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Dr Jennifer Cattermole

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Head of Programme (Music)
MA(Otago) PhD(Macquarie)

Email jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 4025

Research expertise

Jennifer is one of Aotearoa’s leading ethnomusicologists with a particular interest in Māori, Moriori and Pacific Islander musics. She is passionate about taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments), and is an experienced player, maker and educator. She was awarded a prestigious Marsden grant (2016-2019) for research on the origins and development of Māori and Moriori musical instruments.

Jennifer first learnt about ethnomusicology as an undergraduate at Otago, going on to write theses on Aotearoa roots reggae and Fijian stringband music. She is very interested in how people use music to express and shape their relationships to other people and to particular places (or the natural environment more broadly). Jennifer is committed to fostering community music-making, facilitating two ukulele groups; and to sharing her knowledge in both university and wider community settings (e.g. schools and marae). She is a member of the steering group for the Performance of the Real Research Theme. Currently, she is writing a book exploring the origins and development of Māori and Moriori musical instruments.

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Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

  • Māori and Pacific Islander musics
  • Music and identity (e.g. cultural, gendered, sexual)
  • Music and place/environment
  • Music and power (subversive politics, arts/cultural policy)
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Selected past student supervisions

  • “Kwaimani Ana Liohaua Gia: The Heart of Us,” Irene Karongo Hundleby, PhD
  • “The Conceptualisation and Sustainability of Rotenese Gong Music,” Agastya Rama Listya, PhD
  • “Making the Choice for Music,” Sara Brown, MA
  • “Turning up the Māori: The Showband Mix-o-matic App,” Louise Kewene-Doig, MMus
  • “The Stylistic Vocal Techniques used in New Zealand’s Prevalent Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) Styles: Musical Theatre, Jazz and Pop,” Hannah Thompson-Holloway, MMus
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Publications

Adams, P. (music director, conductor), Dennis, T. (music director, piano), Ritchie, A. (music director, conductor), Petersen, T. (orchestra leader, soloist, violin), Du Plessis, H. (orchestra leader, soloist, cello), Kalogeropoulou, S. (choreographer), Bellingham, J. (vocalist), & Cattermole, J. (taonga pūoro) (2019, 2 June). A celebration of Otago in words and music, with the 150th Gala Concert Orchestra, City Choir Dunedin and Southern Concert of Voices, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Fortin, M. (performer, translator), Huber, R. (director, playwright), Kalogeropoulou, S. (choreographer), & Cattermole, J. (taonga puoro) (2018, 15-17 March). The Subterraneans, at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Cattermole, J., & Halba, H. (Eds.). (2017). Performance of the Real E-journal [Special issue: Ritual and cultural performance]. [Guest Editors].

Cattermole, J. (2017). Reflections on Taonga Pūoro (Traditional Māori musical instrument) teaching and learning at the University of Otago. Performance of the Real E-journal, 13-25.

Cattermole, J. (2017, June). Taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments), peace and conflict. Verbal presentation at the Performance and Performativity of Violence Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Adams, P. (music director, conductor), Dennis, T. (music director, piano), Ritchie, A. (music director, conductor), Petersen, T. (orchestra leader, soloist, violin), Du Plessis, H. (orchestra leader, soloist, cello), Kalogeropoulou, S. (choreographer), Bellingham, J. (vocalist), & Cattermole, J. (taonga pūoro) (2019, 2 June). A celebration of Otago in words and music, with the 150th Gala Concert Orchestra, City Choir Dunedin and Southern Concert of Voices, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Fortin, M. (performer, translator), Huber, R. (director, playwright), Kalogeropoulou, S. (choreographer), & Cattermole, J. (taonga puoro) (2018, 15-17 March). The Subterraneans, at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Cattermole, J. (Taonga pūoro), & Huber, R. (director) (2016, 17 September). Tatai, Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Cattermole, J. (Taonga pūoro), & Huber, R. (director) (2016, 18 June). Tatai, Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Homan, S., Cloonan, M., & Cattermole, J. (2016). Popular music industries and the state: Policy notes. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 250p.

Authored Book - Research

Homan, S., Cloonan, M., & Cattermole, J. (Eds.). (2015). Popular music and cultural policy. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 128p.

