Julianne Lutz Warren

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pp. 19-40

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21 pages

2. Learning a Dead Birdsong

Hopes' echoEscape.1 in 'The Place Where You Go to Listen'

  • Julianne Lutz Warren (author)
The birdsong of Huia, an extinct species of New Zealand wattlebird, is the focus of this chapter. Julianne Lutz Warren describes Huia, of traditional significance for Māori of New Zealand, and their commodification and loss in the ongoing aftermath of colonization. An old recording of a Māori man whistling songs of Huia is a source of hope, a source of ongoing opportunities to co-create contemporary soundscapes for listening to echoes escape, quite alive.


Julianne Lutz Warren