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Narushima, Terumi Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of the Arts, English and Media

Overview


Terumi Narushima is a senior lecturer in music at the University of Wollongong. She is a composer, performer and sound designer who specialises in alternative tuning systems. Her works include Tritriadic Chimes, a sound installation for LA MicroFest, Hidden Sidetracks, a composition for custom-made instruments premiered by Ensemble Offspring at the Sydney Opera House, and Mizu No Rin, a commission for Synergy Percussion. She has worked on various film and theatre collaborations, including Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens which was presented at the Darwin and OzAsia Festivals, as well as the Griffin Theatre in Sydney and Parramatta Riverside Theatres. She performs with the microtonal ensemble Clocks and Clouds. Her book Microtonality and the Tuning Systems of Erv Wilson (2018) is published by Routledge. Her current project involves collaborative research into the development of microtonal flutes using 3D printing.

Top Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Book

    Year Title
    2018

    Publisher
    London and New York: Routledge
    ISBN
    9781138857568
    Pages
    234
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2010

    Published In
    The Scientific Imaginary in Visual Culture
    Publisher
    V & R Unipress
    Pages
    181 - 194
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2016)
    Pages
    286 - 290
    2015

    Published In
    DDCA Symposium: The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy
    Pages
    12 - 13
    2013

    Published In
    "Beyond the Semitone": a Symposium on Tuning, Scale Systems, and Microtonality in Historical and Contemporary Contexts
    2008

    Published In
    Australasian Computer Music Conference
    Pages
    65 - 68
    2008

    Published In
    ISEA 2008: The Fourteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art
    Pages
    168 - 170
    2007

    Published In
    Asia Pacific Festival and Conference
    2007

    Published In
    Seventh International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression: NIME2007 New York
    Pages
    50 - 55
    2007

    Published In
    Proceedings of Computers in Art and Design Education (CADE) Conference: Stillness
    Pages
    60 - 67
  • Audio-visual Document

    Year Title
    2013

    Publisher
    AOA 3
  • Music / Sound - Composition

    Year Title
    2016

    Venue
    Yellow House Gallery, 57 Macleay Street, Potts Point, NSW
    Date of First Performed
    7 Dec 2016
    Publisher
    Synergy Percussion
    External URL
    2014

    Venue
    Art Share, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Date of First Performed
    28 Mar
    Publisher
    MicroFest
    2014

    Published In
    Darwin Festival 2014: August 7-24
    Venue
    Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin
    Date of First Performed
    19 Aug
    Publisher
    Darwin Festival
    2013

    Venue
    University of Aberdeen
    Date of First Performed
    26 October 2013
    2011

    Venue
    Sydney Opera House
    Date of First Performed
    2 September
    Date of Recording
    5 September
    Publisher
    Ensemble Offspring
    2008

    Published In
    Musical work included on the Leonardo Music Journal CD series, volume 18
    Publisher
    MIT Press Journals
    2007

    Date of First Performed
    17 March and 29 December
    Publisher
    Musical work broadcast by ABC Radio National "All in the Mind" program
    2007

    Publisher
    Musical work included on the compilation CD "Ice Cream Headache" published by Suite 405
    2007

    Publisher
    Screened at the Sydney Underground Film Festival
  • Music / Sound - Performance

    Year Title
    2016

    Date of First Performed
    20 Aug 2016
    Publisher
    Joel Stern (curator)
    2016

    Date of First Performed
    21 Feb 2016
    Publisher
    Gail Priest (curator)
    2015

    Date of First Performed
    27 Au 2015
    Publisher
    Colbourne Ave
    2015

    Date of First Performed
    6 Nov 2015
    Publisher
    FBi Radio
    2014

    Date of First Performed
    24 Mar 2014
    Publisher
    ToBeContinued - Stop TB Day music marathon
    2014

    Date of First Performed
    16 Mar
    Publisher
    The Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art exhibition opening
    2013

    Date of First Performed
    17 July 2013
    2013

    Date of First Performed
    5 October 2013
    Publisher
    KineticJazz
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    20 May 2012
    Publisher
    Sydney Writers' Festival
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    25 January 2012
    Publisher
    Kinetic Jazz
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    5 May 2012
    Publisher
    Aurora
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    4 September 2012
    Publisher
    MIUC
    2010 Untitled electronic music improvisation
    2009

    Date of First Performed
    7 March
    Publisher
    Bundanon Trust
    2008

    Date of First Performed
    24 April
    Publisher
    Serial Space
    2007

    Date of First Performed
    3 June
    Publisher
    Musical performance at Ellis Island, Santa Cruz
    2007

    Publisher
    Musical work performed at the Sixteenth Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Microtonal tuning theory
    Music composition

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy `T¿, V¿ and Faiva Hiva (Time, Space and the Performance Art of Music): A Tongan Perspective¿ Lear, Adriana

