Dr John Napier

Senior Lecturer

BMus (Queensland Conservatorium), Graduate Diploma - Performance (Queensland Conservatorium), MMus (UNSW), MMus - Hons. (UNSW), PhD (UNSW)

School of the Arts & Media

Contact

+61 2 9385 6953
+61 2938 56812
113, Level 1 Robert Webster
Fields: Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Publications

    Books

    • Napier JJ, 2013, They Sing the Wedding of God: An Ethnomusicological Study of the Mahadevji ka Byavala as Performed by the Nath-Jogis of Alwar, Original, McFarland

    Book Chapters

    • Napier J;Fabian D, 2018, 'Musical practices in Australia: Reflections on the past and present', in Fabian D; Napier J (ed.), Diversity in Australia's Music: Themes Past, Present, and for the Future, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 2 - 21, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/diversity-in-australias-music
    • Napier JJ, 2016, 'Sung Countries: Geographies and identities in minority song repertoires in Australia and India.', in Santosh KS; Pal S; Prasad GJV (ed.), Indo-Australian Connections: Retrospect and Prospects, Pinnacle Learning, New Delhi, pp. 115 - 134
    • Napier JJ, 2011, 'Kodova Song as private resistance', in Desrocjes M; Pichette M-H; Dauphi C; Smith GE (ed.), Territoires musicaux mise en scene, edn. 1, Les Presses de L'Universite de Montreal, Montreal, pp. 209 - 226
    • Napier JJ, 2010, 'Giving the Oldest Trees New Roots: Asian Music in Australia', in Jordan S (ed.), World Music: Global Sounds in Australia, edn. 1, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 140 - 161
    • Napier JJ, 2009, 'Vanished Islands: The Assimilation of the Extraneous to Conventional Pieces in Three Distinct Repertoires', in Mackinlay E; Bartleet B-L; Barney K (ed.), Musical Islands, edn. 1, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle on Tyne, pp. 345 - 359, http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Musical-Islands--Exploring-Connections-between-Music--Place-and-Research1-4438-0956-X.htm
    • Napier JJ, 2008, 'Old There, Young Here: Migration, Musical Adaptation and Youth Culture in Australia', in Hewitt N; Geary D (ed.), Diaspora(s): Movements and Cultures, edn. 1, CCCP, Nottingham, pp. 123 - 140

    Journal articles

    • Napier JJ, 2017, ''Kodava Hero', Appear Only Once Before Me’: The Assimilation of ‘Internal Exotics’ in Indian Film Songs.', Journal of Music Research Online, vol. 8, http://www.jmro.org.au/index.php/mca2/article/view/181
    • Napier JJ, 2011, '“This is our culture, only for ourselves. Thank you for being interested”: Kodava song and the public non-assertion of difference', Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 14, http://www.commarts.uws.edu.au/gmjau/v4_2010_2/john_napier_RA.html
    • Napier JJ, 2007, 'Of Jogis and mediators, musicologists and administrators: an elaborated field note', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 17
    • Napier JJ, 2007, 'The Distribution of Authority in the Performance of North Indian Vocal Music', Ethnomusicology Forum, vol. 16, pp. 271 - 301
    • Napier JJ, 2006, 'Re-organization and rhetoric: Changes in the social organization of North Indian classical music', Musicology Australia, vol. 27, pp. 35 - 53
    • Napier JJ, 2006, 'A 'failed' unison or conscious differentiation: The notion of 'heterophony' in North Indian vocal performance', International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, vol. 37, pp. 85 - 108
    • Napier JJ, 2006, 'A subtle novelty: Repetition, transmission and the valorisation of innovation within North Indian classical music', Critical Studies in Improvisation, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 17
    • Napier JJ, 2005, 'The svarmandal and its 'ancestors': from organological to aesthetic', Galpin Society Journal, vol. 58, pp. 124 - 131
    • Napier JJ, 2003, 'An old tradition but a very new practice: Accompaniment and thesaturation aesthetic in Indian music', Asian Music, vol. 35, pp. 115 - 134
    • Napier JJ, 2003, 'An old tradition but a very new practice', Asian Music, vol. 35, pp. 115 - 134
    • Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Tufa: Tufa (Sound recording)', Music Forum, vol. 8, pp. 44 - 45
    • Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Tufa: Tufa (sound recording)', Music Forum, pp. 44 - 45
    • Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Geng Gong:Not just music (sound recording)', Music Forum, vol. 8, pp. 45 - 46

    Conference Papers

    • Napier JJ, 2004, 'Entering a palance through the servant`s entrance: `a mid-career` approach to the learning of North Indian classical msuic', in Musemici O (ed.), Seminar of the Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician, Seminar of the Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 165 - 174, presented at Seminar of the Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician, Barcelona, Spain, 05 - 09 July 2004
    • Napier JJ, 2004, 'Echo, appropriation, gloss: Hearing a second voice in North Indian vocal music', in Giourgoudes P (ed.), Cyprus Musicological Society 1st International Conference, Cyprus Musicological Society 1st International Conference, Nikosia, pp. 111 - 134, presented at Cyprus Musicological Society 1st International Conference, Nikosia, 15 - 16 December 2000
    • Napier JJ, 2004, 'Traditional `fakings`: Hank Williams, Jeff Buckley, Kamr`uddin Khan and other falsetto acts', in Music Research: New Directions for a New Century -- 25th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Music Research: New Directions for a New Century; 25th national conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW, presented at Music Research: New Directions for a New Century; 25th national conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Newcastle, NSW, 03 - 06 October 2002
    • Napier JJ, 2002, 'Which hat today ? OConnor, Gorecki, Bulgarian Voices and a Lectuer`s Fashion Sense', in Musical In-Between-ness, Musical In-Between-ness, UTS, Sydney, presented at Musical In-Between-ness, UTS, Sydney, 27 - 29 September 2001
    • Napier JJ, 2002, 'How soon is immediately', in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, ICMPC7: 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, University of New South Wales, presented at ICMPC7: 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, University of New South Wales, 17 - 21 July 2002
    • Napier JJ, 2002, 'A subtle novelty', in Stevens C; Burnham D; McPherson G; Schubert E; Renwick J (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, ICMPC7: 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, University of New South Wales, presented at ICMPC7: 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, University of New South Wales, 17 - 21 July 2002
    • Napier JJ, 2001, 'A song they sing themselves about themselves', in Joshi V (ed.), IV International Conference Rajastan, IV International Conference Rajastan, Jaipur, pp. 238 - 266, presented at IV International Conference Rajastan, Jaipur, 29 - 31 December 2001

    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)

    Music Compositions

    • Napier J;Cleworth I;Lee R;Parthiban A;Cleworth J, 2016, Chi Udaka Version 4, publication category:
    • Krishnan S;Napier J, 2015, The Dreaming Damsel, publication category:

    Other

    Theses / Dissertations

    • Napier JJ, 2001, Sangat: melodic accompaniment

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate courses in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Music for Dance, Performance, and Jazz Studies: World Music Group.

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