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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


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Microtonal tuning theory
    Music composition

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Marking of Sound: Excavating Tongan Indigeneity through a study of Tā, Vā and Faiva Hiva Lear, Adriana
    Master of Philosophy -LHA Sliding the Wave: The Influence and Application of Electric Slide Guitar Techniques on Music Composition Young, Alex

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


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Microtonal tuning theory
    Music composition

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Marking of Sound: Excavating Tongan Indigeneity through a study of Tā, Vā and Faiva Hiva Lear, Adriana
    Master of Philosophy -LHA Sliding the Wave: The Influence and Application of Electric Slide Guitar Techniques on Music Composition Young, Alex

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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