Book Chapter

Signifying Cities: Barry Conyngham and the Musical Construction of an Australian Urban Soundscape

Melanie Plesch

Bazaar: A Celebration of Barry Conyngham | The University of Melbourne | Published : 2020

Abstract

Offers a preliminary approach to Barry Conyngham's work from the perspective of the theory of musical topics, focusing on his city-themed works. It proposes that Connyngham has created an expressive vocabulary to signify the Australian city experience and recognises his initiative as a "profoundly anti-essentialist gesture".