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WHATEVER ONE LOVES BEST, WHOM YOU DESIRE MOST - TRIBUTE TO SAPPHO

Date: 25-09-2018
Time: 19:00
Venue: St Foteini, Ilissos

The event WHATEVER ONE LOVES BEST, WHOM YOU DESIRE MOST - TRIBUTE TO SAPPHO is co-organised by "Athens 2018 World Book Capital" City of Athens, of which major donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

 

In collaboration with: Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology

 

MELOS Group 

The musical group MELOS of the Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology of the Department of Music Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens consists of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students of the Department of Music Studies, coordinated by Professor Anastasia Georgaki, Department of Music Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The main concern of the MELOS musical form is the projection of the melodic poetry by contemporary musicians in a wide range of poems from ancient Greek literature to modern poetry exploring the metrics, rhythm, melodies and orchestration of Ancient and Modern Greek with respect to music structure and style of text with the help of Music Technology tools.

In the tribute to the poetry of Sappho we will present musical excerpts of Sappho from Greek-Greek creators such as Νikos Xidakis, Μichalis Terzis, Dimitris Papadimitriou and the ancient texts such as Μanos Hadjidakis, Alice Markantonatos, Ιoannis Stratakis, etc.

 

The texts will recite to the Aeolian dialect the performer of ancient texts Ioannis Stratakis.

 

Assistant Professor Evgenia Makrygian (Faculty of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) will comment on the sources of the Sapphic Project and Assistant Professor Stelios Psaroudakis (Department of Music Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) will present the metrical approach of lyric poetry.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Christos David Naulas (coordination, orchestrations, piano)

Golden Dove (violin)

Yannis Stamatogiannis (mandolin, bouzouki)

Alice Markantonatou (ancient lyra)

Anastasia Kapetanaki (song)

 

Sound-production: Kostas Katsantonis

 

Reading ancient texts: Ioannis Stratakis 

 

The songs

 

All the stars around

Poetry: Sappho / Rendering: Odysseas Elytis

Music: Nikos Xydakis

 

Song of the night

Poetry: Sappho / Rendering: Akos Daskalopoulos

Music: Michael Terzis

 

Time went by so fast

Poetry: Sappho / Rendering: Odysseas Elytis

Music: Nikos Xydakis

 

Hermes came in my dream

Poetry: Sappho / Rendering: Sotiris Kakisis

Music: Dimitris Papadimitriou

 

Ode to Aphrodite

Poetry: Sappho

Music: Ioannis Stratakis

 

Aphrodite

Poetry: Sappho

Music: Alice Markantonatou

 

I'm yelling for you Gogila

Poetry: Sappho 

Music: Manos Hadjidakis

 

 

Athens 2018 World Book Capital - City of Athens is made possible thanks to its donors and contributors. Major Donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Gold Donors are John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and Core SA. Donors are Onassis Foundation, Welfare Foundation for Social & Cultural Affairs, Laskaridis Foundation and Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works (OSDEL). Valuable contributors are Aegean Airlines, Athens International Airport, and Urban Rail Transport SA (STASY).



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