I've been asked to provide a CV. Well, I'm a former architect, then a publisher, now working for a big Internet company. Who cares about that, though, at a Rebetika conference? Let's better say I'm not a musicologist, nor an historian or a sociologist. Just a French amateur musician and lover of Greece, learning tzouras and outi.
It happened that I wrote a small article about "the Rebetiko figures" (in Musica Falsa), and ended up present Rebetiko music on France-Culture, a French national radio station. I'm working now on a project to create a Rebetiko database combined with a juke-box, which I would like to "push online".
My Greek friends call me "The Fundamentalist". This is in fact true. I can only afford old rebetika, original recordings, trichordo bouzouki and minor modes. That's why I created the dadaistic "Radical Movement for Rebetiko Dechiotification and Bouzouki Detetrachordization" (www.dechiotification.org).
Website at: http://www.dechiotification.org