Localisation and local song repertoire on Norfolk Island

Philip Hayward

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This paper examines two allied processes of musical development, localisation and local origination, with particular regard to small island cultures, and Norfolk Island as the focal study. Localisation is a familiar global practice. It involves either the modification of material adopted from external sources and/or the creation of specific local contexts and significance(s) for its performance. The local origination of material is more straightforward and exists in various relations to the former. It can be induced by localisation of prior material, can occur side by side with localisation, or else can happen in reaction to patterns of localisation. The precise nature of these processes and their interaction varies from community to community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefereed papers from the 2nd International Small Island Cultures Conference
Subtitle of host publicationheld at the Museum Theatre, Norfolk Island Museum, Kingston, Norfolk Island, 9-13 February 2006
EditorsHenry Johnson
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherSmall Island Cultures Research Initiative
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0975824635
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Small Island Cultures Conference (2nd : 2006) - Norfolk Island
Duration: 9 Feb 200613 Feb 2006


ConferenceInternational Small Island Cultures Conference (2nd : 2006)
CityNorfolk Island

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