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Jani Christou and the Philosophy of Meta-Music

Jani Christou and the Philosophy of Meta-Music

Costis Zouliatis, “Jani Christou and the Philosophy of Meta-Music,” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 74, no. 4 (2018): 1493–1506,

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Jani Christou and the Philosophy of Meta-Music

Type Journal Article
Author Costis Zouliatis
Rights © 2018 Aletheia - Associação Científica e Cultural | © 2018 Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Volume 74
Issue 4
Pages 1493-1506
Publication Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
ISSN 0870-5283
Date 2018
DOI 10.17990/RPF/2018_74_4_1493
Language English
Abstract Jani Christou (1926–1970) was among the most exciting and provocative figures of the twentieth-century musical avant-garde, introducing a body of work of rigorous consistency that integrates philosophical aspects and notions. His contribution to the sonic world goes beyond the strictly musical innovations in terms of technique and style. This article explores the intellectual notions that this great thinker embodied functionally in his compositions, offering a broader inspiration that relates to human expressive needs. Having been educated under philosophers rather than musicians, Christou manifested a unique attitude towards art which interconnects music, contemplation and one’s way of living.
Date Added 23/01/2019, 18:45:40
Modified 24/01/2019, 11:28:59


  • avant-garde,
  • Christou,
  • Heraclitus,
  • metaphysics,
  • metapraxis,
  • patterns,
  • praxis,
  • Wittgenstein


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