“…risuona più lontano che mai” – premiere recording in Italy

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“…risuona più lontano che mai”  (2018) for flute, saxophone, piano, and percussion. Commissioned by ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week 2018 for ensemble Il Suono Giallo.

Performed by Ensemble Suono Giallo, Italy: Andrea Biagini, flute; Michele Bianchini, saxophone; Laura Mancini, percussion; Simone Nocchi, piano

Program Notes

“…risuona piu lontano che mai” is a work shaped and, at the same time, fractured by the brevity of its mnemonic fragments, which reappear in manifold and often distressing reocurrences and insistent retrospections through a series of regenerations and rearrangements of the material. Echoing the strangeness of an indescribable sound, these mnemonic fragments are advancing and regressing non-linearly, in stumbles and stutters, uncertainties and hesitations. They are treated as, what Deleuze (and Guattari would call, blocks of becomings in contemplative and non-hierarchical dialogues with one another. As something happening in the process, in intimate intimacy.

“A becoming is always in the middle; one can only get it by the middle. A becoming is neither one, or two, nor the relation of the two; it is the in-between, the borderline or line of flight… If becoming is a block (a line-block), it is because it constitutes a zone of proximity and indiscernability, a no-man’s land, a non-localizable relation sweeping up the two distant or contiguous points, carrying one into the proximity of the other – and the border-proximity is indifferent to both contiguity and to distance.” Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. Capitalism and Schizophrenia, trans. Brian Massumi (Continuum, London and New York, 2003), p. 293.

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Press Report Hitzacker

IMG_8144A press report about the participation of our Labor Beethoven 2020 project at the 73. Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker // BEETHOVEN! // 28. Juli – 05. August

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See, also, at https://dimitripapageorgiou.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/labor-beethoven-2020-meets-preistrager-akademie/

Labor Beethoven 2020 meets Preisträger-Akademie

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The Laboratory Beethoven 2020 is a project of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media from the project BTHVN2020. For three years, nine young composers have the freedom to develop and realize their vision of new music. The Summer Music Days are the ideal platform for their first concert project.

In March 2018, the Beethoven laboratory team will meet the freshly awarded winners of the German Music Competition. Out of the spirit of their partnership, they create short works and installations. The opening on July 28 will feature an installation by Eva Gentner and Adrian Nagel from the border area between sound and image. In the following days, premieres of short solo and chamber pieces enrich the festival program.

In cooperation with the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

The three teams:

Basel

Tel Aviv

Thessaloniki

The Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker are Germany’s oldest chamber music festival and at the same time one of the most innovative. They see themselves as a festival of discoveries – from charming concert formats, engaging programs, unusual venues and international artist personalities.

https://www.musiktage-hitzacker.de/labor-beethoven-2020.html

“…risuona piu lontano che mai” premiere by Ensemble Suono Giallo (15/7/2018)

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Il Suono 2018 | The opening of the 3rd edition of the IlSuono Contemporary Music | Teatro Comunale Degli Illuminati | Città di Castello  | Sunday, July 15 at 6:30 PM

Andrea Biagini, flute; Michele Bianchini, saxophone; Laura Mancini, percussion; Simone Nocchi, piano; Giacomo Piermatti, double bass; Theoharis Papatrechas, artistic director.

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  • Nuño Fernández Ezquerra: Invocazione all’ignoto (2018)* for flute, saxophone, percussion, piano
  • Luciano Berio: Sequenza XIVb (2002) for double-bass
  • Franck Bedrossian: La Solitude du coureur de fond (2000) for alto saxophone
  • Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh: TEE/Tee/T (2015, rev. 2018) for tenor saxophone, marimba, piano, double-bass
  • Dimitri Papageorgiou: “…risuona più lontano che mai” (2018)* for flute, saxophone, percussion, piano
  • Nicolas Tzortzis: Sopra l’amore perso del liuto (rev. 2018) for bass flute, tenor saxophone, percussion, piano, double-bass

*World Premiere|Winners of the Call For Scores & Commission 2017

 

 

 

 

OutHear New Music Week 2018 – CALL for SCORES

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outHEAR New Music Week 2018, Symposium and Master Class in Composition

Call for Scores 

Ensemble in residence: String quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum

Visiting artist: Hannah Walter, violin/viola

Faculty: Clemens Gadenstätter,University of Music and Drama Graz; Dimitri Papageorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Orestis Toufektsis, University of Music and Drama  Graz

The OUT HEAR New Music Week 2018 is happy to announce a Call for scores and proposals to participate in a Symposium and Master Class in Composition on December 12th to 16th, 2018, lead by our ensemble-in-residence, String quartet of the Ensemble Klangforum in collaboration with our faculty Clemens Gadenstätter, Dimitri Papageorgiou, and Orestis Toufektsis.

