American School of Classical Studies
LocationASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
On Wednesday, November 3, at 7 p.m. EET (Greece)/1 p.m. EDT (U.S.)* Joe Goodkin will perform "The Odyssey in Song: A One-Man Modern Folk-Opera Performance of Homer’s Epic." Part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion, the centerpiece of Goodkin's program is a 35-minute continuous performance of 24 original songs with lyrics inspired by Odysseus' famous exploits. His performance represents in a contemporary musical mode both the abridged plot and the performance circumstances of Homer's original oral composition of the Odyssey and is generally followed by a robust audience discussion.
*This event will be held live at Cotsen Hall and livestreamed on the School's YouTube channel. Please note that in Greece, the time changes on Sunday, October 31 (clocks will be set back an hour). Therefore, there will be a 6-hour difference until the U.S. changes its time on November 7.
**Guests attending Cotsen Hall events are required to wear masks and present valid COVID-19 vaccination certificates or certificates of illness (valid for 180 days) along with ID.
About Joe Goodkin
Joe Goodkin is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter who holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He tours the country performing his one-man folk-opera interpretation of Homer's Odyssey (more than 300 performances in 42 U.S. states). For years, Goodkin released music under the name Paper Arrows. In 2015, he released his first solo record, Record of Life, to wide college radio play and positive press, and on February 10, 2017, he released a sequel entitled Record of Loss. On September 29, 2017, he released a third entry into the series entitled Record of Love, as well as a limited edition double vinyl issue of all three "Record of" releases. In 2019, he released a record entitled Paper Arrows. Goodkin will release a new single on the last Friday of every month in 2020.