Fiona Magowan

Melodies of MourningSAR Press PublicationMelodies of Mourning: Music & Emotion in Northern AustraliaMelodies of Mourning invites the reader to rethink the place of ecology in music and emotion and how emotions transcend cultural difference. It explores senses of the environment in the Northern Territory of Australia and how sentiments of place and belonging are performed in song. It argues that the environment is not just a mnemonics for singing and dancing but the basis of performing and embedding ritualised sentiment.

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