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Alkinoos Ioannidis, “The Word and the Note”

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mong Auditorium, 404 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA CA 90095 United States
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The Word and the Note

lecture by

Alkinoos Ioannidis

April 26, 2024

4:00 pm

Mong Auditorium,
UCLA campus
Reception to follow

Event is free but advanced registration is requested
RSVP here: https://forms.gle/acuttXFWE2AmHXmEA

What is a song? When do words function as sound and when do notes represent meaning? Is tradition synonymous with progress? Does poetry die when it is sung? Why do religions have hymns? How is it, when reading the written word, we may actually perceive a musical score? What is a product of its time, what is timeless, and what is just a waste of time? How many centuries can fit inside three minutes?

The song is the breath of humanity through the centuries.

We are going to look at its source, the course it follows, and where it leads – the obvious paths, but also its intangible elements, the way it engulfs us and how it weaves its way in and all around us.

This lecture is for professional or amateur songwriters, composers, lyricists, musicians and singers. And, most of all, it is for the lovers of song.

Alkinoos Ioannidis is a singer-songwriter who has released multiple solo albums, most of which have gone gold or platinum. As a guest singer, he has performed on more than 40 albums with various artists. He has also written songs, arranged and produced albums for other artists, as well as music for dance and theater, while his symphonic work is often performed by orchestras in Greece and abroad. His influences range from traditional Cypriot music, Greek composers of the last decades, Byzantine, Classical and Rock.

This event is being held under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in the United States and the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus in Los Angeles.  This program is made possible thanks to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), with support from the UCLA Dean of Humanities.

Parking Information: to be provided


April 26
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mong Auditorium
404 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA CA 90095 United States
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