Professor Allan Marett

Biographical details

Allan Marett is Emeritus Professor of Musicology and a Chief Investigator on the project Intercultural inquiry in a trans-national context: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land.

Selected grants

2010

  • Intercultural inquiry in a trans-national context: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition; Barwick L, Thomas M, Marett A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • Strategies for Sustaining Aboriginal Song and Dance in the Modern World: the Ngarluma community of Roebourne, WA; Treloyn S, Vecchies A, Treloyn S, Marett A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2006

  • Classical song traditions of contemporary Western Arnhem Land in their multilingual context; Barwick L, Marett A, Evans N, Garde M; University of London/SOAS Research Grants Program.

2005

  • Linkage 2005 Planning for Sustainability of the National Indigenous Recording Project: A Pilot Proje; Marett A, Abbott K.
  • Planning for Sustainability of the National Indigenous Recording Project; Barwick L, Corn A, Marett A, Reid N, Yunupingu M, James A, Marika W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Sharing access and analytical tools for ethnographic digital media using high speed networks; Thieberger N, Simpson J, Barwick L, Wigglesworth G, Rumsay A, Bowden F, Buchhorn M, Hungerford N, Foley W, Marett A, Corn A, Nordlinger R, Evans N, Hajek J, Johnston H, Schembri G, Pfeiffer S, Hunter J, McConvell P, Gumbula J, Austin P, Holton G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Special Research Initiatives.
  • Documenting the Realisation of Yolngu Performance Traditions on Country: A Pilot Study Towards the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia; Corn A, Marett A; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.
  • Jaminjungan and Eastern Ngumpin; Marett A, McConvell P, Schultze-Berndt E; Volkswagen Stiftung/DoBeS.
  • Makassan Performers at the Garma Festival; Corn A, Marett A; University of Sydney/International Development Fund.

2004

  • Preserving Australias endangered heritages: Murrinhpatha song at Wadeye; Marett A, Walsh M, Ford L, Reid N; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Digital archiving equipment for PARADISEC research archive of Asia-Pacific region audio recordings; Marett A, Foley W, Simpson J, et a; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2003

  • Indigenous Collections & Knowledge Archives; Mellor D, Egloff B, Altman J, Foster S, Taylor L, Tacon P, French A, Toner P, Mundine D, Barwick L, Specht J, Marett A, McMahon I, Turnbull P, Evans N, Hunter J, Simpson J, West M, Sloggett R, Young L, Memmott P, Myers F, Stanton J, Barrett J, Austin-Broos D, Langton M, Johnson V, Corn A, Morphy H; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Networks (ARCRN).
  • Quadriga system for research archive of Asia-Pacific region audio recordings; Marett A, Foley W, Simpson J, Barwick L, et a; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Digital Endangered Cultural Materials Network: Working group on digital research methodologies for endangered ethnographic material of the Asia-Pacific region; Marett A, Barwick L, Thieberger N; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Networks (ARCRN).

2002

  • Research Collaborations in Indigenous Performance: Future Directions; Marett A; Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies./Research Grant.

2001

  • Jumba songs of the northwest Kimberley; Marett A; Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies/AIATSIS Research Grants.
  • An ethnomusicological study of Lirrga, a genre of Australian Aboriginal song from NW Australia; Marett A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Pre-eleventh century sources for Japanes court music (togaku); Marett A; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2000

  • Two dreamt song genres: Lirrga and Lirra (gunborrg) and their historical relationship; Marett A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Marett, A., Barwick, L., Ford, L. (2013). For the sake of a song: Wangga songmen and their repertories. Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2005). Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts. The Wangga of North Australia. Middletown, Conneticut: Wesleyan Universtiy Press.

Book Chapters

  • Ford, P., Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2014). Mirrwana and Wurrkama: Applying an Indigenous Knowledge Framework to Collaborative Research on Ceremonies. In Katelyn Barney (Eds.), Collaborative Ethnomusicology: New Approaches to Music Research between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians, (pp. 43-62). Melbourne, Australia: Lyrebird Press. [More Information]
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2011). Aural snapshots of musical life: The 1948 recordings. In Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (Eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, (pp. 355-375). Canberra: ANU E Press. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal traditional performance culture in Arnhem Land. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Australia: Currency Press.
  • Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal traditional performance in the north west. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Australia: Currency Press.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal Traditions. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia, (pp. 26-27). Australia: Currency Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2003). Australian Aboriginal Music. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Australia: Currency Press.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Australia, Aboriginal Music, Northern Australia. In Stanley Sadie & John Tyrrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (pp. 193-202). United Kingdom: Macmillan Press.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Japan V, Court Music. In Stanley Sadie & John Tyrrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (pp. 855-861). United Kingdom: Macmillan Press.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Mode V, 5. East Asia. In Stanley Sadie & John Tyrrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (pp. 852-860). United Kingdom: Macmillan Press.

