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Dr Oli Wilson

Senior Lecturer

School of Music and Creative Media Production

Research Outputs

Journal

Wilson, OR. (2017). Introduction. Perfect Beat. 17(2), 101-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Johnson, H., & Wilson, OR. (2016). Music video and online social media: A case study of the discourse around japanese imagery in the New Zealand indie scene. Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology & Cultural Studies. 13(2), 163-186 Retrieved from http://www.asaanz.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR., & Holland, M. (2016). Technostalgia in new recording projects by the 1980s ‘Dunedin Sound’ band The Chills. Journal on the Art of Record Prodcution. (9) Retrieved from http://www.artofrecordproduction.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR., Bendrups, D., & Weston, D. (2016). Introduction. Perfect Beat. 17(1), 5-8 Retrieved from https://journals.equinoxpub.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR., & Overell, R. (2015). Editorial, Special Issue: music/media/politics. MEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand. 15(1), 1-6
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Brunt, S., & Wilson, O. (2015). Introduction. Perfect Beat. 16(1-2), 5-7
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O. (2014). Selling lokal music: A comparison of the content and promotion of two locally recorded and released albums in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Journal of World Popular Music. 1(1), 51-71
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O. (2014). An interview with Tiki Taane: Expressing cultural heritage and identity through music. Perfect Beat. 15(2), 167-174
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Brunt, S., Wilson, O., & Strong, C. (2014). 'Lookin, searchin, seekin, findin': A new beat. Perfect Beat. 15(2), 105-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR. (2013). Review of the DVD Rubber's Kastom (2011). Journal of World Popular Music. 2(1) Retrieved from http://www.journal-the-world-of-music.com/previous/womns2013_2_1.html
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O. (2013). Popular music as local culture: An ethnographic study of the album Matha Wa! by the band Paramana Strangers from Papua New Guinea. Musicology Australia. 35(2), 253-267 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O. (2010). Signifiers of indigeneity in Australian and New Zealand popular music. Perfect Beat. , 25-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Wilson, O.

Book

Wilson, OR. (2017). Perspectives on Music Sharing via Mobile Phones in Papua New Guinea (in print). In M. Schleser (Ed.) Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones. : Palgrave
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR., & Holland,, M. (2017). The ‘Dunedin Sound’ Now: Contemporary Perspectives on Dunedin’s Musical Legacy (in print). In S. Brunt, & G. Stahl (Eds.) Creative Cities. : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR. (2017). Revisiting Place and Identity in Indigenous Popular Music: Lokal Stylistic Frameworks in Papua New Guinea (in print). In Place, Power and the Media.
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR. (2017). Tiki Taane’s Strings Attached (in print). In Global Perspectives: The Orchestra TBC. : Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O., Bendrups, D., & Weston, D. (2016). Introduction. (pp. 5 - 8).
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR., & Overll, R. (2015). Special Issue: music/media/politics. OR. Wilson, & R. Overell (Eds.): Otago University Press
[Scholarly edition]Authored by: Wilson, O.Edited by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O., & Attfield, S.(2013). Shifting sounds: Musical flow. Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM Australia/New Zealand
[Authored Book]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O. (2013). Conflict, politics and failure: A chronology of the production of a commercially recorded and released single. (pp. 208 - 215). Dunedin, New Zealand: IASPM Australia/New Zealand
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O. (2011). Papua New Guinea: Popular music and the continuity of tradition: An ethnographic study of songs by the band Paramana Strangers. In G. Baldacchino (Ed.) Island Songs. (pp. 119 - 134). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Wilson, O.

Creative Work

Wilson, OR.(2017). The Chills: Rocket Science/Lost In Space. [7" Vinyl Single]. : Fire Records UK
[Film or Video]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR.(2017). The Chills: Pyramid/When The Poor Can Reach The Moon. : Fire Records UK
[Film or Video]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR. (2017). The Chills: Vigorous and Far Reaching New Zealand Tour. (Live Performance) Live Show: San Fran, Wellington (26 April 2017); St. Peter's Hall, Paekakariki (27 April 2017); The Cabana, Napier (28 April 2017); The Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui (29 April 2017); Blue Smoke, Christchurch (4 May 2017); The Scottish Hall, Invercargill (5 Ma 017); The Sherwood, Queenstown (6 May 2017); Totara St, Mount Maunganui (11 May 2017); The Raglan Club, Raglan (12 May 2017); The King's Arms, Auckland (13 May 2017)
[Performance]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR.(2017). Little Vicious. [Music Video].
[Film or Video]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR. (2014). The Chills: European and UK Tour. (Live Performance) Somewhere Beautiful Live Show: BBC Radio 6 Live to Air with Riley, Salford, UK (22 July 2014); Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK (23 July 2014); The Dome, London, UK (24 July 2014); Indietracks Festival, Midland Railway Centre, Ripley, UK (25 July 2014); Boomtown Festival, Ghent, Belgium (26 July 2014); Lido, Berlin, Germany (28 July 2014); Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (29 July 2014); Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland (31 July 2014); Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, UK (1 August 2014); Commonwealth Games 'Festival 2014', Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, UK. (2 August 2014)
[Performance]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR.(2013). The Chills: Molten Gold. [7" Vinyl Single Recording]. : Fire Records
[Film or Video]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Silver Bullets by The Chills (Keyboards, Arranger, Backing Vocals). [CD, Vynal and Digital]. : Fire Records
[Film or Video]Authored by: Wilson, O.Contributed to by: Wilson, O.

