Accordion Concertino Premiere by P. Andreoglou and BGSU New Music Ensemble | USA

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

7 COnsecutive INVENTions performed by Fani Karagianni

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
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ps88zktYRg

More information on the project below
ccm.web.auth.gr/chameleonmain.html

Music connects the OCC and the Panteion University – Trio Orbits

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

Illumination Electronique II at MusLab | Mexico

Illumination Electronique II for tape gets its performance at 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 the time and creat new, unpredictable 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 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)

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 Compeser’s Review project organized by the Composer’s Accosiation of Serbia. X-Anthemes will be performed by Construction Ensemble on Friday, 25 September 2015, 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

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