Symposium and Master Class dates: December 12-16, 2018

Location: Conservatory of the City of Larissa, Greece

Application fee: 12 Euros

Open to all composers

Application deadline: August 24th, 2018, 11:59pm (UTC+2:00 Athens)

Announcement of result: September 1st, 2018

more info at https://www.outhearnewmusic.com/

The Reconstructive Nature of Memory as a Compositional Model.

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Delian Academy for New Music, International Symposium on New Compositional Concepts (2018). The Reconstruction Nature of Memory as a Compositional Model. Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece. 10th June, 2018.

Delian Academy program 2018

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A lot of interesting stuff this year at the 2nd Edition of the Delian Academy for New Music on the island of Mykonos, Greece, 8 June to 17 June.

  • Honorary President: Georges Aperghis
  • Composition Faculty: Michael Finnissy, Elaine Lillios, Dimitri Papageorgiou
  • Artistic director: Alexandros Spyrou
  • Ensembles in Residence: Trio Accanto and Zone Experimentale
  • Guest Artist: Jana Luktst, piano
  • 24 fellow composers from USA, China, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Greece, Chile, Serbia, Switzerland, Germany, Argentina, South Africa, France, Iran, and Taiwan.
  • 6 concerts, 2 days of symposia, instrumental workshops, lecture recital
  • and a lot more

Read more details at Official Booklet – Programme 2018

Delian Academy for New Music 2018

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The Delian Academy for New Music 2018, an international summer academy for composers & sound artists curated by Alexandros Spyrou

under the auspices of

Georges Aperghis

is taking place on June 8 to June 17, 2018 at the island of Mykonos, Greece

with

Trio Accanto (Marcus Weiss, Nicolas Hodges, Christian Dierstein) – ensemble in residence

Zone Experimentale – ensemble in residence and Jana Luksts, piano – guest artist

and

Guest Composers/Faculty

Michael Finnissy

Elaine Lillios

Dimitri Papageorgiou

More info at delianacademy.com

 

Effluénces – Austrian premiere with Ensemble Reconsil

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Ensemble Reconsil | Reaktor, Geblergasse 40, 1170, Vienna, Austria | 19:30

“EFFLUENCES”

Angélica CASTELLÓ (MEX/AT): Principio sin título
Javier QUISLANT (ESP/AT): Materia-Imagen
Norbert STERK (AT): AmorFunica (world premiere)
Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU (GR/AT): Effluences (austrian premiere)
Sukju NA (KOR/AT): Amoeba vs Paramecium (austrian premiere)
Ioannis PAPADOPOULOS (GR/BR/GER): Anodos-Kathodos (austrian premiere)

Delian Academy 2018 announces this year’s participants

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We are very pleased to announce, in alphabetical order, the composers selected to participate in the

a) category of “Acoustic Composers”.

  • Nathaniel Haering (USA)
  • Zhuosheng Jin (China)
  • Emily Koh (Singapore/USA)
  • Yu Kuwabara (Japan)
  • Angus Lee (Hong Kong)
  • Vasiliki Legaki (Greece)
  • Daiwei Lu (China)
  • Felipe Pinto d’Aguiar* (Chile)
  • Nemanja Radivojevic (Serbia/Switzerland)
  • Eleni Ralli (Greece/Switzerland)
  • Elnaz Seyedi (Iran/Germany)

*The 2018 Scholarship in memoriam Iannis Xenakis is awarded to Felipe Pinto d’Aguiar.

b) category of “Electronic Composers and Sound Artists”.

