Cornell University

The Odyssey

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00pm

Klarman Hall, KG70
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

Joe Goodkin's Odyssey is a 30 minute original musical composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice.  

Drawing on his years of writing and recording original rock music and his Bachelor's Degree in Classics/Ancient Greek from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Joe's performance represents in a contemporary musical mode both the abridged plot and the performance circumstances of Homer's original oral composition of The Odyssey.

Part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion, the centerpiece of Joe's program is a 30 minute continuous performance of 24 original songs with lyrics inspired by Odysseus' famous exploits.

Often performed without amplification, Joe's Odyssey is an oasis of simplicity and substance in our modern desert of technology and style.

Joe has performed his Odyssey over 200 times in 33 U.S. states and Canada, and has been honored with several ASCAP Composers awards.

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cosochum, nescal, caspma, engdep


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Linda Brown

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Joe Goodkin

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The Paideia Institute

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