Edited Book - Research

Cattermole, J. (2013). Creative New Zealand’s proposed restructure and New Zealand nationalism. In O. Wilson & S. Attfield (Eds.), Shifting sounds: Musical flow. (pp. 24-33). Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM Australia/New Zealand.

Chapter in Book - Research

Cattermole, J. (2011). 'Oh, reggae but different!' The localisation of roots reggae in Aotearoa. In G. Keam & T. Mitchell (Eds.), Home, land and sea: Situating music in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 47-59). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.

Chapter in Book - Research

Cattermole, J. (2011). Fiji islands: A sustainable future for sigidrigi?. In G. Baldacchino (Ed.), Island songs: A global repertoire. (pp. 135-152). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Cattermole, J. (2011). Fijian sigidrigi and the performance of social hierarchies. In B. Abels (Ed.), Austronesian soundscapes: Performing arts in Oceania and Southeast Asia. (pp. 205-221). Amsterdam University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Cattermole, J. (2017). Reflections on Taonga Pūoro (Traditional Māori musical instrument) teaching and learning at the University of Otago. Performance of the Real E-journal, 13-25.

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2015). Government agency interventions in New Zealand's and Australia's indigenous popular music industries and indigenous (dis)empowerment. MEDIANZ, 15(1), 54-71. doi: 10.11157/medianz-vol15iss1id131

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2014). 'Vulitara' ('learning by doing'): The importance of watching, listening and imitating in the teaching and learning of Fijian sigirigi. Musicworks, 19, 29-36.

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2014). Cultural protectionism in a deregulated and diversifying broadcasting environment: Getting more Māori music on air. Perfect Beat, 15(1), 67-87. doi: 10.1558/prbt.v15i1.17807

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2013). Beyond the Black Atlantic: Black outernationality and Afrocentrism in Aotearoa/New Zealand roots reggae. Musicology Australia, 35(1), 112-137. doi: 10.1080/08145857.2013.761102

Journal - Research Article

Homan, S., Cloonan, M., & Cattermole, J. (2013). Introduction: Popular music and policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 19(3), 275-280. doi: 10.1080/10286632.2013.788165

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2009). Fijian sigidrigi and the sonic representation and construction of place. Transforming Cultures eJournal, 4(1). Retrieved from http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/TfC/article/view/1064

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2008). We are Fiji: Rugby, music and representation of the Fijian nation. Shima, 2(2), 99-115.

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2007). ″Fiji blues?″: Taveuni and Qamea musicians' engagements with recording technologies. World of Music, 49(1), 171-187.

Journal - Research Article

Cattermole, J. (2014). Learning taonga pūoro. Tune Me In, 9, 16-17.

Journal - Research Other

Cattermole, J., Cloonan, M., & Homan, S. (2013). Introduction: Policy and popular music. Perfect Beat, 14(2), 95-98. doi: 10.1558/prbt.v14i2.95

Journal - Research Other

Cattermole, J. (2009). [Review of the recording Moonlight Leta Volume 1. Musical Transitions: Marshallese string band music today and yesterday]. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 10(1), 69-71. doi: 10.1080/14442210802644825

