Bloody Mary: Music Village, Pelion

26 August – 1 September 2019

Music Village, Agios Lavrentios Pelion

The animation “Bloody Mary” by Zina Papadopoulou is chosen for the seminar titled “Music on stage”, presented by Periklis Liakakis. The accuracy of expression and the message it conveys in just one minute were the strongest factors.

In this seminar, Dramaturgy and how it manifests itself in cinema, opera and music-theatre will be discussed. This will be done by analyzing scenes out of the tabloid universe according to their musical, dramaturgical and visual nature. When does music cue in on a scene? When does it cue out; What is the role of music in a movie and why some of the strongest scenes in the history of cinema do not contain music at all? What is the relationship between music and sound design? How does a composer “marks” his musical characters in the opera and how in the cinema? Scenes from Hollywood films, European cinema as well as scenes from opera and music theatre will help us to observe the aspects of this subject.

Periklis Liakakis
Senior lecturer
University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna