Live recording of Mise en abîme by Altera Shock | Rīga

Two years after the premiere of my piece Mise en abîme in Riga, I have managed to retrieve the audio files of the recording of that performance! Though the recording suffers from some technical issues (live electronics being recorded only from mics on-stage so lacking a bit of the high frequencies), the spirit of the piece is present here. I think this is probably my most meditative piece so enjoy it in serenity and preferably in dark in your bed!

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.

Mise en abîme was commissioned by Arena Festivāls at Riga, Latvia, and was composed in Autumn of 2018. The premiere of the piece took place at VEF Cultural House in Riga on the 30th of October 2018 by Trio ART-i-Shock and Altera Veritas Ensemble collaborating for this unique concert.

This is a LIVE recording of the premiere. Please mind using a pair of headphones, or loudspeakers to listen to this music.

(YouTube painting) “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez

Isolation Music at digitIZMir | Izmir

During the second Covid-19 lockdown here in Thessaloniki, I received an email from my very good friend Mehmet Can Ozer to contribute to his festival digitIZMir with a video improvisation. I thought this would be a nice opportunity to experiment with a Korg littleBits analogue synth kit I bought a few years ago. In my electronic works, I seek usually for high sound fidelity. This time, I wanted to play in the field of lo-fi electronics. I programmed a simple granulation engine in SuperCollider, plugged the analog synth into my audio interface, and recorded everything with my camera’s onboard microphone on the fly. Tinkering the hardware and experimenting in this way always brings to me memories of my childhood, when I was enjoying so much to disassemble my toys in order to understand how they work and finding ways to make completely new use out of them!

You can watch the video on 13.12.2020, 31 (CET) on the festival’s YouTube channel. Enjoy!

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 disintegration of the wire mesh that surrounds the building 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 act 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 the 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.

Program 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 the 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

WiFi TeleMusik premiere at Festival “Milano Incontra La Grecia” | Italy

WiFi TeleMusik for 7 musicians, wireless messaging, Interactive tape, and Live electronics gets its premiere in Italy by dissonArt ensemble. The piece was commissioned by the festival “Milano Incontra La Grecia” and is going to be performed it in a concert along with the Italian Ensemble Sentierri Selvvagi

14 gennaio 2009
20.30
Piccolo Teatro Studio – Milano

Concerto di Sentieri selvaggi in occasione del festival
Milano incontra la Grecia e la Grecia il mondo


Giorgos Koumentakis Ancora cinque passi prima di addormentarti (WP)
Lorenzo FerreroTourists and Oracles (commissioned by Festival Milano incontra la Grecia)
Filippo Del Corno Dogma #6
Iannis Xenakis
 Plekto (Intreccio)
Dimitris Maronidis WiFi TeleMusik
Carlo Boccadoro RED