Mr John Encarnacao

Mr John Encarnacao

LECTURER,
Music (SoHCA)

Lecturer,
Music & MCMT

Biography

John Encarnacao lectures in music in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. His book, Punk Aesthetics and New Folk, was published in 2013 by Ashgate. John’s research interests include popular musicology, composition and music education, and he has presented his research internationally. In 2014-15 he co-supervised doctoral projects to completion in music composition, photography and film; cross-disciplinary supervision is a particular interest. Recent releases include albums by The Nature Strip, Espadrille and Warmer, as well an album of solo guitar improvisations, Giraffe Solos (2014). He heads the independent labels China Pig and Psychopyjama.

Punk Aesthetics and New Folk - http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409434009

China Pig Records - http://chinapigrecords.com/

Psychopyjama - https://psychopyjama.bandcamp.com/

This information has been contributed by Mr Encarnacao.

Qualifications

  • MA University of Technology, Sydney
  • BMus University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) (2007 - 2019)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Music (SoHCA)
  • Music & MCMT

Contact

Email: J.Encarnacao@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone:
Mobile:
Location: C.G.28
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Publications

Books

  • Encarnacao, J. and Blom, D. (2020), 'Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model', : Routledge 9781138505919.
  • Encarnacao, J. (2013), 'Punk Aesthetics and New Folk: Way Down the Old Plank Road', : Ashgate 9781409433996.

Chapters in Books

  • Encarnacao, J. (2020), 'Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2014)', An Anthology of Australian Albums: Critical Engagements, Bloomsbury Academic 9781501339851.
  • Encarnacao, J. and Blom, D. (2020), 'Teaching and evaluating music performance at university : a twenty-first century landscape', Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge 9781138505919.
  • Blom, D., Smyly, B. and Encarnacao, J. (2020), 'Back to the future : a role for 1960s improvisatory scores in the 21st century university music performance program', Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge 9781138505919.
  • Encarnacao, J., Smyly, B. and Brooks, M. (2020), 'Free improvisation : what is it, can it be taught, and what are the benefits?', Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge 9781138505919.
  • Stevenson, I., Encarnacao, J. and McPhee, E. (2020), 'Expanded practice : facilitating the integration of visual media, theatricality and sound technology into music performance', Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model, Routledge 9781138505919.
  • Encarnacao, J. (2019), 'Throbbing Gristle's early records : post-hippie/pre-punk/post-punk', Mute Records: Artists, Business, History, Bloomsbury Academic 9781501340604.
  • Blom, D., Stevenson, I. and Encarnacao, J. (2015), 'Assessing music performance process and outcome through a rubric : ways and means', Assessment in Music Education: From Policy to Practice, Springer 9783319102733.
  • Encarnacao, J. (2008), 'Bastard Country, Bastard Music: an alternate history of Australian punk', Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia, ACYS 9781875236602.

Journal Articles

  • Encarnacao, J. (2018), 'Sleeping with your devil mask', Shindig!, vol 78 , pp 58 - 62.
  • Encarnacao, J. (2016), 'One tank of gas', Sydney Review of Books, , no 22 November, 2016 .
  • Encarnacao, J. (2016), 'Angela Carter, Donald Trump and the American nightmare', Overland, vol 29.Nov.16 .
  • Blom, D. and Encarnacao, J. (2012), 'Student-chosen criteria for peer assessment of tertiary rock groups in rehearsal and performance : what's important?', British Journal of Music Education, vol 29, no 1 , pp 25 - 43.
  • Encarnacao, J. (2011), 'Musical Structure as Narrative in Rock', Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol 8, no 1 .
  • Encarnacao, J. (2008), 'Melbournes by the dozen : four rock albums and the evocation of place', Perfect Beat: The Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, vol 9, no 1 , pp 22 - 37.

Conference Papers

  • Encarnacao, J. (2014), 'Process and intimacy in home recording : a consideration of music and place', IASPM-ANZ (Organisation). Conference, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Blom, D., Stevenson, I. and Encarnacao, J. (2012), 'The assessment rubric as institutional culture : evaluating creative music processes and outcomes at undergraduate level', ISME Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician. International Seminar, Athens, Greece.
  • Blom, D. and Encarnacao, J. (2012), 'Assessing undergraduate jazz and rock group music-making : adding to the classic(al) recipe', International Society for Music Education. World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Blom, D. and Encarnacao, J. (2012), 'What does jazz group assessment offer the undergraduate music environment?', International Conference on Popular Music Studies, Grahamestown, S.A..
  • Blom, D. and Encarnacao, J. (2010), 'Peer assessment of tertiary group music-making: vocational training?', International Society for Music Education, Education of the Professional Musician, Shanghai, China.
  • Blom, D. and Encarnacao, J. (2010), ''Valuing group interaction: student chosen assessment criteria in tertiary popular music education'', What's it worth? 'Value and Popular Music - International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Auckland.
  • Encarnacao, J. (2005), 'Cult Musicians Versus Technology: Transcending Notions of Popular Music as Commodity', CEASS Conference: Scholarship and Community UWS 2005, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown.

