Master’s Program “Music Technology and Contemporary Practices”


Nick Poulakis, PhD

Nick Poulakis studied music theory, accordion performance, composition, and musicology and holds a PhD in ethnomusicology and film anthropology from the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he serves as a member of the Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Laboratory. He teaches film music, ethnographic cinema, and applied ethnomusicology as well as a number of e-learning courses on Greek music culture and education. He is also an adjunct instructor on modern Greek theatre, cinema, music, and dance at the Hellenic Open University (BA Program “Studies in Greek Civilization”). He taught ethnomusicology, music informatics and multimedia, film music, and ethnographic film in the Department of Folk and Popular Music at the Technological University of Epirus and has been involved in more than 20 research projects related to ethnomusicological films, video life-stories of migrants, musical museums, computational ethnomusicology, and western art music. He is the author of several articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on the anthropology of film and television music, (ethno)musicology and cinema, audiovisual media literacy. His compositions have been successfully performed in Greece and abroad. He is a scientific collaborator of the Greek musicological journal “Polyphony” and a member of the International Music and Media Research Group. His book “Musicology and Cinema: Critical Approaches to the Music of Modern Greek Films” has been published by editions Orpheus.

email:  nick.poulakis[at]