John Napier

Senior Lecturer
Subject areas
lensMusic

Publications

Books
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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
2013
Book Chapters
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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
2018
Napier J, 2018, 'The Company You Keep', in Fabian D; Napier J (ed.), , Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 158 - 171
2018
Napier JJ, 2016, 'Sung Countries: Geographies and identities in minority song repertoires in Australia and India.', in Santosh KS; Pal S; Prasad GJ V (ed.), Indo-Australian Connections: Retrospect and Prospects, Pinnacle Learning, New Delhi, pp. 115 - 134
2016
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
2011
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
2010
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
2009
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
2008
Conference Papers
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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 December 2000 - 16 December 2000
2004
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 October 2002 - 06 October 2002
2004
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 July 2004 - 09 July 2004
2004
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 September 2001 - 29 September 2001
2002
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 July 2002 - 21 July 2002
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 July 2002 - 21 July 2002
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 December 2001 - 31 December 2001
2001
Journal articles
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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
2017
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
2011
Napier JJ, 2007, 'Of Jogis and mediators, musicologists and administrators: an elaborated field note', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 17
2007
Napier JJ, 2007, 'The Distribution of Authority in the Performance of North Indian Vocal Music', Ethnomusicology Forum, vol. 16, pp. 271 - 301
2007
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
2006
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
2006
Napier JJ, 2006, 'Re-organization and rhetoric: Changes in the social organization of North Indian classical music', Musicology Australia, vol. 27, pp. 35 - 53
2006
Napier JJ, 2005, 'The svarmandal and its 'ancestors': from organological to aesthetic', Galpin Society Journal, vol. 58, pp. 124 - 131
2005
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
2003
Napier JJ, 2003, 'An old tradition but a very new practice', Asian Music, vol. 35, pp. 115 - 134
2003
Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Geng Gong:Not just music (sound recording)', Music Forum, vol. 8, pp. 45 - 46
2001
Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Tufa: Tufa (sound recording)', Music Forum, pp. 44 - 45
2001
Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Tufa: Tufa (Sound recording)', Music Forum, vol. 8, pp. 44 - 45
2001
Music Compositions
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Napier J; Cleworth I; Lee R; Parthiban A; Cleworth J, 2016, Chi Udaka Version 4, publication category: Music Compositions
2016
Krishnan S; Napier J, 2015, The Dreaming Damsel, publication category: Music Compositions
2015
Other
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Napier JJ, 2015, Review of "Mountainous Spaces" by Andrew Alter, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2015.1057927
2015
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Busattil A; Kiek L; Robinson J; Napier J; McMahon B; Pollack L, 2017, Skorba - the Great Siege of Malta, Mavis Wood Hall, Lawson, Skorba - the Great Siege of Malta, Publication: Skorba - the Great Siege of Malta, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5075474/skorba-presents-a-concert-rich-in-history-and-music-at-mid-mountains-community-centre/
2017
Busattil A; Roweth J; Jarvis J; Napier J, 2017, Bridge Project and Asylum, Wentworth Falls School of Arts, Bridge Project and Asylum, Publication: Asylum, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.bmrsg.org.au/events/fundraising-concert-local-bands-bridge-asylum/
2017
Krishnan S; Napier JJ; Gandhi A, 2017, The Dreaming Damsel - Sydney Fringe Festival, The Living Room, Erskineville, The Dreaming Damsel - Sydney Fringe Festival, Publication: The Dreaming Damsel, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.iwannaticket.com.au/event/the-dreaming-damsel-MTM0MzI
2017
Busattil A; Roweth J; Napier JJ; Jarvis J, 2017, Asylum, Wentworth Falls School of the Arts, Asylum, Publication: Asylum, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.bmrsg.org.au/events/save-the-date-fundraiser-asylum/
2017
Napier J; Taikoz ; Lingalayam Dance Company ; Lee R; Parthiban A, 2016, Chi Udaka Australian Tour, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, Sydney. Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra. Nida Parade Theatre, Kensington Sydney. Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst. Capitol Theatre, Tamworth. Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie., Chi Udaka Australian Tour, Publication: Chi Udaka, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.taikoz.com/whats-on/chi-udaka-australia-tour-2016
2016
Napier JJ; Taikoz ; Ligalayam Dance Company ; Lee R; Parthiban A; Anandavalli , 2016, Chi Udaka Indian Tour, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore. The Music Academy, Chennai. Andhra University Convocation Hall, Vizag. Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad. Jamshed Bhabha Hall, Mumbai., Chi Udaka Indian Tour, Publication: Chi Udaka Indian Tour, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.taikoz.com/whats-on/chi-udaka-india-tour-2016
2016
Theses / Dissertations
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Napier JJ, 2001, Sangat: melodic accompaniment
2001