Medieval Culture in Pop or Art Music
A study of the use of medieval culture in recent popular and art music. Students
explore the ways the medieval and medieval music is constructed in a
number of musical and cultural discourses. Topics include feminism and
Hildegard von Bingen; spirituality and the medieval in Arvo Part, John
Tavener and other recent composers; the marketing of the Gregorian
Chant; medieval as exotic "Other" in Pop and Rock acts.