Website on the life and work of Maestro Dimitri Mitropoulos

The website commemorating the life and work of the eminent Maestro Dimitri Mitropoulos has moved to the servers of the Laboratory for the Study of Hellenic Music. website was created early in 2010 by late Professor Apostolos Kostios, in occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Mitropoulos’ death and it was maintained and enriched by… Continue reading

Classical guitar in Greece during the second half of the twentieth century: aspects of the transformation of a musical instrument from the repertoire point of view

Tassos Kolydas, “Classical guitar in Greece during the second half of the twentieth century: aspects of the transformation of a musical instrument from the repertoire point of view” was recently published in the proceedings of the 9th Interdepartmental Musicological Conference entitled “Variations, arrangements, transformations” (Hellenic Musicological Society, Thessaloniki 2021). The development of the guitar in… Continue reading

Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021)

Mikis (Michail) Theodorakis (Chios, July 29, 1925 – Athens, September 2, 2021) has been one of the most prominent Greek composers of the 20th century. A graduate of the Athens Conservatoire (Odeion Athinon), he studied with a scholarship at the Paris Conservatory (The Conservatoire de Paris), next to Olivier Messiaen and Eugène Bigot. In 1957… Continue reading

Apostolos Kostios (1935-2021)

The news of the ousting of Apostolos Kostios, Emeritus Professor of the University of Athens, is very sad. His contribution and presence was decisive for the musical things in Greece in the scientific and artistic field. His presence was also decisive for those who were lucky enough to attend his classes and get to know… Continue reading

Music Engraving Conference at Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg

The conference entitled “Music Engraving in the 21st Century – Developments and Perspectives” is held in Mozarteum Music University in Salzburg, Austria, January 17th – 19th, 2020. According to the conference invitation “computers are everywhere today. Even in the music world, computers have become a tool used for many purposes; especially for music engraving, they are now indispensable. The old… Continue reading

Paper on long-term preservation of digital information

The paper entitled Timestamping Metadata Using Blockchain: 
A Practical Approach was published in the Springer Nature series. Abstract: Long-term preservation of digital information requires confidence in the credibility and ability of digital archives and systems to consistently provide accessible and usable content. Ensuring that the provided information has remained unchanged over time is a particular challenge. Trusted timestamping is an… Continue reading

Exploring digital score usage by Greek composers

Tasos Kolidas and Nikos Poulakis presented a paper entitled “From handwritten sheet music to digital notation: Exploring the way Greek Composers compose their works using digital score”. The presentation took place on Thursday, November 21, 11:00, at the main building of the University of Athens (Propylaea), in the context of the 11th Interdisciplinary Music Conference, “Innovation and Tradition… Continue reading

Paper on Metadata and Blockchain Technology

Tassos Kolydas presented a paper at the 13th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research, Rome, Italy, on October 29th, 2019. The paper was entitled: Timestamping Metadata Using Blockchain: 
A Practical Approach MTSR is an annual international inter-disciplinary conference, which brings together academics, researchers and practitioners in the specialized fields of metadata, ontologies and semantics research. The conference provides an opportunity… Continue reading

Proceedings of the 10th Musicological Conference: “Musical heritage in Western art music”

Tassos Kolydas, “Digital score as a historical source for recording music heritage; challenges, opportunities, prospects”, 10th Interdepartmental Musicological Conference: “The musical heritage in Western art music”, (Proceedings of the Interdepartmental Conference under the auspices of the Hellenic Music Society, Corfu, 26-28 October 2018), Hellenic Music Society, Thessaloniki 2019. Download file More info

Lecture on Blockchain Technology

Title: Using blockchain technology for preserving digital documents in music libraries and archives Short abstract: Long-term preservation of digital information requires trust in the credibility and ability of the organization to provide consistently unchanged documents. Ensuring that the information provided has remained unchanged over time is a difficult challenge, if we take into account the many… Continue reading