Author Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg

Dr Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg is an applied medical ethnomusicologist. Her research focusses on Australian Aboriginal choral singing and music, health and wellbeing. She is also a research development professional at The University of Sydney. Her other research interests include ethics in ethnomusicology and open access research practices., ORCID:

Indigenous Australian
The Songs Back Home: The Mission Songs Project

Artist/s: Jessie Lloyd, Monica Weightman, Leah Flanagan, Karrina Nolan, Jessica Hitchcock, Iain Grandage, Ed Bates, Rob Mahoney. Bonus Tracks by: Archie Roach, Lillian Geia, Lynelda Tippo, Alma Geia
Category: Indigenous Australian
Label: The Aviary Recording Studio, Melbourne, MSP002, 2017 and
Reviewed by

“This album defies categorisation in an exciting and innovative way. It captures and revives older songs created between 1900 – 1999 by Indigenous Australian mission communities.”

Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures: An Ecological Perspective

Author: Huib Schippers and Catherine Grant
Category: Books, Cultural Policy, Ethnomusicology, Music Business
New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 392 pages.
978-019-025-9082 (pbk)
Reviewed by

“The project explores the notion of musical sustainability through nine different, international case studies of musical ecosystems.The study is very timely and necessary. Tools for recording and evidencing sustainable practices have an important role to play in assessing the vitality of traditions, whilst identifying areas where support is needed.”

The World of Music (new series) Vol.4 (2015) 1: Sound Futures: Exploring Contexts for Music Sustainability.

Author: Editor: Birgit Abels, Co-editor: Barbara Titus; Guest Editors: Dan Bendrups and Huib Schippers
Category: Books, Cultural Policy, Ethnomusicology
Berlin: VWB: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, 2015, 146 pages
ISSN: 0043-8774, ISBN: 978-3-86135-910-4
Reviewed by

“This special issue of the world of music on musical sustainability, guest edited by Bendrups and Schippers, offers some unique perspectives on what sustainability might mean in a diversity of musical contexts.”