Ordoulidis Nikos

nikos ordoulidis

Academic Scholar

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Nikos Ordoulidis was born in 1982. He studied at the University of Leeds, UK (PhD in popular musicology and master’s degree in music performance) and at the University of Macedonia, Greece (bachelor’s degree in ‘music science and art’). His research interests revolve around the condition of musical syncretism in popular music. Moreover, the performance techniques and the musicological research on the role of the piano in eastern musical styles constitute his latest research activity. He is a member of the Modern Greek Studies Association, of the Greek branch of The International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, and of the Hellenic Musicological Society. He teaches as an Academic Scholar at the School of Popular and Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. He has published two musicological books: The recording career of Vasílis Tsitsánis (1936-1983). An analysis of his music and the problems of research into Greek popular music (Ianos, 2014); Cloudy Sunday and the Akathyst Hymn – A Mirroring or a Reflection? (Fagotto, 2017).

Publications (http://ordoulidis.gr/en/academic.htm)

Ordoulidis, N. (2017). Cloudy Sunday and the Akathist Hymn – A Mirroring or a Reflection? Athens: Fagotto [in Greek].

Ordoulidis, N. (2015). A Popular Musical Symbol. In D. Maniatis (Ed.), Tsitsanis Hommage (pp. 112-115). Ta Nea [in Greek].

Ordoulidis, N. (2014). The Recording Career of Vasílis Tsitsánis (1936-1983). An Analysis of his Music from Commercial Recordings. Athens: Ianos [PhD thesis translation in Greek].

Ordoulidis, N. (2017). 'Documentation of Historical Recordings in Greece: The Case of Rebetiko'. Paper: 1st Annual Conference of Music Libraries and Archives (21-22/4). Athens: The Greek Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres [in Greek / in print].

Ordoulidis, N. (2016). 'Approbations and Rejections in the Arrangements of the Rebetiko Songs of the Album “Six Popular Pictures”'. Round table: Intellectual and Popular Intertexts in Modern Greek Music. Case study: ‘Six popular pictures’ by Manos Hadjidakis. Athens: Effects and Interactions. Annually Conference of the Hellenic Musicological Society [in Greek / in print].

Zoubouli, M., & Ordoulidis, N. (2016). ‘For the Craftsman, Borrowing is one of their Tools of Originality’ (K. Palamas). The Rebetes’ Trial. Athens: School of Popular and Traditional Music and Law School of Athens [in Greek / in print].

Ordoulidis, N. (2015). 'Urban Popular Music in the Greek Education System: Some Problematic Issues'. In Foulias, Vouvaris, Kitsios, & Hardas (Ed.), Music and Musicology. Present and Future (pp. 204-209). Athens: The Hellenic Musicological Society (Thessaloniki 21-23/11/2014) [in Greek].

Ordoulidis, N. (2014). Article of Vasilis Tsitsanis. Grove Music/Oxford Music Online.

Ordoulidis, N. (2011). 'The Greek Popular Modes'. British Postgraduate Musicology, 11. http://britishpostgraduatemusicology.org/bpm11/ordoulidis_the_greek_popular_modes.pdf

Ordoulidis, N. (2017). Athens: 'Tatavliano / New York: Beykos'. 'Variations, processes, transformations'. Annual conference of the Hellenic Musicological Society, Thessaloniki (1-3 December).

Ordoulidis, N. (2017). "The 'ecumene' of the Greek estudiantinas". Conference on the Social, Cultural and Economic History of İzmir and the Region. Hrant Dink Foundation, Izmir (24-25 November).

Ordoulidis, N. (2017). 'Cosmopolitan Music by Cosmopolitan Musicians: The Case of Spyros Peristeris, Leading Figure of the Rebetiko'. Conference Paper, 'Creating music across cultures in the 21st century, The Centre for Advanced Studies in Music (25-27/5). Istanbul Technical University.

Ordoulidis, N. (2015). "'Every port is a sorrow': The Bounds between Sea and Misery in Greek Songs". Paper: International Conference: Thalassic Imaginaries: The Mediterranean Sea in Language, Art and Other Forms of Representation (23-24/1). Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta.

Ordoulidis, N. (2012). 'The Minore Dhromos [Popular Mode] in the Songs of Vasilis Tsitsanis'. Paper: 1st Conference about the Life and Times of Vassilis Tsitsanis (9/12). The Institute of Rebetology, London, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

Ordoulidis, N. (2011). 'The Greek Laiko (Popular) Rhythms: Some Problematic Issues'. Paper: 2nd Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts (6-9/6). Athens Institute for Education and Research.

