Review of Theory and Praxis of Music

Anastasia Georgaki

She is Assistant Professor in Music Technology at the Music Department, Athens University. Born at Lefkada island, she continued her studies in Athens, where she studied physics (University of Athens, 1986) and music (accordion, piano, harmony, and counterpoint) at the Hellenic Conservatory of Athens (1981-1990). She continued her studies at IRCAM (Paris, 1990-1995) in music acoustics / technology and musicology of computer music. She holds a PhD in Music and Musicology of the 20th century (IRCAM / EHESS, 1997). During the period 1995-2002 she has been teaching as a Lecturer in Music Acoustics and Music Technology at the Music Department of the Ionian University at Corfu. Since 2002, she has been a Lecturer and currently Assistant Professor in Music Acoustics and Technology at the Music Department of the University of Athens. She has also taught at the Masterís program of the School of the Fine Arts (figurative sounds and sound images), at the Masterís program Education and New Technologies (sound ways of knowledge in interdisciplinary education) and at the Masterís program Music Culture and Communication (music and new media). She is also supervisor of PhD candidates in the area of singing vocal analysis and modeling.

She has participated in many international computer music and musicological conferences and has published a number of articles concerning the analysis, processing and synthesis of the singing voice, the interactive music systems, the electroacoustic music (Xenakis, Adamis, Logothetis), and music technology in education. She has chaired as a member of the organizing committee of several symposia: Music and Computers (Ionian University, 1998), First Greek Symposium on Music Informatics (Ionian University, 2000), International Symposium Iannis Xenakis (University of Athens, 2005), SMC07 (Lefkada, 2007), Pythagorean Views on Music and Mathematics (Pythagorion, 2009), Anestis Logothetis Hommage (Athens, 2012), and she will chair the forthcoming Joint Conference ICMC|SMC 2014, which will be held in Athens (September 2014). She has collaborated also with the Greek research institute ILSP in music information retrieval European projects (Wedelmusic), with IEMA, with the Voice Lab of the Computer Science Department, with the Onassis Foundation Cultural Center, with IRCAM, etc.

Her research projects focus on the analysis and acoustics / psychoacoustics of the singing voice, the modeling of the prosodic speech in music, the development of tools for the application of new technologies in education, musicological aspects of analysis of vocal performance and musicological matters of the processing of voice through technology in the works of contemporary composers (Manoury, Harvey, Risset, Xenakis, Adamis, Logothetis, Mache, Christou, etc.). She is also a professional musician (accordion) and has a number of concerts in her portfolio since 1986.