Reparations – An Exploration of Musical Narratives in an Australian Context
This project entailed the composition, recording and production of 8 pieces of music centred around addressing social issues in my home country of Australia through the use of musical narratives. These issues included Australia’s mistreatment of Indigenous Australians and inaction in combating environmental degradation and climate change. Throughout my research in these two areas, the intersectionality of these issues became more clear to me as I delved deeper into the history behind their manifestation in Australia. Throughout my research and composition process, I drew inspiration from a wide range of Australian artistic works including music, literature, photography and visual art, with the goal of creating an interconnected body of work that served the ultimate purpose of inspiring positive social change with regards to systemic racism and environmental degradation in Australia, as well as contributing to the global fight against these forces.
Byth, Stephen, "Reparations – An Exploration of Musical Narratives in an Australian Context" (2020). Global Jazz. 91.