Consensus and collaboration in the making of the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia

Aaron Corn, Linda Mae Ford

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    Abstract

    This chapter examines the development of the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia (NRPIPA) in the context of the collaborative relationships that moulded its formation and working practices. We explore how Australian Indigenous modalities of interpersonal and intercultural engage- ment have significantly influenced research approaches among NRPIPA partners, and in doing so have contributed markedly to the ongoing development of an Australian ethnomusicology that embraces a plurality of diverse intellectual traditions and expressive modalities, and seeks to deliver relevant, useful outcomes for the communities with whom we engage in research collaborations. We will show how the pluralistic format of our annual Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance manifests this overarching ethos, and ask whether this has provided us, perhaps inadvertently, with a generative, consensus-driven model for consti- tuting the NRPIPA that is informed by classical ceremonial mechanisms for expressing Australian Indigenous polities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCollaborative Ethnomusicology
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Approaches to Music Research between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians
    EditorsKatelyn Barney
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, Vic
    PublisherLyrebird Press
    Chapter8
    Pages115-128
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9780734037770
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Corn, A., & Ford, L. M. (2014). Consensus and collaboration in the making of the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia. In K. Barney (Ed.), Collaborative Ethnomusicology: New Approaches to Music Research between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians (pp. 115-128). Lyrebird Press.