The Past Is Always Present: The Revival of the Byzantine Musical Tradition at Mount Athos

The Past Is Always Present: The Revival of the Byzantine Musical Tradition at Mount Athos

by Tore Tvarno Lind
     
 

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In The Past Is Always Present, Tore Tvarnø Lind examines the musical revival of Greek Orthodox chant at the monastery of Vatopaidi within the monastic society of Mount Athos, Greece. In particular, Lind focuses on the musical activities at the monastery and the meaning of the past in the monks' efforts at improving their musical performance practice through

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Overview

In The Past Is Always Present, Tore Tvarnø Lind examines the musical revival of Greek Orthodox chant at the monastery of Vatopaidi within the monastic society of Mount Athos, Greece. In particular, Lind focuses on the musical activities at the monastery and the meaning of the past in the monks' efforts at improving their musical performance practice through an emphasis on tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810881471
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2011
Series:
Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities Series, #13
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tore Tvarnø Lind is a Danish ethnomusicologist. He has done fieldwork at Mount Athos on Orthodox chant and in Copenhagen on heterodox healing practices with music.

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