INTERNATIONAL REVIEW of COMPOSERS | Belgrade, Serbia | Sunday, 6 October 2019
Even the sky screams sometimes too II for accordion, commissioned by the Delian Academy with the kind support of Ernst von Siemens Foundation.
Dress rehearsal at the 28th International Review of Composers, Belgrad.
Panagiotis Andreoglou – accordion.
Great News from Chicago: the amazing Arditti Quartet will perform my string quartet Quasi (ébauch) at Nunc! 4 New Music Conference and Festival at Northwestern University, USA on 25th of April 2020.
One of the leading conferences for new music in the world, NUNC! brings together composers, performing musicians, scholars and other new music advocates for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions and concerts.
Each biennial event features a program of new works from invited guest composers as well as from a peer reviewed call for scores. Calls for performers, electronic music and presentations will for the first time be supplemented by a call for improvisers, connecting to Chicago’s rich history of improvised music.
The Arditti Quartett program will have great pieces:
Yu-Chun Chien – Trio
Onur Dülger – Barzakh
Yuko Ohara – Birefringence II for string quartet
Dimitri Papageorgiou – Quasi (ébauch)
Ruud Roelofsen– on intimacy III
Max Vinetz – maintaining
See you there!
Despite the recent denial of entry visa to Iran, that has almost jeopardized the whole Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, all of us — Joachim Heintz, Eva Zöllner, Verena Wuesthoff, Ulrike Brand, and I — were able to do our presentations, seminars, and master classes via skype. It was far from an ideal solution and it was uncomfortable to feel the imposed distance. But it was something …
The photo below is taken at the end of the skype session of my composition master class with the winners and selected composers of the Reza Korourian Composition Competition.
Iran did not allow foreign participants and guests to attend an electronic music festival, according to the official in charge of organizing the event in late July.
Speaking to the state-run Iran Labor News Agency (ILNA), Mehdi Jalali said, “For the first time, our prominent foreign guests, including Joachim Heintz (German composer), Dimitri Papageorgiou (Greek composer), Ulrike Brand (German cellist), and Eva Zollner (German accordionist) were denied entry visas.”
Delian Academy for New Music, Opening Concert | Claudia Perez Inesta – piano, Dan Weinstein – cello | Grypario Hall, Mykonos, GR | June 7th, 2019 | 19:30
Tonight, at the opening concert of the Delian Academy, guest artists Spanish pianist Claudia Perez Inesta and Israeli cellist Dan Weinstein perform works by this year’s composition faculty, Beat Furrer, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, and Dimitri Papageorgiou.
DELIAN ACADEMY FOR NEW MUSIC
7 June 2019 – 16 June 2019 Grypario Cultural Center Zervoudaki – Inglesi Hall Mykonos, Greece
Honorary President: Georges Aperghis
Composition Faculty: Beat Furrer, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Dimitri Papageorgiou Artistic Director: Alexandros Spyrou
Ensembles in Residence: Klangforum Wien, TAK Ensemble
Guest Artists: Claudia Pérez Iñesta, Dan Weinstein
The Reconstructive Nature of Memory as a Compositional Model | Bilgi University, Istanbul | E2-201 | April 24th, 2019 | 15:00 – 18:00
My music is, among other things, a continuous negotiation of the distinction between the self and the other and the fluidity of their relationship.
The core of my work revolves around specific themes: time, identity/similarity/difference, repetition, memory, and order — the fragility of order in the creative process.
The concept of memory, in particular – the way we consider the or our past – is perceived not as a repetition or nostalgic recollection. Quite on the contrary, memory is regarded for its creative dimension, that is, as a constantly updated reconstruction of the past from the point of view of the present and through a process of constant reformulation.
All musical ideas are imperfect and vulnerable, ephemeral and distorted. They are constantly in a flowing state and are constantly being revised.
Nothing repeats itself!
Ensemble Airborne Extended | Parallel Textures | Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | Thessaloniki State Orchestra Rehearsal Space | Wed April 10th, 2019 | 20:30
The exceptional Austrian ensemble Airborne Extended premiers my work “She sees by formless gleams…” for bass flute, great bass recorder (paetzold), and harp.
Ensemble airborne extended was founded in 2013 and is a female Quartett for contemporary music consisting of the instruments harp, harpsichord/keyboard, flutes, recorders/Paetzoldflutes, with and without electronics and performance. The unusual combination of these instruments is the starting point for a sensitive and nuanced search for unknown tonal combinations. Many of the tones evoke associations to earlier eras. The group’s effort to pry the instruments away from their bourgeois context and to use them in a contemporary fashion is a referential experience.
Sonja Leipold – harpsichord/keyboard
Caroline Mayrhofer – recorders/Paetzold
Elena Gabbrielli – flutes
Tina Žerdin – harp
Bruno Strobl ABE (2018)
Hannes Kerschbaumer not.to (2017)
Μιχάλης Λαπιδάκης Lullaby (arr.2019)
Balázs Horváth fragmentuum+arpège+miroirs (2017)
Dana Probst Profond Miroir II (2019, first performance)
Πάνος Ηλιόπουλος GZMNLG (arr. 2019)
Παναγιώτης Κόκορας Cycling (2009)
Δημήτρης Παπαγεωργίου She sees by formless gleams (2019, first performance)
Mehmet Ali Uzunselvi parallel textures (2018)
26/31 MARZO 2019 – 26TH/31ST MARCH 2019
III EDIZIONE – 3RD EDITION
SOUND LIGHT ART – ROBOTICS – VIDEOS
CONCERTS – INSTALLATIONS – PRESENTATIONS
TECHNOLOGY NEUROSCIENZE NANOTECHNOLOGY
I was glad to be among the special guests of Diffrazioni – Florence Multimedia Festival (http://www.diffrazionifestival.com/nuova-pagina), “a project dedicated to contemporary art exploring the boundaries between technology and poetic expression, where new tools, new scenarios and deep inner emotions meet and combine.”
