Sound Images and Painted Sound – Tribute to Anestis Logothetis

Anestis Logothetis is one of the leading pioneers of 20th century composition. His graphic notation system, developed around 1958, is an important milestone in the evolution of musical notation internationally. Within this system Logothetis investigates different ways to imprint the contemporary sound on the score, on a piece of paper, in order to express the sense of space in musical notation and redefine the roles of the composer, the performer and the audience, during the composition and performance of a piece.
Logothetis’ graphic scores reveal his special aesthetic. His graphic notation system “requires” and ensures the polymorphism of his music. His ideology and way of thinking animates the improvisation and the freedom of the musician during the performance.

The conference will comprise keynote speeches, academic papers and presentations, concerts, sound and image installations and workshops.

Keynote speakers : Dieter Kaufmann (composer, Austria) and Julia Logothetis (artist, Austria).

This conference aims to gather researchers from all around the world – specialists of Logothetis’ music or young researchers, who are interested in graphic sound, to approach his music and his unique graphic musical notation.

The topics of the conference should be referenced to A. Logothetis’ work and include:

  • Graphic scores and figurative sound
  • Aesthetics in A. Logothetis work
  • Hoerspiel and electroacoustic works
  • Cybernetics and music
  • Space and music
  • Educational aspect of a sound image
  • Viennese Actionism, Fluxus and contemporary art
  • Early works of A. Logothetis

These topics are merely suggestions. The scientific committee will examine all proposals.


The presentations shall be 20 minutes long followed by 10 minutes for further discussion and questions.
The paper proposal should include: title, name of proposer, an abstract of 250-300 words, a short cv (250 words maximum) and contact details (participant’s name, name of the institution, email and postal address).

Proposals must be submitted by email until 20th April 2012 to and

The official languages are English and Greek.

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