(In)visible religion in music: Pagan motives in music of Moravian Pagan musician Tomáš Kočko

Authors

PUCHOVSKÝ Michal

Year of publication 2021
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The conference paper will present an analysis of Pagan motives in music of Moravian folk/folklore musician Tomáš Kočko. His music is heavily inspired by Moravian traditional music (particularly of the etnoregion Lašsko, near Slovakian and Polish boarders), but he also draws inspiration from Slavic modern Paganism. Kočko declares himself as modern Pagan and he is also very proud of his regional (Moravian) identity. Pagan motives in Kočko´s music will be explained with help of Christopher Partridge´s theory about contemporary cultural milieu called “occulture” which can be described as broad reservoir of alternative spiritual concepts, used by artist as resource of inspiration. The paper will therefore discuss a) the question of usefulness of the concept in case of Tomáš Kočko´s music and b) where are the boarders between national/local and Pagan motives in Kočko´s music. It should be noted that the paper is early version of one chapter of author´s dissertation thesis.
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