The Journal of Music Research Online

Music and Environment: Registering Contemporary Convergences
The Journal of Music Research Online (2015) Vol. 6, pp. 1-18

We take stock of engagement occurring between music and environment and what this heralds for current and future music making and musicology. We consider five contemporary and emerging fields of interest that variously connect the two keyboards: (1) music as ...

"Didgeri-doos" and "Didgeri-don'ts": Confronting Sustainability Issues
The Journal of Music Research Online (2015) Vol. 6, pp. 1-24

Since the 1990s, three discrete groups of aficionados have contributed to an insatiable demand for didjeridus (didgeridoos) in Australia and abroad, prompting environmental stewards (a fourth contesting camp) to promote responsible manufacture and trade to combat forest clear-felling and oversupplies ...

Crowdfunding and Online Identity: Cashing In on Authenticity?
The Journal of Music Research Online (2015) Vol. 6, pp. 1-12

Online platforms provide musicians with unprecedented opportunities to forge interpersonal connections with a disparate and dispersed audience, and to distribute and finance their work independently with the assistance of this audience. Interatcion through social media fosters a virtual sense of ...

The Wizard of Oud - A Case Study of Sydney Based Oud Player Joseph Tawadros
The Journal of Music Research Online (2015) Vol. 6, pp. 1-12

This article is a case study of Sydney based oud player Joseph Tawadros. The discussion centers on the strategic market positioninf of this musician and the use of identity as a tool for navigating patronage within the local and international ...

On the Limitations of Music Ecology
The Journal of Music Research Online (2013) Vol. 4, pp. 1-10

The term "ecology," originally coined by German zoologist Ernst Haeckel in 1869, has been used since the 1950s as a trope in various ways for understanding aspects of human culture. The ecology trope has been applied to a wide range ...

Contour, Motion and Gesture in Abstract Score Animation: A first approach
The Journal of Music Research Online (2012) Vol. 3, pp. np

This study examines the creation of animated music scores through the 'bracketing' of musical motion. The aesthetic claim that music could be perceived in terms of (spatial) motion is tested by means of abstract animations in the form of straightforward, ...