Call for submissions: Anestis Logothetis Centenary Symposium

7-8 December 2021, Athens, Greece

Call for submissions

Anestis Logothetis (1921-1994) was a unique pioneer of 20th century music. By redefining the roles of the composer, the performer(s) and the audience and by multimodally capturing expressive musical elements that would normally be perceptible exclusively through sound, his graphic notation constitutes a milestone towards new conceptions of music as a temporal art form.

The Music Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens invites researchers of Logotheti’s work to a symposium celebrating his 100th anniversary. Beyond the obvious focus on his own compositional practices and aesthetic ideas, of special interest would be scholarly and artistic research contributions around a wider range of practices that resonate with Logotheti’s work. Such practices could include both historical instances of graphic/verbal scores, as well as the latest developments in technologically advanced forms of notation, visualization, representation and human-machine interaction in music. In this way, we wish to rethink the multimodal focus of Logotheti’s work beyond its own time, as a precursor of contemporary and future tendencies through explorations in multimedia, cybernetics and interaction.

Next to the academic conference, two concerts of Logotheti’s music by renowned ensembles and soloists will take place at the Greek National Opera and at the University of Athens Concert Hall.

Indicative Topics

  • Aesthetics, Philosophy, Politics
  • Instrumental music
  • Electroacoustic and Computer Music
  • Music theory, Analysis
  • Graphic Notation
  • Computational music models
  • Visual arts, Architecture, Space
  • Performance studies
  • Technology interaction, new media
  • Hörspiel Analysis
  • Archival research
  • Historical contextualisation
  • Logotheti’s influence on today’s music and artistic practice


The symposium’s language is English.

Proposal Submission

Extended abstracts of up to 500 words and a short CV should be submitted by email to, no later than September 10, 2021.

Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2021.

For further information on Logothetis: &

Organizing Committee:

– Anastasia Georgaki (Professor, Head of Music Department, University of Athens)
– Iakovos Steinhauer (Assistant Professor, University of Athens
– Pavlos Antoniadis (Post-doctoral research fellow, Technical University of Berlin / Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
– Maro Baveli (Composer, PhD Candidate, University of Athens)
– Special thanks to Julia Logothetis for granting us access to the Logothetis archive.

Scientific Committee:

Markos Tsetsos (University of Athens)
Minas Alexiadis (University of Athens)
Areti Andreopoulou (University of Athens)
Iakovos Steinhauer (University of Athens)
Joseph Papadatos (Composer, Ionian University)
Ioannis Zannos (Ionian University)
Athanasios Zervas (University of Macedonia)
Danae Stefanou (Aristotle University)
Pavlos Antoniadis (Technical University of Berlin)
Makis Solomos (University Paris VIII)
Georg Hadju (University of Hamburg)
Pierre Couprie (University Paris-Saclay)
Gianpaolo Evangelista (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)
Panos Vlagopoulos (Ionian University)
Mike Mc Innerney (Composer)
Orestis Karamanlis (Composer, University of Athens)
Dominigue Fober (GRAME, Lyon)
Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris (Composer, University of Athens)
Antonios Antonopoulos (Musicologist, Composer, Music Theorist)
Alexis Porfiriadis (Composer, Performer)

For more information here.