Category Archives: New Zealand music studies

Finding language

Apologies, it’s been another long gap between posts. But things have been productive in the meantime in other ways. One project that has just come to fruition is a new book: the edited volume Finding Language: The Massey Composer Addresses, … Continue reading

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NZ music books of 2016

It’s been another great year for New Zealand music books, with at least eight new tomes published over the last twelve months. This total roughly matches the averages for the last few years (see 2013 and 2014), while being somewhat … Continue reading

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NZ music theses of 2015

Last year saw postgraduate research into New Zealand music progress steadily. According to my searches of local university library catalogues, at least six doctoral and masters theses were completed in 2015. This number doubles my previous estimate of 2014 completions, … Continue reading

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NZ music books of 2015

[Update 20 January 2016: added The right note: an insight into Tauranga’s historic music scene to the list.] That was quick… Another year gone, another swag of New Zealand music books published and it seems that 2015 produced a bumper … Continue reading

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NZ music theses of 2014

The completion of university theses on New Zealand music subjects continues to tick over from year to year. As locating such works can be difficult—even in the internet age—this blog post summarises the results of my own recent catalogue searches. … Continue reading

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NZ music books of 2014

[Update 23 March 2015: added Sol3 Mio: our story to the list.] Another year has passed, so it’s time to briefly look over what New Zealand music books have been published in the last twelve months. According to my reckoning, … Continue reading

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Journeys worth taking

[Update 10 March 2015: Steele Roberts is currently updating their website and many of the links provided below no longer work. These will be repaired in due course.] Last year saw the publication of Bohemian journey: A musical heritage in … Continue reading

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More theses

Since writing about recent theses on New Zealand music topics, two more have come to my attention which somehow got missed. As before, each link will take you to a URL from where a complete PDF of the thesis can … Continue reading

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Recent NZ music theses

As with new print publications, keeping an eye out for recently-completed university theses is a useful way to track progress in New Zealand music studies. Being an original and in-depth piece of research, a thesis is intrinsically interesting (usually). Often … Continue reading

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NZ music books of 2013

Keeping track of new books on New Zealand music can be a challenging business. Some are not widely publicised or reviewed; others are academic works sold only in university bookshops or online. Books may also be written with specific musical … Continue reading

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