TOWARDS A PROSODY MODEL OF ATTIC TRAGIC POETRY: FROM LOGOS TO MOUSIKE

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

SMC Conference 2009 (2009)

URL:

files/proceedings/2009/320.pdf

Abstract:

Recently there has been increasing interest of scientists for the performance of singing or reciting voices of the past in utilising analysis-synthesis methods. In the domain of Ancient Greek musicology indeed, where we find the roots of the occidental music, the main research has been done mostly by scholars of classical Greek literature. However, there is still a vast territory for research in audio performances to be carried out with the help of new digital technologies. In this paper, we will present an attempt to decode a recited text of Ancient Greek tragedy and render it into sound. At the first paragraph of this article we underline the origin of music arising from the melodicity of speech in Ancient Greek tragedy. In the second paragraph, we describe the methodology we have used in order to analyse the voice of S. Psaroudak