Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Fin de siècle

Fin de siècle: Impressions of Melodies from Smyrna

The project concerns the creation and publication of a trilingual book-cd (Greek-English-French), containing songs from the region of Smyrna, published in late 19th century by L. A. Bourgault Ducoudray  under the title Trente Mélodies Populaires de Grèce & d’ Orient.

The project Fin de siècle: Impressions of Melodies from Smyrna concerns the creation and publication of a trilingual book-cd (Greek-English-French), containing songs from the region of Smyrna, published in late 19th century by L. A. Bourgault Ducoudray  under the title Trente Mélodies Populaires de Grèce & d’ Orient.

The action is funded by the Ministry of Culture (2021-2022) as part of the framework of the Call related to the concept of expatriation, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the arrival and integration of Greek populations into Greece after the Asia Minor Catastrophe.  

Research, orchestration, performance, recording, publication and presentation of the selected musical recordings: Music group Checkmate in 2 Flats.

Alexandros Kapsokavadis (lavta, classical guitar, voice)

Yannis Tsioulakis (piano, vocals)

Giorgos Kontogiannis (Cretan lyre, percussion)

Dimitris Varelopoulos (acoustic guitar, lute, voice)

Kostis Tsioulakis (synthesizer, cajon, drums)

Petros Lamprides (double bass, electric bass)

Spyridoula Baka (voice)

Project Team