POSTMODERNISM IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART-MUSIC: ANALYSIS AND REAPPRAISAL

Grant number: DP0556900

Abstract

Art-music composition in Australia is vibrant and diverse but its relationship with current trends in other art practices has not been well understood, and music critics and educators have too often been dismissive of musical innovation of the postmodern kind. This project will be the first sustained analysis of the emergence and critical reception of postmodernism in Australian art-music, from the linked perspectives of musicology and cultural studies. It will produce the first thematic book on Australian art-music since Covell's 1968 'Australia's Music', providing a standard reference and valuable education resource for music critics, scholars and educators while locating Australia in curr..

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