On March 15th (17pm) Orbits, along with works by Lockwood and Capuzano, is getting a performance at Mexico by Carmen Fergoso at the Auditorio Multiaulas EMA1 Facultad de Artes BUAP. The piece was composed back in 2014 and was premiered at Latvia. A new work based on similar sonic concept is coming soon!
meta.ξ presents Muted Blast (.2)
12.03.2020 @ 20:00
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education
Jana Luksts (piano)
Wesley Shen (piano)
Adam Sherkin (piano)
Matti Pulkki (accordion)
Brad Cherwin (bass clarinet)
Phil Albert (double bass)
Michael Murphy (percussion)
Concerto for Clarinet, String Orchestra and Electronics is getting its premiere at Latvia on 12th of March by Sinfonia Concertante and Guntis Kuzma who is going to be both the soloist and conductor! The piece was commissioned JVLMA Mūsdienu Mūzikas Festivāls deciBels, a festival on Contemporary Music in Latvia.
Prob_My Berio Chain for solo flute is getting its premiere on 24th of February 2020 at Vafopouleio Cultural Center at 20:30 by Andreas Smyris. The piece was composed 17 years ago, while I was still a student at the Music Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. It was part of an assignment in Computational Models Course which was taught by Emilios Cambouropoulos. In this piece I implement first order Markov Chains to analyze and then re-compose the Sequenza for solo flute by Luciano Berio. The piece is a tribute to this great Italian Composer.
New video just released! An amazing performance of 5 Movements for solo piano by the Canadian pianist Jana Luksts at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York! This piece was composed back in 2017, in a period when my young son was obsessed with the music of George Gershwin. Listening to the music of Gershwin in a daily basis has influenced my own composition one way or another. Isn’t a composer supposed to be a filter on reality?
Dedicated to my son Iason Maronidis, for being a startling light of hope.
Jana Luksts, piano
Mariano Wainsztein, director
Daniel Baruch, sound
George Katehis, editing, production
Transient Beauty for tape and Orbits for piano and tape are going to be performed at New York on
-meta.ξ, a collective of Greek composer/artist/design-curators, is presenting a concert of cutting-edge works featuring piano, electronics, double bass, interspersed with electro-acousmatic music. meta.ξ is bi-laterally based between the United States and Greece, with members living and working everywhere in between. The collective aims to strengthen the voice of the post-crisis generation of Greek
With performances in prestigious venues across the globe, this is the first time meta.ξ will bring a concert to New York City. Jana Luksts (piano) and Evan Runyon (double bass), will navigate and experiment with scores involving electronics, robotics, and light design.
Programm, Muted Blast 2, metaξ (meta-ksi.com)
Benzaquen Hall, Dimenna Center for Classical Music
Jana Luksts, piano (www.janaluksts.com)
Evan Runyon, bass (http://evanruyon.com)
Four (Hommage) Études for solo piano is now published by Universal Edition. The piece consists of 4 short pieces for solo piano of which, each one makes a tribute to the following composers, Lachenmann, Ligeti, Reich, Smite. The purpose of the work is to introduce young students to the aesthetics of modern music in an enjoyable way.
You can buy your copy here
You can listen to the piece being performed by Tobias Weiss here
Please find here a short video with excerpts from the works of my students created during our easter semester course “Interactive Music Systems” at
On the occasion of the celebration of the European Music Day on 21st of June, a large scale happening is going to take place at Megaron Concert Hall of Thessaloniki at 23:00.
DeFence is an open performance for 4 orchestra conductors, 88 performers with: hammers, hand wrenches, motors, sheet metal, cables and other hardware tools used as sound actuators. The ultimate target of the performance is the desintegration of the wire mesh that surrounds the buiding M2.
The visual borderline, the boundaries of an image, the physical barriers, are not able to set also a sound limit. Although the conversation with any kind of restriction or borderline is in many cases challenging, in this case, for artistic reasons, such an artistic debate can be initiated only if by the end of the event the physical barrier will disintegrate. The border will be deconstructed and abolished through and within the artistic action itself.
D. Maronidis | Concept | Composition | Electronics | Sound Design | SuperConducting
M. Sionas | Direction
C. Gousios | Audio Engineering
D. Fotiadis, P. Metaxas, T.Sourgounis, Z. Seglias | Conductors
Multiplexing, my last kinetic sculpture will be presented at
In telecommunications and computer networks, multiplexing (MUX) is a method by which multiple analog or digital signals are combined into one signal over a shared medium. The aim is to share a scarce resource. For example, in telecommunications, several telephone calls may be carried using one wire. Multiplexing originated in telegraphy in the
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.
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”).
Graffiti is an interactive sound installation. You are invited to use your smart devices to trigger sound events in real-time acting as composers, conductors and performers. The system will respond to your commands and create sounds. New soundscapes can arise on the fly in a playful way – giving the opportunity for each participant to feel the excitement of music creation even without any pre-developed musical skill. Download the special app and start making sounds with a virtual symphonic orchestra!
Come an enjoy playing with it at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.
Dates 2-15 May 2018
TRIO ORBIT (Greece) 3/10 pm 5 pm Reformed Church, Riga October 15, 2017 at The international chamber music project Trio Orbit will be invited to give a concert at 5 pm at the Riga Reformed Church, with Panagiotis Andreoglou (Greece, accordion), Gundega Šmite (Latvia, piano) and Dimitris Maronidis (Greece, electronics). The concert program is created by combining outstanding electro-acoustic works for piano, accordion and electronics. It will cover compositions from a wide historical range, ranging from the first historically dated composition for piano and electronics – the work of American electronic music pioneer Mario Davidovsky – Synchronisms – to the most recent works by Greek composers Panayotis Kokoras and Dimitris Maronidis.
Programme of the concert
João Pedro Oliviera L’accordeon du diable (2006)
Dimitris Maronidis Orbits (2014)
Dimitris Maronidis WIFI TeleMusic (2008)
Orbits for piano and tape is performed in Bologna, Italy by Calogero Di Liberto (electronics diffused by Roberto Salvati). The performance take place as a result of the piece winning the First Liszt Price in 2016.
26.4.2017 Place: Oratorio di San Filippo Neri
Review on press