Ordoulidis, N., Kokkonis, G., & Pitsanis, A. (2017). Eastward heterotopias of the piano. A three day event (workshop, seminar, recital). State Conservatoire of Thessaloniki.

Kokkonis, G., & Ordoulidis, N. (2016). Musical conversations. After Hadjidakis, the Eastern Piano Project. Urban popular musics and their intellectual intervention. Seminar. Commission for Literature and Art, University of Ioannina.

Ordoulidis, N. (2016). ‘For Nets are not Without Cause Spread for Birds’ (Proverbs of Solomon 1:17): The Urban Chanting Practices under the Prism of Musical Networks; Issues of Style, Form and Aesthetic. Seminar at the Workshop of Anthropology. Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, School of Popular and Traditional Music.

Ordoulidis, N. (2015). Aesthetics of Greek Popular Music: The Compositional Technique of Vasilis Tsitsanis. Seminar: Educational Music Workshop ‘Historical Moments of Greek Song’. The Friends of Music Society – Music Library of Greece ‘Lilian Voudouri’.

Ordoulidis, N. (2015). The Eastern Piano: Seminar – Exhibition of Historical Photographs – Recital. State Conservatory of Thessasloniki.

Ordoulidis, N. (2014). The Eastern Piano. Seminar. State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.

Ordoulidis, N. (2014). The Eastern Piano. Seminar. University of Macedonia, Department of Music Science and Art.

Ordoulidis, N. (2013). Popular Musicology in Greece: The Case of Rembétiko and Laikó Musical Styles. Lecture. The Athens Centre.

Ordoulidis, N. (2013). The Role of Vasilis Tsitsanis in the Development of the Greek Urban Song. Seminar. Greek-French School 'Eugène Delacroix'.

Ordoulidis, N. (2013). The Eastern Piano. Seminar. Municipal Conservatoire of Florina.

 Founder and supervisor of the Orchestra Workshop, at the School of Popular and Traditional Music, of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (www.facebook.com/tlpm.orchestra) (2015-2017).
 «Tsitsanis 1936-1940». Text within the booklet of the disc «Tsitsanis, the great», Les Lazaristes, Thessaloniki, 2016.
 ‘Greeks of intellect and art – Vasílis Tsitsánis’, Speaker/Participant. TV Documentary by SKAI TV, Greece, 2013.

Compositions / Discography / Projects (http://ordoulidis.gr/en/discography.htm)
-- Ordoulidis, Ν. (composer), Religious music for SATB choir and orchestra.
-- Ordoulidis, Ν. (composer), Waltz and nocturnes cycles for solo piano.
1996 Ordoulidis, Ν. (byzantine choir member) CD album: ‘Idou anavainomen – Hymns of the Holy Week’. Byzantine music choir of the Conservatoire of Naoussa.
2005 Ordoulidis, Ν. (composer, pianist), Official Tourist Guide of Naoussa.
2005 Ordoulidis, Ν. (composer), 1st prize ‘Choir composition’. Wok ‘Kyrie Eleison’ for SATB choir and orchestra. 3rd International Competition of Volos.
2006 Ordoulidis, Ν. (composer, pianist, singer), 1st personal CD album: ‘Two faced dream’ (independent label).
2006 Ordoulidis, N. (composer), 2nd personal CD album: ‘Peace by Aristophanes’. Work for symphonic orchestra and children choir (independent).
2007 Ordoulidis, N. (composer, pianist, singer), 3rd personal CD album: ‘Flower scent’ (independent).
2009 Ordoulidis, N. (composer, pianist, singer), 4th personal CD album: ‘Lyrical horizons, 10 popular songs for piano & voice’ (independent).
2012 Ordoulidis, N., The Eastern Piano Project (www.eastern-piano.com)
2013 Ordoulidis, N. (compsoer, pianist), Musical-drama reading ‘Saint Ignatius the Godbearer’. Work for three soloists, Byzantine choir and piano.
2014 Ordoulidis, N. (composer, pianist), Music written for the short film ‘Alone’.
2015 Ordoulidis, N. (composer, pianist), 5th personal CD album: ‘The Eastern Piano Project – The Rebetiko Era’ (Melissa music).