  • Federico Camara Halac (Argentina)
  • Allan Chen (South Africa)
  • Sandra Elizabeth González (Argentina)
  • Vladimir Korac (Serbia)
  • Alexis Nemtchenko (France)
  • Bahar Royaee (Iran/USA)
  • Andrew Watts (USA)

c) category of “visiting composers”.

  • Christoph Blum (Switzerland)
  • Roxani Chatzidimitriou (Greece)
  • Pedro Fraguela (Argentina) 
  • Luiz Goncalves (Brazil)
  • Brian McCloskey (USA)
  • Stamatis Pasopoulos (Greece)
  • Soheil Shirangi (Iran)

More at https://www.delianacademy.com/

Off Borders Festival – Open Call

27797962_2110705969164866_4634161523982916512_oWe are very proud to announce the organization of OFF BORDERS FESTIVAL OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC, VIDEO & PERFRORMING ARTS in collaboration with the State Museum of Contemporary Art.

21/22 of April 2018, Thessaloniki

Open call for Artists from Iran, Greece and Germany
Deadline: 3 MARCH 2018

Organization Committee.
Dimitri Papageorgiou, composer/faculty AUTH
Athina Dragkou, stage director/A4M
Dimitris Papadopoulos, performer,composer/A4M

In collaboration with:
Eirini Papakonstantinou, Art historian/curator SMCA
Joachim Heintz, composer/director of FMSBW electronic studio
Mehdi Jalali, composer,conductor/director of Yarava Music Group

Production
Marily Ventouri

https://www.offborders.org/

About
This initiative investigates new ideas in the field of sound, visual and performance art. Off borders festival, intends to provoke conversations into the intercultural coexistence among the dipole artists & audience.

Wondering where the periphery starts and where the center, strong proponent of DIY culture (do it yourself), we aspire to create another node in the world DIY network and develop communication channels having intercultural exchange as their main goal.

Our goal is the integration of the periphery into within the internationalization process of contemporary art. Sounds, Pictures and Movements create a meeting point in Greece, disseminating frequencies across Europe and nearby countries.

Bridging the gap

GREECE-IRAN-GERMANY

The off borders Festival wants to establish itself as an out of bounds 2 day event at the city of Thessaloniki. This year we aim to artists from Iran, Germany and Greece, whose works focus on investigating new ideas, consider risk as an inherent aspect of their work. Unlike other festivals, off borders is particularly interested of participants-driven projects focusing at the fields of:
Electronic Music/Sound Art
Video Art
Performance Art

Deutschlandfunk Kultur – new music in Greece

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KEIN GELD ABER DISCO – part 1.

new music in Greece

Tuesday January 2nd, 2018, 0.05–1.00 (1.05–2.00 Athens time) Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Words and music by Dimitri Papageorgiou, dissonArt ensemble, Iannis Xenakis, Christos Carras, Michalis ParaskakisKristin SofroniouStamatis PasopoulosNikos Galenianos (and Christoph Blum).

Entails an interview to Jim Igor Kallenberg recorded on September 30th 2017 at my apartment in Thessaloniki and the broadcast of my work In the Vestige of the Present for flute, cello, and piano performed by Trio IAMA (Jannis Anissegos – flute, Maria Anissegou – cello, Antonis Anissegos – piano) from the CD Present Perfect Vol. 1 by Dissonance Records, Thessaloniki.

In the Vestige of the Present on Soundcloud.com (https://soundcloud.com/dimitripapageorgiou/dimitri-papageorgiou-in-the)

 

ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week COMMISSION 2017 Results

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The results of the International Call For Scores & Commission 2017, organized by Ensemble Suono Gialloand IlSuono Contemporary Music Week have been announced and I am glad to be one of the two winners of the Commission 2017 in a statement on their webpage and Facebook page issued on October 29th:

The selection process of the applications received for the International Call For Scores & Commission 2017, organized by Ensemble Suono Giallo and IlSuono Contemporary Music Week, ended, with the selection committee thoroughly reviewing applications by:

143 composers (a total of 278 works) from 34 countries

The selection committee went through a strong applicant pool, including a large number of exceptional entries, making the decision process quite challenging. We would like to THANK all composers who sent in their music and trusted us with it. And, feeling grateful to the large amount of interest shown in the call, the committee decided to offer TWO commissions this year.

