Medieval Culture in Pop or Art Music
0.5 Credit

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.