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