO land and kin, story
As a songwriter, this triggered a wave of personal philosophical and phenomenological
thought. The implications of this in relation to my understanding of the
relationships between sound and society and the power of song to communicate,
store and reference important cultural knowledge was profound. At Queensland
Univcrsity of Technology (QUT) where I work as an academic doing research and
teaching music and music education, part of my role has been to ‘indigenise’ the
music and sound curriculum. My colleague Jim Chapman has spent many years
teaching and studying crosscultural musicianship in Australia, Africa and South
America and is primarily a songwriter. In this article we provide two songwriters’
perspectives, which appear in case study vignette form. These vignettes are personal
journeys of understanding that have led us both to develop dynamic indigenous per.
spectives. We examine the processes and outcomes of ‘indigenising’ a tertiary music
and sound curriculum and notions of Australian indigenous knowledge. We explore
points of intersection and understanding and divergence and the role of music and
sound as knowledge. This article combines these perspectives and proposes ‘rules of
thumb’ for developing culturally inclusive tertiary music and sound curriculum.
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|Keywords:||Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenising music curriculum|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Australian Academic Press|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||11 May 2012 08:42|
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