The European premiere of my work “Am I hearing voices within the voice?” took place on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at the magnificent Le Murate Progeti Arte Contemporanea.
This festival is an opportunity for connection, celebration, knowledge, development. It is a physical space and a short moment in time where multiple experiences converge, each one originating from different research fields in science, technology, art, expression, communication. Diffrazioni bases its strength on a system of synergies between institutions of higher artistic education, public administrations, young artists, cultural associations and non-profit organizations.
Wed March 13th, 2019 | Panagiotis Andreoglou, accordion | Melina Merkouri Hall, State Conservatory of Thessaloniki | 21:00
March 13th, at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Panagiotis Andreoglou presents my work Even the sky screams sometimes too for solo accordion. The work is commissioned by the Delian Academy for New Music with the kind support of SIEMENS Music Foundation. The program also entails KoryReeder’s abstract and atmospheric “White and Lavender” in first world performance and the highly idiosyncratic “Cantus Firmus” by Kostas Tsougras.https://www.facebook.com/events/612555282505164/
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K. 394 in e minor
Kostas Tsougras, Cantus Firmus (2011)
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K. 98 in e minor
Kory Reeder, White and Lavender (2017) α’ World Performance
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K.450 in g minor
Dimitri Papageorgiou, Εven the sky screams sometimes too (2017) α’ Greek Performance
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata K. 159 in C Major
Photo by Giannis Aggelakis
outHEAR New Music Week 2018 | Concert I: Hannah Walter & Robert Torche | Ceremonial Hall of the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa |Friday 14 December, 20:30
Orestis TOUFEKTSIS (*1966) Fraktum/Mikro2 for violin and electronics
Kaj DUNCAN DAVID (*1988) SOME PIECES (2017) Loops and atmospheres for two players 1. 01:00 — #2. 01:30 — #3. 02:00 — #4. 01:00 — #5. 02:00
Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU (*1965) “…anD…” (2012) for viola
Clemens GADENSTÄTTER (*1966) moved by (2012) for violin
Simon STEEN ANDERSEN (*1967) Next To Beside Besides (2003/2007) #10 miniature for microcamera and viola — #6 for violins
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
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).
After its world premiere at the Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, “…am I hearing voices?” receives a US premiere November 27, 2018 at the Grains of Sound #1 in San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Osher Salon.
“…am I hearing voices within the voice?” has been selected among 176 submissions in a Call for Works issued by the Grains of Sound Festival.
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
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.
“…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
“…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.
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
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)
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
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…
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.
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
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 Dimitri 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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
• 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
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).
Entrance is FREE.
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/
«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.
“…anD…” is available by BabelScores http://www.babelscores.com/catalog/instrumental/and
Program booklet: 2017-01-23-dialog-polisoidis
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.
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.
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)
Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU, “In pulses, in strokes…” (2012)
Anya Egense, flute; Christine Burke, bass clarinet; Nicha Pimthong, piano; Benjamin; Yancey and Shelby Carney, percussion; Josh Palazzolo, violin; Matthew Laughlin, violoncello; David Gompper, conductor
— Intermission —
David LANG. Scraping Song
Ben Yancey, percussion
Erin GEE, Mouthpiece XIXc (2016)
Amanda DeBoer, soprano; Jeiran Hasan, alto flute; Elizabeth Fleissner, oboe; Christine Burke, bass clarinet; Christine Augspurger, percussion; Jenna Ferdon, violin; Matthew Laughlin, violoncello; 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 Widstrand, bassoon; Ethan Brozka, horn; John Kenneth Gorder, trumpet;
Robert Parker, trombone; Christine Augsburger and Peter Naughton, percussion; Leonardo Perez and Josh Palazzolo, violins; Elizabeth Upson, viola; Matthew Laughlin, violoncello; Nick Bowes, double bass; David Gompper, conductor
Program booklet: som20161204a
Listen online to the Austrian National Radio broadcast of the Molecular Organ concert, at the molecular level – Molecules pull out all the Stops, which took place on October 7th 2016 at the international new music festival Musikprotokol Graz.
On November 10th 2016, the show Zeit-Ton aired excerpts of six works from the concert by Klaus Dorfegger, Florian Geßler, Elisabeth Harnik, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Clemens Nachtmann, and Dimitri Papageorgiou.
The broadcast of my work, including a short commentary by Franz Josef Kerstinger, begins at 23:33. Please, note that the recording of my work is missing the beginning and the end of the piece.
The Studio Dan formation (https://studiodan.at/en/), founded by trombonist Daniel Riegler, interpreted the premieres for this unique tubular structure that is located in the courtyard of the New Chemistry building at Graz University of Technology.
