Live recording of Fantasia & Toccata | Latvia

Please listen to a live recording of my most recent piece performed in Riga by LNSO Double Bass Orchestra conducted by Jānis Stafeckis. Fantasia & Toccata was composed in 2020 amidst the worldwide Covid19 pandemic and under tremendously stressful conditions in my personal life. It has been a luck that in that particular circumstance such an extraordinary and weird formation of an ensemble was given in my hands. No other medium could express better the turmoil I was going through the months this piece was composed. 

Please mind to use a pair of speakers or headphones to listen to this music due to its very low frequency content.

Live recording (Radio 3) of the premiere at Great Guild hall, Riga 08.10.2020
Performers: LNSO double bass orchestra (Oskars Bokanovs, Toms Timofejevs, Andris Veinbergs, Dāvis Vilks, Alise Broka, Kristaps Pētersons, Jurģis Klotiņš, Gustavs Vilsons, Viktors Stankēvičs, Raivo Ozols, Viktors Veļičko, Haralds Arnis, Undīne Berga, Mārcis Lipskis, Dzintars Sabļins, Raivis Misjuns)

Live Recording of Clarinet Concerto | Latvia

Please find on youTube a live recording of my new Concerto for Clarinet, String Orchestra and Electronics, conducted and performed by Guntis Kozma and Sinfonia Concertante at Riga, Latvia on 12th of March 2020.

The piece was commissioned by Mūzikas Festivāls deciBels at Riga, Latvia and was composed in January of 2020. Please use a pair of headphones, or loudspeakers to listen to this music.

5 Movements performed by Jana Luksts at DiMenna Center | New York

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

DeFence at Τhessaloniki Concert Hall

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

Orgiastic Compression by Piandaemonium

A performance of my piece “Orgiastic Compression” composed specifically for Piandemonium and performed at Thessaloniki Concert Hall on 27-29.11.2013. A series of mechanical actuators are used to trigger the sound world of this piece. You can see the full score below! Enjoy!

Members of Piandemonium: Ch Angelopoulos, A Anisegos, E Veniota, N. Zafranas, S. Thomopoulos, N. Kyriosoglou, L. Liatsou, E. Mavrou, M. Mylaraki, Ch. Noulis, Th Tzovanakis, K. Chardas