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The First Of Its Kind...
As the first major book examining the connection between music and surfing, Surfing About Music explores the relationship between surfers and the music they produce. Tim Cooley utilizes his knowledge as a practicing musician and avid surfer to consider the musical practices of surfers throughout the world. Based on real-life stories of surfers and musicians from diverse backgrounds, Cooley paints a compelling analysis on the trends of surfing and music.
Timothy J. Cooley is Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He is the author of Making Music in the Polish Tatras (2005) and coeditor (with Gregory Barz) of the groundbreaking Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology (2008).