Studio Dan Line-up:
Dominik Fuss – Trompete
Damaris Richerts – Trompete
Thomas Liesinger – Trompete
Matthias Muche – Posaune
Kevin Austin – Posaune
Daniel Riegler – Posaune, Leitung
Stefan Hermüller – Tuba
Iwona Glinka, One minute project | Sunday, November 6th, 2016 | 20:00 | AnArt Artistry, Monis Asteriou 4, Plaka, Athens, Greece 10558 | Entrance: 10€ | https://www.facebook.com/events/1123677301042046/
This is the premiere of Iwona Glinka’s One minute project. In early 2016, Athens based flutist Iwona has issued a Call for Performance and Recording (http://www.phasma-music.com/p/ca) asking for works for solo flute (piccolo, flute, alto, bass).
In June of the same year, Iwona announce the compositions she had selected: 60 pieces – 42 composers – 17 countries – 4 flutes.
Iwona Glinka will record these pieces on a CD to be released on Sarton Label. Full physical and digital distribution via Warner Music, Naxos Music Library, Linn, Hdtracks, Qobuz, HighResAudio, eClassical, theClassicalShop.net, iTrax, ProStudioMasters, Onkyo, iTunes and more.
The program of the evening entails my Etude in Quarter Tones (2016) for piccolo flute.
- Aaron Alter – Try it on: Theme for solo flute
- Aaron Alter – Try it on: Variation 1 for solo alto flute
- Aaron Alter – Try it on: Variation 2 for solo bass flute
- Georgios Andriotis – άρ- for solo flute
- Greg Bartholomew – Sunlight on Quaking Aspen for solo flute
- Bracha Bdil – Three Monologues: Wondering for solo flute
- Bracha Bdil – Three Monologues: Mischievous for solo flute
- Bracha Bdil – Three Monologues: Pastoral for solo flute
- Aris Carastathis – Stargaze for solo alto flute
- Rania Chrysostomou – Path for solo bass flute
- Tim Clay – Reconciliation for solo flute
- Clayton Simmons Davidson – A Spire for solo flute
- David Drexler – Attack of the Tiny Cheesehead Music for solo flute
- David Drexler – almost winter for solo flute
- Robert Fleisher – Beginning for solo flute
- Robert Fleisher – Ending for solo flute
- Keith R. Gambling – Reflections of an ‘object’ at sea for solo flute
- Eleazar Garzón – Sh-k-h-ch for solo flute
- Liam Grogan – Miniature #4 for solo flute
- Nick Hwang – Adjacency for solo flute
- Karena Ingram – Chapter Zero for solo alto flute
- Jieun Jun – Exercise No. 2 for solo flute mouthpiece
- Rebecca Kaiserin – Season of Melancholy for solo flute
- Dimitris Karnasopoulos – Just a minute for solo flute
- Anicia Kohler – The humming-bird for solo flute
- George Kontogiorgos – Castalia Spring for solo flute
- Dimitris Kostopoulos – Old neighborhood for solo flute
- Dimitris Kostopoulos – Deep in the water, high in the sky for solo flute
- Giorgοs Kouvaras – “bit for flute” fantasy for the assonance for solo flute
- Edna Alejandra Longoria – El Baile (The dance) for solo flute
- Dimitrios Mantzirakis – Midnight birdsong for solo flute
- Dimitrios Mantzirakis – The awakening of nature for solo alto flute
- Dimitrios Mantzirakis – Discovering the magic of nature for solo flute
- Dimitrios Mantzirakis – The flying flute for solo flute
- Joshua Marquez – Slink for solo flute
- Nicolas Marty – 結界 (Kekkai) for solo flute
- Héctor Oltra García – “Κάθαρσις” (Catharsis) for solo bass flute
- Foivos Papadopoulos – One minute Greek dance for solo flute
- Foivos Papadopoulos – Greek Pastorale for solo alto flute
- Dimitri Papageorgiou – Etude in Quarter Tones for solo piccolo
- Giorgos Papamitrou – Taksim for flute
- Elena Papari – Northern Star for solo alto flute
- Scott Robbins – Fugue for solo flute
- Louis Sauter – Prélude for solo flute
- Louis Sauter – Scherzando for solo alto flute
- Louis Sauter – Intermèdes for solo alto flute
- Paweł Siek – Concert Étude for piccolo
- José Jesus de Azevedo Souza – Just a Minute! for Piccolo
- José Jesus de Azevedo Souza – Reflection for Bass Flute
- Stamatia Statherou – ‘Fleeting Moment’ for solo flute
- Neil Stipp – Capers for solo flute
- Neil Stipp – Brief Capriccio for solo flute
- Michail Travlos – The Clown for solo flute
- Dimitris Tsimpanos – One Minute for solo flute
- Peter Walton – Ritornello in C for solo flute
- Peter Walton – Ritornello in D for solo flute
- Peter Walton – Serpentine for solo bass flute
- Betty R. Wishart – Awaking & Frolicking for solo flute
- Betty R. Wishart – Frolicking for solo flute
- Josué Zamora – Niké for solo flute
Musikprotokoll Graz | Studio Dan Vienna: Auf molekulare Ebene | Friday October 7th 2016 | Neue Technik Graz, Stremayrgasse/Kopernikusgasse, 8010 Graz
Works by Klaus Dorfegger, Florian Geßler, Robert Gutmann, Elisabeth Harnik, Hannes Kerschbaumer, Clemens Nachtmann, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Ernst Christian Rinner.
