LEWIS, Anthony

PhD University of Sydney 2012 Pages:

Becoming a garamut drummer in Baluan Island, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea

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This thesis is an ethnomusicological study of garamut (log idiophone) music of Baluan Island, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, resulting from fieldwork conducted in Baluan and elsewhere. The study takes a musicological focus and represents the pathways and methods that the author has pursued in order to learn to play the garamut repertoire in a manner acceptable to the people of Baluan. Secondary themes of the thesis include issues surrounding musical transcription and the relationship between transcription and musical cognition, and the politics of the transmission of musical heritage...

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