“Orcadian Arcadias: Pastoralism and Land Use Policy in Two Pieces by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies”

  • October 13, 2017 • 4 PM
  • Music Classroom Building 102

Music Library Associate Karen Olson will present a talk, “Orcadian Arcadias: Pastoralism and Land Use Policy in Two Pieces by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies,” as part of the Music Department Lecture Series. Drawing on her research at the British Library and the Orkney Library and Archive, Olson will discuss how Davies’ musical depictions of Orkney’s agricultural landscape intersects with enviro-political debates over rural land use in the U.K. This paper will also be presented at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in November.