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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, Engineering VI
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 closer to conservatism or progress? Does poetry die when it is sung? Why do religions have hymns? How is it that, 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, its tools, 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 those interested in music, language, or sound. And, of course, 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. Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, he studied classical guitar at the European Conservatory and studied theatre at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece and philosophy at The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and later signed to Universal Music. In addition to writing songs, he has composed music for dance, film, and theater, and arranged or produced albums for other artists. His symphonic work is often performed by orchestras in different countries. During the last three decades, he has given more than 2,000 concerts all over the world. His influences range from traditional Cypriot songs, Greek songwriting, Near Eastern traditions, folk, rock, electronic, and classical music.

Ioannidis will also give a live concert at Schoenberg Hall on Saturday, April 27.  For tickets and details, visit: https://hellenic.ucla.edu/event/alkinoos-ioannidis-solo/ 

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: 

Parking for Engineering VI is available in Parking Structure 8, located at 555 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

For a walking map from Parking Structure 8 to Mong Auditorium in Engineering VI, click here

No parking attendants will be on-site at the parking structure, and Pay-By-Space/Visitor Parking is extremely limited in this lot, so we highly encourage you to purchase a parking permit in advance:

  • To save time, you may purchase your parking permit for $15 in advance using Bruin ePermit: https://bruinepermit.t2hosted.com/pnw2/selectValue.aspx Select “UCLA Campus Event”, then “Lecture with Alkinoos Ioannidis”.  With the advanced parking permit, you can park anywhere in Parking Structure 8 EXCEPT in the Pay-by-Space section. For instructions on how to use this portal, please click here.
  • To purchase a permit when you arrive at Parking Structure 8, please park ONLY in the Pay-By-Space/Visitor Parking area of this structure, and proceed to the Self-Service Pay Station machine to pay by credit card.
  • Guest drop/Ride-share drop off is closest in front of UCLA Luskin Conference Center located at: 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States + Google Map.
  • Accessible parking: If you have accessibility needs, you may park in the Pay-By-Space/Visitor Parking area of this structure, and proceed to the Self-Service Pay Station machine to pay by credit card.  Please visit our Campus Accessibility Map to view additional parking areas and related information.
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April 26
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Mong Auditorium
404 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA CA 90095 United States
+ Google Map