Ecomusicologies of Place: Singing and Environmental Stewardship in Iceland, the North, and Beyond.
Come explore the intersection between our choral traditions and the landscape, how we express our roots in nature through song and how singing can help us connect more deeply with the earth. Icelandic choral music is a sturdy framework for these ideas, which link across the North and beyond to foster better care for the environment in critical times.
Lunch lecture at the IUA music department on Friday April 22nd. The lecture takes place in Dynjandi and starts at 12:45.
Mark Petty is a doctoral student in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington in the USA, following several years teaching in the state of Idaho. Mark nourished a love for music and the mountains while growing up in Boulder, Colorado, and has spent his life exploring the intersection between nature and the arts. As the music teacher and adventure coordinator at an Expeditionary Learning school, he pioneered curriculum integrating music and the local environment, helping students connect to culture and the natural world through music exploration. When not directing music, Mark is an active adventurer and leads mountaineering leadership expeditions throughout the Western United States.