This is a three-hour seminar on music and narration run by Dr. Michalis Lapidakis (Professor of Composition, School of Music Studies) in collaboration with the Laboratory of Contemporary Music of Aristotle University. Dr Lapidakis will discuss the narrative aspect of music or rather the possibility of music to narrate a story. Music examples from the history of music (from Baroque to our times) of composers’ attempts to enforce the narrative dimension of music – that means to make music narrate a story – will be presented. Were they successful? If yes how and if not why? The discussion will particularly focus on Samuel Beckett’s relationship to music and the musical dimension of his work. Finally, Dr Lapidakis will talk about his own experience with Beckett’s writing and his attempt to “translate” Beckett into music in his work “PlayS (reading Samuel Beckett)”composed in 2016.
Where: Room H (New Building of Philosophy Ground Floor, next to Amphitheatre B)
When: Wednesday 20/2/2019
What time: 16:00-19:00
As there is a limited number of participants, students interested in attending the workshop should contact Maria Ristani (email@example.com) and reserve a place beforehand. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
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