Four rock albums and the evocation of place


  • John Encarnacao



music and place, music and memory


John Encarncao provides a poetic examination of music and place in Australia, in reflecting on very specific personal experiences of music that have drawn him a mental map of Melbourne. He is interested in the personal aspects of the construction of place, and shows how personal histories associated with age, experience, and locale affect the process. Encarnacao reinforces how personal and selective these constructions actually are. This in turn reinforces the importance of music in constructing personal histories and understandings of the world, but perhaps questions and plays with the validity of drawing clear conclusions about sound and place.


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How to Cite

Encarnacao, J. (2015). MELBOURNES BY THE DOZEN: Four rock albums and the evocation of place. Perfect Beat, 9(1), 22–37.