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Arvo Pärt's White Light: Media, Culture, Politics by Laura Dolp

By Laura Dolp

the most usually played modern composers, Arvo Pärt has develop into a phenomenon whose strange achieve is felt way past the live performance corridor. This ground-breaking selection of essays investigates either the explanations and the results of this luck. past the rhetoric of 'holy minimalism' that has followed the composer's reception because the mid-1980s, every one bankruptcy takes a clean process towards figuring out how Pärt's track has occupied social landscapes. the result's a dynamic dialog between filmgoers (who discover problems with empathy and resemblance), concertgoers (commerce and art), listeners (embodiment, therapeutic and the position of technology), activists (legacies of resistance) and performers (performance practice). jointly, those reviews supply a daring and considerate engagement with Pärt as a tremendous cultural determine and examine the extraordinary impression of his music.

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