Dominik Fuss – Trompete
Damaris Richerts – Trompete
Thomas Liesinger – Trompete
Matthias Muche – Posaune
Kevin Austin – Posaune
Daniel Riegler – Posaune, Leitung
Stefan Hermüller – Tuba
Dimitri Papageorgiou, “No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue…” (2016)
The work paints an eerie imagery of the dark side by constantly shifting and unfixing the tonal anchors of its harmonic world. The title draws inspiration from the line “No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue…” from the famous rock song Paint it black (Album “Aftermath,” 1966). In the lyrics of this haunting song, the Rolling Stones use color-based metaphors and paint with an exceptional nihilistic pathos the colorlessly blackest of all possible blacks.
October 7th, 2016 | 17:00
TU Graz, Neue Chemie, Graz, Austria
Great concert last night and an excellent performance of Even the sky screams sometimes too. A very receptive audience gave Dimitris Kountouras and Costas Raptis of the duo Goliardi a very warm reception at Porta Theater in Athens, Greece.
Additional concerts for Even the sky screams sometimes too coming up soon!
Parallel Thirds: Polifonia in due | Duo Goliardi, Porta Theater, Athens, Greece. Time: 21:15
The premiere of my work Even the sky screams sometimes too (2015) for alto recorder and bajan, a commission by the Duo Goliardi (Dimitrios Kountouras — recorders and Constantinos Raptis – bajan), is coming up next week on stage of the PORTA theater in Athens, Greece (https://www.facebook.com/events/1539010826427835/).
The concert takes places within the frame of the concert series “Parallel Thirds” of the Porta Theater (http://www.porta-theatre.gr/index.php/el/trites-paralliles/153-polifoniaindue) and the rest of the program entails works by J.S.Bach, S. Gubaidulina, B. Bartók, J. Walther, J.C. Veihlan, and Periklis Liakakis.
Mesogeion 59 11526, Athens, Greece
http://porta-theatre.gr, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Info – Reservation: Phone: 210 771 1333 | email@example.com
Sunday December 6, 2015. University of Iowa, Center for New Music – David Gompper, director. Riverside Recital Hall, Iowa City, IA, USA, 7:30pm
This coming Sunday, December 6th 2015, the CNM ensemble is programmed to perform my work Effluénces (2011) as well as works by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and guest composer Caroline Shaw. Also performing is special guest cellist Kevin McFarland in a new work by Josh Levine, professor at the UIowa School of Music.
- Caroline SHAW, in manus tuas (2009). Ghyas Zeidieh. violoncello
- Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU, Effluénces (2011). Jeiran Hasan, flute; Christine Burke, bass clarinet; Korak Lertpibulchai, piano; Leonardo Perez, violin; Matthew Laughlin, violoncello; Zachary Stanton, conductor
- Caroline SHAW, Taxidermy (2012) for percussion quartet. Wannapha Yannavut, percussion I; Andrew Veit, percussion II; Christine Augspurger, percussion III; Ben Yancey, percussion I
— Intermission —
- Joshua LEVINE, Sixty Cycles (2015), for violoncello. Kevin McFarland, violoncello.
- Kaija SAARIAHO, Lichtbogen (1986), for nine musicians and live electronics. Emily Duncan, flute; Christine Augspurger, percussion; Bethany Wheeler, harp; Korak Lertpibulchai, piano; Andrew Gentzsch, violin I; Leonardo Perez, violin II; Elizabeth Upson, viola; Matthew Laughlin, violoncello; Nicholas Bowes, double bass, electronics; Zachary Stanton, conductor
Program booklet: som20151206
The excellent Swiss contemporary duo, UMS & JIP (Ulrike Mayer Spohn – recorders and Javier Hagen – counter tenor), are in Athens this coming week and are going to perform my work “Unending are the Mazes it Engenders” in a concert that is organized by the IEMA.
The rest of the program entails works by
Georges Aperghis, Panayiotis Kokoras, Luis Codera Puzo, Chikashi Miyama, Antonis Rouvélas, and JIP.
Institute for Research on Music and Acoustics IEMA
105 Adrianou st., 105 58 Athens – Greece
Tel: +30 210-3310129
This is a presentation concert: UMS & JIP would like to meet/get to know more Greek composers who might want to work with them, i.e. they could get to know us, hear us live and discuss with us directly whether they would like to join the Greece Project (http://greece.umsnjip.ch).
Ensemble Zeitfluss. Edo Micic – conductor
This coming Monday, the Ensemble Zeitfluss (www.ensemble-zeitfluss.com) is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a concert that combines the old with the new. The program features two works by Charles Ives as well as commissioned miniatures—happy birthday pieces—by composers who have strong ties with the ensemble.
I am very happy to be part of this celebration with a new piece, Translucent Currents, for large ensemble.
Charles Ives: Country Band March, 3 Lieder (1922), arrangiert von Anselm Schaufler
Miniatures by: Denovaire, Klaus Dorfegger, Elisabeth Harnik, Mirela Ivičević, Joachim Jung, Gerhard Krammer, Gerd Kühr, Klaus Lang, Daniel Oliver Moser, Gerd Noack, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Anselm Schaufler, Krešimir Seletković, Gerhard Stäbler, Orestis Toufektsis, Joanna Wozny
Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten – Minoritensaal
The ensemble et cetera — Dustin Donahue, marimba; Curt Miller, clarinet; Scott Worthington, double bass — performing my work Intrascalings on stage of the Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall (University of California, San Diego) on October 10th, 2014. Photos courtesy of Anahita Abbasi.
