I’m a graduate student in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Dispite my scientific interests (which range from computational structural biology to machine learning, etc.) I cultivate a deep passion for classical music and in general for musicology. As a teen I studied the flute but basically I’m a self-taught pianist and composer in my spare time.
I’m well-acquainted with the music of 1850-1950 period. I generally don’t like to say I have preferences for some composer in particular but I can’t deny that Charles Ives hold a great fascination to me. In my opinion the common message of his music could be summed up by the transcendentalist precept “low living, high thinking”. I totally agree with it.
Epogdous came to life as a YouTube username. I founded Epogdous’ channel on July 4 2009 and my first upload was Ives’ Fourth Smphony (not a chance). My main achievements as a youtuber are the browsing of the almost complete works by Albéric Magnard, the improving of the discovery of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ little known works, the creating of scrolling scores of Ives’ Songs, and much more. I hope Epogdous will never let down his followers.
The aim of Epogdous’ blog is to establish a talking link over music and share everyday life stories! =]