Background and activities
I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Music, where I do research and teaching in musicology. My particular areas of expertise are ecomusicology and the role of music in the environmental humanities.
In my current research I approach music and music-making as cultural technologies for the promotion of ecological literacy. I am especially interested in musical pathways towards sustainable models of human-nature relations, with a particular emphasis on the oceans.
- MUSV1102 - Film Music
- MUSV3004 - Music Studies: Disciplines, Approaches, and Perspectives
- MUSV1101 - Music, nature, and climate crisis
- MUSV2032 - Bachelor Thesis in Musicology
- MUSV3105 - Popular Music Studies
- MUSV1032 - Historical Perspectives on Music, Culture and Society in the 20th and 21st century
- MUSV3137 - Music and Ecology
- MUSV3006 - Master's Thesis in Musicology
- MUSV3138 - Iceland: Music, Geography, and Nationality on the Edge of Europe
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Radioactive Music: The Eerie Agency of Hildur Guðnadóttir’s Music for the Television Series Chernobyl. Music and the Moving Image. vol. 14 (3).
- (2020) Musical aesthetics below ground: volcanic action and the geosocial in Sigur Rós’s “Brennisteinn”. Journal of Aesthetics and Culture. vol. 12 (1).
- (2018) Music and the Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant: Style, Aesthetics, and Environmental Politics in Iceland. Popular music and society.
- (2018) Sigur Ros: Reception, borealism, and musical style. Popular Music. vol. 37 (3).
- (2019) First Things First. First Things First
- (2019) Dragging the Lake. Dragging the Lake
Part of book/report
- (2019) Justin Timberlake's "Man of the Woods": Lumbersexuality, Nature, and Larking Around. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis.
- (2019) Dissonant Landscapes: Nature and the Musical Imagination of Iceland. 2019.
- (2016) Beats, Strings and Volcanic Things: Cross-genre Musical Practices in the Independent Music Scene in Reykjavík, Iceland. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2016.