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Contemporary Music

This guide assists in finding resources for contemporary music, including improvised music, jazz, and film music. It also includes information on finding books, music scores, sound recordings, DVDs and useful websites.


This guide will point you to resources for research in Contemporary MusicPlease use the blue menu on the left to navigate this guide.


Your home library is the Southbank Library at the Southbank Campus.

You may also find resources located in the Baillieu Library (Parkville), the Architecture, Building and Planning Library (Parkville) and the Giblin Eunson Library (Parkville). 

You can request books from other campus libraries and they will be sent to the Southbank Library for pick-up.

This guide has been created to support the Interactive Composition, and Jazz and Improvisation specialisations.

As both fields are increasingly inter-disciplinary, we recommend viewing the other library guides supporting students in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. 

You can browse all our library guides here.


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