These guys did a phenomenal job! A young ensemble with great prospects.
Conrad Prebys Music Center Recital Hall | University of California, San Diego | Friday, October 10th, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Upcoming Friday, the ensemble et cetera is performing the premier of my work Intrascalings for clarinet, marimba, and double bass, at the state-of-the-art Music Center at University of California San Diego campus (http://musicweb.ucsd.edu/concerts/). The ensemble will premier works commissioned from three of the five winners of their 2013 Composition Competition.
Ensemble et cetera is a trio based in Southern California. Formed by three friends in 2010, et cetera seeks to create a repertoire for their unusual instrumentation through new commissions, electro-acoustic works and realizations of unconventional scores reflecting their myriad interests in the American and European avant-garde.
Ensemble et cetera is Curt Miller – clarinets, Dustin Donahue – percussion, Scott Worthington – double bass. For more information on the ensemble et cetera, please visit http://ens-etc.org and https://twitter.com/ensemble_etc
For driving directions to the Conrady Prebys Music Center, please see http://musicweb.ucsd.edu/directions/directions-pages.php?i=601
If you are in Athens this coming Thursday, September 18th, don’t miss the concert Music for Ensemble II at the JOINT ICMC/SMC Conference. The concert takes place at the Main Hall of the Onassis Cultural Center, a state of the art concert hall.
Among various very interesting works in the program, by composers such as Patricia Alessandrini, Judith Shatin, Kyong Mee Choi, Lidia Zielinska, Martin Ritter, and my Greek colleague Leontios Hatzileontiadis, is my wok Effluénces (2011), a very challenging piece for ensemble.
Onassis Cultural Center, 107-109 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens, GR. http://www.sgt.gr/en/programme/event/1738
The full program of the concert entails:
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Brainswarm for bio-conductor soloist and ensemble, kinect, ΕEG Emotiv, MAX/MSP-Processing live electronics and visuals (2013) 13′
Judith Shatin, Spring Tides for amplified flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and interactive electronics 11’3”
Patricia Alessandrini, Trio d’après Schoenberg for cello, clarinet, piano and electronics 7′
Martin Ritter, Prayer for alto flute, cello and percussion (2013) 13′
Kyong Mee Choi, Tender Spirit I for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion and electronics (2013) 9’20’
Lidia Zielinska, Rust for 5 instruments and CD (2010) 9’24”
Dimitri Papageorgiou, Effluénces (2011) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2011) 12′
Zacharias Tarpagos (fl), Alexis Pogrevnois (cl), Giorgos Panagiotopoulos (vln), Alexandros Mpotinis (vc), Thodoris Vazakas (perc), Giorgos Konstantinou (pno), Kostas Anastasopoulos (pno)
Effluénces – Program Notes:
I wonder how the warp of living memory can affect a musical narrative, which would record the inscription, over time, of the remembered past — e.g. of a musical event – in memorial form. For that purpose, I tried to focus on the moment of recollection and I have envisaged the form as a ‘tree of memory.’ The branches of this ‘tree’ extend in various directions as reconstructions of the past in the light of present, following the tricks memory plays in every step of the way: some of the facts have been switched, others are omitted or added; in some cases, accurate memories are mixed with inaccurate ones and, in other cases, facts are perhaps retained but their source is forgotten.
￼The pitch structures of Effluénces have been obtained by using algorithmic routines in Super Collider. The routines have been implemented in the frame of the research project Algorithmic Composition in the Context of New Music (2009-10), which took place at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Drama at Graz, Austria. Given a limited material as input—usually two or three different ordered pitch cells—linear arrays of cells are formed which are subsequently braided with one another, constantly regrouping into new formations in order to engender inexhaustible variants at the output.
The score of Effluénces is available by BabelScores at www.babelscores.com/en/catalog/inst…ents/effluences
Opening Ceremony ICMC/SMC 2014 | Ceremonial Hall, Athens University | September 14th, 2014 | 19:00-21:00.
It is a great honor that the Greek premiere of my work “…anD…“ (2012) for solo viola will be performed by Ilias Sdoukos at the Opening Ceremony of the joint ICMC | SMC 2014 Conference, which will take place at the Ceremonial Room, University of Athens (see map).
The concert, which includes also works by Chin Ting Chan and Ben Houge, will be followed by a Welcome Reception.
The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will take place in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 20 September 2014 and, for the first time, it will bring on the cross-road two well established events: the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) joint with the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference (SMC). The main theme of the Conference is “Music Technology meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos“.
The ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will include lectures, special sessions, indoors & outdoors concerts, installations, demonstrations, studio reports, workshops, exhibition as well as asummer school, given in various places ranging from concert halls and university auditoria to museum lobbies and archaeological sites.
As the official website of the Joint ICMC/SMC International Computer Music Conference has announced, my works “…anD…” (2013) for solo viola and Effluénces (2011) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, are scheduled for performance on September 16th and 19th, respectively.
The complete schedule for the music program of the conference can be found at http://www.icmc14-smc14.net/program/music_program.html
I will post more information as they come.
The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference will take place in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 20 September 2014 and, for the first time, it will bring on the cross-road two well established events: the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) joint with the 11th Sound & Music Computing conference (SMC).
For more information, please visit the conference official page at http://www.icmc14-smc14.net
Theatre Notre-Dame, Avignion | 14-19 July | Monday/Wednesday/Saturday | 12:45.
French premier of “Unending are the Mazes it Engenders.” Three performances by the contemporary music duo UMS n’ JIP (Javier Hagen – tenor/counter tenor, Ulrike Mayer-Spohn – recorders).
The full program
JOAN BAGES (ESP) – meta morphé 2013
REUBEN DE LAUTOUR (NZ) – Piteous Rodents 2013
DIMITRI PAPAGEORGIOU (GR)– Unending are the Mazes it Engenders 2013
KOTOKA SUZUKI (JP) – Reservoir 2014
THEATRE NOTRE DAME AVIGNON
Tickets +33 (0)4 90 85 06 48
Tomorrow, July 2nd, the string quartet of the ensemble Klangforum Wien premiers my work Quasi (ébauche) within the frame of two concluding concerts of the research project Patterns of Intuition.
Patterns of Intuition II
String quartett of the ensemble Klangforum Wien: Annette Bik – violin, Sophie Schafleitner – violin, Dimitrios Polisoidis – viola, Andreas Lindenbaum – cello.
Works by Alexander Stankovski, Djuro Zivkovic, Eva Reiter, and Dimitri Papageorgiou.
Organized by the Gesellschaft der Freunde der KUG Wednesday,
MUMUTH, György-Ligeti-Saal, Lichtenfelsgasse 14, 8010 Graz
Info: Tel: +43 316/389-1330 ; abo(at)kug.ac.at
The concerts Pattern of Intuition I (17:45) and II (Mumuth subscription concert, 19:45) present works for solo piano and string quartet that have been composed during the three year long research project POINT. The research project has been conducted at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustic of the University of Music and Drama at Graz in cooperation with an international team of composers and scientists from various disciplines.
The research project POINT, which has been financed by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF) opens a new approach to musical analysis, in that the creative act of composition is investigated with computer-based methods during the creation of new works.
In between the two concerts, project leader dr. Gerhard Nierhaus and his staff will give an introductory speech about the project.
My piece Through Tacit Cracks for flute, bass clarinet, violin, and double bass at the Collaborative Miniature Project.
This Friday night the ÖRF1 will broadcast three of the five concerts of the festival Tage Neuer Musik Graz, which took place on May 23rd to 25th. The opening concert features my Nuit with Klangforum members Olivier Vivares (clarinet), Dimitrios Polisoidis (viola), joined by Janna Polyzoides (piano), delivering an elegant performance.
To listen to the show, please visit http://oe1.orf.at/programm/373856, The link will remain active for streaming for a whole week after the live broadcast.
Lange Nacht der Neuen Österreichischen Musik (Franz Josef Kerstinger, moderation)
Saturday May 31st. Time: 00:08
23. Mai 20:00
Großer Minoritensaal | Mariahilferplatz 3, 8020 Graz
BERNHARD LANG: Necronomicon 9458 für Klarinette, Violine, Violoncello und Klavier (1986)
PETER LACKNER: Kanon für Streichquartett. 18. Mai 1993 (1993)
DIMITRI PAPAGEORGIOU: Nuit für Klarinette, Viola und Klavier (1999)
GERD KUEHR: Con Sordino für zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello (1995/96)
FLORIAN GESSLER: Die Dinge des Lebens für Klavierquartett (2010)
ERNST CHRISTIAN RINNER: Wandauer Zwölfer für variable Besetzung (1986)
KLAUS LANG: bonsai. für Viola und Klavier (2005)
Performers: members of the ensemble Klangforum (Olivier Vivares – clarinet, Annette Bik – violin, Sophie Schafleitner – violin, Dimitrios Polisoidis – viola, Andreas Lindenbaum – cello) and Janna Polyzoides
10-05-2014. ḍafīr (2014) for flute and piano. Premier at AN ART Artistry, Athens, Greece. Nafsika Tsara – flute and Maria Mylaraki – piano. See, https://www.facebook.com/events/682254948501115/permalink/682548845138392/
23-05-2014. nuit (1999) for clarinet, viola, and piano. Tage Neuer Musik Graz, … von Zeit zu zeit, Großer Minoritensaal, Graz, Austria. Members of the Klangforum Wien: Olivier Vivares – clarinet, Dimitrios Polysoidis – viola, Janna Polyzoides – piano. See, http://www.tnmg.at/#/Programm/die-andere-saite (in German)
06-06-2014. Through tacit cracks (2013) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, and double bass. Forum Wallis Contemporary Music Festival, Shloß Leuk, Wallis, Switzerland. dissonArt ensemble. See, http://www.forumwallis.ch/programm-2014dissonart.htm
02-07-2014. Quasi (ébauche) (2014) for string quartet. Premiere at Mumuth Concert Hall, Graz, Austria. String players of the ensemble Klangforum Wien. http://guider.at/?id=13&e=28629&d=02.07.2014%2017:45&l=MUMUTH&ws_sel_fulltext=
14, 16, and 19-07-2014. Unending are the Mazes it Engenders (2013) for counter tenor and alto recorder. Avignion Festival, France. UMS & JIP, Swiss contemporary music duo. See, http://avignon.umsnjip.ch/program.html
10-10-2014. Intrascalings (2013) for clarinet, marimba, and double bass. Premiere at Conrad Prebys Recital Hall, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A, 19:00. Ensemble Et Cetera. See, http://scottworthington.com/etcetera/events.php
27-10-2014. Translucent Currents for large ensemble. Premiere Großer Minoritensaal, Graz, Austria. Ensemble Zeitfluss, Edo Micic – conductor.
