TECHNOLOGY MEDIATED PERFORMANCE: INTEGRATING TECHNIQUES, EXPLORING CHALLENGES AND EXPANDING REPERTOIRE
It doesn’t take much for our US scholars and students to get involved and immersed in their new “Greek reality” and to remain active throughout their grant terms. Not even a slight push or even a nudge is needed as they hit the ground running. Dr. Elainie Lillios, Professor of Composition, College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University in Ohio was affiliated with the Municipal Conservatory at Thermi, Thessaloniki and is a typical example of making the most out of a Fulbright experience. Here are some of Elainie’s activities in her 4-month tenure in Greece: Taught four workshops on music technology to students between the ages of 18-40; presented six lectures on her music (she is a composer), one lecture on the history of music technology, and one lecture introducing students to music technology. These lectures were attended by university students, high school students, faculty, and professionals; composed two new pieces during the grant period. One for fixed media (electroacoustic solo) and one for the Idee Fixe Ensemble, a faculty quintet associated with her host institution; also presented a workshop on Deep Listening to students at the TEI of Crete and the list goes on. The photos below are from a workshop at the National Library of Thermi in Thessaloniki entitled “Children's Workshop: What's that CRAZY Sound? Making Music with Technology”.