Song title:   So you've been told

CD album: Be a master of your fate! (2000 Homo Ecumenicus Publishing)

Genre: A fusion of jazz, rock, and classical
Arrangement: Classical guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, vocals
Lyrical subject: The role of religions, ideologies and value systems in environmental destruction.

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).




So you've been told


So you’ve been told: ‘Increase in numbers, fill the earth’.

And so you did.

You filled it, subdued it, flooded with waste.


So you’ve been told: ''Rule over the creatures that move on the ground''

Now, are you satisfied?

You ruled it, you swept it, you are almost left alone.


Now full of complaints, you still don't blame your mind;

you better think again or pay the price.


Beware your precious friends, the Cheap and the Rubbish

waiting there patiently your grave to establish.






 * 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 moral and cultural decadence of modern society,  globalization, terrorism, etc .


* ESSAYS on music and media


 * 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)


 ANCIENT GREEK INSTRUMENTS  Information about ancient stringed instruments and replicas of some of them



* MP3 files of his musical works  are available for downloading at the Ioannidis Mp3 page

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


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