Post-Doctoral Research

Eastwards heterotopias of the piano


Nikos Ordoulidis, Musicologist, Academic Scholar and Lecturer, Department of  Music Studies, University of Ioannina


Post-doctoral research funded by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY) - January 2020 – December 2021, at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Ioannina. Supervisor: Associate Professor George Kokkonis


The basic aim of this research project is the highlighting of a special and unexplored aspect of the piano: its role outside of its usual context, which is what we usually call ‘classical music’. The project focuses on discography found in various musical realities within a broad geographical span (Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and North Africa).



—. "The Piano in Greek Popular Orchestras of the Previous Centuries. An Overview of the Material." In Popular Music of the Greek World. Athens: British School at Athens [in print], 2023.

—. Collaborative Online International Learning University of Ioannina -- SUNY New Paltz

—. "Eastward Heterotopias of the Piano." Edited by Petros Vouvaris, Petros Kardamis, Giorgos Kitsios, Evangelia Spyrakou, Iakovos Stainhaouer and Ioannis Foulias. Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the Hellenic Musicological Society. Thessaloniki: Hellenic Musicological Society [in Greek]. 741-760, 2022.

—. "Eastwards Heterotopias of the Piano". Webinar, Department of Music of the University College Cork in Ireland.

—. X-Terra: The Eastern Piano Project (CD). 2021.

—. The Eastern Piano Project - The Rebetiko Era (Book & CD). Prigipessa [in Greek], 2018.


See also: Eastward Piano

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