Dr Clint Bracknell

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Biographical details

As a contemporary musician and ethnomusicologist, Clint Bracknell coordinates the Bachelor of Music Studies (Contemporary Music Practice) and writes about links between Aboriginal Australian song and languages, emerging technologies and Indigenous creative futures. He creates music for a range of media and performance platforms and was nominated for ‘Best Original Score’ in the 2012 Helpmann Awards. Initially a high school teacher, Bracknell has received secondary and tertiary teaching awards. His Aboriginal family from the south-east coast of Western Australia use the term ‘Wirlomin Noongar’ to refer to their clan and his PhD research focused on the aesthetics and sustainability of Noongar song.

Selected grants

2017

  • Mobilising song archives to nourish an endangered Aboriginal language; Bracknell C, Barwick L, Scott K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Indigenous (IN).

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Bracknell, C. (2016). Bobby Roberts: Intermediary and outlaw of Western Australia�s south coast. In T. Shellam, M. Nugent, S. Konishi and A. Cadzow (Eds.), Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory, (pp. 119-139). Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Bracknell, C., Collard, L., Palmer, D., Revell, G. (2015). Ngatj baranginy Ngulluckiny koorliny Derbal Yirigan bilya: Take Me to the Place the Estuary that Place on the River that Rises and Falls. In Julian Bolleter (Eds.), Take Me To The River: The Story of Perth’s Foreshore, (pp. 253-267). Crawley: UWA Publishing.
  • Bracknell, C. (2015). Waalanginy Ba Waangkiny (Singing and Speaking): Old Songs and Aboriginal Language Revitalisation in the Southwest Of Western Australia. In Nicholas Ostler, Brenda W Lintinger (Eds.), The Music of Endangered Languages: FEL XIX - NOLA, (pp. 68-75). Hungerford: Foundation for Endangered Languages.

Journals

  • Bracknell, C. (2016). Singing Back to the Archive. Westerly, 61(1), 92-104.
  • Bracknell, C. (2015). 'Say You're a Nyungarmusicologist': Indigenous Research and Endangered Song. Musicology Australia, 37(2), 199-217. [More Information]
  • Bracknell, C. (2015). Kooral Dwonk-katitjiny (listening to the past): Aboriginal language, songs and history in south-western Australia. Aboriginal History, 38(1), 1-18.
  • Bracknell, C. (2014). Wal-Walang-al Ngardanginy: hunting the songs (of the Australian south-west). Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, 3-15.
  • Bracknell, C. (2013). The Wirlomin Project: Sustaining Aboriginal Language and Song. The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, 9(1), 45-55.
  • Collard, L., Bracknell, C. (2012). Beeliar Boodjar: An introduction to Aboriginal history in the City of Cockburn, Western Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, 86-91.
  • Bracknell, C. (2012). Re-imaging Frontiers: a reflection on Tiffany Shellam’s Shaking Hands on the Fringe. Westerly, 57(2), 32-36.

Conferences

  • Bracknell, C. (2012). The Wirlomin Project, Archives and Noongar Knowledge. International Indigenous Development Research Conference, Auckland: Nga Pae o te Maramatanga/New Zealands Maori Centre of Research Excellence.

Live Performance - Interarts

  • Bracknell, C. (2016). The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth, Australia: Black Swan State Theatre.
  • Bracknell, C., Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, -. (2014). King Hit. State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth, WA, Australia: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

2016

  • Bracknell, C. (2016). Bobby Roberts: Intermediary and outlaw of Western Australia�s south coast. In T. Shellam, M. Nugent, S. Konishi and A. Cadzow (Eds.), Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory, (pp. 119-139). Canberra: ANU Press.
  • Bracknell, C. (2016). Singing Back to the Archive. Westerly, 61(1), 92-104.
  • Bracknell, C. (2016). The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth, Australia: Black Swan State Theatre.

2015

  • Bracknell, C. (2015). 'Say You're a Nyungarmusicologist': Indigenous Research and Endangered Song. Musicology Australia, 37(2), 199-217. [More Information]
  • Bracknell, C. (2015). Kooral Dwonk-katitjiny (listening to the past): Aboriginal language, songs and history in south-western Australia. Aboriginal History, 38(1), 1-18.
  • Bracknell, C., Collard, L., Palmer, D., Revell, G. (2015). Ngatj baranginy Ngulluckiny koorliny Derbal Yirigan bilya: Take Me to the Place the Estuary that Place on the River that Rises and Falls. In Julian Bolleter (Eds.), Take Me To The River: The Story of Perth’s Foreshore, (pp. 253-267). Crawley: UWA Publishing.
  • Bracknell, C. (2015). Waalanginy Ba Waangkiny (Singing and Speaking): Old Songs and Aboriginal Language Revitalisation in the Southwest Of Western Australia. In Nicholas Ostler, Brenda W Lintinger (Eds.), The Music of Endangered Languages: FEL XIX - NOLA, (pp. 68-75). Hungerford: Foundation for Endangered Languages.

2014

  • Bracknell, C., Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, -. (2014). King Hit. State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth, WA, Australia: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.
  • Bracknell, C. (2014). Wal-Walang-al Ngardanginy: hunting the songs (of the Australian south-west). Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, 3-15.

2013

  • Bracknell, C. (2013). The Wirlomin Project: Sustaining Aboriginal Language and Song. The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context, 9(1), 45-55.

2012

  • Collard, L., Bracknell, C. (2012). Beeliar Boodjar: An introduction to Aboriginal history in the City of Cockburn, Western Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1, 86-91.
  • Bracknell, C. (2012). Re-imaging Frontiers: a reflection on Tiffany Shellam’s Shaking Hands on the Fringe. Westerly, 57(2), 32-36.
  • Bracknell, C. (2012). The Wirlomin Project, Archives and Noongar Knowledge. International Indigenous Development Research Conference, Auckland: Nga Pae o te Maramatanga/New Zealands Maori Centre of Research Excellence.

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