Journal - Research Other

Cattermole, J. (2011). Beyond the black Atlantic: Black outernationality and Afrocentrism in Aotearoa/New Zealand roots reggae. In L. Giuffre & P. Spirou (Eds.), Routes, Roots & Routines: Selected papers from the 2011 Australia/New Zealand Annual (IASPM) Conference. (pp. 72-79). Sydney, Australia: IASPM AusNZ/Perfect Beat. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2011). Beyond the iiNet case: ISPs as copyright cops? In J. Cattermole, S. Homan & G. Smith (Eds.), Instruments of Change: Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia-New Zealand 2010 Conference. (pp. 25-30). Melbourne, Australia: International Association for the Study of Popular Music. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2010). (De)valuing tradition: The future of Fijian sigidrigi. In S. D. Brunt & K. Zemke (Eds.), What's it Worth? 'Value' and Popular Music: Selected Papers from the 2009 International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia New Zealand Conference. (pp. 22-25). Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM-ANZ. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2009). Representing Rotuma: The film music of Pear ta ma 'on maf (The Land Has Eyes). In C. Strong & M. Phillipov (Eds.), Stuck in the Middle: The Mainstream and its Discontents: Selected Proceedings of the 2008 International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Australia and New Zealand Conference. (pp. 76-84). Auckland, New Zealand: IASPM-ANZ. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2008). 'We are Fiji': Musically constructing the Fijian nation. In D. Bendrups (Ed.), Music on the Edge: Selected papers from the 2007 International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand Conference. (pp. 34-40). Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM Australia/New Zealand. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2008). Sere ni cumu and the contemporary construction of place and identity in Taveuni, Fiji. In I. Collinson (Ed.), Whose Popular Music? Industry, Performers, Fans: Selected Proceedings from the 2006 International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference. (pp. 77-82). Sydney, Australia: IASPM and Perfect Beat. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2006). Sere ni cumu and the contemporary construction of place and identity in Taveuni, Fiji. In H. Johnson (Ed.), Refereed Papers from the 2nd International Small Island Cultures Conference. (pp. 1-15). Sydney, Australia: Small Islands Cultures Research Initiative. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Cattermole, J. (2013). Creative New Zealand: Reflecting and constructing the place of Maori and Pacific Islander music within the nation. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference: Popular Music, Communities, Places, Ecologies. Retrieved from http://iaspm.org.au/iaspm-anz-2013-brisbane-program/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hundleby, I. K., & Cattermole, J. (2013). Kastom lo last yestadae go kasim nao: Case studies in Malaitan women's music. In C. Matthewson, M. Taumoepeau, G. Burnett & I. Iati (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices X. (pp. 31). Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cattermole, J., Johnson, H., & Wilson, O. (Eds.). (2015). Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Into the Mix: People, Places, Processes. Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM Australia/New Zealand. 86p.

Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Cattermole, J., Homan, S., & Smith, G. (Eds.). (2011). Instruments of Change: Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia-New Zealand 2010 Conference. Melbourne, Australia: International Association for the Study of Popular Music. 176p.

Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Cattermole, J. (Ed.). (2008). Refereed papers from the 4th International Small Island Cultures Conference. Sydney, Australia: Small Island Cultures Research Initiative. 48p.

Conference Contribution - Edited volume of conference proceedings

Cattermole, J. (2017, June). Taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments), peace and conflict. Verbal presentation at the Performance and Performativity of Violence Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2016, April). A culturally responsive approach to teaching tāonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) in an institutional setting. Verbal presentation at the Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2015, July). Reflections on taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) teaching and learning at the University of Otago. Verbal presentation at the 2nd Asia Pacific Community Music Network (APCMN) Seminar: Connecting Perspectives on Community Music Activities in the Asia Pacific Region, Tokyo, Japan.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2015, November). Music's (hitherto neglected) role in the Moriori cultural renaissance. Verbal presentation at the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML): New Zealand Branch Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2014, April). Cultural protectionism in a deregulated and diversifying broadcasting environment: Getting more Māori music on air. Verbal presentation at the Music / Media / Politics Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2014, December). Rongo Moriori (Moriori songs): Music’s role in the Moriori cultural renaissance. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Into the Mix: People, Places, Processes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2014, December). Rongo Moriori (Moriori songs): Music’s role in the Moriori cultural renaissance. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Musicological Society Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2013, November). Child's play? Teaching and learning in Fijian sigidrigi. Verbal presentation at the Asia Pacific Community Music Network (APCMN) Seminar, Brisbane, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2012, December). New Zealand government funding of Māori popular music. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow, Hobart, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2012, June). Māori and Pacific Islander music policy development in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Policy Notes: Popular Music, Industry and the State Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2011, November). Beyond the black Atlantic: Black outernationality and Afrocentrism in Aotearoa/New Zealand roots reggae. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Routes-Roots-Routines, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2010, November). The iiNet case and beyond: ISPs as copyright cops? Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia & New Zealand Chapter (IASPM-ANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2009, November). (De)valuing tradition: The future of Fijian sigidrigi. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia & New Zealand Branch (IASPM-ANZ) Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2008, November). Representing Rotuma: The film music of Pear ta ma 'on maf (The Land Has Eyes). Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Australia and New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference: Stuck in the Middle: The Mainstream and its Discontents, Brisbane, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2007, November-December). 'We are Fiji': Musically constructing the Fijian nation. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia/New Zealand Branch Annual Conference: Music on the Edge, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cattermole, J. (2006, June). Sere ni cumu and the contemporary construction of place and identity in Taveuni, Fiji. Verbal presentation at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand Branch Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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