TBA. ḍafīr (2014) for flute and piano. Melina Merkuri Hall State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece. Nafsika Tsara – flute and Maria Mylaraki – piano.
- Quasi (ébauche) for string quartet. Commissioned for the string players of the Ensemble Klangforum by the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music at Graz in the frame of the research project Patterns of Intuition.
- Intrascalings for clarinet, marimba, and double bass. Commissioned by the Ensemble Et Cetera (San Diego, U.S.A.).
- ḍafīr for flute and piano. Commissioned by Nafsika Tsara – flute and Maria Mylaraki – piano, an excellent Greek duo.
I have also completed my contribution for the edited volume of the research project Patterns of Intuition, which will appear later this year on Springer Edition, NY.
Details for upcoming premieres and concerts coming soon!
The Greece Project, by UMS & JIP: The trailer
Excerpts from works by Dimitri Papageorgiou, Panayiotis Kokoras, Zesses Seglias, and Dimitris Maronidis from the recent performances by UMS & JIP at Ackermannshof Druckereihalle (Basel, Switzerland) on September 18th and 19th.
An interview on October 11th to Christina Kanataki, TV100 Thessaloniki, regarding the upcoming dissonart ensemble concert, “Collaborative Miniature Project,” at the 48th Dimitria Festival of Thessaloniki.
The concert features 111 premieres of miniatures written by composers from all over the world and takes place on Monday, October 14th at Villa Kapantzi (Vas. Olgas 108, Thessaloniki), at 21:00.
September 18 & 19, 2013| Ackermannshof Drukereihalle, Basel, Switzerland | 20:30
After a sold-out debut in the Philharmonie of Thessaloniki, UMS ‘n JIP (Ulrike Mayer-Spohn and Javier Hagen) appear as guests in two performances at Ackermannshof Druckereihalle in Basel, presenting new music from Greece.
The concert program includes 8 works by young and partly already internationally established Greek composers (Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panayiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis and Dimitri Papageorgiou, offering a listening panorama of the latest Greek music-making.
The new works have been premiered in February in the Thessaloniki State Orchestra Concert Hall. Since February 2013, the pieces were played in over 20 performances in Switzerland, France, Spain and Turkey.
The Swiss contemporary duo UMS & JIP (Ulrike Mayer-Spohn, Blockflöten/Elektronik and Javier Hagen, Tenor/Countertenor/ Elektronik), perform Unending are the Mazes it Engenders for counter tenor and block flute at the ME_MMIX Festival (Palma di Mallorca). The rest of the program includes:
Einer (chamber opera by UMS ‘n JIP) and further works by Luis Codera Puzo, Joan Bagés Rubí, Octavi Rumbau, Panayiotis Kokoras, and Chikasi Miyama.
For further information about this concert, please visit: http://memmix.es/conciertos-11-de-agosto/ (in spanish)
The ME_MMIX Festival (Electronic Music_Mixed Music and Videoscreening) is a project of the Culture Area of the City Council of Palma and Fundació Palma Espai d’Art.
The ME_MMIX Festival’s main aim is to programme contemporary music, linked to electronic media. It also aims to promote interdisciplinary scenic related to technology. ME_MMIX Festival will present electronic and mixed works in every concert but, to provide a broader view of music from the 20th and 21st centuries, also includes works without electronics. The ME_MMIX programmeaddresses a broad creative spectrum always linked to the academic tradition, technological innovation and contemporary creation.
For more information about the festival, please visit: http://memmix.es
Another performance of Unending are the Mazes it Engenders for counter tenor and block flute. This time the Swiss contemporary music duo, UMS n JIP (Ulrike Mayer-Spohn, Blockflöten/Elektronik and Javier Hagen, Tenor/Countertenor/ Elektronik), enter the stage of the Forum Wallis Contemporary Music Festival with a program that entails works by Greek and Spanish composers.
FORUM WALLIS is the Valais Contemporary Music Festival. Since 2011 the festival is organize by IGNM-VS (International Society of Contemporary Music ISCM Section Valais/Switzerland). FORUM WALLSI is basically dedicated to the works of living swiss and valaisan composers and performing artists including close interdisciplinary collaboration with artists, schools and media.
The concert takes place in the beatiful medieval Schloss Leuk.
For more information, please visit http://forumvalais.ch/Wordpress/artists/umsn-jip/
April 13, 2013 | ITÜ MIAM Centre of Advanced Studies in Music, Instanbul| 12:00-17:00
Ums n’ Jip (Ulrike Mayer Spohn and Xavier Hagen) present “Unending are the Mazes it Engenders” for counter tenor voice and tenor recorder in their master class at the ITÜ MIAM Centre of Advanced Studies in Music, Istanbul.
Ums n’ Jip (Ulrike Mayer Spohn and Xavier Hagen) perform for the first time in Switzerland “Unending are the Mazes it Engenders” for counter tenor voice and tenor recorder, a work commissioned by this extraordinary Swiss contemporary music duo.
The work is a maze of utterances of an uncanny, palpitating sound, which unravels in winding paths, with interconnected twists and turns, through algorithmic mutations and reformulations, continuously circling back to itself by creating and not resolving the dialectics that underly its construction. Its mazing construction lacks of an entrance, a center, and possibility of escape; it is a maze without a monster and a death-defying hero . . .
