Dissertation title:

“Alekos Xenos’ life and work in connection with his political ideology and his aesthetic criteria”

Supervisor: Anastasia Siopsi

Alekos Xenos (1912-1995) was a Greek musician and composer with a long presence in the musical life of Greece. He was an important member of the Left movement, through the lines of the Greek Communist Party (KKE), and also a member of the Resistance movement with the National Liberation Front (EAM). His musical output is considered to be directly connected with his ideological world. In this dissertation we focus on his life events (which some of them are connected with milestones of Modern Greek history) and also to specific compositions that engulf his ideological world and his aesthetic choices.

Alexandros Charkiolakis / Department of Music Studies, Ionian University