I am an ethnomusicologist, musician and anthropologist, who has researched and practised music in Greece, Ireland and the UK. As an active member of the Greek band Checkmate in Two Flats, we recently released the book/recording project ‘Impressions of Melodies from Smyrna’, to add to our 20-year-long discography including five more studio albums. I also perform with Belfast-based band Revue, who will release their first studio album ‘Why Can’t You Stay’ in September 2023 (you can listen to their single ‘Love’s Executioner’ here).
My teaching includes courses on the anthropology of performance and creativity, music and politics, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have published widely on music and cosmopolitanism, as well as artistic labour and precarity, most notably in his 2020 book Musicians in Crisis.
Some relevant outputs
Monograph, Musicians in Crisis: Working and Playing in the Greek Popular Music Industry (Routledge, 2020).
Research on music during economic crisis and Covid19:
- Podcast on Music Work and Solidarity Politics during Covid
- Short article for The Conversation
- Keynote article on Music Labour for Swiss Journal of Musicology (open access)
- Co-written academic article with Ali FitzGibbon on freelance cultural work (open access)
- Published dialog on music and crises between Greece and Iran with musicians Hadi Bastani, Anna Linardou and Rojin Sharafi