…anD… for solo viola performed in Graz by Hannah Walter

Concert with Hannah Walter and Robert Torche | Museum der Wahrnehmung, Graz | December 7th 2018, 20:00

Guest Lecture and Composer Talk with Hannah Walter, Robert Torche, Clemens GADENSTÄTTER, Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU, and Orestis TOUFEKTSIS | University of Music and Drama Graz | December 6th 2018, 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00

Works by Orestis Toufektsis, Kaj Duncan David, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Clemens Gadenstätter und Simon Steen Andersen



Music from Greece by Muddle Instead of Music


Matt Ertz, host, devoted his December 3 show Muddle Instead of Music (https://www.mixcloud.com/muddleinsteadofmusic/) to music from Greece. Among works by Iannis Xenakis, Jani Christou, Yannis Kyriakides and Lina Tonia, there is also to be found my …risuona piú lontano che mai”  for flute, soprano saxophone, percussion and piano (2018) performed by the Ensemble Suono Giallo premiered this July at the Il Suono New Music Week.

Ikhoor : for string trio (1978) / Iannis Xenakis (members of the Arditti String Quartet) — Praxis for 12 : for 11 sting instruments and pianist/director (1966) / Jani Christou (Accademia Musicale Napoletana Chamber Orchestra ; Piero Guarino, piano/conductor) — …risuono più lontano che mai : for flute, soprano saxophone, percussion and piano (2018) / Dimitri Papageorgiou (Ensemble Suono Giallo) — Butterfly effect : for orchestra (2017) / Lina Tonia (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France ; Pierre André Valade, conductor) — Der Komponist : for orchestra and computer (2015) / Yannis Kyriakides (Philharmonie Zuid Nederland ; Bas Wiegers, conductor).

Selected Artist – GOS#1 Call for Works, San Francisco, U.S.A.

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I am very glad to announce that my composition “…am I hearing voices within the voice?” for Acousmatic category has been selected among 176 applications to be programmed on the Grains of Sound Festival #1 (GOS#01), which will take place on November 27th at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon.

«Grains of sound electroacoustic music festival» strives to expose the works of a select group of innovative international composers, active in the electroacoustic field, to those enticed by new aural aesthetitcs.

The selected composers of the GOS#1 Call for Scores are

  • Acousmatic category: Annette Vande Gorne and Dimitri Papageorgiou
  • Solo Instrument category: Sylvia Rosani, Aldo Lombera, Bekah Simms, Jacob Sundstrom
  • Audiovisual category: Nicola Capelletti

Featured composers of the Grains of Sound festival are:

Patricia Alessandrini, Joao Pedro Oliveira, and Liviu Marinescu

These are the statistics for GOS#01 call for works as mentioned on the festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gosfestival/:

176 applications in the “Acousmatic” category
106 applications in the “Electroacoustic” category
39 applications in the “Audiovisual” category

For more information, please, visit http://gosfestival.com/

Tehran International Electronic Music Festival 2018



2nd Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, September 2 to 9, 2018

Artistic Directors: Sara Abazari, Mehdi Jalali

Scheduling Group and Art Advisors: Mohsen Mirmehdi, Azin Movahed, Gelareh Soleimani, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Farzia Fallah

Technical Director: Farhad Ilaghi Hosseini

Holding committee: Nazanin Ghiyasi, Sajjad Khodaverdi, Aila Moghimi, Alaleh Daneshmand, Ashkan Rahbarian

My activities at TIEMF entailed among others following:

September 2nd 2018, Hanooz Bookstore


Artificial voice. A brief history of speech synthesis: from talking heads to talking machines. 

In this talk, I present an overview of speech synthesis. The idea that a machine can generate speech disappears in the depths of history, but only recently has man been able to construct speaking devices with success. The narration of this history starts from simple hoaxes (antiquity to 17th c.) and moves on to mechanical approaches (18th c. to 19th c.) with more emphasis to electronic and digital approaches of the modern era (20th c. to present).

Sep 5th, Tehran University, School of Music

10:00 – 12:00 “Composing Seminar”: The Reconstructive Nature of Memory as a Compositional Model. Aesthetic Approach and Algorithmic implementations.

Memory and identity. Variance and invariance. Iteration and evolution. The opposition between unity and multiplicity, in terms of the ”dialectic of the repeated and the non- repeated.“ The present seminar outlines my views on compositional process technique in theory and in practice. At rst, I present a framework of a compositional methodology based on the reconstructive nature of memory, as a metaphor for the construction of pitch complexes and their dynamic and evolving elaboration in my music by means of algorithmic manipulations. In the second part, I present an introductory demonstration of some algorithmic routines of my interlocking technique.

12:00 – 15:00 Composing Master Class

With students of the M.A. Program in Composition of the Composition Area of the Tehran University Department of Music Studies

Sep 8th 2018, Tehran University, Avini Hall

Premiere of my work

… am I hearing voices within the voice?” (2018) for fixed medium

was composed in more voices and vocal manifestations from samples of principally non-verbal vocalizations, reconstructed by fragmenting, overlaying and ltering the vocal timbres, to accommodate my own requirements
During the composition process, I was more interested into 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.

See full program at Bro2018-NEW

Matti Pulkki premiers my work “Even the sky screams sometimes too”


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UUDEN MUSIIKIN LOKAKUU, Oulu, Finland | Tulindbergin Hall | September 28th, 2018 | Even the sky screams sometimes too (2018) for solo accordion | Matti Pulkki – accordion

Even the sky screams sometimes too is commissioned by the Delian Academy for New Music with the kind support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

@Score Follower: In the Vestige of the Present

Honored to announce that my piece, In the Vestige of the Present, was selected for the Score Follower call for works. A 13-member jury selected this piece from a pool of 770 submissions in the spring 2018 follow my score call for works.

I am grateful to Trio IAMA for their excellent studio performance!

Trio IAMA: Jiannis Anissegos — flute Maria Anissegou — cello Antonis Anissegos — piano

Dissonance Records, Thessaloniki, Greece. Dimitris Papadopoulos, producer Demetris C Christodoulides, sound engineer Score

Many thanks to Luca Tacchino who edited the video score.

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Tehran International Electronic Music Festival – A report of the Iranian Financial Tribune

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There is a report published on August 28, 2018 in the Arts and Culture sections of the Financial Tribune (first Iranian English Economic Daily) about the upcoming Tehran International Electronic Music Festival. The report is titled

50 Famed Composers to Attend Tehran Electronic Music Festival

Electronic concerts, seminars and lectures, video arts, composition workshops and performance arts are among the programs of the festival

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



“…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.

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:


Tel Aviv


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.


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



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.


  • 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



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


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

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


Guest Composers/Faculty

Michael Finnissy

Elaine Lillios

Dimitri Papageorgiou

More info at delianacademy.com


Effluénces – Austrian premiere with Ensemble Reconsil

Ensemble Reconsil

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


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

Marily Ventouri


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


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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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



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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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)

• 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.

Read more:



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


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



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


* 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

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 11.19.58 μμDelian Academy for New Music | 12-19 June 2017 | Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece

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)
Pedro FRAGUELA (Argentina)
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)
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.