Séminaire Jeudi 4 janvier 2024, 18h – 19h30 : Þorbjörg Daphne HALL, « The Image of Icelandic Music » – visio 

Prochaine séance des séminaires du groupe de travail sur les musiques du Nord du CREAA. Comme d’habitude, la séance aura lieu en visio sur Teams et est ouverte à tous.


Jeudi 4 janvier 2024, 18h – 19h30 : Þorbjörg Daphne HALL, « The Image of Icelandic Music »  

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Résumé : I will delve into the portrayal of Icelandic music and how exoticism and borealism, in particular, play out in the narratives surrounding it. I will explore the concept of « Icelandicness » and delve into matters of national identity. Subsequently, I will discuss how these aspects impact musicians and their artistic practice.

Biographie : Þorbjörg Daphne Hall is Programme Director and Associate Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music at the Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavík where she has been a member of staff since 2010. She holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool. Her research has focused on exploring contemporary popular music in Iceland through the lens of national identity and image, landscape and nature. She is also working on a large research project on the reception of jazz in Iceland (1930-2010). Hall has published and presented conference papers internationally on various aspects of Icelandic Music. She is the co-editor of the book Sounds Icelandic (Equinox Press, 2019), and the co-editor of the journal Þræðir, published by the Iceland University of the Arts.

Bien cordialement,

Benjamin Lassauzet


Société française d'ethnomusicologie