- Friday 7 Apr 2023, 14:00 - 15:00
- Spoken Language
Clarion Hotel The Hub in Oslo
ESHCC guest researchers Didier Goossens and Christopher Thompson will speak about black metal in the context of Dutch-speaking Low Countries at Inferno Music Conference. The presentation will be moderated by their colleague Frank Kimenai.
How do divergent uses of black metal aesthetics and cultural narratives differ between Norwegian and Dutch-speaking Low Countries bands, and in what ways do these uses have different outcomes and meanings? Norwegian black metal will always be Norwegian black metal. And Swedish death metal will always stay Swedish death metal. Yet, in the Dutch-speaking Low Countries, there is a vast variation of black metal bands that are more inclined toward their local area or province. Why is that and how can these differences be explained? Guest researchers at ESHCC Didier Goossens and Christopher Thompson have bundled forces to answer these questions and will present their work at the Inferno Music Conference in Oslo.
An earlier presentation of their project 'Gripped by the Soul of Spiritual Awakening'.