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Afterlife before Genesis : an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music / David H. Turner
Bib ID 81464
Format BookBook
Author
Turner, David H
 
Description New York : Peter Lang, c1997 
xxiv, 267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0820434779 (alkaline paper)
Series

Toronto studies in religion, 8756-7385 ; vol. 22.

Summary

Afterlife Before Genesis is the final volume in a trilogy that began with Life Before Genesis and was followed by Return to Eden. Here David H. Turner focusses on what the Aborigines of the Groote Eylandt area of northern Australia take to be the foundations of their way of life, namely musical Forms. Their music, like their way of life, incarnates from "Nothing" as differences (songLines) which are "renounced" from "owners" to "non-owners" to connect rather than divide. This music is a complex polyphonic interplay of didjereedoo (their hollow log instrument) and voice which not only transcends but also heals. This the author documents by recounting how he learned to play the didjereedoo.

Full contents
  • Glossary of Aboriginal Terms
  • I. The Art of the Didjereedoo
  • II. The Craft of the Didjereedoo
  • III. Gula on Aboriginal Music
  • IV. Gula's Aboriginal Music
  • V. Arnhem Land Variations
  • VI. The Blurring of Traditions
  • App. A. A Summary of the Methodology Used for Transcribing Australian Aboriginal Music.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-261) and index.

Discography: p. 262.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- History and criticism.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Religion.  |  Folk music -- Australia -- History and criticism.  |  Didjeridu.  |  Music.  |  Music - Instruments - Wind - Didjeridu.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Groote Eylandt (NT Gulf Islands SD53-07, SD53-08)
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