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Musical hybridity through Greek diaspora: in the case of Calliope Tsoupaki and Yannis Kyriakides

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dc.contributor.advisor Maurice, Donald
dc.contributor.advisor Psathas, John Dalabakis, Elyse 2020-09-21T23:58:31Z 2020-09-21T23:58:31Z 2020 2020
dc.description.abstract This research explores the influence of Greek history and diaspora and its impact on Greece and the progression of Greek popular musical styles – traditional, folk, and rebetika music. This research examines the question: How have Greek music and musical styles impacted Greek composers now residing outside Greece? Through the lens of two case studies, this exegesis examines the effect of Greek history, diaspora, and the ever-transforming national and popular musical styles on two living Greek composers – Calliope Tsoupaki and Yannis Kyriakides, who both now teach at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in Den Haag, Netherlands. Though these cases are similar, this is not a comparative study nor a conclusive study to be applied to a collective Greek experience; but rather an examination of the results of Greek diaspora in the twentieth century on not only Greece‘s musical styles but also the contemporary art music that is being created today by two Greek people residing outside Greece. This exegesis examines concepts of imagined communities (Anderson 2006), nationalism (as discussed by Taruskin, Curtis 2008), nationalism and music (Bohlmann 2011, Curtis 2008), diaspora (Clifford 1994, Safran 1991, Clogg 1999), traditional vs modern (Cassia 2000), social vs national memory (Pennanen 2004), and hybridity and popular music in regards to rebetika (Holst-Warhaft 2003). Through applying these concepts towards the case studies in chapter three, this exegesis examines the results of the birth of the Modern Greek nation, Greek diaspora, progressive musical style, and the impact of musical styles on two living Greek composers who now reside outside Greece; furthermore, it explores what this means for their sense of Greek identity and hybrid identity. By applying the Greek history from 1832 and the progression of its popular musical style discussed in chapters one and two to Kyriakides‘ and Tsoupaki‘s experiences, the third chapter of this research shows two real-world experiences concerning diaspora and migration and examines the discovery of their hybrid identities through culture and their compositions, as well examining my own position as a performer who identifies as a hybrid of nationalities through the final section of this exegesis - ―In the case of a performer.‖ The importance of these case studies is to explore the impact the nineteenth and twentieth century Greek diaspora had on the musical styles of Greece which has further influenced Kyriakides and Tsoupaki on their personal and musical journey as Greek people residing outside Greece. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject musical hybridity en_NZ
dc.subject Greek diaspora en_NZ
dc.subject diaspora en_NZ
dc.subject Greece en_NZ
dc.subject Greek music en_NZ
dc.subject Greek composer en_NZ
dc.subject Greek composers en_NZ
dc.title Musical hybridity through Greek diaspora: in the case of Calliope Tsoupaki and Yannis Kyriakides en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit New Zealand School of Music en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ Music en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Masters en_NZ Master of Music en_NZ
dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ 2020-09-21T05:31:11Z
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 190407 Music Performance en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 950101 Music en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 2 STRATEGIC BASIC RESEARCH en_NZ

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