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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
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
devotioModerna is presenting X-Anthèmes under the direction of Carmen Carneci at the Universitatea Naţională de Muzică George Enescu as a part of the 12th MERIDIAN International Festival
Bucharest Romania 14 November 2016 19:00
More Info about the festival
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
More information on the project below
Orbits for piano and tape is going to be presented at Thessaloniki in a concert organised by Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Centre.
Saturday 14 May 2016 21:00
State orchestra of Thessaloniki Rehearsal Hall (Solon Michailides)
Leon Avenue 73, Thessaloniki
Trio Orbits performs on 16th of May at Panteion University in a collaborative project with Panteion University. The audience will get the opportunity to listen to works by Panayiotis Kokoras, Mario Davidovsky, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Dimitris Maronidis, Henrik Hellstenius
Panagiotis Andreoglou: accordion
Gundega Šmite: piano
Dimitris Maronidis: electronics
a tutti loro… (for piano and tape) was performed by Christina Katidou on 20 March 2016 at the Municipality of Thessaloniki Concert Hall along with pieces by Olivier Messiaen and Tristan Murail. The concert took place in the framework of the project “remembering the past – building the future” After seven decades since the end of WWII and the bombing of Dresden in 1945, Remembering the Past – Building the Future project seeks to reflect on the aftermath of WWII and more specifically on causes of totalitarian regimes such as Nazism that led to the Holocaust, Fascism, Stalinism and totalitarian communist regimes. In addition, the project aspires to commemorate the victims of crimes committed during WWII and totalitarian regimes by visiting commemoration monuments and places.