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.
“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.
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
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.