Song title: Domination theory

CD album: Mass insanity (2002 Homo Ecumenicus)

Genre: Sui generis

Arrangement:  fretless electric guitar, vocals, bass, ethnic percussion (defi, tumberleki, darabuka)

Lyrical subject: the domination of the intellectual community by the perceptions of leftist cultural theorists, which legalize the keeping of society  hostage to the choices of the manipulated, ignorant masses.

Music, Lyrics, Arrangement, Performance:

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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Domination theory

In the neighborhood of Frankfurt
there's a party going on.
Erich Frohm and Althousser, Adorno and Markuse
make plans to save the masses
from the ruling class elites
- the American capitalists,
'masters to create false needs'.
Ioannidis listens;
Takes the guitar and starts to sing:
Enough with victimized masses!
It's them who dominate elites!
Why don't you try to save me instead
from your precious masses' rule,
who won't let me have a say,
unless I take my pants off.


Purchasing information

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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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