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Constructing the Cosmopolitan Arena Concert

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Arena concerts that care about the world have been flourishing in recent times. These music events provide large-scale, immersive, socially conscious entertainment. They engage on-site and external audiences, who consume...

Gaahl—Monster or Postmodern Prometheus? Masculinity, Class, and Norwegian Black Metal

Stan Hawkins

Stan Hawkins is Professor of Musicology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor in Popular Music at the University of Agder, Norway. He is author of numerous books, including Settling the Pop Score (2002), The British Pop Dandy (2009), Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon (co-author Sarah Niblock, 2011), and Queerness in Pop (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nina Nielsen

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction Shades of white stretch across an ancient and barren landscape, where a cloak-clad figure wanders alone—a mere dark speck in contrast to a “land of mist and snow.”In Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley summons...

Halling as a Tool for Nationalist Strategies

Bodies of Sound : Studies Across Popular Music and Dance

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2013

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...The finale of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest: three male dancers move vigorously across the stage, their agile bouncing movements following the energetic duple meter of a melodious tune composed and performed by pop singer Alexander...

Lejlighedssange

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Lejlighedssange or festsange (personalized songs written for a festive occasion) constitute a widespread community singing tradition at Danish and Nordic parties. The tradition is little known in the rest of Europe. Typical occasions...

Sámi Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sámi music is a diverse and dynamic scene which reflects the globalized modernity of the indigenous people of the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden and Finland) and Russian Kola peninsula. Experiencing a history of land dispossession...

Heavy Metal in Norway

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Although an arena of multiple metal styles, Norwegian metal is associated with black metal in particular. Originally a reaction to the death metal scene of the late 1980s, Norwegian black metal was established as a genre in the early 1990s....

Tromsø and Northern Norway

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: Tromsø city: 154,351 (2004) Tromsø is the largest of Norway’s northern cities. Northern Norway encompasses the three administrative counties of Finnmark, Troms and Nordland. Finnmark is by far the largest...

Bergen and Western Norway

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: City of Bergen: 237,430 (2004) Bergen, the second-largest city in Norway, used to be Norway’s main trade port and, in medieval times, was one of the largest cities...

Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky

Ross Hagen

Ross Hagen is Assistant Professor of Music Studies at Utah Valley University Orem, USA. His research interests include black metal, music fan cultures, avant-garde music, and musical medievalism. He is also a bassist and composer in several black metal bands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) is a foundational keystone of the musical and aesthetic vision of the notorious Norwegian black metal scene and one of the most beloved albums of the genre. Its mysterious artwork and raw...

Norwegian Folk Music, Contemporary

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Norwegian folk music consists of instrumental and song traditions which have developed and changed in different ways over the centuries. Historically, this music is used for dancing and ceremonial functions by rural Norwegian communities...