The title is a quotation of a verse from the poem Everness by the Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Louis Borges:
And everything is part of that diverse
Crystal of memory, the universe;
Unending are the mazes it engenders
“Unending are the Mazes it Engenders” is part of the Greece Project by UMS ‘n JIP commissions works for either recorder, voice & electronics in any combination for 2 performers by young and established contemporary Greek composers Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panagiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitris Papageorgiou. The program intends to introduce different contemporary Greek composer’s works which are complementary to UMS ‘n JIP’s own works and/or especially inspiring for them. It will be premiers at the Thessaloniki University in February 2013. The Greece Project will be further performed on tour by UMS ‘n JIP in 2013/14.
Tuesday, March 5th 2013 | Konzerthaus Vienna, Mozart-saal | 19:30
Ensemble Klangforum Vienna perform “In the Vestige of the Present” for flute, cello, and piano.
The idea of EUROPE: a community directed to the service of the spiritual and material needs of people. The (perverse) idea of the global: A global corporation oriented on a set of principles for profit maximization for the few.
In their joint cycle europa, GLOBAL give the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Klangforum a special concert in honor of an important and indispensable member of the community: GREECE.
Iannis Xenakis – Khoai
George Aperghis – Le corps à corps
Michalis Lapidakis – HOWL
Panayiotis Kokoras – Crama
Dimitris Papageorgiou – In the Vestige of the Present
Saturday, February 23rd 2013 | Solon Michalidis Hall of the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki | 21:00
Ums n’ Jip premiers Unending are the Mazes it Engenders for counter tenor voice and tenor recorder, a work commissioned by this extraordinary Swiss contemporary music duo.
“Unending are the Mazes it Engenders” is part of the Greece Project by UMS ‘n JIP commissioned works for either recorder, voice & electronics in any combination for two performers by young and established contemporary Greek composers Antonis Rouvelas, Zesses Seglias, Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Panagiotis Kokoras, Dimitris Maronidis, Haris Kittos, Michalis Lapidakis, Dimitris Papageorgiou.
The program intends to introduce different contemporary Greek composers’ works which are complementary to UMS ‘n JIP’s own works and/or especially inspiring for them. It will be premiered in the concert series of the Contemporary Music Lab of the Department of Music Studies of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The Greece Project will be further performed on tour by UMS ‘n JIP in 2013/14.
Wednesday, January 30th 2013 | Minoritensaal Graz, Austria | 20:00
Dimitrios Polisoidis, principal violist of the Klangforum Ensemble Vienna, premiers “…anD…”for solo viola at an Andere Saite concert. January 30th, 2013 Minoritensaal, Graz, Austria.
“… anD … ” is a challenging, unquenchablly intricate recital piece that allows the performer to display his/her technical prowess. This sense of bravura is unequivocally inspired by Dimitrios Polisoidis’s dazzling virtuosic skill, to whom the work is heartly dedicated.
The surface of the work, with its prevalent rhythm driven, capriciously pulsating, microtonally detuned, spiccato articulated riffs and runs interwoven with layers of percussive sounds (col legno battuto, finger tappings, pizzicati) or natural harmonics in staccato, is destortedly reminiscent of the 19th century salon music. Sudden offbeat accents and metrical shifts keep an intense energy plane until the end.
Virtuosic pyrotechnics aside, however, the inner workings of the piece below the surface take on a cerebral as well as organic, self-referential approach. The composition belongs to a series of works written over the past few years that explore a special interlacing technique: short and trite musical objects (two brief series of notes, in this case) are braided in labyrithoid fashion, constantly revealing different perspectives of the material within the development of the musical discourse.
Tuesday, December 4th 2012 | Solon Michalidis Hall of the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki | 21:00
Ensemble Interface, one of the most gifted European young ensembles for new music, performs “In Pulses, in Strokes…” for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.
Bettina Danielle Berger – flute, Juko Fukumae – bass clarinet, Maiko Matsuoka – violin, Christoph Mathias – cello, Agnieska Koprowska – percussion, and Anna D’Errico – piano. Scott Voyles, conductor.
Friday, November 30th 2012 | Rheinsberg Akademie, Berlin | 12:00
Ensemble Interface premiers “In Pulses, in Strokes…” for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.
Ensemble Interface describe themselves as an international collective of young musicians devoted to the virtuosic performance and innovative dissemination of contemporary classical music. Founded in 2009, they have been quickly recognized as one of the leading young ensembles in Europe dedicated to interfacing contemporary music and culture in Germany and abroad through performance, educational activities, and research.
Bettina Danielle Berger – flute, Juko Fukumae – bass clarinet, Maiko Matsuoka – violin, Christoph Mathias – cello, Agnieska Koprowska – percussion, and Anna D’Errico – piano. Scott Voyles, conductor.
Tue 24 July 2012 | boost! Dal Niente & dissonArt ensemble |
46th Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt | Orangerie Hall | 19:30
Christian Winther Christensen: Nachtmusik ohne eine aufdringliche Nachtstimmung (2010/11)
- Sivan Cohen-Elias: Air pressure (2010)
- Tristan Murail: Treize couleurs du soleil couchant (1978)
- Dimitri Papageorgiou: “Effluences” (2011)
Dissonart Ensemble (Greece): Jiannis Anissegos – flute, Alexandros Stavridis – bass clarinet, Lenio Liatsou – piano, Theo Patsalidis – violin, Maria Anissegou – cello.