At the conference “Le triple voyage – die dreifache Reise”

At the end of Novermber, from 27th to 29th, despite a spinal problem that bothers me for months now, I participated at the international symposium Le triple voyage – die dreifache Reise – Το τριπλό ταξίδι, which was organized by the French Institute and the Goethe Institut in Athens.

I had the honor to serve as a member of the scientific committee, as well as a speaker, along with other five distinguished colleagues,  Thomas Schaeffer (director of the Darmstadt Institute for New Music), Theodore Antoniou (President of the Greek Composers Union), Makis Solomos (professor of Musicology at Université Paris 8), Giorgos Zervos (assistant professor of musicology at the Kapodistrian University of Athens), and Panos Vlagopoulos (assistant professor of music theory at the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece).

Exiles and migrations gave the opportunity to Greek composers such as Iannis Xenakis and Georges Aperghis to make the new music from Greece known abroad. At the same time, a new relationship with German and French “comrades” have been forged. The symposium thematized the music exchanges among Greece, Germany and France from 1945 to present.

Lots of stimulating conversations and exchanges by day and lots of drinks by night. The hospitality of the French Institute ( and the Goethe Institut ( has been exemplary.  

The brochure of the symposium (in Greek, German, and French) can be found at:

BabelScores started distributing my scores

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Today, BabelScores has started distributing my scores. Please, visit

The list of scores available include:

  • …anD…” for viola solo
  • Effluences, for five instruments
  • Enlacees, for ten instruments
  • For Hermann Markus for mezzo soprano and chamber ensemble
  • In the Vestige of the Present for flute, cello, and piano
  • In Pulses, in Strokes …, for six instruments
  • Nuit, for clarinet, viola, and cello
  • Tasten, for piano solo
  • Unending are the Mazes it Engenders, for counter tenor and tenor recorder
  • …d’ogne luce muto, for piano solo

More coming soon!

The Greece Project by UMS & Ji – The trailer

The Greece Project, by UMS & JIP: The trailer

Excerpts from works by Dimitri Papageorgiou, Panayiotis Kokoras, Zesses Seglias, and Dimitris Maronidis from the recent performances by UMS & JIP at Ackermannshof Druckereihalle (Basel, Switzerland) on September 18th and 19th.

TV Interview (in Greek) about the “Collaborative Miniature Project” by the dissonart ensemble

TV Interview (in Greek) about the “Collaborative Miniature Project” by the dissonart ensemble 

An interview on October 11th to Christina Kanataki, TV100 Thessaloniki, regarding the upcoming dissonart ensemble concert, “Collaborative Miniature Project,” at the 48th Dimitria Festival of Thessaloniki.

The concert features 111 premieres of miniatures written by composers from all over the world and takes place on Monday, October 14th at Villa Kapantzi (Vas. Olgas 108, Thessaloniki), at 21:00.

Effluences in the Autumn 2013 BabelScores selection






My work Effluences (2011) for flute, bass clarinet, piano, violin, and cello is presented in the Autumn 2013 BabelScores selection on SoundCloud.

To listen to the entire play list, please visit:

BabelScores® searches for and selects the works of the most creative, innovative and original composers of the last decades. It offers an extended catalogue and develops a powerful circulation platform, addressed specially to performers, ensembles, orchestras, composers, musicologists, conservatories, universities and festivals around the world.

The playlist includes works by composers such as Anthony Tan, Paul Méfano, Pedro Garcia-Vasquez, Joakim Sandgren, Lucas Fagin, Vicente Barrientos Yépez, Olga Bochikhina, and Punto Rosso. Definitely worth listening to! 

“Unending are the Mazes it Engenders,” two performances at Ackermannshof Drukereihalle (Basel, Switzerland)


September 18 & 19, 2013| Ackermannshof Drukereihalle, Basel, Switzerland | 20:30

After a sold-out debut in the Philharmonie of Thessaloniki, UMS ‘n JIP (Ulrike Mayer-Spohn and Javier Hagen) appear as guests in two performances at Ackermannshof Druckereihalle in Basel, presenting new music from Greece.

The concert program includes 8 works by young and partly already internationally established Greek composers (Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panayiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis and Dimitri Papageorgiou, offering a listening panorama of the latest Greek music-making.

The new works have been premiered in February in the Thessaloniki State Orchestra Concert Hall. Since February 2013, the pieces were played in over 20 performances in Switzerland, France, Spain and Turkey.

Free Admission.