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 The close relationship between Language and Music has never been disputed by anyone. As far as the Greek language is concerned, since we correctly learned from the ancient "Grammatical Writers" and from various other sources that ancient Greek was characterized by the melodic accentuation of words, modern linguists argue that our language around the beginning of AD. era, it ceased to have that melodic intonation, and was reduced to its simply "dynamic" intonation. The treatise in this book documents, both theoretically and experimentally, that this view is wrong, i.e. that in the Greek language the musical element of speech (pitch) has more weight than the increase in dynamics (intensity) in the syllables, overturning what was believed until today.


ISBN: 978-618-85599-2-9. No. Pages: 60, Price €15


This research explores the musical culture of an unknown region of Northwest Greece (Western Macedonia and Epirus) and its neighboring regions in the present-day state of North Macedonia and Northern Epirus in Southern Albania. It reveals that areas considered foreign to each other and linguistically distinctly different from each other belong to the same musical culture in contrast to the difference in language. In this way, the formal division of Western Macedonia into three zones, Greek-speaking (the largest), Vlach-speaking (in the mountains of Pindus) and Slavic-speaking in the northernmost part of the region, is strongly contested. "From the inside" (emic) comments of the locals about their language and their identity, justify these findings and are confirmed by the research in the historical sources of the Byzantine period and even more ancient historical periods of the region.

ISBN 978-618-85599-1-2. Hyperlink to the audio and video files associated with the book is included. P.: 92, Price. 15€
(Te edition is in greek, but the book exists also as ebook in english)


The book constitutes most of the Asia Minor musical material recorded by Pantelis Kavakopoulos from refugees of Asia Minor and residents of the NE Aegean. 233 (plus 25 of the epimeter) music tunes are recorded, categorized in the sections Sitting songs, Syrto, Balls, Chasapiko, Syrto 7, Zeibekika, Karsilamades, Customs, Various, Patinades.

It is the product of more than 70 years of work by Folk Musician Pantelis Kavakopoulos, who recorded most of the refugee neighborhoods of Athens and beyond. The recordings were made after detailed discussions and interviews with the musicians and other refugees in order to capture the melodies and dances as faithfully as possible.

ISMN: 979-0-9016186-0-2, A DVD-ROM with recordings of the songs is included.  Pages: 542, Price. 25€



"A working knowledge of the basics of Indian music can be very beneficial to anyone who seeks it and this book clearly represents an ideal opportunity for Greek musicians and music lovers to enter this rich and multifaceted world". - Ross Daly

"The book represents the culmination of almost two decades of research and practice in Hindustani music. It is a comprehensive view of this word music, dealing both with its historical and musicological development as well as its practical aspects in its contemporary form. It presents and analyzes the development of modal system, musical treatises, musical instruments, aesthetic issues and the practice of improvisation.It presents historically and synchronically the phenomenon of Rāga (musical Modes) and Tāla (rhythmic Modes) as well as the way of developing the compositions and on-the-spot processing of the primary musical material. It is also a jewel for the international bibliography of (ethno)musicology, providing a thorough overview of Hindustani music with detailed and precise scientific encyclopaedicism". - Alexandra Balantina

ISBN: 978-618-85599-0-5, No. Pages: 552, Price 20€



The texts on Music Education by Yiannis Ioannidis included in this book, are the culmination of the educational theory and practice, which he developed and applied in a teaching course of more than 50 years. Composer, performer and conductor himself, but also a follower of "rational thinking", in his documented positions, he does not express a personal opinion, but the self-evident, which is often still not applied in the usual practice of music education, leading so in many distortions. The reader will find here references and teaching suggestions for musical performance, interpretation, composition, expressiveness, musical thought and aesthetics, which can contribute to the upgrading of the music education process,

ISBN 978-960-7313-33-1, No. P.: 116, Price. 15€





  In this book, the product of many years of work, are presented:
- Biographies of the most important instrumentalists who shaped the style of continental music in the 20th century.

- Sheet music of about 300 different instrumental purposes and songs.
- Analysis of the melodic and rhythmic structure of the pieces.
- Annotated presentations of the steps of the most popular dances of Epirus, but also of many relatively unknown and idiosyncratic ones with a local scope.

- Reprints of the author's earlier texts on the Epirotian musical tradition.
The book is accompanied by an 
DVD-ROM with performances of the tracks from the sheet music software and tracks from the discography of Epirus music by Pantelis Kavakopoulos, as well as a DVD with audio-visual material from his field research in Epirus.

ISBN: 978-960-7313-31-7, No. Pages: 540, Price 25€



ΤThis book is a comprehensive reference to the music of Crete. It is a consolidated presentation that includes recorded 165 different melodies and songs categorized into sections, a presentation of 17 dances, information about the musical instruments and important musicians of Crete, as well as musicological comments. It comes with a digital disc with over 200 audio samples and interviews, related to the songs recorded and referenced in the book. It is the product of more than 60 years of work by music folklorist Pantelis Kavakopoulos, who traveled all over Crete documenting, recording, talking to the musicians and recording the music and dances in notation.
Contents of the Book

 A DVD-ROM with recordings of the songs is included, ISBN: 978-960-7313-30-0, No. P.: 450, Price. €25






These books present, through on-site recordings, an interdisciplinary approach to the musical culture of Western Greece starting from its central zone, the Pindos mountain range and continuing on its two slopes: Epirus and Western Macedonia. It combines different fields of research: History and Musical Archeology with Ethnomusicology, but still combines knowledge and seeks scientific advice from many other different fields of research such as linguistics, folklore research, Byzantine musicology and social anthropology through the two main fields of research: the Ethnomusicology and Historical research The first volume includes 115 recordings while the second another 117. Each volume includes a DVD-ROM with recordings of the songs, videos of the dances, maps and the digital book.
Volume A: ISBN: 978-960-7313-20-1,
Pages: 620, Price €25,

Volume II: ISBN: 978-960-7313-19-5, No. Page 502, Price €25,
(The edition is also available in English)




This book is a work of reference on the traditional music and dance culture of the wider region of Northwest Macedonia inside and outside the Greek borders. This is a first-time compilation of detailed musical notations in sheet music of 200 local instrumental scores as well as an analysis and sketch presentation of the music-dance structure of 35 different local dances.

It is the result of 40 years of work by P. Kavakopoulos, who toured the entire region documenting, recording and talking to local musicians. Based on this work, he was recently honored with the "Academy of Athens Award".

The book is bilingual (Greek-English) and includes 2 audio CDs with excerpts of field recordings, from which the musical recordings included in it were obtained.

This edition is part of the Institute's wider field of activities, which concerns the recording, digitization and promotion of Greek Musical Culture, while editions for other regions are to follow. The official presentation of the publication took place on in the cultural area of the IANOS bookstore. .

Music Publication System

IEMA was the first organization to use advanced digital applications for its music and score publication activities. The software used ranges from Finale, Sibelius, Encore, Mosaic for score processing, QuarkXpress, PageMaker, MS Office for text editing and Adobe Illustrator, Freehand and Photoshop for DTP. In addition, the Institute has developed special software packages for processing Byzantines scores already used in its projects.


The following books have already been published: