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The Resource Afterlife before Genesis : an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music, David H. Turner

Afterlife before Genesis : an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music, David H. Turner

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Afterlife before Genesis : an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music
Title
Afterlife before Genesis
Title remainder
an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music
Statement of responsibility
David H. Turner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
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1941-
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Turner, David H.
Dewey number
781.62/9915
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3770
LC item number
.T87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
Toronto studies in religion,
Series volume
vol. 22
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Folk music
  • Didjeridu
Label
Afterlife before Genesis : an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music, David H. Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-261) and index
  • Discography: p. 262
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
Control code
96038538 /MN
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 267 p.
Isbn
9780820434773
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96038538 /MN
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Afterlife before Genesis : an introduction : accessing the eternal through Australian Aboriginal music, David H. Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-261) and index
  • Discography: p. 262
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
Control code
96038538 /MN
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 267 p.
Isbn
9780820434773
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96038538 /MN
Other physical details
ill.

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