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Dr Linda Barwick
PARADISEC, Transient Building F12
University of Sydney NSW 2006
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Senior Research Fellow
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney

Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)


Jurtbirrk Lovesongs from Northwestern Arnhem Land
Winner, NT Traditional Music Award 2005
Winner, NT Music Award for best CD design 2005
distributed by Skinnyfish Music

This CD presents music recorded in the community of Minjilang (Croker Island) NT as part of the Iwaidja language documentation project led by University of Melbourne linguist Nicholas Evans. These public didjeridu-accompanied songs were composed by David Minyimak, Ronnie Waraludj, Reggie Cooper and Robert Cunningham and recorded in Minjilang in 2003-2004. The CD is accompanied by a 40-page booklet with background notes on the composers and performers, transcription and translation of each song-text and musical transcriptions of selected songs. The documentation team includes Linda Barwick, Bruce Birch, Joy Williams and project manager Sabine Hoeng. The award-winning design is by David Lancashire Design. A sample track from the CD can be accessed online via the website of Skinnyfish Music, where you can also place an order for the CD.

cover of jurtbirrk CD


Why Digitise: Your Cassette Collection's Digital Future (2001)

This page last updated: 23 April 2006