CD album: Mass insanity (2002 Homo Ecumenicus)

Music, Lyrics, Arrangement, Performance: IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS

Ioannidis N. is a composer, musicologist, multi-instrumentalist performer, media theorist, and digital media creative producer (with formal qualifications in Music, Musicology, Media Studies, and Digital Media Studies), who is researching ancient Greek music and its relationship with all musical cultures that have been subject to the classical Greek cultural influence.

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Genre: Sui generis


Arrangement: electric guitar, vocals, bass, drums, djembe, keyboard


Lyrical subject: the waste of life in the name of religions and ideologies




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Full of pain the road to heaven
An endless strive from beginning to the end
On the promise of a fast ride
To paranoia you hurried to escape

Why can't you see the paradise you're searching
Lies right here, right here on earth
Paradise is here and here lies hell
Cause you create heaven, and you create hell.

"Sacrifice your life!" said your mighty God
and you traded your existence for a bit of hope.

Why can't you see, if there's a thing divine
That's your existence, this wonder called life.
It's your existence, your being is divine
This God, to cherish, is your greatest duty
This God, to kill, is your greatest crime.

Hard the road to heaven
Hard the strive of life
Full of pain, yet yours the choice remains
To chose what kind of pain to embrace:
Will it be the pain of creation
Or the pain of despair
Will it be glory, the trace you'll leave behind
Or agony and blood?


Links to other works by IOANNIDIS NIKOLAOS

A list of all IOANNIDIS' works (musical works, lyrics, essays, translations of classical texts) is available at his WORKS page.


ESSAYS on music and media


MP3 files of his musical works  (samples and some full songs) are available for downloading at the Ioannidis Mp3 page


Works  of interest to classicists and composers 

The Music of Ancient Greeks    an approach to the original singing of the Homeric epics and the lyrical poetry of the 8th-5th century B.C.

MUSIC and RELIGION (extant ancient Greek religious songs, Byzantine chant, Gregorian chant, Quranic chant)

Oedipus Rex English opera. Audio excerpt of this work is available online in mp3 format. Also available is the complete Greek text of Sophocles' tragedy "Oedipus the king".


Works  of interest to poets and lyricists Ancient Greek epic and lyrical poems translated into English by Ioannidis  (The original Greek texts are also available on the same page) 


LYRICS   (to songs from the albums Mass insanity , BE A MASTER OF YOUR FATE! ,  AREN'T YOU FED UP? ) dealing with the dominant political, social, and ethical issues of our time: the erosion of the nation state, globalization, terrorism, the moral and cultural decadence of modern society.


Works  of interest to music performers

Instrumental performance:12-string Guitar Works (12 string classical guitar), Mass insanity (electric guitar, fretless guitar), The Music of Ancient Greeks   (ancient Greek instruments -ancient kithara, aulos, ethnic percussion).

Vocal performance: MUSIC and RELIGION (including some tracks with performance of ancient Greek instruments)

Visit also the page: ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS with information about ancient stringed instruments and replicas of some of them (reconstructed by Ioannidis and used in his ancient Greek recordings).

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