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.
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
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: email@example.com
Info – Reservation: Phone: 210 771 1333 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.