Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Ilias Giannopoulos

He studied piano at the Athens Conservatory and graduated with piano-teacher diploma. He then studied Musicology and Philosophy at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and graduated with Magister Artium. In 2011 he completed his dissertation in music aesthetics at the Music Department / School of Philosophy at the National University of Athens with special distinction (dissertation title: Aspects of time in the music of the 20th century: On the problem of time and its theoretical presuppositions in new music with special emphasis on the music of the avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s). He has taught Music Theory at the rank of adjunct assistant professor at the Technological Educational Institute of the Ionian Islands, Greece. He has presented papers at international conferences, such as the “Philosophy of Art” at the Inter University Center Dubrovnik, 2012, and the International Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012. During the period 2010-2011 he presented in pre-concert talks in the Athens Concert Hall works by contemporary composers, some of them in first world or European performance. He is founder of, moderator and speaker in a new interdisciplinary forum, “Music – Art – Science”, hold in the Auditorium of the Music Library Lilian Voudouri / Athens Concert Hall during the season 2012-2013. He is member of the International Society for the Study of Time (ISST) and referee in British Journal of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press).