Residency – Crossroads 2022: Contemporary Music Days in Armenia

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Crossroads 2022: Contemporary Music Days in Armenia

I was very glad to be one of the invited composers of the CROSSROADS 2022: Contemporary Music Days in Armenia (see, https://www.quartertone.org/crossroads-2022).

In the gallery above, rehearshing In the Vestige of the Present in the scope of CROSSROADS 2022: Contemporary Music Days in Armenia with Ensemble Assonance and the fabulous Anahit Ararati Dilbaryan, Mikayel Navasardyan and Narek Avagyan through the lens of the immensely talented photographer Mane Hovhannisyan

Many thanks to Aram Hovhannisyan, Ruben Antonyan, Sergey Umroyan, Haykuhi Alaverdyan, and of course the performers of Ensemble Assonance for making this residency a joyful experience.

A video of the performance of the work is due at the end of October.

Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival 2022: Au moins…

33rd Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival | Ensemble iiiiiiiii | 대구콘서트하우스 챔버홀 Chamber Hall | Thursday 25/08/22, 19:30 |

au moins … (Fr. for “at the very least”) occurs in shifting times. What happened and what happens at every single moment punctuate each other… In reconstructions… Glimpses of the past are brought back to the flux of the present… Fragile interpolations enforce some semblance of unity… Until something, almost spontaneous, changes the way we orient to sound… On time… and beyond…

The work was commissioned by ensemble iiiiiiiii, Seongmin Ji – artistic director.

오병철 Byungchul Oh (Flute) 이새롬 Saerom Lee (Clarinet) 문종인 Jongin Moon (Piano) 문지원 Jiweon Moon (Violin I) 최세훈 Saehoon Choi (Conductor)

DAEGU INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL, SOUTH KOREA: au moins … world premiere

33rd Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival | Ensemble iiiiiiiii | 대구콘서트하우스 챔버홀 Chamber Hall | Thursday 25/08/22, 19:30 |

The world premiere of au moins… (2022) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, and piano is taking place at the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival (Cheol Ha Park, Artistic Director), in a concert that also entails works by Siho Kim, Simon Steen-Andersen, Caspar Johannes Walter, Alex Mincek, Yukiko Watanabe, Enno Poppe, and Eunsil Kwon.

au moins … (Fr. for “at the very least”) occurs in shifting times. What happened and what happens at every single moment punctuate each other… In reconstructions… Glimpses of the past are brought back to the flux of the present… Fragile interpolations enforce some semblance of unity… Until something, almost spontaneous, changes the way we orient to sound… On time… and beyond…

The work was commissioned by the Ensemble iiiiiiiii.

ensembleiiiiiiiii is an ensemble founded in 2014 to devote itself to contemporary music. ensemble iiiiiiiii led ‘iN International contemporary music festival’ in which composers, musicians and visual artist from six countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and Austria participated and sponsored by AVL CF, Austria’s leading art sponsorship foundation, and the Austrian Embassy in Korea. ensemble iiiiiiiii pursues concerts and programs internationally, such as performances being broadcast on ORF Ö1, Austria’s largest national broadcaster. recently, we have commissioned a recording session by chinese composer, Z.Huang from solo to ensemble pieces and invited by various organization and composer’s group.

오병철 Byungchul Oh (Flute) 이새롬 Saerom Lee (Clarinet) 문종인 Jongin Moon (Piano) 문지원 Jiweon Moon (Violin I) 이현아 Hyunah Lee (Violin II) 변정인 Jeongin Byun (Viola) 길희정 Heejung Keal (V.Cello) 최세훈 Saehoon Choi (Conductor) 지성민 Seongmin Ji (Artistic Director)

ICMC 2022: “”…am I hearing voices within the voice?”

ICMC 2022 (International Computer Music Conference) is hosted by the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland between Jul 3 and 9 in-person and online.

Among dozens of very interesting pieces, my work “…am I hearing voices within the voice?” for fixed media is presented as a part of the concert program on Jul 7.

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Atemporanea, Buenos Aires

Glad to serve as a member of the evaluating committee for acoustic works at Atemporánea Festival 2022.

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“…am I hearing voices within the voice?” at inner sOUndscapes, Oklahoma

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inner sOUndscapes | Pitman Recital Hall, Catlett Music Center | April 29, 2022 | 20:00

…am I hearing voices within the voice?” will be performed at the University of Oklahoma School of Music within the concert series inner sOUndscapes, curated by professor Konstantinos Karathanasis.

The work  was composed in more voices and vocal manifestations from samples of principally non-verbal vocalizations, reconstructed by fragmenting, overlaying, and filtering the vocal timbres, to accommodate my own requirements

During the composition process, I was more interested in the subtleties of spoken sound when speech is deprived of meaning, the subtle pauses, speech cadences, evolving dynamics, the stumbles, the stammers, the um’s, and ah’s, the speeding up and slowing down.

The program entails works by Andriotis, Daniels, Karathanasis, Papageorgiou, Tomlinson, and Vanderburg.

outHEAR New Music Week

outHEAR New Music Week | Symposium and Master Class in Composition | the mill of Pappas and municipal conservatory of Larissa | 1-10 April 2022

Ensembles in residence

Ensemble Klangforum Wien: Sophie Schafleitner – violin, Dimitrios Polisoidis – viola, Gerald Preinfalk – saxophone, Krassimir Sterev – accordion

Ensemble of the Performance Practice of Contempoary Music (PPCM): Gregory Chalier – flute/piccolo flute, Elena Arbonies Jauregui – clarinet/bass clarinet, Lea Moullet – violin, Leo Morello – cello

Faculty

Franck Bedrossian, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Dimitri Papageorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Department of Music Studies

Orestis Toufektsis, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

The outHEAR New Music Week, is an international symposium and master class for composition, featuring Ensemble Klangforum Wien in collaboration with four members of Performance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM) ensemble. Is organized by the Mayoralty of Culture and Sciences of the City of Larissa (Panos Sapkas, deputy mayor) and it is taking place from April 1st – April 10th, 2022 at the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa.

The outHear New Music Week was initiated by Christos Lenoutsos, pianist, and is co-organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It is under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy in Athens, Greece.

The 3rd Edition of the outHEAR New Music Week is made possible with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

The outHEAR Symposium and Master Class in composition is an intensive curriculum in composition. Our Composer Fellows work closely with the world-class performers of the Ensemble Klangforum Wien and distinguished faculty, Franck Bedrossian, Dimitri Papageorgiou, and Orestis Toufektsis, in one-on-one lessons and mentoring, masterclasses, coaching, rehearsals, discussions, and performances.

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

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Languages of the Unheard on Concertzender, the Netherlands

Concertzender, the Netherlands |Crosslinks – Electronic Frequencies | Languages of the Unheard | Wednesday 23th March 2022, 23:00 CET

The radio station “Concertzender” in the Netherlands has dedicated three episodes of its broadcasting program to the 5th Tehran International Electronic Music Festival (TIEMF).

The first episode is going to be published on Wednesday 23th March 2022, 23:00 CET, and includes the work Languages of the Unheard A live experiment of conversing in the language of protest, participatory performance, which I co-created with Danae Theodoridou in 2020. To listen to the broadcast, please visit https://www.concertzender.nl/programma/electronic_frequencies_653402/

Languages of the Unheard. Commissioned by Common Lab – Goethe-Institut Excellency Initiative by Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki & ArtBOX in collaboration with TIF-HELEXPO, Freiraum, and Institute Hypewerk for Postindustrial Design, in the context of the State of the Arts.
Concept, creation: Danae Theodoridou.
Composition: Dimitri Papageorgiou.
Participants: Kate Adams (UK), Maria Apostolakea (France), Marijana Cvetkovic (Serbia), Ivana Filip (Croatia), Elena Koukoli (Greece), Janeda Milio (Albania), Eleni Mylona (Switzerland), Stefanie Schweiger (Austria), Elena Stamatopoulou (Greece), Tina Yotopoulou (Greece)

The rest of the program entails works by Pedro García-Velásquez, Giacomo Guerrini, Marco Alberghini, Sam Barreto Cardoso Bertoldi, Angelo Marrone, Armando Vanzi, Alessia Anastassopulos, and Erfan Javadi.

Don’t miss this amazing program and also the news item, which is written by the amazing Concertzender.

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Languages of the Unheard – performance in Tehran International Electronic Music Festival

tiemf.com | 19 Feb 2022 | 21:30 Central European Time |

“Languages of the Unheard: at the opening concert of the Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, on February 19, 2022. The work will stay online until March 5th on the festival’s webpage (tiemf.com)
Languages of the Unheard, is an experiment of conversing in the language of protest, we created together with Danae Theodoridou for Freiraum Festival 2020. Languages of the Unheard was commissioned by the project “Common Lab”, a Goethe-Institut Excellency Initiative by Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki & ArtBOX, in collaboration with TIF- HELEXPO and Freiraum Festival 2020. Curated by Christos Savvidis.
Forever grateful to the lovely women, Maria Apostolakea, Marijana Cvetkovic, Ivana Filip, Elena Koukoli, Janeda Milo, Eleni Mylona, Stefanie Schweiger, Έλενα Σίγμα & Tina Yotopoulou, who inhabited our idea with such generosity and devotion!

