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Noise to Signal: DIY Music Practice in Melbourne 1976–2016

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posted on 2019-02-19, 00:52 authored by JARED VICTOR DAVIS
This project explores the do-it-yourself (“DIY”) practices of Melbourne experimental and independent music initiatives from the late 1970s until today. Through primary archival research and interviews with key practitioners, this project provides new research into Australian arts practices currently underrepresented in existing scholarship. I argue that DIY musicians in Melbourne as well as their international counterparts have developed new ways of using technological media in the production, distribution and consumption of music. In doing so these DIY musicians have contributed to the means in which communication and collectivity is mediated more generally.


Principal supervisor

Daniel Palmer

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Department, School or Centre

Fine Art


Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture