Sounds Icelandic - Essays on Icelandic Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries - Þorbjörg Daphne Hall

Sounds Icelandic - Essays on Icelandic Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries - Þorbjörg Daphne Hall

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Sounds Icelandic - Essays on Icelandic Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries - Þorbjörg Daphne Hall

Þorbjörg Daphne Hall [+-]
Iceland Academy of the Arts
Þorbjörg Daphne Hall is Program Director and Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. She is currently completing a PhD in Music at the University of Liverpool. She has published and presented conference papers internationally on Icelandic Music, the Iceland Airwaves music festival, Icelandic music documentaries and on music in Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nicola Dibben [+-]
University of Sheffield
Nicola Dibben is Professor in Music, and Director of the Humanities Research Institute, at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her publications include the co-authored Music and Mind in Everyday Life (2010) and monograph Björk (2009) that lead to a collaboration on the artist’s multi-media app album, Biophilia (2011).
Árni Heimir Ingólfsson [+-]
Árni Magnússon Institute
Árni Heimir Ingólfsson holds a research position at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and is Artistic Advisor to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He founded the Carmina Chamber Choir, whose recordings of music from Icelandic manuscripts have received awards and outstanding reviews.
Tony Mitchell [+-]
University of Technology, Sydney
Tony Mitchell is an honorary research associate at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Popular Music and Local Identity: ROck, Pop and Rap in Europe and Oceania. His edited collection include Global Noise: Rap and Hip hop outside the USA (2001), Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia (2007), and Home, Land and Sea: Situating Music in Atearoa.

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Over the past 25 years, Icelandic music has been gaining considerable international attention. This is attested to by the international success of such acts as the Sugarcubes, and then Björk as a solo artist, followed by the worldwide success of Sigur Rós, and more recently Of Monsters and Men. And these artists reveal themselves to be ‘the tip of the iceberg’, once one delves further into the music of Iceland and the myriad of genres that thrive there. That such a small country can produce so much music of quality, value and acclaim is a fascinating situation that has boosted Icelandic tourism and made the country the ‘hippest’ place in the world. This is a book of wide-ranging essays on different aspects of Icelandic music, from the ancient traditional chants of rímur to the large output of classical music by nationalist composer Jón Leifs and others, to the plethora of Icelandic rock and pop groups that have already made an impact on the world as well as more idiosyncratic and genre-bending musicians now emerging from the Reykjavik music scene.

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Hall , Þorbjörg ; Dibben, Nicola; Ingólfsson , Árni ; Mitchell, Tony. Acknowledgments. Sounds Icelandic - Essays on Icelandic Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. vii-viii Apr 2019. ISBN 9781781791455. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38598. Date accessed: 15 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38598. Apr 2019

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