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Music, Creative Arts, Mapping the Microtonal Spectrum Using Erv Wilson's Generalized Keyboard 2013
  • M.M. in Composition, University of Sydney (Conservatorium of Music), Composing for Carillon: Exploring the Relationship Between Tuning and Timbre 2003
  • B.M. in Composition, Music, (Hons) 1995
  • Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education in Music, University of Sydney 1994

Top Publications


Selected Publications


  • Book

    Year Title
    2018

    Publisher
    London and New York: Routledge
    ISBN
    9781138857568
    Pages
    234
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2010

    Published In
    The Scientific Imaginary in Visual Culture
    Publisher
    V & R Unipress
    Pages
    181 - 194
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2016)
    Pages
    286 - 290
    2015

    Published In
    DDCA Symposium: The Outstanding Field: Artistic Research Emerging from the Academy
    Pages
    12 - 13
    2013

    Published In
    "Beyond the Semitone": a Symposium on Tuning, Scale Systems, and Microtonality in Historical and Contemporary Contexts
    2008

    Published In
    Australasian Computer Music Conference
    Pages
    65 - 68
    2008

    Published In
    ISEA 2008: The Fourteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art
    Pages
    168 - 170
    2007

    Published In
    Asia Pacific Festival and Conference
    2007

    Published In
    Seventh International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression: NIME2007 New York
    Pages
    50 - 55
    2007

    Published In
    Proceedings of Computers in Art and Design Education (CADE) Conference: Stillness
    Pages
    60 - 67
  • Audio-visual Document

    Year Title
    2013

    Publisher
    AOA 3
  • Music / Sound - Composition

    Year Title
    2016

    Venue
    Yellow House Gallery, 57 Macleay Street, Potts Point, NSW
    Date of First Performed
    7 Dec 2016
    Publisher
    Synergy Percussion
    External URL
    2014

    Venue
    Art Share, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Date of First Performed
    28 Mar
    Publisher
    MicroFest
    2014

    Published In
    Darwin Festival 2014: August 7-24
    Venue
    Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin
    Date of First Performed
    19 Aug
    Publisher
    Darwin Festival
    2013

    Venue
    University of Aberdeen
    Date of First Performed
    26 October 2013
    2011

    Venue
    Sydney Opera House
    Date of First Performed
    2 September
    Date of Recording
    5 September
    Publisher
    Ensemble Offspring
    2008

    Published In
    Musical work included on the Leonardo Music Journal CD series, volume 18
    Publisher
    MIT Press Journals
    2007

    Date of First Performed
    17 March and 29 December
    Publisher
    Musical work broadcast by ABC Radio National "All in the Mind" program
    2007

    Publisher
    Musical work included on the compilation CD "Ice Cream Headache" published by Suite 405
    2007

    Publisher
    Screened at the Sydney Underground Film Festival
  • Music / Sound - Performance

    Year Title
    2016

    Date of First Performed
    20 Aug 2016
    Publisher
    Joel Stern (curator)
    2016

    Date of First Performed
    21 Feb 2016
    Publisher
    Gail Priest (curator)
    2015

    Date of First Performed
    27 Au 2015
    Publisher
    Colbourne Ave
    2015

    Date of First Performed
    6 Nov 2015
    Publisher
    FBi Radio
    2014

    Date of First Performed
    24 Mar 2014
    Publisher
    ToBeContinued - Stop TB Day music marathon
    2014

    Date of First Performed
    16 Mar
    Publisher
    The Mann-Tatlow Collection of Asian Art exhibition opening
    2013

    Date of First Performed
    17 July 2013
    2013

    Date of First Performed
    5 October 2013
    Publisher
    KineticJazz
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    20 May 2012
    Publisher
    Sydney Writers' Festival
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    25 January 2012
    Publisher
    Kinetic Jazz
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    5 May 2012
    Publisher
    Aurora
    2012

    Date of First Performed
    4 September 2012
    Publisher
    MIUC
    2010 Untitled electronic music improvisation
    2009

    Date of First Performed
    7 March
    Publisher
    Bundanon Trust
    2008

    Date of First Performed
    24 April
    Publisher
    Serial Space
    2007

    Date of First Performed
    3 June
    Publisher
    Musical performance at Ellis Island, Santa Cruz
    2007

    Publisher
    Musical work performed at the Sixteenth Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Microtonal tuning theory
    Music composition

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy `T¿, V¿ and Faiva Hiva (Time, Space and the Performance Art of Music): A Tongan Perspective¿ Lear, Adriana

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Music, Creative Arts, Mapping the Microtonal Spectrum Using Erv Wilson's Generalized Keyboard 2013
  • M.M. in Composition, University of Sydney (Conservatorium of Music), Composing for Carillon: Exploring the Relationship Between Tuning and Timbre 2003
  • B.M. in Composition, Music, (Hons) 1995
  • Dip.Ed. Diploma of Education in Music, University of Sydney 1994
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