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Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred

Peter C. Bouteneff, Jeffers Engelhardt, and Robert Saler


Scholarly writing on the music of Arvo Pärt is situated primarily in the fields of musicology, cultural and media studies, and, more recently, in terms of theology/spirituality. Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred focuses on the representational dimensions of Pärt’s music (including the trope of silence), writing and listening past the fact that its storied effects and affects are carried first and foremost as vibrations through air, impressing themselves on the human body. In response, this ambitiously interdisciplinary volume asks: What of sound and materiality as embodiments of the sacred, as hi ... More

Keywords: materiality, music studies, Orthodox Christianity, Arvo Pärt, religious studies, sound studies, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823289752
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter C. Bouteneff, editor
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

Jeffers Engelhardt, editor
Amherst College

Robert Saler, editor
Christian Theological Seminary

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