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World War I has been the turning point towards the birth of Contemporary Europe. It signaled the crucial end of the Empires and the shift towards new perspectives. The artistic and cultural output of the period in discussion has been rich and diverse, something that has been partially reflected on the scope of projects such as Europeana 1914-1918 , Europeana Migration and others.

The conference poster: created by Andreas Vakalios

About

“The Birth of Contemporary Europe: World War I, Music and the Arts”
International Conference, 9 – 11 November 2018, Athens, Greece


In this international multidisciplinary conference
, we expect to discuss several issues that have to do with artistic and cultural manifestations and their connection to music and sound in general, which occur both during, but also after, the end of the Great War.
In this wide perspective the presented papers will focus on issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Music and Visual Arts
  • Cinema, moving image, sound and music
  • Literature and musical settings
  • Painting, new techniques and the avant-garde idiom and their connection to music
  • Folk and demotic idioms and gestures reflected on music
  • The popular element in music
  • Music and Society during the Great War and after
  • Philosophical concepts on music and the Great War
  • Cultural history of Europe during the period of World War I, focusing on musical aspects
Parallel events
9.11.2018
20:30 Event at Mitropoulos Hall in Athens Concert Hall [delegates only]
 10.11.2018
Holger Falk – Julius Drake
«Jeune homme de vingt ans»
For the celebration of 100 years from the end of WW1
Song cycles of Francis Poulenc in poetry Guillaume Apollinaire and The Hollywood Songbook of Hans Eisler in poetry Bertolt Brecht
20:30 Athens Concert Hall [tickets]
10.11.2018
Europeana Collection Days on Migration
10:00-19:00 National Library of Greece

11.11.2018
Guided tour on the Collections of the National Historical Museum
11:15-13:00 National Historical Museum
20:30-22:00 Concert of University of Athens Choir

News

Keynote speaker confirmed!

The Keynote speaker of the Conference is Dr. Christina Bashford, Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Classical Studies in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Bio]. The participation of Dr. Bashford is supported by the American Embassy in Athens.

Organizers & Conference Program

You may explore the preliminary program of the conference here.

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With the support of the American Embassy in Athens

 

 

Conference venues

9.11.2018
Music Library of Greece of the Friends of Music Society
Megaron-The Athens Concert Hall

Address: Vas. Sofias & Kokkali 1, Athens 11521 [Map]
Tel.: +30 210 728 2778
Fax: +30 210 725 9196
Website: http://www.mmb.org.gr

10.11.2018
National Library of Greece @ SNFCC 
Address: Leof. Syggrou 364, Kallithea [Map]
Tel.: +30 213 0999 700
Website: www.nlg.gr

11.11.2018
National Historical Museum, Old Parliament Building
Address: 13, Stadiou str., Athens 10561 [Map]
Tel.: +30 210 323 7617
Website: www.nhmuseum.gr