Journals

  • Marett, A. (2010). Vanishing songs: how musical extinctions threaten the planet. Ethnomusicology Forum, 19(2), 249-262. [More Information]
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Blythe, J., Walsh, M. (2007). Arriving, Digging, Performing, Returning: An Exercise in Rich Interpretation of a Djanba Song text in the Sound Archive of the Wadeye Knowledge Centre, Northern Territory of Australia. Research in Anthropology and Linguistics, 1, 13-24. [More Information]
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2007). Musical and linguistic perspectives on Aboriginal song. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2007 (2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2007). Simplifying musical practice in order to enhance local identity: the case of rhythmic modes in the Walakandha wangga (Wadeye, Northern Territory). Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2007 (2), 63-75. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2006). Research on early notations for the history of Togaku and points of scholarly contention in their interpretation. Yearbook for Traditional Music, 38(1), 79-95.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Walsh, M., Reid, N., Ford, L. (2005). Communities of interest: issues in establishing a digital resource on Murrinh-patha song at Wadeye (Port Keats), NT. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 20(4), 383-397. [More Information]

Edited Journals

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2007). Studies in Aboriginal Song. Special issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies 2007/2. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2.

Conferences

  • Walsh, M., Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2011). Archiving Language & Song in Wadeye: Future Access to Song Knowledge. 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC). University of Hawaii.
  • Marett, A., Yunupingu, M., Langton, M., Gumbula, N., Barwick, L., Corn, A. (2006). The National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia: Year One in Review. The Australia Council - Backing Our Creativity: the National Education and the Arts Symposium (2005), Sydney: Australia Coucil for the Arts. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2005). Research on early sources for gagaku. International Congress: 2002 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Musicological Society of Japan, Japan, Tokyo: The Musicological Society of Japan.
  • Marett, A. (2005). Sources for the Hakuga no fue-fu of 966 and their relationship to its notational systems. Symposium for the study of Chinese Ancient Tablature, Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory.
  • Marett, A. (2005). The Cambridge Tang Music Project and the recovery of the lost music of the Tang Period. Symposium for the study of Chinese Ancient Tablature, Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Walsh, M. (2004). Communities Of Interest: Establishing A Digital Resource On Murrinh-Patha Song At Wadeye (Port Keats), Nt. Computing Arts 2004, : University of Melbourne. [More Information]
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2003). Endangered songs and endangered languages. Maintaining the links language, identity and the land, UK: Foundation for Endangered Languages.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Simpson, J., Harris, A. (2003). Researchers, Communities, Institutions, Sound Recordings. Researchers, COmmunities, Institutions, Sound Recordings, Sydney: School of Society Culture and Performance. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2003). Sound recordings as maruy among the Aborigines of the Daly region of north west. Researchers, COmmunities, Institutions, Sound Recordings, Sydney: School of Society Culture and Performance.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Modal Practice in the Tenth-Century Japanese Flute source Hakuga no fue-fu and its Implications for Our Understanding of Present-day tôgaku. 2001 PNC Annual Conference, Hong Kong: Pacific Neighborhood Consortium.

Textual Creative Works

  • Marett, A. (2015). Oppenheimer: A Noh Play in English, (pp. 1 - 46). Sydney, Australia: Self Published..

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2016). Barrtjap's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Muluk's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Lambudju's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Walakandha Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Ma-yawa Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). 1. Duwun, 2. Duwun 3. Happy (lerri) Song No.1, 4. Happy (lerri) Song No.1, 5. Happy (lerri) Song No.2, 6. Happy Song No. 3, 7. Duwun crab song, 8. Karra Mele Ngany-endheni-no, 9. Song from Anson Bay, 10. Song from Anson Bay, 11. Robert Man.guna's Song, 12. Happy (lerri) Song No. 4, 13. Happy (lerri) Song No. 5, 14. Happy (lerri) Song No. 6. On Mandji's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Other

  • Barwick, L., Blythe, J., Ford, L., Marett, A., Reid, N., Walsh, M. (2006), Murriny Patha Song Project Website (http://azoulay.arts.usyd.edu.au/mpsong). [More Information]
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L., Ford, L. (2001), Rak Badjalarr: Wangga Songs by Bobby Lane, Northern Australia (Audio Recording).

2016

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2016). Barrtjap's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Muluk's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Lambudju's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Walakandha Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). Ma-yawa Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2016). 1. Duwun, 2. Duwun 3. Happy (lerri) Song No.1, 4. Happy (lerri) Song No.1, 5. Happy (lerri) Song No.2, 6. Happy Song No. 3, 7. Duwun crab song, 8. Karra Mele Ngany-endheni-no, 9. Song from Anson Bay, 10. Song from Anson Bay, 11. Robert Man.guna's Song, 12. Happy (lerri) Song No. 4, 13. Happy (lerri) Song No. 5, 14. Happy (lerri) Song No. 6. On Mandji's Wangga, CD, Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2015

  • Marett, A. (2015). Oppenheimer: A Noh Play in English, (pp. 1 - 46). Sydney, Australia: Self Published..

