Music Odyssey: Best of 2018

We are already ten days into December and for many the holidays are approaching. This is a perfect time to reflect upon the past year and the music that was made in it! For Filip, this is also a time for a personal reflection, as his EVS project is finishing in the beginning of January. He discusses his past year with Sacha and special guest Christian Cibba by listening to some of his favourite tunes of 2018.

Music Odyssey: Freudian tunes

Do you have (any interest in) mommy issues, daddy issues or lollita syndromes? If so, the latest episode of Music Odyssey is something you might like to hear … 🙂 In this episode, Filip, Sacha and special guest Urania explore the theories of Sigmund Freud through popular music from different eras.

Music Odyssey: Dreamy songs

Dreams are very important for most people. Have you ever wondered how the theme of dreams could be expressed through music? Then you have come to the right place! In this episode of Music Odyssey, Filip, Sacha and guest Manuela talk about dreamy songs, the expression of dreams in music, and their own dreams. Enjoy and dream on!

Music Odyssey: Colors of Saxophone

In this episode of Music Odyssey our volunteers Filip, Sacha and Agnieszka focus on a specific instrument: the saxophone! They discuss how saxophone as a musical instrument can contribute to songs. They explore all the colors of saxophone: from raw, rough sounds, to soft, sensual and romantic sounds. Enjoy!

Music Odyssey: Breakup Songs

Has your heart ever been broken? Have you ever broken someone’s heart? Then this episode of Music Odyssey is for you! Most people go through break-ups and heartbreak at some point in their lives. To help you through these times of hardship, music can be a great help. In this episode, volunteers Filip, Dovile and Sacha listen to different breakup songs and talk about how music can help us deal with feelings after different kinds of breakups. Enjoy, and don’t be afraid to love!

Music Odyssey: Artificially Constructed Languages

Join volunteers Filip and Sacha and special guest Egor for a new episode of Music Odyssey! This episode focuses on artificially constructed languages (Conlang) and non-existing languages. We listen to songs in different constructed and non-existing languages and discuss our impressions, as well as some theoretical ideas. Enjoy!

Music Odyssey: Gender Bending Vibes

Let’s talk about gender! This episode of Music Odyssey features songs that give off ‘gender bending vibes’. Volunteers Filip, Dovilė and Sacha discuss the songs, as well as some theory related to gender, sexuality and norms in society. If you want to find out more, listen to this interesting episode of Music Odyssey!

Rebetiko – freedom hidden in music

Rebetiko is a popular genre of Greek urban music, which was formed at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1923, Greece was faced with the resettlement of over 1.5 million Greeks from the Asia Minor area. Greek poor class of workers had a strong contact with the refugees and their culture. The musicians of these two cultures were spontaneously exchanging musical ideas and as a result – Rebetiko was born.
By interviewing a modern Rebetiko musician from Thessaloniki, George Semkos, we found out more about this musical genre.