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

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dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Tony en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:57:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:57:14Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008717 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mitchell Anthony 2009, 'Sonic psychogeography: A poetics of place in popular music in Aotearoa/New Zealand', John Libbey & Company, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 145-175. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1038-2909 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher John Libbey & Company en_US
dc.title Sonic psychogeography: A poetics of place in popular music in Aotearoa/New Zealand en_US
dc.parent Perfect Beat en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
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 200200 en_US
dc.personcode 890011 en_US
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.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 890011 en_US


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