Lectures and Publications


24th Feb 2006 Liszt Academy, Budapest

The Death of Writing Before Music

Can composition be about more than the transmission of a 'sonic idea' from the composer's mind, via transparent performers, to the listeners' ears?
Examining both some of the earliest incursions of writing into music, at the Abbey of St. Gall in the ninth century, and some of the scores in the twentieth century art tradition which push the concept of a score to its limits in the light of this question provides a new vantage point from which notation can be seen as a part, rather than the source, of a living musical tradition - the western tradition of musical 'works'.

24th April 2006 Dartington College of Arts, Devon

(With Zlatko Baracskai) The Sonic and Gestural Vocabulary of Zen Shakuhachi Music; Customized Electronic Extensions for Instrumentalists


15th May 2006 Dartington College of Arts, Devon

The Third Viennese School

Examining parallels between the works of the two Austrian composers Roman Haubenstock-Ramati (1919 - 1994) and Anestis Logothetis (1921 - 1994), one becomes aware of a common ground – an intense investigative aesthetic dealing with issues of writing and identity in the composed musical work.


14th March 2007 ICCMR, University of Plymouth

The Computer, the Shakuhachi, the Pen: An artist's tools
(To read a transcript of this lecture click here)

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November 2008

Anestis Logothetis: A biographical note
In Sauer, Theresa, ed., Notations21: an anthology of innovative musical notation, New York: Mark Batty 2008

22nd April 2009 CETT, Central School of Music and Drama, University of London

Articulating Noise and the Breakdown of the Interpretative Order
Paper Presentation at Theatre Noise International Conference

November 2009

Lawrence Upton : A Song and a Film
Cover blurb to book of same title (London: Veer 2009)

12th February 2010 ICCMR, University of Plymouth

Articulating Noise and the Breakdown of the Interpretative Order

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January 2011

Anestis Logothetis: Permutationen (1957) for clarinet and percussion
Composer's notes: English version (Athens: Hellenic Music Centre 2010)


29th July 2011, European Shakuhachi Society Summer School, SOAS London

Shakuhachi as a Noise and Technology Interface

This seminar attempts to locate the Japanese shakuhachi flute as an optimal live performance interface with new technological resources, particularly at the noisier end of the spectrum. Metaphorical and practical connections can be drawn between the performance tradition, methodology of playing and acoustic vocabulary of the instrument and a number of new sonic resources. Using these connections as an analytical basis, I plan to identify a possible performance practice and compositional language and illustrate this with examples from my own recent work.


23rd February 2012, ICCMR, Plymouth University

Shakuhachi as a Noise and Technology Interface

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8th June 2012, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

Reviewing the Consistent Interpretative Aesthetic in Logothetis' Graphic Scores

Paper presentation at Tribute to Anestis Logothetis


22nd February 2013, Exeter University

Live Improvised Soundtracks for Silent Movies

Seminar and live performance with Seat of the Pants Orchestra for Exeter University music scholars

16th January 2014, ICCMR, Plymouth University

Reviewing the Consistent Interpretative Aesthetic in the Graphic Scores of Anestis Logothetis

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