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.

 

WiMIR mentoring program 2017

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I am glad to serve as a mentor in the Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) Mentoring Program 2017. The WiMIR mentoring program connects women students, postdocs, early-stage researchers, industry employees, and faculty to more senior women and men in MIR who are dedicated to increasing opportunities for women in the field. Mentors will share their experiences and offer guidance to support mentees in achieving and exceeding their goals and aspirations.

By connecting individuals of different backgrounds and expertise, this program strengthens networks within the MIR community, both in academia and industry.

WiMIR is a group of people dedicated to promoting the role of, and increasing opportunities for, women in the MIR field.

More info about the program at https://wimir.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/mentoring-round-2017-is-about-to-start/

Jan 23, 2017 – Dimitrios Polisoidis performs “…anD…” for viola in Basel

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«Dialog» – Dimitrios Polisoidis, Viola | Gare du Nord – Bahnhof für Neue Musik | 20:00 (23:00 PM UTC+01)

“…anD…” (2012) for viola opens the program in Dimitri Polisoidis’s recital in the concert series “Dialog” at Gare du Nord, Basel, Switzerland. “Dialog” is a concert series of the Academy of Music at Basel in  co-operation with Gare du Nord.

The full program of the evening entails works by Dimitri Papageorgiou, Klaus Lang, Slobodan Kajkut und Georges Aperghis.

Dimitri Polisoidis, viola; guest appearance Geneviève Strosser, viola. Moderation: Marcus Weiss.

Gare du Nord – Performance Art Theater | Schwarzwaldallee 200, 4058, Basel, Switzerland | tel.: +41 61 683 13 13 | @facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Gare-du-Nord-Bahnhof-für-Neue-Musik-271785752838138/ | Email: info@garedunord.ch

“…anD…” is available by BabelScores http://www.babelscores.com/catalog/instrumental/and

Program booklet: 2017-01-23-dialog-polisoidis

Concerto Competition @BGSU

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Adjudication of the Final Round of our 50th Annual Competition in Composition and Music Performance of the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green University, Ohio.

A panel of five judges from outside BGSU sat in the center of the hall. Maybe a few more people, friends and fellow musicians, sat toward the back. The stage was starkly lit, and the only company performers had on stage was an accompanist and maybe a page turner for the accompanist.

The performers themselves had no pages to turn, no sheets of music to hide behind. They and their practicing over the past few months stood exposed.

Every year for the last 50 years, Bowling Green State University undergraduate and graduate students have stepped forward to exhibit their musical mastery.

Judges:

  • Dr. William King, clarinet (UM, MOT)
  • Dr. Melissa Gerber Knecht, violin (Hillsdale)
  • Dr. Anthony Weikel, trombone (OSU DMA, Springfield Symphony)
  • Dr. Brad Blackham, piano (Hillsdale)
  • Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox, soprano (U Dayton)
  • Dr. Dimitri Papageorgiou, compositon (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Congratulations to the winners of the 50th Competition in Music Performance!

  • COMPOSITION division: Daniel Bayot, “The Philosophy of Wood”
  • UNDERGRADUATE division: Stephen Dubetz, clarinet; Michelle Whitmore, flute; honorable mention, Samantha Tartamella, flute
  • GRADUATE division: Kenneth Cox, flute; Peisi Luo, piano; honorable mention, Aldulfulyne Padmore, flute
  • Virginia Marks Collaborative Pianist Award winner: Jonathan Brian Guelfand

The four competition winners will perform their pieces with the Bowling Green Philharmonia at a Feb 25 concert in Kobacker.

http://www.bgsu.edu/musical-arts/events/competitions/competitions-in-musical-performance.html

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Rotunda in the IGT Knowledge Cent

An Evening of New Music
Papageorgiou, Perrotte, Caplovi

Performances by: UNR Contemporary Music Ensemble, Eric Fassbender, John Etsell, EEG and Computer.

Free; all are welcome.

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Guest composer at UNR – Itenerary

Monday Dec. 5:

20:24 Arrival at RNO on UA296

Tuesday Dec. 6:

  •  9:00 – 10:00am Rehearsal in CFA 112
  •  noon – 1:00 Lunch
  •  1:00 – 1:30pm Masterclass CFA 111 (John Etsall Piano)
  •  1:30 – 2:00pm Masterclass CFA 111 (Bette Phillips)
  •  2:00 – 2:50pm Masterclass CFA 134 (Kira Meade)
  •  6:00 – 7:30pm set up the Rotunda

