The Yidaki: A Triumph of Mind over Matter in Tribute to Joe Gumbula

Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg 1
  • 1 University of Melbourne Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, School of Physics, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg
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Abstract

As a physicist, I have been privileged to intersect with the world of ethnomusicology through my research on the acoustics of the didjeridu, the highlight of which was to meet and work with Joe Neparrŋa Gumbula. This is a brief account of my perspective on that journey, the research undertaken, and the role that Joe played in it.

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