My book about the pioneer greek guitarist Dimitri Fampas (1921-1996) was recently published (2017) by Panas Music. Pages: 456. Dimensions 17x24cm. ISBN: 978-6-18-531302-9. My goal is to investigate an unknown area in the history of modern Greek music and in particular to explore the rapid increase of interest in classical guitar in the second half of the twentieth century in Greece. Also, to investigate the foundations and development conditions of the Greek guitar school, through the study of the life and work of Dimitris Fampas.
Zagori is a region endowed with rare natural beauty. Historical conditions have shaped a particular cultural environment there, where the multiplicity of small societies does not negate the unity of the whole. This is a real cultural heritage site not only for the already recorded but also for the living memory. It is therefore natural for Zagori to be one of the most popular destinations in Epirus but also a lively sphere of social interaction where tradition meets modernity in most fields, from economy to the most direct forms of sociality.
The Preveza Music School took part in the "European Day of Music" at Preveza on a monumental performance in the Roman Theatre of Nikopolis. During the first part of the concert, the School Orchestra interpreted compositions arising from, related to, or referring to the dream in a performance entitled "Dream and music [interpretation]." The Orchestra under the direction of Tassos Kolydas played original compositions, arrangements of famous works, and compositions of the students themselves.
Τhe 7th Conference of the Greek Society for Music Education (GSME) was completed succesfully. The subject of the Conference was "Music Literacy: Formal and Informal Ways of Music Teaching-Learning". It was held in Thessaloniki Concert Hall from 27 to 29 November 2015. Tasos Kolydas designed and implemented the registration system for delegates and supported technical operations of the web server and the mail server. He undertook the creation of a new access control system for the needs of the Society's members. During the Conference, he presented an oral presentation, entitled "Digital literacy and music: an approach to beliefs about quality,
regarding lossy algorithms for compressing audio signal". He also held, a workshop entitled "Digital literacy and music: Free Open Source Software available to the teacher". More about the paper
The 5th International Conference on Educational Policy (EduPolicies 2014) was held in Athens. It was entitled "International and European Trends in Education: Their influences on Greek Education System." The conference was attended by education professionals in order to develop dialogue on research and practical applications of advanced educational policies for teaching and learning. Tassos Kolydas presented a workshop on "Information and Communication Technologies in the service of education: finding and editing music for teaching music ensembles."
The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference took place in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 20 September 2014 and, for the first time, it brought on the cross-road two well established events: the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) joint with the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference (SMC). The main theme of the Conference was "Music Technology meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos". Tassos Kolydas designed and implemented the registration system and supported the web server the mail server operation. He had the honor to attend the summer academy held at the conference, entitled «Computational Music Analysis». More about the summer academy. More about the conference.
Preveza Music School's Orchestra performed a concert entitled
Soundtrack / Film Music under the direction of Tassos Kolydas.
The event was held at the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Preveza, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The event includeded compositions made famous as a film soundtrack by American, British, Italian and Greek cinema.
The proceedings from the conference entitled Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960): fifty years later were published. The conference, took place at the Athens Concert Hall as part of celebrating 50 years since the death of Dimitri Mitropoulos, organized by the Athens Concert Hall, the Music Library of Greece "Lilian Voudouri" and the journals Musicology and Polyphonia.
Editors of the publication are J. Fulias, J. Belonis, G. Vlastos and T. Kolydas. The publication was funded by the Ionian University and published by Orpheus editions.
The Dimitris Mitropoulos Conference, held in the Athens Concert Hall, is completed. The conference was entitled "Dimitris Mitropoulos (1896-1960): fifty years later". Among others, Tassos Kolydas a paper entitled The repertory of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.