Premiere of Mise en abîme on 30th of October in Riga

Mise en abîme for ensemble and electronics is going to get its premiere, on 30th of  October at Riga | Latvia. The performance is based on the  collaboration of two modern music ensembles, Art-i-shock and Altera Veritas.

Mise en abîme, is a term used in visual arts to describe a formal technique of placing a copy of an image within itself, often in a way that suggests an infinitely recurring sequence. A common way of experiencing this effect is by standing between two mirrors, seeing as a result an infinite reproduction of one’s image. In this piece I try to imitate this phenomenon in the field of sound. Fragments of music are repeated many times, each time slightly distorted, in order to create perceptually the same effect.

Premiere of 5 Movements for piano by Jana Luksts

Contemporary Music Lab presents a piano recital by Jana Luksts performing works by Katehis, Seglias, Maronidis and Spyrou. The presented works cover a wide range of styles and trends in the field of modern musical creation. An extremely high-level virtuosity is required from the pianist to perform them, as a huge amount of audio data should be streamed to the audience in a relatively short time. The concert takes place with the support of the Fulbright Foundation and the Delian Academy of New Music.

Jana Luksts is a pianist fiercely dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. A proponent of esoteric idioms for piano, Jana finds purpose in realizing new works for the instrument. Jana’s 2017-18 season has featured a series of solo concerts, presenting the works of Aperghis, Spyrou, Erber and Finnissy, with venues including Ypsilon (Thessaloniki, presented by Ypsilon) and St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto, presented by TO.U Collective for New Music). In June of 2018, she will be the guest artist at the Delian Academy for New Music in Mykonos, Greece. Jana will be featured as a solo and chamber artist at the Sound Symposium in Newfoundland in July of 2018. Other upcoming engagements include a series of concerts in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Lab at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AuTh.) featuring works of past and current students, and alumni of the Greek Fulbright Program.

Thursday 17 May 2018, 21:00, Palas
(State Orchestra Rehearsing Space, “Solon Michailidis”). 

Accordion Concertino Premiere by Andreoglou Panagiotis and BGSU New Music Ensemble

Accordion Concertino is getting its world premiere at Bowling Green University (Ohio, USA) this February featuring Andreoglou Panagiotis (acc) as a solois performing it along with the Ensemble of New Music of BGSU under the direction of Christopher Dietz.

The piece was commissioned by BGSU New Music Ensemble and was composed a few weeks after Jean Claude Risset’s death. The fundamental structural idea is focused on using Shepard Tones, an auditory illusion first devised by Risset in the field of electronic music. The effect gives the auditory illusion of infinite upward or downward motion which can find a visual equivalent in M.C Escher’s painting “Ascending and Descending”.

2.2.2017. Ohio, USA

7 COnsecutive INVENTions performed by Fani Karagianni

7 Consecutive Inventions is getting a performance by Fani Karagianni at the Macedonian Museum of Modern Art in Thesslaoniki. The piece is scored for solo piano and  was composed after the traditional folk song “Eicha mian agapē” (I had a love) from Island Paros (Greece). It was commissioned by the COINVENT team at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

19 October 2016

Original Song below
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ps88zktYRg

More information on the project below
ccm.web.auth.gr/chameleonmain.html

Illumination Electronique II at Mexico MusLab

Illumination Electronique II for tape gets its performance at Mexico!  This piece was composed by using Frequency Modulation techniques. The pitch material is based on the triad A – F# – F. Various formal and time distortions let the piece unfold over the time and creat new, unpredictable forms.

8 December 2015 @ Conservatorio Nacional Mexico, MUSLAB Festival, Ciudad de México.

Transient Beauty (for Tape) at CIME/ICEM Lisbon Portugal

Transient Beauty for Tape is going to get a performance at CIME/ICEM in Lisbon-Portugal. The piece will be diffused by German-Toro Perez director of ISCT (Zurich) where the piece was composed. The piece was composed at ICST ZHdK Zurich during a two weeks residency in August of 2015 and it reflects all the dramatic conditions I was going through, in the previous month, during a very unstable (politically and economically) period in Greece. The form of the piece consists in reality a transition from a very dense, noisy, harsh and chaotic sound world to the beauty and tranquility of a calm woman’s voice reflecting the alteration between feelings of immense anxiety and hope. Some of the music material is based on recordings Luc Ferrari made during May ’68 in France.

Date of Concert 3 October 2015

Ganesh Paran performance by Ums’n’Jip

Ganesh Paran for extraordinary voice, tape, and computer generated RT score is going to be premiered on 23rd of February 2013 at Pallas Concert Hall, Thessaloniki by UMS ņ JIP

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Parenthesis for Orchestra premiered by Lorraine Symphony Orchestra

Paragraph/Parenthesis for Orchestra got its premiere  at  Metz Arsenal Concert Hall by Orcheste National de Lorraine (ONL) under the direction of Jacques Mercier on 11-7-2011. The piece was performed as a part of the composition workshop Acanthes. This piece was composed after the poem “since feeling is first…” by e.e.cummings. A special set of software tools were developed in order to compute and organize the massive stream of data that constitute the core-structure of the piece. The fundamental idea of the piece is the construction of  multi-leveled isorhythmic talea that control and drive various melodic elements and harmonic aggregates in a set of spectral bands. Since such a parametric system is very unstable, a large amount of experiments were performed in order for the final material to be selected, formed and refined. 

Ignis Fatuus for Orchestra premiere by the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki

Ignis Fatuus for Orchestra is getting its world premiere by the Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki under the direction of Vladimiros Symeonidis. The concert will take place on 10th of March 2007 at the Aristotle University Concert Hall. In this work, many different ways of expression are explored through the use of spectral processes for the organization of the musical material.