22.06 / PhD Defence @ Université de Strasbourg




“The thesis in fact offers an excellent example of what artistic research can contribute to science, and vice versa. The outcome of the thesis paves the way for future work in the domain known as technology enhanced learning and assistive music tools. The work of Pavlos Antoniadis can be considered as pioneering work in this field.” – Marc Leman, president of the jury

On 22.06.18 I defended my PhD Thesis in Musicology by the title “Embodied Navigation of Complex Piano Notation: Rethinking Musical Interaction from a Performer’s Perspective”, completed under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Michel (LabEx GREAM, Université de Strasbourg) and Frédéric Bevilacqua (Head of Research, UMR STMS IRCAM-CNRS-Sorbonne Université). The jury comprised also Prof. Marc Leman (University of Ghent), Prof. Sofia Dahl (Aalborg University), Prof. Philippe Lalitte (Université de Bourgogne) and Prof. Anne-Sylvie Barthel-Calvet (Université de Lorraine).

The thesis was unanimously evaluated as exceptional in all four relevant domains (overall scientific quality, quality of the submitted manuscript, quality of oral presentation, quality of discussion with the members of the jury) and praised as innovative, a “new point of reference” in the domains of practice-led research and technology-assisted learning.

In the following links you may access the report of the defence and the full text of the PhD thesis.


Rapport Soutenance Antoniadis

PhD Thesis Pavlos Antoniadis Depot