Music as translation: The movement from text to reception in Arvo Pärt’s music
The talk by American theologian Dr Peter Bouteneff, held on 30 November 2019 at the Arvo Pärt Centre. The talk focuses on the connections between religious texts and music in Arvo Pärt’s compositions. How do the words reach the listener? How do different backgrounds and contexts influence the reception of the text? What kind of imprint do the words leave on the music?