2014

  • Ford, P., Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2014). Mirrwana and Wurrkama: Applying an Indigenous Knowledge Framework to Collaborative Research on Ceremonies. In Katelyn Barney (Eds.), Collaborative Ethnomusicology: New Approaches to Music Research between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians, (pp. 43-62). Melbourne, Australia: Lyrebird Press. [More Information]

2013

  • Marett, A., Barwick, L., Ford, L. (2013). For the sake of a song: Wangga songmen and their repertories. Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press. [More Information]

2011

  • Walsh, M., Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2011). Archiving Language & Song in Wadeye: Future Access to Song Knowledge. 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC). University of Hawaii.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2011). Aural snapshots of musical life: The 1948 recordings. In Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (Eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, (pp. 355-375). Canberra: ANU E Press. [More Information]

2010

  • Marett, A. (2010). Vanishing songs: how musical extinctions threaten the planet. Ethnomusicology Forum, 19(2), 249-262. [More Information]

2007

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Blythe, J., Walsh, M. (2007). Arriving, Digging, Performing, Returning: An Exercise in Rich Interpretation of a Djanba Song text in the Sound Archive of the Wadeye Knowledge Centre, Northern Territory of Australia. Research in Anthropology and Linguistics, 1, 13-24. [More Information]
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2007). Musical and linguistic perspectives on Aboriginal song. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2007 (2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2007). Simplifying musical practice in order to enhance local identity: the case of rhythmic modes in the Walakandha wangga (Wadeye, Northern Territory). Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2007 (2), 63-75. [More Information]
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2007). Studies in Aboriginal Song. Special issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies 2007/2. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2.

2006

  • Barwick, L., Blythe, J., Ford, L., Marett, A., Reid, N., Walsh, M. (2006), Murriny Patha Song Project Website (http://azoulay.arts.usyd.edu.au/mpsong). [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2006). Research on early notations for the history of Togaku and points of scholarly contention in their interpretation. Yearbook for Traditional Music, 38(1), 79-95.
  • Marett, A., Yunupingu, M., Langton, M., Gumbula, N., Barwick, L., Corn, A. (2006). The National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia: Year One in Review. The Australia Council - Backing Our Creativity: the National Education and the Arts Symposium (2005), Sydney: Australia Coucil for the Arts. [More Information]

2005

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Walsh, M., Reid, N., Ford, L. (2005). Communities of interest: issues in establishing a digital resource on Murrinh-patha song at Wadeye (Port Keats), NT. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 20(4), 383-397. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2005). Research on early sources for gagaku. International Congress: 2002 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Musicological Society of Japan, Japan, Tokyo: The Musicological Society of Japan.
  • Marett, A. (2005). Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts. The Wangga of North Australia. Middletown, Conneticut: Wesleyan Universtiy Press.
  • Marett, A. (2005). Sources for the Hakuga no fue-fu of 966 and their relationship to its notational systems. Symposium for the study of Chinese Ancient Tablature, Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory.
  • Marett, A. (2005). The Cambridge Tang Music Project and the recovery of the lost music of the Tang Period. Symposium for the study of Chinese Ancient Tablature, Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory.

2004

  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Walsh, M. (2004). Communities Of Interest: Establishing A Digital Resource On Murrinh-Patha Song At Wadeye (Port Keats), Nt. Computing Arts 2004, : University of Melbourne. [More Information]

2003

  • Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal traditional performance culture in Arnhem Land. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Australia: Currency Press.
  • Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal traditional performance in the north west. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Australia: Currency Press.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A. (2003). Aboriginal Traditions. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia, (pp. 26-27). Australia: Currency Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2003). Australian Aboriginal Music. In John Whiteoak, Aline Scott-Maxwell (Eds.), Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. Australia: Currency Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L. (2003). Endangered songs and endangered languages. Maintaining the links language, identity and the land, UK: Foundation for Endangered Languages.
  • Barwick, L., Marett, A., Simpson, J., Harris, A. (2003). Researchers, Communities, Institutions, Sound Recordings. Researchers, COmmunities, Institutions, Sound Recordings, Sydney: School of Society Culture and Performance. [More Information]
  • Marett, A. (2003). Sound recordings as maruy among the Aborigines of the Daly region of north west. Researchers, COmmunities, Institutions, Sound Recordings, Sydney: School of Society Culture and Performance.

2001

  • Marett, A. (2001). Australia, Aboriginal Music, Northern Australia. In Stanley Sadie & John Tyrrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (pp. 193-202). United Kingdom: Macmillan Press.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Japan V, Court Music. In Stanley Sadie & John Tyrrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (pp. 855-861). United Kingdom: Macmillan Press.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Modal Practice in the Tenth-Century Japanese Flute source Hakuga no fue-fu and its Implications for Our Understanding of Present-day tôgaku. 2001 PNC Annual Conference, Hong Kong: Pacific Neighborhood Consortium.
  • Marett, A. (2001). Mode V, 5. East Asia. In Stanley Sadie & John Tyrrell (Eds.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, (pp. 852-860). United Kingdom: Macmillan Press.
  • Marett, A., Barwick, L., Ford, L. (2001), Rak Badjalarr: Wangga Songs by Bobby Lane, Northern Australia (Audio Recording).

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