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SELECTED WORKS FOR PERFORMANCE
We are excited to announce the following works have been selected to be included in the repertoire of ensemble Suono Giallo and its concert programs for the following season.

due forme dell’insonnia (2017) for sax, perc, pno
by Marco Longo (Italy, 1979)

L’erotisme sacré (2012) for fl, pno, and elec
by Taylor Brook (Canada/USA, 1985)

l’œil brisé (2017) for sax, perc, and elec
by Yiqing Zhu (China, 1989)

Piccolo inventario degli insetti (2017) for fl, sax, perc, pno, and elec
by Claudio Panariello (Italy, 1989)

will the voice remain the same (2015-17) for fl, sax, perc, pno
by Charles Kwong (UK/Hong Kong, 1985)

STATISTICS
• 143 applications
• 10 applications were rejected;
-4 provided nonfunctional links
-6 submitted scores and/or recordings with composer’s identifying information (e.g. name in the score, soundcloud links)
• 23% of the applications were by female composers and 77% by male composers.
• 34 countries
Follow the link for a more analytical representation of statistical data.​ https://www.ilsuonoacademy.com/call-for-scores-2017

A critique of Iwona Glinka’s: “One Minute” by Piotr Grella-Możejko

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A nice critique about Iwona Glinka’s CD One Minute by Piotr Grella-Możejko, that mentions my Etude in Quarter Tones

… Two compositions played superbly on the bass flute, i.e. “Path” by Rania Chrisostomou (Cyprus) and “Catharsis” by Héctor Oltra Garcia (Spain), as well as “Kekkai” by Nicolas Marty (France), “The Clown” by Michail Travlos (Greece; the title is misleading – the music is actually quite good), “Etude In Quarter Tones” for piccolo flute by Dimitri Papageorgiou (Greece), and the remarkable “Concert Etude”, also for the piccolo, by Paweł Siek (Poland; again, the title turned me off, but the music did exactly the opposite) all stand out as examples of very well written mini-pieces aptly projecting the composers’ individual “voices” really worth exploring further.

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A huge thanks to Oerknal for their performance of Effluences

Listen to Effluences (2011) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano Live @ Delian Academy for New Music 2017 (delianacademy.com)
Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece

A huge thank you to the ensemble Oerknal for their stunning performance!

Gregory Charette – conductor
Susanne Peters – flutes
Daniel Boeke – clarinets
Daniel Walden – piano
Mariana Hutchinson Siemers – violin
René van Munster – cello

WiMIR Mentoring Program Report 2017: the many faces of diversity

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Proud to be a member of the Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) Mentoring Program!

Poster design: Julia Wilkins Blog post by Anja Volk (Utrecht University), Co-Founder of the WiMIR Mentoring Program We started the mentoring program in 2016, after many years of regular meetings of…

Source: WiMIR Mentoring Program Report 2017: the many faces of diversity

Reza Korourian Electroacoustic Composition Competition Award Ceremony 2017 – Photo Gallery

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Award Ceremony of the Reza Korourian Electroacoustic Composition Competition  2017 | September 1st, 2017 | Arasbaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

SCHEDULE

* Releasing the CD of the first year’s selected works of the Reza Korourian Award 2016

* The members of the Jury, Joachim Heintz, Shahrokh Khajenouri, and Dimitri Papageorgiou award the second year’s winners of the Reza Korourian Award 2017

Winners 2017:

Farzad HosseinAbadi (1989): “Sunset in the woodland

Soheil Shirangi  (1987): “Suspension No.2

Bahar Royaee (1984): “Tendency and Avoidance

* Screening a Video art by Hasan Sheidaei

* Speechs by Joachim Heintz, Shahrokh Khajenouri, …

* Reception

Composition master class at Tehran, Iran

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It is a great honor for me to hold a composition master in Tehran, Iran, at the end of August, as part of the 2nd Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition Reza Korourian Award 2017, which is issued by the Yarava Music Group, Contemporary Music Records.

Further composition master classes will be held by other members of the Reza Korourian Composition Competition Jury, Shahrokh Khajenouri and Joachim Heintz, on August 28th and 29th, respectively .

Lectures, panel discussions and concerts will be announced soon!

