Dissonant Landscapes: Music, Nature, and the Performance of Iceland (Paperback)

Dissonant Landscapes: Music, Nature, and the Performance of Iceland By Tore Størvold Cover Image
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Listening to the dissonances of nature and nationhood in modern Iceland

During the past three decades, Iceland has attained a strong presence in the world through its musical culture, with images of the nation being packaged and shipped out in melodies, harmonies, and rhythms. What 'Iceland' means for people, both at home and abroad, is conditioned by music and its ability to animate notions of nature and nationality. In six chapters that range from discussions of indie rock ballads to 'Nordic noir' television music, Dissonant Landscapes describes the capacity of musical expression to transform ideas about nature and nationality on the northern edges of Europe.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780819500496
ISBN-10: 0819500496
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 216
Language: English