Nikolaos Ioannidis

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Selected Greek texts from classical poetry, drama and philosophy in the original  Greek language translated into  English -and several of the poetic ones set to music- by N. Ioannidis

ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS Information about ancient stringed instruments and presentation of functional  reconstructions of the ancient cithara, lyra and barbitos (used by Ioannidis in his ancient Greek recordings)



 Gallery of  works of digital art created by N. Ioannidis. 








Essays on Music and Media

Year of publication: 2002

© Copyright 2002:  Nikolaos A. Ioannidis


These are several titles from a collection of essays by N. Ioannidis, originally published in 2002.

Internet and systems of governance

How feasible is the ideal of participatory democracy through the Internet

Media Violence

Video games and desensitization to violence. Are they correlated?

Gender and sexuality

Gender and sexuality: A changing part of a changing mechanism. The contest over biological versus cultural interpretation of sexual and gender identities

Media policy and regulation

How do different interested parties understand the current problems of policy and regulation of national media?

Web advertising and the future of advertising


Essay on the role of modern classical music

Is there (should there be) a mainstream audience for modern classical music? Has modernism lost it?

Music and Tragedy

Analysis of the allemande from the English Suite No 3 in G minor.(J.S Bach)

Organized sound and everyday life

Analysis of the Op.10 nr.3 sonata by Beethoven


Doctoral dissertation  

Ancient Greek Music and its Heirs: Reflections of ancient musical theory and practice in contemporary European and Near Eastern traditional music.

Year of publication: 2009

A comparative study of early and ethnic music traditions, which examines the relationship between ancient Greek music and the traditional music of the areas that have historically been subject to Greek cultural influence, either through direct contact with the Greeks, or indirectly, by way of diffusion of Greek culture through Hellenistic cultural centers and through the resurgence of Greek civilization that took place at various times in world history.

This study, which relies almost exclusively on the investigation of primary sources, mostly Greek and Latin, by taking into account the historical contexts of musical developments in all three domains, offers a different interpretation of these sources and challenges established notions about the origin of musical concepts, practices and instruments. In the author's view, such established notions have given a fragmentary picture of the world's traditional musical landscape, due to many out of context interpretations of ancient sources in the last two centuries and the tendency by many scholars to ignore the strong cultural connection between the peoples, whose musical cultures are examined in this thesis.


Σκέψεις πάνω στον χαρακτήρα της ελληνικής θρησκευτικής μουσικής με βάση την περίπτωση του Ιωάννη Σακελλαρίδη:

Η προσήλωση σε μια άθικτη παράδοση απέναντι στην καινοτομία και την δημιουργική εξέλιξη.

Year of publication: 2014     © Copyright 2014:  Nikolaos A. Ioannidis


Οι σκέψεις πάνω στο έργο του Ιωάννη Σακελλαρίδη είναι μια επιλογή σχετικών με το έργο αυτό αποσπασμάτων από μια ευρύτερη μελέτη με θέμα την μουσική παράδοση του Λιτοχώρου, η οποία με τη σειρά της εντάσσεται στη γενικότερη έρευνα της σχέσης της αρχαίας ελληνικής μουσικής με την παραδοσιακή μουσική των λαών που ιστορικά υπήρξαν υποκείμενοι στην ελληνο-ρωμαϊκή πολιτιστική ηγεμονία.






Selected Greek texts from classical poetry, drama and philosophy in the original  Greek language translated into English  by N. Ioannidis. Several of the poetic texts have been  set to music by Ioannidis and are available for downloading at the Downloads  page.


Included in this section are the texts of the musical works:


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.  The complete Greek text of Sophocles' tragedy "Oedipus the king"  is available to read online


Homer-Iliad The complete Greek text of Homer's Iliad  with English translation is available  for downloading at the Downloads  page






 In this section,  available to read online are the 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


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)





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