Exhibitions

  • 2020, 'Light That Goes ; Light That Returns'
  • 2016, 'Improvised Performance by Espadrille and Ryszard Dabek'
  • 2016, 'The Other Side'
  • 2010, 'Harmonic Territories (performed as part of group Espadrille)'
  • 2010, 'Creative Animals forum (performance by Espadrille & Ryszard Dabek)'

Other Publications

  • 2019, 'Tarantula Variations', Recorded Work
  • 2018, 'Tinderbox', Recorded Work
  • 2017, 'Giraffe Sighting at Redfern', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Soft Drink', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Fleeting Spheres', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Beefheart is a Cow', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Bex Render', Recorded Work
  • 2015, 'Morse vs Moose', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'Where the Sirens Waited', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'No Direction Home', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'Giraffe Solos', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'Cup of Tea', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'Plainclothes', Recorded Work
  • 2014, 'Take Me Over', Recorded Work
  • 2013, 'Sugar Crash', Recorded Work
  • 2013, 'Fly Through', Recorded Work
  • 2013, 'It's Inside You', Recorded Work
  • 2013, 'Tinderbox', Published Work
  • 2013, 'Worst One', Recorded Work
  • 2013, 'Beyond The Nether', Recorded Work
  • 2012, 'Tarantula (play)', Published Work
  • 2011, 'Warmer: Spider and Lamb', Recorded Work
  • 2011, 'History Australia - DIY History', Published Work
  • 2009, 'Creative Explosion', Recorded Work
  • 2008, 'Music CD - Unfenced - 6 Degrees of Tension', Recorded Work

Current research projects include:

PhD - Cultural work - writing about albums as cultural artefacts. Supervision panel (at Western Sydney University): Rachel Morley (chair), Kate Fagan, Matt McGuire. 

Book – Co-edited (with Diana Blom): Teaching and Evaluating Music Performance at University: Beyond the Conservatory Model. In press, estimated publication date August 2020.

Book chapter - Chapter on Courtney Barnett’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, for An Anthology of Australian Albums: Critical Engagements (Bloomsbury), edited by Jon Stratton and Jon Dale, with Tony Mitchell. Publication date: January 2020. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/an-anthology-of-australian-albums-9781501339851/

Album Wooden Box With Strings, by Warmer. Recorded at Tasmania Conservatorium, 2017-18. Scheduled for release by Half A Cow Records, April 2020.

Album - Giraffe Quartet and Duos – John Encarnacao (prepared/amplified acoustic guitar), Jon Drummond (electronics), Holly Harrison (drums and percussion), and Brendan Smyly (tenor saxophone).

This information has been contributed by Mr Encarnacao.

Supervision

Mr Encarnacao BHons and Cosupervision for MHons

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Genre Collisions, Culture Collisions: A Study of Fusions between Sub-Saharan African and Western Popular Music
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Machine Listening, Musicological Analysis and the Creative Process: The production of song-based music influenced by augmented listening techniques
Field of Research: Music
Thesis Title: States of Suspension: Exploring Suspended Experience of Sound and Light in Popular Music and Imagery
Field of Research: Performing Arts; Music; Visual Arts And Crafts Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Roger Frampton Comes Alive: Finding the Father, Sleuthing the Self Through an Analysis of Grief, Patriography and Documentary Film
Field of Research: Other Creative Arts; Audio Visual Studies; Music; Psychology

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Early Sydney Punk: Methods in Visual Ethnography
Field of Research: Communication And Media Studies; Anthropology; Society And Culture
Thesis Title: The Logic of Nonsense as Musical Structure: Personal Process Towards Oppositionality and Reorganisation as Music Composition
Field of Research: Music
Thesis Title: Re-Composing Anime: Drawing on the Aesthetic Qualities of Anime in a Folio of Musical Compositions
Field of Research: Music; Performing Arts Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Venturing in the Slipstream The Places of Van Morrison's Songwriting
Field of Research: Literature; Music
Thesis Title: Understanding Saxophone Solos in Recorded Popular Music 1972-1995
Field of Research: Other Creative Arts
Thesis Title: "Hold on, Hold on to Your Old Ways": Nostalgia in Indie Folk
Field of Research: Other Creative Arts; Music
Thesis Title: Capturing Disappearance: A Visual-Phenomenological Investigation of Sydney's Irregular Performance Spaces
Field of Research: Communication And Media Studies Nec; Human Geography; Visual Arts And Crafts Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: One Giant Leap for Jazz: The Life and Work of Roger Frampton
Field of Research: Communication And Media Studies; Other Creative Arts; Language And Literature
Thesis Title: Jazzed Up Blues (and) Roots: A musical exploration of space, genre and hybridity
Field of Research: Music

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