Thesis

Abrams, DF. (2016). 'The Stillness': Electronic recording and production methods in a contemporary context. For this research I was awarded an Otago Masters Scholarship.. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Abrams, D.Edited by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, OR. (2012). Ples and the Production of Popular Music in Port Moresby, Papua Nnew Guinea. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Wilson, O.

Conference

Wilson, O.'South Sea Island' music in Port Moresby and the Central Province of Papua New Guinea. 43rd International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Meehan, NL.Miles Davis: Bitches Brew. . Otago University, Dunedin
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meehan, N.Edited by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.The Port Moresby recording industry and urban popular music in Papua New Guinea. Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea Annual Meeting.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Representational subversion and post-colonial cultural politics in Tiki Taane’s \emph{With Strings Attached: Alive & Orchestrated} album and television documentary. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Into the Mix: People, Places, Processes.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Tiki Taane: Motivations and representations. Music / Media / Politics Symposium.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Lokal music and the continuity of traditions in Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the 59th Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Meeting.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Papua New Guinea popular music and the natural environment. Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Identity, tradition, and the production of lokal music in home-based recording studios in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 42nd International Council for Traditional Music World Conference.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Notions of place and the natural environment in Papua New Guinea \emph{Lokal }music. Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ) Conference: Popular Music, Communities, Places, Ecologies.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Politics and negotiation in the commercial music industry: An overview of the production of a pop song. Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Studio flows: An auto-ethnographic account of the (attempted) production of a pop song. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Shifting Sounds: Musical Flow.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.‘Hip hop... that's white man's music!’ Perceptions of style and genre in the Port Moresby recording industry. 34th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia and the 2nd International Conference on Music and Emotion: Power of Music.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Signifiers of ‘ples’ (place) in popular music in Papua New Guinea. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: Routes-Roots-Routines.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.“Put your recorder away. I'll dub you this tape my uncle made”: Questioning the role of field-recordings in sustaining traditional cultures. Sustainability and Ethnomusicology Symposium.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.The recording studio as ‘field’: Music, identity and participant-observation in popular music production in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Current Trends in Ethnomusicological Research 3: An International Doctoral Workshop.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Recent developments in the recording industry in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The rise of home-based studios. Instruments of Change: Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia-New Zealand 2010 Conference. (pp. 171 - 176).
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Recent developments in the recording industry in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The rise of home-based studios. International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia & New Zealand Chapter (IASPM-ANZ) Annual Conference.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Sustaining tradition through popular music: A Papua New Guinea case study. Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.'It has to be culture to be sold!': Marketing commercially recorded music in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 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. 72 - 76).
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Lyons, J. (2010). title. title. Vol. 2 (pp. 1 - 4).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Lokal, traditional or popular? An examination of commercially released music by the band Paramana Strangers from Papua New Guinea. Department of Music & Theatre Studies Research Symposium.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Turning cultural value into record sales: An examination of the marketing of commercially recorded music in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Australia/New Zealand Annual Conference: "What's it Worth": 'Value' and Popular Music.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Identity, tradition and place in commercial music production in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. 40th International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) World Conference.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O., Atkinson, B., & Wang, C.Copyright perspectives: The application of copyright law in a Web 2.0 world [Panel Discussion]. ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) International Conference: Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.The impact of music technology on musical culture and identity in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Building Pacific Research Capacity and Scholarship in Aotearoa, New Zealand Fono.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Deconstructing the tradition/modern and rural/urban dichotomies in research on popular music in Papua New Guinea. Music on the Edge: Selected papers from the 2007 International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia/New Zealand Conference. (pp. 189 - 193).
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.
Wilson, O.Approaches to popular music in Papua New Guinea. International Association for the Study of Popular Music: Australia/New Zealand Branch Annual Conference: Music on the Edge.
[Conference]Authored by: Wilson, O.

Other

Wilson, OR. (2015). The Chills: Silver Bullets. Fire Records
[Other]Authored by: Wilson, O.

Media and Links

Media

  • 09 Jul 2016 - Radio, Newspaper
    Media Appearances as Popular Music Scholar
    In a 29-minute radio show with Radio New Zealand (9th July 2016), I share ethnographic insights with fans across USA, Europe and the UK. This perspectives also inform an academic publication (ORO 1).
  • 01 Sep 2015 - Newspaper, Magazine, Television, Radio, Online
    Silver Bullets album favourable reviews
    The Album Silver Bullets received mentions across over 400 media platforms. Metacritic.com review aggregates all reviews as having an average of 4-stars and 79/100. Favourable reviews include, Drowned
  • 01 Sep 2014 - Newspaper, Magazine, Online
    Somewhere Beautiful album reviews
    The album Somewhere Beautiful received favourable reviews internationally. Metacritic.com scored it 76/100. Drowned in Sound (UK) review that states: “In the final assessment what we’ve got here are a

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