The International Foundation Mikis Theodorakis »FILIKI« was founded in 1983 in Luxembourg.
Its aims are:
to set up a documentation centre where those doing serious research on MikisTheodorakis, his personality and his artistic creation, can find the documents, plays, scores and recordings they need to study in connection with their work;
to promote Mikis Theodorakis' musical and literary work, by publishing his writings and making recordings of his music, and by popularizing his music, as well as his theoretical works and poetry;
in the long term, to put Theodorakis' ideas into practice, particularly in relation to the creation of an Academy for popular and folk music.
So far, the Foundation :
has published the first three volumes of Mikis Theodorakis' autobiography (in German);
has edited Theoorakis' important theoretical writings (in German);
gave technical advice and assistance to Vivien Treuleben in the making of her superb documentary film : »Mikis Theodorakis. A voice for freedom« (shown on ARTE, on 29 July 1995, for the composer's 70th birthday);
gave support to the documentary movie by Klaus Salge: »Sun and Time« (broadcast on ARTE, 29 April 2000);
promoted the publication of Guy Wagner's biography in German and in French;
organised concerts, seminars and talks about Theodorakis and participated at such events;
has set up a small network of »filikists«, who keep in close touch with one another;
has published in 2001 the poetic work of Mikis Theodorakis in French and German;
will participate at the CD-publishing of the opera: »Kostas Karyotakis. Die Metamorphosen des Dionysos« (chamber orchestra version by Henning Schmiedt), to be issued in March 2005;
will organise en exhibition in honour of Mikis Theodorakis for his 80th birthday, from 3 February to 22 April 2005, at the Centre National de Littérature du Luxembourg in Mersch.
We would like to make one thing clear :
»Filiki« is not a fan-club.
The association does not sell gadgets like pins or tee-shirts and is not an address for passing on requests for autographs and fan-mail.,
Scores, copies of private recordings or records no longer available in the shops and video-films will only be made available to those engaged in serious research into Mikis Theodorakis or Greece.