The Sounds of the Past – Tradition and History in Icelandic Rocumentaries Cover Image

„Dźwięki przeszłości” – tradycja i historia w islandzkich dokumentach muzycznych
The Sounds of the Past – Tradition and History in Icelandic Rocumentaries

Author(s): Jakub Sebastian Konefał
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego
Keywords: Icelandic Rocumentaries; Sounds of the Past

Summary/Abstract: Icelandic music documentaries represent an intriguing evolution of approach to the issues related to the expression of respect for tradition, history and collective memory. National identity for the characters of Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s Rock in Reykjavik (1981) is a relic of the past and incomprehensible obsession of the older generation. Directed by Ari Magnússon Screaming Masterpiece (2005) presents Icelanders as a nation which is proud of its past and highly inspired by the history and traditions of their homeland. Another rockumentary, Heima (2007), emphasizes the social aspects of everyday re-creation of the national community, focusing on the small cultural differences and promoting the idea of local patriotism. Viking heritage, the originality and uniqueness of the Icelandic language and of its nature no longer interest the authors of the latest non-fictional productions that are created after the financial crisis of the year 2008.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 13 (20)
  • Page Range: 170-187
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish