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.
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
Dear friends, you can listen to a radio broadcast on German radio about the contemporary music in Thessaloniki. Please follow the link below
Transient Beauty for Tape is now released on a CD in limited edition by the organizers of the Interantional Electronic Music Competition “Luc Ferrari – Presque Rien”.
Info about the CD Here
The work “Transient Beauty” 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.
[…]Turning shadow into transient beauty (T.S. Eliot)
Sculpture for String Orchestra scttered within the audience got its first performance on 20th of June 2008. The Chimera Ensemble played the piece under the direction of Maria Leach at the concert hall Jack Lyons in the University of York, UK. The piece is dedicated to my daughter Sophie who was born just the day before! A recording of the piece here
Matinée. got its premiere on 29 February 2008 at sir Jack Lyons concert Hall at the University of York by Chimera Ensemble. The piece is based on Markov reconstruction of a poem by Kiki Dimoula. The music is scored for voice (soprano) and ensemble.