 7:30 – 8:30 Concert at Rotunda in the IGT Knowledge Cent

Wednesday Dec. 7

  •  9:00 – 10:00am Dr. Davis Theory class CFA 134. Presentation of music of the new generation of Greek composers: Stylianos Dimou and Zesses Seglias
  •  11:00 – 12:00pm Dr. Perrotte’s Theory class CFA 134. Interlocking and the reconstructive nature of memory. Presentation of my compositional techniques in my works In the Vestige of the Present
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  •  2:00 – 4:00pm Dr. Perrotte’s Electronic Music class CFA 206.  Presentation of my algorithmic compositional techniques

Thursday Dec. 8

  •  11:30 – 12:20pm Masterclass CFA 111 (Jeff DePaoli)
  •  12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
  •  1:30 – 2:20pm Masterclass CFA 111 (Brandon Dodge)
  •  3:00 – 3:50pm Masterclass CFA 111 (Tim Chatwood)
  •  4:00 – 4:50pm Masterclass CFA 134 (Erik Flury) 

Guest composer at alma mater Iowa.

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Guest composer at the University of Iowa, School of Music, 29/11/2016 – 04/12/2016

It was a great pleasure and a great honor to have been invited by the School of Music of the campus of the University of Iowa, as guest composer, for a series of events and master classes. During the past week (29/11/2016 – 04/12/2016), I have met for individual lessons with master and doctorate students of the composition program, presented my music at the Composers’ Seminar, rehearsed with the ensemble of the Center for New Music, and met with old and new friends.

I was glad to experience firsthand that the composition program, as well as the level of performance, have grown since the time I was a Ph.D. student here and I am in awe with the brand new, state of the art, Voxman Music Building (photos above), which was delivered in September of this year and is located right in the heart of downtown Iowa City.

Tonight, Sunday, December 4th, my short residency at Iowa is coming to a closure with the concert of the Center for New Music with David Gompper on the podium, featuring two of my compositions, as well as two compositions by Erin Gee, and works by John Berners and David Lang.

CNM ensemble Iowa performs “In Pulses, in Strokes…” and Iriai no kane

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John BERNERS. Divertimento (2008) for oboe, trombone and double bass

Courtney Miller, oboe; Dave Gier, trombone; Volkan Orhon, double bass

Erin GEE. Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter (2007)

Jeiran Hasanbass flute; Christine Burkeclarinet; Christine Augsburger, percussion; Elizabeth Upsonviola; Matthew Laughlinvioloncello; David Gompper, conductor

Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU, “In pulses, in strokes…” (2012)

Anya Egense, flute; Christine Burkebass clarinet; Nicha Pimthongpiano; Benjamin; Yancey and Shelby Carney, percussion; Josh Palazzolo, violin; Matthew Laughlinvioloncello; David Gompper, conductor

— Intermission —

David LANG. Scraping Song

Ben Yancey, percussion

Erin GEE, Mouthpiece XIXc (2016)

Amanda DeBoer, soprano; Jeiran Hasanalto flute; Elizabeth Fleissner, oboe; Christine Burkebass clarinet; Christine Augspurger, percussion; Jenna Ferdon, violin; Matthew Laughlinvioloncello; David Gompper, conductor

Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU, Iriai no kane (2007) for chamber orchestra

Laura Canelo Cohen, flute; Elizabeth Fleissner, oboe; Thiago Ancelmo De Souza, clarinet; Alex Widstrandbassoon; Ethan Brozkahorn; John Kenneth Gordertrumpet;
Robert Parkertrombone; Christine Augsburger and Peter Naughton, percussion; Leonardo Perez and Josh Palazzolo, violins; Elizabeth Upsonviola; Matthew Laughlinvioloncello; Nick Bowesdouble bass; David Gompper, conductor

See, https://uiowa.edu/cnm/article/concert-ix-—-12042015

Program booklet: som20161204a

Guest composer at the University of Iowa – Itererary

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Wednesday, Nov. 30

  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Jared Hedges
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Jeremy Maas
  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Carlos Cotallo Solares

Thursday, Dec. 1st

  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Jinwon Kim
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Joe Norman
  • 13:30 – 14:30 – Kris Peysen
  • 15:00 – 16:00 – Hongwei Cai

16:00 – 18:00 – rehearsal with CNM in 2400

Friday, Dec. 2nd

  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Nima Hamidi
  • 11:30 – 12:30  – Jonathan Wilson
  • 13:30 – 14:30 –  Carlos Toro

16:00 – 18:00 Composers’ Seminar: Interlocking and the reconstructive nature of memory. Presentation of my compositional techniques in my works In the Vestige of the Present, “…anD…” and Intrascalings

Saturday, Dec. 3rd

  • 15:00 – 17:00 – Alexandros Spyrou

Sunday, Dec. 4th

16:00 Dress Rehearsal

19:30 Concert CNM ensemble Iowa performs “In Pulses, in Strokes…” and Iriai no kane