The talk presents an anthropological inquiry into the music aesthetics and worldviews of Yannis Angelakas, as shaped in the context of a dialogical, ethnographic experience with the musician. The Critical Μusic Histories study group was formed in January 2014 at the School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, by A.U.TH. postgraduate and undergraduate […]
On Greek musicology: thoughts, narratives, aporias The term “musicology” entered everyday life only recently in Greece, primarily through the establishment of university music departments; the A.U.TH. music department was in fact the first of its kind to be established in Greece, in 1985. Nevertheless, Greek musicology, in the sense of discourses about music, existed […]
Critical Music Histories: Charles W. Turner- Bottom-up Modernism: Researching and Writing Xenakis in America
Bottom-up Modernism: Researching and Writing Xenakis in America Are the circumstances under which Post-war composers created relevant to our understanding of their work? Some facets, such as the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, achieved an almost instant mythic status. Increasingly, electro-acoustic studios are being studied for their contribution to the fine art music of the twentieth century. Still […]
Critical Music Histories: Petros Vouvaris – Biographic and analytical discourse in the case of Skalkottas
A place in the canon: Biographic and analytical discourse in the case of Skalkottas In epistemological terms, the difference between a biographic and an analytic approach seems apparent. On the one hand, composers’ biographies, usually considered in the style of “works and days”, emphasize the historical -though subjectively constructed– context.
Critical Music Histories: Eleni Kallimopoulou – The cultural history of the city through soundscapes
The cultural history of the city through soundscapes: Issues on research and methodology What did the religious buildings of Thessaloniki sound like during the transition of the city’s characteristics from Ottoman to Greek? What kind of sonic communities were brought together in the soundscapes of those buildings? What does the sound research reveal to the […]