Alter Ego for large orchestra was commissioned by the State Orchestra of Athens in Greece and was composed at Boston in 2011. The musical material is based on spectral analysis of recitation in a whispering mode of the poem Katedrāle by American – Latvian poet Gunars Salins. A second layer consisted of isorhythmic processed (talea) material functions as a point of reference. The physical material is under constant transformation through the use of digital filters and it is presented by the orchestra through new orchestrational perspectives each time.

In me – there is the Cathedral. In me – the whole kingdom of heaven. In me – the world’s beginning and end. And also you. (Gunars Salins)

Pleaase find the full programme of the concert below

Dimitris Maronidis
: “Alter ego” (commissioned by Κ.Ο.Α.)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto n. 4 in G major, op 58
Franz Liszt: “Preludes”, Symphonic poem
Richard Wagner: Ouverture from the opera “Rienzi”

Athens Concert Hall | 12 January 2012 | 20:30
Director  Michalis Economou