Mrs Curly and the Norwegian Smoking Pipe

Pollak, Linsey, Carfoot, Gavin, & McCullough, Craig (2014) Mrs Curly and the Norwegian Smoking Pipe. [Digital/Creative Work]

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Research background: Mrs Curly and the Norwegian Smoking Pipe is a full-length album and book release, produced in collaboration with renowned multi-instrumentalist Linsey Pollak. The project involved the recording and production of Pollak’s original compositions and arrangements of traditional works, drawing on hybrid digital-analog production techniques. The recording of the album was informed by prior scholarly work by Taylor, Feld, Wong and others. These existing studies have discussed the complexities of intercultural collaboration, and the types of cultural politics that are involved in the recording and distribution of what has been known by the term ‘World Music.’ Aspects of applied ethnomusicology have informed the creative work, as a means of interpreting the implicit and explicit complexities that arise through the recording and dissemination of intercultural creative practice. The project asked the research question, in what ways is intercultural music making effected by collaborative practices in the recording studio? Research contribution: This project has identified that the recording and production of intercultural music making involves a complex amalgam of aspects of live or ‘authentic’ performance practices, alongside highly mediated production practices that are influenced by new forms of digital recording technology. Research significance: The compact disc and book was released and promoted on the Marata Music label. The song ‘Plačam za’ was nominated in the World category of the 2015 Queensland Music Awards. The research context of the work is detailed in Gavin Carfoot, 2015 (in press), ‘Musical discovery, colonialism and the possibilities of intercultural communication through music’ in Popular Communication.

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ID Code: 90196
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Refereed: No
Material: Compact disc and book
Measurements or Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes
Number of Pieces: 15
Publisher: Marata Music
Keywords: Intercultural, Music, Recording, Production, World
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2015 02:23
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 23:12

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