Dr John James Napier
Senior Lecturer

Dr John James Napier

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

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media
Phone
+61 2 9385 6953
Location
113, Level 1 Robert Webster

Publications

  • Edited Books | 2018
    Dr John James Napier
    Fabian D; Napier J, (ed.), 2018, Diversity in Australia's Music: Themes Past, Present, and for the Future, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/diversity-in-australias-music
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier J, 2018, 'The Company You Keep', in Fabian D; Napier J (ed.), Diversity in Australia's Music: Themes Past, Present and for the Future, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 158 - 171
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Books | 2013
    Dr John James Napier
    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 | 2011
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr John James Napier
    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 | 2019
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier J, 2019, 'Structure and Proportion in Hindustani Ālāp', Empirical Musicology Review, vol. 14, pp. 53 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v14i1-2.5502
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier J, 2019, 'Structure and Proportion in Hindustani Ālāp.', Empirical Musicology Review, vol. 14, pp. 53 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v14i1-2.5502
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier J, 2019, '"There Should Be No Performances" Relocating Kodava Songs in a Changing Tradition', PULS Journal for Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, vol. 4, pp. 103 - 122, http://carkiv.musikverk.se/www/epublikationer/Puls_04.pdf#_ga=2.195055020.1001030736.1560199674-1690871592.1551437121
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2007, 'Of Jogis and mediators, musicologists and administrators: an elaborated field note', Australian Humanities Review, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 17
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2007, 'The Distribution of Authority in the Performance of North Indian Vocal Music', Ethnomusicology Forum, vol. 16, pp. 271 - 301
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2006, 'Re-organization and rhetoric: Changes in the social organization of North Indian classical music', Musicology Australia, vol. 27, pp. 35 - 53
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2005, 'The svarmandal and its 'ancestors': from organological to aesthetic', Galpin Society Journal, vol. 58, pp. 124 - 131
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2003, 'An old tradition but a very new practice', Asian Music, vol. 35, pp. 115 - 134
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Tufa: Tufa (Sound recording)', Music Forum, vol. 8, pp. 44 - 45
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Tufa: Tufa (sound recording)', Music Forum, pp. 44 - 45
    Journal articles | 2001
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2001, 'Review of Geng Gong:Not just music (sound recording)', Music Forum, vol. 8, pp. 45 - 46
  • Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr John James Napier
    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/, http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/5075474/skorba-presents-a-concert-rich-in-history-and-music-at-mid-mountains-community-centre/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr John James Napier
    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/, https://www.bmrsg.org.au/events/save-the-date-fundraiser-asylum/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr John James Napier
    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, https://www.iwannaticket.com.au/event/the-dreaming-damsel-MTM0MzI
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2017
    Dr John James Napier
    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/, https://www.bmrsg.org.au/events/fundraising-concert-local-bands-bridge-asylum/
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr John James Napier
    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, https://www.taikoz.com/whats-on/chi-udaka-india-tour-2016
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2016
    Dr John James Napier
    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, https://www.taikoz.com/whats-on/chi-udaka-australia-tour-2016
    Music Compositions | 2016
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier J; Cleworth I; Lee R; Parthiban A; Cleworth J, 2016, Chi Udaka Version 4, publication category: Music Compositions
    Other | 2015
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2015, Review of "Mountainous Spaces" by Andrew Alter, Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2015.1057927
    Music Compositions | 2015
    Dr John James Napier
    Krishnan S; Napier J, 2015, The Dreaming Damsel, publication category: Music Compositions
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2002, '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
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Conference Proceedings (Editor of) | 2002
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, (ed.), 2002, 'Musical Creativity', University of Liege, presented at Musical Creativity, University of Liege, 05 April 2002 - 08 April 2002
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Dr John James Napier
    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
    Conference Papers | 2001
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2001, '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
    Theses / Dissertations | 2001
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2001, Sangat: melodic accompaniment
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr John James Napier
    Napier JJ, 2000, '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

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