Bibliographical Resources

Compiled by some of the leaders in the field. Also includes course syllabi.

Ecomusicology Review

Peer-reviewed, online ecomusicology journal.

Current Directions in Ecomusicology

Book-length examination of ecomusicology, with submissions from 22 authors.


Select Jazz-Related Ecomusic Bibliography

Ake, David. “The emergence of the rural American ideal in jazz: Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny on ECM records.” Jazz Perspectives 1, no. 1 (2007): 29-59.

Allen, Aaron and Kevn Dawe, eds. Current Directions in Ecomusicology: Music, Culture, Nature. New York: Routledge Research in Music, 2016.

Chinen, Nate “Year of the Woman?” JazzTimes, March 2009.

Dungy, Camile T. Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2009.

Fink, Robert. Repeating ourselves: American minimal music as cultural practice. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.

Finney, Carolyn. Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Grimley, Daniel. Grieg: Music, Landscape and Norwegian Identity. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2006.

Ingram. David. The Jukebox in the Garden: Ecocriticism and American Popular Music Since 1960.  New York: Rodopif, 2010.

Jackson, Travis. Blowin’ the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012.

Ochoa Gautier, Ana María. 2016. “Acoustic Multinaturalism, the Value of Nature, and the Nature of Music in Ecomusicology.” Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture. Duke University Press, 2016: 107-141.

Outka, Paul. Race and Nature from Transcendentalism to the Harlem Renaissance. Springer, 2008.

Pedelty, Mark. Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk and the Environment. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012.

________. A Song to Save the Salish Sea. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2016.

Van Glahn, Denise. Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.

Vitali, Luca. The Sound of the North: Norway and the European Jazz Scene. Mimesis Editzioni, 2015.


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