Music and Culture of Iceland

Mannes School of Music: Music History and Literature

Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Music and Culture of Iceland
Spring 2023
Taught By: George Fisher
Section: A

CRN: 13864

Credits: 2

The main focus is on classical music by Icelandic composers today. We will investigate its precedent in music of the last century (especially by Jón Leifs) as well as cross-stylistic currents with Björk and other major figures in contemporary popular, rock, jazz and folk music. Some mention will be made of other arts (especially film and literature) as well as the influence of Icelandic language, history, landscape, and politics on contemporary Icelandic music. All students will be required to write a medium-length research paper at midterm, with revisions supervised by the instructor. The final project will be either an oral presentation or a performance. Other work will include weekly reading, listening, watching, and score study. Ability to read music is required. Open to all TNS grad students, and to upperclass undergrads by permission of instructor. This course fulfills the requirement for Graduate Seminar for MM students.

College: Mannes School of Music (MC)

Department: Music History and Literature (CBMH)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:52am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 453
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/17/2023