Arvo Pärt in the Marketplace

ETHOS

Arvo Pärt in the Marketplace

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This is my first published essay about the historical themes of Pärt’s marketable identity and their relationship to current politics and his reception. I explore the language of Pärt’s music in the marketplace, which has broadened from assertions of religiosity and autonomy in conventional recorded formats, to more public and creative ownership in film media as an aesthetic agent of something unattainable, forgotten or dispossessed. Research shows that this process has been characterized as a move from carefully controlled market share to a broad and more inclusive engagement that is no longer governed by proprietary claims.

RELATED PRESENTATIONS

“Arvo Pärt in the Marketplace”
Arvo Pärt and Contemporary Spirituality
Boston University, Boston; March 2010

“Tabula Rasa or Sleeves of Desire?: Arvo Pärt, ECM and the Western Marketplace”
Contemporary Music and Spirituality
Southbank Centre, London, UK; February 2008

CITATION

Dolp, Laura. “Arvo Pärt in the Marketplace.” Edited by Andrew Shenton. In The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärt. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012

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