nikos ordoulidis

Nikos Ordoulidis studied at the University of Leeds, UK (PhD in popular musicology & ethnomusicology; and master’s degree in music performance) and at the University of Macedonia, Greece (bachelor’s degree in music science and art). His doctoral dissertation concerned the discographical work of Vasilis Tsitsanis and the problems of research into Greek popular music. 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 folk and popular musical styles of Eastern Europe, Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East constitute his latest research activity. He is an active composer with six discographical works; a member of the Modern Greek Studies Association, of the International Council for Traditional Music, and of the Hellenic Musicological Society. From 2014 until 2018, he taught as an Academic Scholar at the Department of Folk and Popular Music, of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. Since 2018, he has been teaching at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Ioannina. Since January 2020, he has been undertaking a postdoctoral research, titled ‘the eastwards heterotopias of the piano’, funded by the State Scholarships Foundation.

 

Monographs & Book Chapters

  • Ordoulidis, N. (2021). Musical Nationalism, Despotism and Scholarly Interventions in Greek Popular Music. Bloomsbury Academic [pending publication].

  • Ordoulidis, N. (2020). The Missing Pieces to the Puzzle that is Thessaloniki: The Alberto Nar Recordings Archive. In L. Nar (Ed.), Remember: Holocaust Survivors Sing Sephardic Songs (pp. 8-24). Ianos [pending publication].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2018). The Eastern Piano Project - The Rebetiko Era. Prigipessa [in Greek].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2018). Reaffirming the Popular. In E. Ntourou, & P. Frountzos, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Tis gerakinas gios (pp. 6-11). Hot Doc [in Greek].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2017). Great Vespers of Osios and Theoforos Patros Theophanes (Byzantine sheet music). Fagottobooks.
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2017). Cloudy Sunday and the Akathist Hymn – A Mirroring or a Reflection? Athens: Fagottobooks [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 and the Problems of Research into Greek Popular Music. Athens: Ianos [PhD thesis translation in Greek].

 

Articles & Conference Proceedings with Reviewers

  • Ordoulidis, N. (2020). 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 / pending publication].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2020). 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 2017) [pending publication].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2020). Athens: Tatavliano / New York: Beykos. 'Variations, processes, transformations'. Annual conference of the Hellenic Musicological Society, Thessaloniki (1-3 December 2018) [in Greek / pending publication].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2020). The Princess' Wandering. In G. Kokkonis, & S. Koziou (Ed.), Proceedings of the 7th panhellenic conference (18-20 October 2019) (pp. 185-203). Centre for Historical and Folklore Research "O Apollon" Karditsa - University of Ioannina, Department of Music Studies
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2019). Approbations and Rejections in the Arrangements of the Rebetiko Songs of the Album “Six Popular Pictures”. Round table: High-Status and Popular Intertexts in Modern Greek Music. Case study: ‘Six popular pictures’ by Manos Hadjidakis. In Chardas, Vouvaris, Kardamis, Sakallieros & Foulias (Ed.), Effects and Interactions (pp. 668-678). Thessaloniki: The Hellenic Musicological Society [in Greek].
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2018). The Piano in Greek Popular Orchestras of the Previous Century. An Overview of the Material. 1st Interdisciplinary Symposium of Tradition and Culture (pp. 59-66). Corfu: Estia Politismou Kerkyras [in Greek].
  • Zoubouli, M., & Ordoulidis, N. (2018). ‘For the Craftsman, Borrowing is one of their Tools of Originality’ (K. Palamas). The Rebetes’ Trial (pp. 45-51). Athens: School of Popular and Traditional Music and Law School of Athens [in Greek].
  • 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 [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

 

 

Conference Papers with Reviewers

  • Ordoulidis, N. (2019). The Piano in Greek Popular Orchestras of the Previous Century. An Overview of the Material. International Conference: Popular Music of the Greek World. British School at Athens. Athens, Greece (May 17–18).
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2018). The Maestro's Riddle - The Pseudonyms "Moraitis" and "Georgiadis" of Spyros Peristeris. Coference title: "The other self: Cryptonym, Identity and Distinctness in Artistic Creation. Music Village, Agios Lavrentios Pilio (August 17-18).
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2018). Deconstructing Dipoles: the Term ‘Minor’ in Smyrna. Fifth International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2018) & Eighth Folk Music Analysis Workshop (FMA 2018). Thessaloniki, Greece (June 26–29).
  • Ordoulidis, N. (2018). The Eastern Piano: an Introduction and Certain Special Cases in Point. The 12th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group Mediterranean Music Studies ‘Music and Sound at the Mediterranean Crossroads’. Morocco (19-24 June).
  • Ordoulidis, N., Moysidis, G., Ntousaki, E., Thani, E., Ioannou, A., & Papaioannou, E. (2018). A Pianist from Smyrna to Athens - The Family Archive of Mitsos Mertikas. Workshop for the study of the piano in popular music, School of Popular and Traditional Music, TEI of Epirus. Greek Branch of IAML, 2nd Conference of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.
  • 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.

 

 

Compositions / Discography / Projects

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Ordoulidis, Ν. (composer), Religious music for SATB choir and orchestra.

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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).

 

 

Work & Research

2000 – 2007

Byzantine Music Teacher and Children Choir’s Conductor, Conservatoire of Byzantine and traditional music ‘Kosmas Madytinos’, city of Veria, Greece.

2004 – 2007

Choir’s Conductor, cultural association ‘Enosi Pontion’ of the city of Oreokastro - Thessaloniki, Greece.

2005 – 2007

Popular Piano Teacher, Conservatoire of Byzantine and traditional music ‘Kosmas Madytinos’, city of Veria, Greece.

2005 – 2007

Choir’s Conductor, ‘Public Society for the Elderly People’ of the city of Oreokastro, Greece.

2005 – 2006

Music Teacher, primary public school, city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

2011 – 2014

Founder and Artistic Director of the Cultural Music Society ‘Vasílis Tsitsánis’.

2012 – today

Byzantine Music and Popular Piano Teacher, Conservatoire of Byzantine and traditional music ‘Kosmas Madytinos’, city of Veria, Greece.

2014

Laboratory Teaching Staff (popular piano) at the Department of Popular and Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus.

2014 – today

Artistic Director of the Conservatory of the Diocese of Veria.

2015 – 2018

Academic Scholar at the Department of Popular and Traditional Music of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. Arta, Greece.

2017 – today

Musicologist in charge of the project ‘Organization and function of the Research Centre – Tsitsanis Museum’ in Trikala.

2018 – 2019

Laboratory Teaching Staff (popular piano) at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Ioannina.

2018 – 2020

Choir’s Conductor, cultural association ‘Enosi Pontion’ of the city of Oreokastro - Thessaloniki, Greece.

2019 – 2020

Teaching at the e-learning programme “Greek Music from Antiquity to Today”. Aegean University.

2019 – 2020

Academic Scholar at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Ioannina. Field: Musicology – Instrument Performance.

2020 – 2022

Post-Doctoral Research titled “Eastwards Heterotopias of the Piano”. This research is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund- ESF) through the Operational Programme «Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning» in the context of the project “Reinforcement of Postdoctoral Researchers - 2nd Cycle” (MIS-5033021), implemented by the State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ).

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