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Piano Recital “A tutti loro…”

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.

https://rememberingthepastbuildingthefuture.wordpress.com/piano-concert-a-tutti-loro/

Illumination Electronique II at MusLab | Mexico

Illumination Electronique II for tape gets its performance in Mexico!  This piece was composed by using Frequency Modulation techniques. The pitch material is based on the triad A – F# – F. Various formal and time distortions let the piece unfold over time and create new, unpredictable sonic forms.

8 December 2015 @ Conservatorio Nacional Mexico, MUSLAB Festival, Ciudad de México.

Transient Beauty released on CD by Luc Ferrari Competition

Transient Beauty for Tape is now released on a CD in a limited edition by the organizers of the International 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)

Transient Beauty at CIME/ICEM Lisbon | Portugal

Transient Beauty for Tape is going to get a performance at CIME/ICEM in Lisbon-Portugal. The piece will be diffused by German-Toro Perez director of ISCT (Zurich) where the piece was composed. The piece 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. Some of the music material is based on recordings Luc Ferrari made during May ’68 in France.

Date of Concert 3 October 2015

X-Anthèmes Premiere at Belgrade by Construction Ensemble | Serbia

X-Anthèmes is presented at Belgrade as a part of the Composer’s Review project organized by the Composer’s Association of Serbia. X-Anthemes will be performed by Construction Ensemble on Friday, 25 September 2015, at 8 PM, Foyer of the National Bank of Serbia.

X-Anthèmes is based on national anthems from various countries around the globe. National anthems are, with very few exceptions, heavily militaristic, “serious” music. In this piece, they are processed, reformed, and re-presented from a virtuosic, lighter, and more translucent perspective. Although the selection of the Anthems was made solely with artistic criteria, the reformation itself can be considered as a political statement.

Official Website of International Review Project

Hi-Hat at Ars Electronica Forum Wallis | Switzerland

Hi-Hat for tape is getting a performance at the festival Ars Electronica, Forum Wallis in Switzerland on 22 May 23h30m, 2015. Hi-hat is an acousmatic composition solely based on recorded sounds from a hi-hat. You can find more info about the fiestival at the link below. Enjoy!

https://www.forumwallis.ch/programm-2015ecpnmelectronica.htm

SoundWalk Revolution & Metamorphosis | Lisabon | Portugal

SoundWalk 2014 Revolution and Metamorphosis

Ispahan for tape will be presented at Lisbon as a part of Sound Walk 2014 – Revolution and Metamorphosis, Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution.

From among around 100 works received from 26 different countries, Miso Music Portugal has selected 12 works. The Sound Walk 2014 – Revolution and Metamorphosis will be presented in the form of a sound installation during the Música Viva 2014 Festival, on November 23 and 24, from 6h00 p.m. to 11h00 p.m., at O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon. 

Premiere of Orbits for piano and tape at Sigulda | Latvia

Orbits for piano and tape got its premiere at Sigulda, Latvia by the composer and pianist Gundega Smite.
The piece is dedicated to Gundega Smite. The performance took place at Baltais Fligels Concert Hall on 2 July 2014, 7:00 pm. The piece was composed during a long period of four years with many starts and stops. I very big thank to Gundega for believing in this and pressing me to make it happen!

Orbit is the curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star or planet. The eccentricity of the path and speed of the moving objects can vary. In this respect, the sound is treated in this piece as a moving object. Electronic and piano parts can be considered as two celestial objects moving either in regular trajectories or deviating from circularity.

-dimitris maronidis, Orbits program note

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

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Ganesh Paran performance by Ums’n’Jip

Ganesh Paran for extraordinary voice, tape, and computer-generated RT score is going to be premiered on 23rd of February 2013 at Pallas Concert Hall, Thessaloniki by UMS ņ JIP

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Berio Folk Songs Project by ContraTempo

Δω στα Λιανοχορταρούδια (Do sta lianohortaroudia) got performed on  22 August 2012 by ContraTempo Orchestra (dir. Vladimiros Symeonidis) and Angeliki Cathariou (soprano) at Pelion Music Village as a part of the project I wonder as I wander… or copying L. Berio.