DeFence at Τhessaloniki Concert Hall

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

Premiere of Mise en abîme by Altera-Shock in Riga | Latvia

Mise en abîme for ensemble and electronics is going to get its premiere, on 30th of  October at Riga | Latvia. The performance is based on the  collaboration of two modern music ensembles, Art-i-shock and Altera Veritas.

Mise en abîme, is a term used in visual arts to describe a formal technique of placing a copy of an image within itself, often in a way that suggests an infinitely recurring sequence. A common way of experiencing this effect is by standing between two mirrors, seeing as a result an infinite reproduction of one’s image. In this piece I try to imitate this phenomenon in the field of sound. Fragments of music are repeated many times, each time slightly distorted, in order to create perceptually the same effect.

WiFi TeleMusik and Orbits at Arena Festival in Riga | Latvia

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

Mario Davidovsky Synchonisms (1970)
João Pedro Oliviera L’accordeon du diable (2006)
Dimitris Maronidis Orbits (2014)
Panajotis Kokoras West Pole (2007)
Jacob ter Veldhuis The Body of Your Dreams (2003)
Dimitris Maronidis WIFI TeleMusic (2008)

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