9.58 Greek National Radio – Interview about the Delian Academy for New Music

This is the recording of the interview, at the 9,58 Greek National Radio of Northern Greece, about the Delian Academy for New Music.

Follow the link below to listen to the recording (in Greek): https://www.dropbox.com/s/eb85gt15ab9yotg/%CE%94%CE%97%CE%9B%CE%99%CE%91%20%CE%91%CE%9A%CE%91%CE%94%CE%97%CE%9C%CE%99%CE%91%2008-06-2017.wav?dl=0

Composers Panayiotis Kokoras and Dimitri Papageorgiou together with the artistic director Alexandros Spyrou as guests of journalist Thanasis Gogadis in his show “En Thessaloniki” .

Main subject of their talk is the Delian Academy for New Music, which opened its gates for the first time this Monday, June 12th 2017, at the Grypario Cultural Center of the City of Mykonos and welcomes talented composers and musicians from all over the world.

The pictures are from the follow up interview, a retrospective of the Delian Academy, which took place on July 10th, but unfortunately has not been recorded due to technical programs.

Korourian Competition – Skype session

Screenshots of the deliberations on a Skype session, which was held on July 20th, of the jury of the Korourian Competition 2017.

The members of the jury are:

  • Joachim Heinz, head of electronic music studio at Hannover University for Music, Drama and Media
  • Arsalan Abedian, Ph.D. in Composition, head of Contemporary Music Records (CMR) and the international relations office of Yarava Music Group
  • Shahrokh Khajenouri, Composer, Tehran, Iran
  • Dimitri Papageorgiou, Assistant Professor of Composition at the Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The winners will be announced officially in the days to come and they will be awarded during a ceremony coming August.

The contest is planned to be held annually with the collaboration of CMR and Yarava Music Group, to venerate Korourian, the only Iranian musician who worked on electronic music.

“In Pulses, in Strokes…” @ Bowling Green State University (video)

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“In Pulses, in Strokes…” (2011) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano. Performance on Thursday, March 2nd 2017, Kobacker Hall, at Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.A.

BGSU New Music Ensemble. Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia — conductor.

Program Notes

The title of the work is derived from a reply (dated “Grand Hotel, Rome, 4, I, 1941”) by George Santayana to a letter by Ezra Pound (reproduced in Machine Art and Other Writings):

Existence comes in pulses, in strokes. I see no reason for not stopping, or for stropping, anywhere in that flux. Existence has as many centres as it happens to have, as many moments, feelings, assumptions, questions—all in the air and with no power over one another. But if we have time and patience to study a natural world posited as the source and common continuum in all this existence, we assume that it has dynamic unity: otherwise from one point in it we could never justly infer or posit any other point in it. This is my argument for materialism. — GS

from The Letters of George Santayana: 1941-1947

Effluénces at the Delian Academy for New Music

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Delian Academy for New Music | Concert II | Friday, 16 June 2017 | 19.30 | Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece

A visceral performance by Ensemble Oerknal of my Effluénces for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano in tonight’s concert at the Delian Academy for New Music at the Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece.

Oerknal New Music Collective, Gregory Charette — conductor and artistic director, Susanne Peters — flutes, Daniel Boeke — clarinets, Daniel Walden — piano, Mariana Hutchinson Siemers — violin, René van Munster — cello.

The concert also featured excellent works by participants of the Delian Academy: Elvira Garifzyanova, Ashkan Behzadi, Jorge Eduardo Gomez Elizondo, Nemanja Radivojevic, and Tolga Tüzün.

Lecture: The Interlocking Technique and the Reconstructive Nature of Memory

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My Lecture at the Delian Academy for New Music

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Memory and identity. Variance and invariance. Iteration and evolution. The present lecture is an introduction to the exploration of the reconstructive nature of memory as a metaphor for the construction of pitch complexes and their dynamic and evolving elaboration in my music. For that purpose, I have invented an interlocking technique, which is a systematic transformation plan that takes some raw material and creates structurally and aurally similar pitch arrays by means of algorithmic manipulations

Delian Academy for New Music

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The first edition of the Delian Academy for New Music took place at the Grypario Cultural Center at the island of Mykonos, Greece.

Honorary President: Georges Aperghis

Composition Faculty: Panayiotis Kokoras, Dimitri Papageorgiou

Artistic Director: Alexandros Spyrou

Ensemble in Residence: Oerknal New Music Collective. Gregory Charette, conductor and artistic director; Susanne Peters, flutes; Daniel Boeke, clarinets; Daniel Walden, piano; Mariana Hutchinson Siemers, violin; René van Munster, cello

Guest Artists: Kanae Mizobuchi, Bera Romairone

Participants (in alphabetic order)

Acoustic and Electronic Composers

Ashkan BEHZADI (Iran)
Alican CAMCI (Turkey)
Stylianos DIMOU (Greece)
Elvira GARIFZYANOVA* (Russia)
Jorge Eduardo GÓMEZ ELIZONDO (Mexico/USA)
Hunjoo JUNG (S. Korea/USA)
Shin MIZUTANI (Japan)
Nemanja RADIVOJEVIC (Serbia/Hungary)
Tolga TUZUN (Turkey)

*The Scholarship in memoriam Iannis Xenakis is awarded to Elvira Garifzyanova.

Composers and Sound Artists

Ivan CHIARELLI (Brazil)
Tyler ENTELISANO (USA)
Pedro FRAGUELA (Argentina)
Marissa HICKMAN (USA)
John Paul LEMPKE (USA)
Emma MARGETSON (United Kingdom)
Bernard SHORT (USA)

Visiting Composers

Hyunjoo KIM (S. Korea)
Nahyun KIM (S. Korea)
Anastasios SAVVOPOULOS (Greece)
Jee SEO (S. Korea)
Mischa SHIMEK (USA)
Jorge Diego VÁSQUEZ SALVAGANO (Argentina)
Jennifer YOO (USA)

You can read the full Delian Academy program

 

Interview on National Greek Radio

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9,58 Cultural Radio, Thessaloniki National Radio|”En Thessaloniki,” Thanassis Gogadis – host  | June 8th, 2017 | 

Composers Panayiotis Kokoras and Dimitri Papageorgiou together with the artistic director Alexandros Spyrou in an interview with journalist Thanasis Gogadis in his show “En Thessaloniki” at 9,58 Cultural Radio ERT3.

Main subject of their talk is the Delian Academy for New Music, which opens its gates for the first time this Monday, June 12th 2017, at the Grypario Cultural Center of the City of Mykonos and welcomes talented composers and musicians from all over the world.

Ensemble Oerknal performs “Effluénces” in Amsterdam and The Hague

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Dokzaal, Amsterdam | Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 20:30 & Korzo Theater, The Hague | Saturday, 27 May, 2017 – 20:30

The Dutch new music collective Oerknal is premiering my quintet Efflénces (2011) in the Netherlands, in two concerts that take place in Amsterdam and in The Hague on May 26th and 27th, respectively. 

On stage of the Dokzaal, Amsterdam and the Korzo Theater, The Hague the Ensemble Oerknal in collaboration with the vocal quartet Damask will be presenting a concert with the title Sin and Expiation, which is inspired by Bach’s Matthaüs-Passion.

“Themes of loss, sin, betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption weave through various textures, tapestries, and compositional voices, reinventing the traditional passion experience” reads the announcement of the program, which entails works by some of my favourite composers, such as Orlando di Lasso, Hildegard van Bingen, Kaija Saariaho, and Lewis Nielson.

  • Program:J.S. Bach | ‘Erkenne mich, mein Hüter
    Dimitri Papageorgiou | Effluénces
    Orlando di Lasso | Excerpts from Prophetiae Sibyllarum
    Kaija Saariaho | From the Grammar of Dreams
    Hildegard Von Bingen | Excerpts from Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum
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    J.S. Bach | ‘Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
    Lewis Nielson | Cilice | World Premiere

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“One Minute” now available on iTunes, Naxos Music Library and Presto Classical

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The CD “One Minute” (Sarton Records, Catalogue nr. SARTON024-2) by Polish flutist Iwona Glinka is now available on iTunesPresto Classical and Naxos Music Library .

The CD features 60 world premiere recordings of One Minute compositions for solo flute(s) by 42 composers from 17 countries: Argentine, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and U.S.A.

On track nr. 40 you will find my work Etude in Quarter Tones for piccolo flute

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Guest Composer @ HMTMH

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Guest composer, Institut Neue Musik @ University for Music, Drama and Media Hannover, Germany (HMTMH), invited by Joachim Heintz and Gordon Williamson.

Master classes in composition on April 26 – 28 with students coming from diverse backgrounds and countries such as Germany, Korea, Philippines, Iran, Iceland, Esthonia, Greece, etc. Presentations of my music on Thursday 27/4 and Friday 28/4 afternoon.

Schedule

26/04: Composition master classes (morning and afternoon)

27/04: Composition master classes (morning) and guest composer presentation at FOKUS: “Interlocking technique and the reconstructive nature of memory” (afternoon)

28/04: Composition master classes (morning) and presentation in the class for electronic music on the subject “Interlocking technique – algorithmic routines and applications” (afternoon)

Labor Beethoven 2020 at Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

Three mentors and nine young composers from Basel, Tel Aviv, and Thessaloniki. First planning meeting in Akademie der Künste, Berlin for the artistic research project Labor Beethoven 2020.

  • Basel School of Music team: Caspar Johannes Walter, Anda Kryeziu, Eleni Ralli, Andrian Nagel.
  • Tel Aviv University team: Ruben Seroussi, Guy Rauscher, Ari Rabenu, Akkad Izreel.
  • Aristotle University team: Dimitri Papageorgiou, Faidra Hafta-Douka, Manolis Ekmektzoglou, Thanos Sakelaridis.

Photos courtesy of Gerald Zörner.

Delian Academy announces participants in category “Acoustic and Electronic Composers”

Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 1.04.53 μμThe Delian Academy for New Music (delianacademy.com) is pleased to announce the nine composers selected to participate.

In alphabetical order:

Acoustic and Electronic Composers

Ashkan BEHZADI (Iran)
Alican CAMCI (Turkey)
Stylianos DIMOU (Greece)
Elvira GARIFZYANOVA* (Russia)
Jorge Eduardo GÓMEZ ELIZONDO (Mexico/USA)
Hunjoo JUNG (S. Korea/USA)
Shin MIZUTANI (Japan)
Nemanja RADIVOJEVIC (Serbia/Hungary)
Tolga TUZUN (Turkey)

*The Scholarship in memoriam Iannis Xenakis is awarded to Elvira Garifzyanova.

Composers and Sound Artists

Ivan CHIARELLI (Brazil)
Tyler ENTELISANO (USA)
Pedro FRAGUELA (Argentina)
Marissa HICKMAN (USA)
John Paul LEMPKE (USA)
Emma MARGETSON (United Kingdom)
Bernard SHORT (USA)

Visiting Composers

Hyunjoo KIM (S. Korea)
Nahyun KIM (S. Korea)
Anastasios SAVVOPOULOS (Greece)
Jee SEO (S. Korea)
Mischa SHIMEK (USA)
Jorge Diego VÁSQUEZ SALVAGANO (Argentina)
Jennifer YOO (USA)

BGSU New Music Ensemble with conductor Mercedes Diaz perform”In Pulses, in Strokes…”

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Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center | BGSU College of Musical Arts | Thursday, March 2, 2017 8:00 PM |

Conductor Mercedes Diaz conducts my work “In Pulses, in Strokes…” for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano in a concert that presents works by mercedes-diazDimitri Papageorgiou, Tolga Yayalar, Kory Reeder, Dimitris Maronidis, and Zeynep Gedizlioglu, and featuring accordionist soloist and Fulbright Artist Scholar Panagiotis Andreoglou.

If you in the Bowling Green, Ohio, area this coming Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, you can join the BGSU New Music Ensemble and dr. Chris Dietz’s concert at the Kobacker Hall of the BGSU College of Musical Arts.

Featuring performers
Panagiotis Andreoglou, accordion soloist
Piyaphon Asawakarnjanakitm, Henrique Batista, Teresa Bellamy, Johnathan Britt, Erin Cameron, Kenneth Cox, Lydia Dempsey, Gramm Drennen, Brianna Drevlow, La Le Du, Nick Fox, Mercedes Garcia, Robert Garza, Jenica Georgeson, Soren Hamm, Aaron Hynds, Kathryn Kibbe, Garrett Krohn, Kyle McConnell, Emma Mills, Adam O’Dell, Octavian Moldovean, Thomas Morris, Kory Reeder, Vincent Sauer, Jack Smolenski, Tim Young, Yufei Zhang.

Delian Academy for New Music

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This June, together with my friend Panayiotis Kokoras, I will be serving as faculty member of the Delian Academy for New Music (artistic director: Alexandros Spyrou), an international summer academy for composers and sound artists located on the island of Mykonos, Greece. We will be collaborating with the ensemble Oerknal, a collective of young professional musicians based in The Netherlands. Selected composers can submit a new or existing piece to be performed in Grypario Concert Hall in Mykonos.

Curated under the auspices of Georges Aperghis and the Grypario Cultural Center, the Academy derives its name from the nearby island of Delos, the birthplace of god Apollo, and an UNESCO world heritage site. 

Unlike top-down organization programs, our Academy is a participant-driven meeting where attendees co-decide and create the agenda for a series of symposia, workshops, and concerts with the guidance of faculty and staff. 

The 2017 edition will take place from June 12 to June 19 in Grypario Cultural Center of Mykonos. Participating composers will have the chance to take part in masterclasses, presentations, workshops and have their music performed by our ensemble in residence. The main language of the Academy will be English. Additional languages may be used in private masterclasses. 

For more information, news and updates, please, go to our webpage at https://www.delianacademy.com and our page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DelianAcademy/

Athanasios Sourgounis performs “…anD…” for viola in Thessaloniki

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From the western art music of the 19th century to postmodernism today | Sunday Feb 12th, 2017  19:00 | Melina Mercuri Hall, State Conservatory of Thessaloniki  

During the festival CONSONANCES 2017 (ΣΥΝΗΧΗΣΕΙΣ 2017), violist Athanasios Sourgounis will be performing my work “…anD…” (2012) for viola in a honorary concert, which is organized by the Onassis Scholars’ Association with the support of the Onassis Foundation.

The concert is conceived as “a journey through time and the music history of Thessaloniki, starting with the composers who brought Western art music in the city and continuing with representatives of current compositional trends … 

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      Athanasios Sourgounis, violist

composers who founded the course of Greek art, together in a concert that aims to highlight the Greek music from the 19th century until today.

The first part entails works by composers born before 1960: Dimitrios Lalas, Emilios Riadis, Dimitris Themelis, Costas Nikitas, Christos Samaras.

In the second part to be heard are works by composers who represent the diversity of today’s musical trends: Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Costas Siempis, Costas Tsougras, and Leontios Hatzileontiadis.

Program Booklet: programme

PROGRAM
• Dimitrios Lalas (1848-1911). Die Karthause – recording
• Emilios Riadis (1880-1935). Jasmins et minarets
• Dimitrios Themelis (1931). Marsya’s song
• Costas Nikitas (1940-1989). Sonatina for flute
• Christos Samaras (1956). Four songs for mezzo soprano and piano
• Michalis Lapidakis (1960). Ιntermedio (Double flame) for violin and viola
• Costas Siempis (1961). 12 Variations for piano
• Dimitri Papageorgiou (1965). ” …anD…” for viola
• Costas Tsougras (1966). Diatheses for violin and piano
• Leontios Hatzileontiadis (1966). Labirintus for Mezzo Soprano and CD, Op. 78

PARTICIPANTS

ContraTempo Chamber Orchestra, conductor:Vladimiros Symeonidis
mezzo soprano:Angelica Cathariou

The evening will be introduced by the Chairman of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki Harry Lefakis and musicologists Chardas Costas and George Athanasopoulos.

State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Fragkon 15, Thessaloniki, GΡ-54625 (google map).

https://www.facebook.com/events/216571998815103/

Entrance is FREE.

“…anD…” (2012) for viola is available by BabelScores

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New CD release by Sarton Records!

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I am thankful to Iwona Glinka for playing my Etude in Quarter Tones for piccolo flute on track nr. 40 of this CD soon to be released by Sarton Records, Poland. Amazing artwork, as well, by graphic designer  Beata Czerepak.

The CD features 60 world premiere recordings of One Minute compositions for solo flute(s) by 42 composers from 17 countries: Argentine, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and U.S.A.