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with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Athens and the European Project MINSTREL

The Onassis Cultural Centre in collaboration with Music Department, University of Athens and the Institute for Research on Music & Acoustics (IEMA) are organizing a tribute to the composer Anestis Logothetis.

Anestis Logothetis is one of the leading pioneers of 20th century composition. His graphic notation system, developed around 1958, is a milestone in the evolution of musical notation. Logothetis employs this system to different ways of imprinting the contemporary sound on the score in order to express the sense of space in musical notation and redefine the roles of the composer, the performer and the audience, during the composition and performance of a piece.

Logothetis' graphic scores reveal his special aesthetic. His graphic notation system "requires" and ensures the polymorphism of his music. His ideology and way of thinking animates the improvisation and the freedom of the musician during the performance.

The tribute to Anestis Logothetis will take place at the Onassis Cultural Centre (Information and map) on 8 & 9 June 2012 and will include:

  • Conference with keynote speeches, academic papers and round table discussions
  • Concerts with works of Logothetis in conventional and graphic score as well as electroacoustic music
  • Installations, with video, audio and images
  • Workshops for musicians and children

Organizing Committee of the event

Christos Carras
Coordination, Executive Director, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

Julia Logothetis
Artist, Vienna, Austria

Anastasia Georgaki
Assistant Professor, Music Department, University of Athens, Greece

Kostas Moschos
Institute of Research in Music and Acoustics (IEMA)

Katrin Zenz
Assistant Professor, Music Department, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Yannis Samprovalakis
Hellenic Music Centre & Music Department, University of Athens, Greece

Maria-Dimitra Baveli
Ph.D. candidate, Music Department, University of Athens, Greece

(07 June 2012)