Program notes

‘WHAT WE MUST SEE is that a riot is the language of the unheard.’, Martin Luther King

Following a performance score, i.e. a list of instructions similar to those of a board game, Languages of the Unheard construct an online visual and auditory manifesto based on the language of signs and slogans coming from important protests in different European countries from the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) or ‘Common Market’ in 1957 to 2020.

Playing with the performativity of zoom’s feature to ‘rename’ ourselves, we will change constantly our names using the language of those signs, producing a written dialogue in the language of protest. During this dialogue, parts of our words will be audio processed and fed back into the dialogue in different ways, creating a soundscape of languages of the unheard.

This ‘silent’ conversation aims to reveal the materiality of the language of protest in order to create an embodied experience of its social force. What stays from our common fights in public space when we don’t have the proximity of our bodies? How can we turn immaterial language into a material ‘action’ in the way Arendt defined the term as the human ability to initiate something in public space that addresses the many without being able to control its outcome in advance?

“d’ogni luce muto…” performed by Panayiotis Demopoulos

Anaeresis Piano Composition Meeting | 19 Feb 2022 | 19:00 (Athens) | online presentations

Panayiotis Demopoulos is performing at the Anaeresis Piano Composition Meeting. Among the works is also my “d’ogni luce muto” (2003) a work for piano solo commissioned by SCI and ASCAP.

program:

  • G. Vogiatzis: Condolatory Bodies
  • B. Field: Fire
  • D. Papageorgiou: …d’ogni luce muto
  • P. Safar: Red tailed hawk
  • L. Sakellarides: Quiet mind
  • A. Rizzella: Il silenzio degli ignavi
  • N. Harizanos: Great expectations

“d’ogni luce muto…” consists of a limited number of brief chord progressions that are woven, rewoven, and occasionally juxtaposed to form longer static moments into the structure. The reduction of the sound elements, on the other hand, is intended to shift the listeners’ attention to the inner life of the piano – it’s resonance. So, the music exists rather in the space between the piano and the audience.

You can get the score at www.babelscores.com/en/catalog/inst…-ogne-luce-muto

IGTV Live chat with Eddy Malave at Unisonorchestralive

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Monday 7 Feb at 10am PST/ 1pm EST IG@unisonorchestralive

An Instagram live chat with Eddy Malave at Unisonorchestralive

Unisonorchestralive is a diverse and inclusive community of recording musicians from the best orchestras across the globe. Founded by 4 women Juilliard grads (www.unisonorchestra.com).

Unisonorchestralive musicians are members of the MET, Baltimore Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and also from the Hollywood scoring stages.

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Even the Sky screams sometimes too II for bajan

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Performed by Panagiotis Andreoglou at the Opening Concert of the outHEAR New Music Week, Dec 8, 2019.

Panagiotis Andreoglou in a rocking live performance of Even the Sky screams sometimes too II for bajan. The work was commissioned by the Delian Academy for New Music 2018, GR, with the friendly support of SIEMENS Music Foundation.

More about Panagiotis Andreoglou at www.panagiotisandreoglou.com/

Program note

The Russian composer Sergei Berinsky said of the bajan that it is an instrument with “human breath, but an inhuman voice, …” In my first work for bajan, I sought to explore its ‘human breath’ with a large measure of the spontaneity of expression and gain some insight on the ‘peculiarities’ and particularities of this not widely understood instrument.

Although some extended techniques are applied — some air-noises, sparse breaths, and button pizzicati — this is fundamentally a tonally and rhythmically inclined work, immersing into the immense range of timbral shadings of the instrument.

The piece is set in two halves of equal duration: a slow, immersive, fuzzy and explorative first part with a fragmentary style and frequent changes of tension and pace, introspective regions of repose followed by energetic gestural rapidity; and a decisive, virtuosic, fast, explosive and almost demonic, rhythmically motor-driven second part.

All musical ideas are imperfect and vulnerable, ephemeral and distorted. They are constantly in a state of flux and are constantly being revised.