On March 15th (17pm) Orbits, along with works by Lockwood and Capuzano, is getting a performance at Mexico by Carmen Fergoso at the Auditorio Multiaulas EMA1 Facultad de Artes BUAP. The piece was composed back in 2014 and was premiered at Latvia. A new work based on similar sonic concept is coming soon!
New video just released! An amazing performance of 5 Movements for solo piano by the Canadian pianist Jana Luksts at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York! This piece was composed back in 2017, in a period when my young son was obsessed with the music of George Gershwin. Listening to the music of Gershwin in a daily basis has influenced my own composition one way or another. Isn’t a composer supposed to be a filter on reality?
Dedicated to my son Iason Maronidis, for being a startling light of hope.
Jana Luksts, piano
Mariano Wainsztein, director
Daniel Baruch, sound
George Katehis, editing, production
Transient Beauty for tape and Orbits for piano and tape are going to be performed at New York on
-meta.ξ, a collective of Greek composer/artist/design-curators, is presenting a concert of cutting-edge works featuring piano, electronics, double bass, interspersed with electro-acousmatic music. meta.ξ is bi-laterally based between the United States and Greece, with members living and working everywhere in between. The collective aims to strengthen the voice of the post-crisis generation of Greek
With performances in prestigious venues across the globe, this is the first time meta.ξ will bring a concert to New York City. Jana Luksts (piano) and Evan Runyon (double bass), will navigate and experiment with scores involving electronics, robotics, and light design.
Programm, Muted Blast 2, metaξ (meta-ksi.com)
Benzaquen Hall, Dimenna Center for Classical Music
Jana Luksts, piano (www.janaluksts.com)
Evan Runyon, bass (http://evanruyon.com)
Four (Hommage) Études for solo piano is now published by Universal Edition. The piece consists of 4 short pieces for solo piano of which, each one makes a tribute to the following composers, Lachenmann, Ligeti, Reich, Smite. The purpose of the work is to introduce young students to the aesthetics of modern music in an enjoyable way.
You can buy your copy here
You can listen to the piece being performed by Tobias Weiss here
Contemporary Music Lab presents a piano recital by Jana Luksts performing works by Katehis, Seglias, Maronidis and Spyrou. The presented works cover a wide range of styles and trends in the field of modern musical creation. An extremely high-level virtuosity is required from the pianist to perform them, as a huge amount of audio data should be streamed to the audience in a relatively short time. The concert takes place with the support of the Fulbright Foundation and the Delian Academy of New Music.
Jana Luksts is a pianist fiercely dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. A proponent of esoteric idioms for piano, Jana finds purpose in realizing new works for the instrument. Jana’s 2017-18 season has featured a series of solo concerts, presenting the works of Aperghis, Spyrou, Erber and Finnissy, with venues including Ypsilon (Thessaloniki, presented by Ypsilon) and St. Andrew’s Church (Toronto, presented by TO.U Collective for New Music). In June of 2018, she will be the guest artist at the Delian Academy for New Music in Mykonos, Greece. Jana will be featured as a solo and chamber artist at the Sound Symposium in Newfoundland in July of 2018. Other upcoming engagements include a series of concerts in collaboration with the Contemporary Music Lab at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AuTh.) featuring works of past and current students, and alumni of the Greek Fulbright Program.
Thursday 17 May 2018, 21:00, Palas
(State Orchestra Rehearsing Space, “Solon Michailidis”).
Orbits for piano and tape is performed in Bologna, Italy by Calogero Di Liberto (electronics diffused by Roberto Salvati). The performance take place as a result of the piece winning the First Liszt Price in 2016.
26.4.2017 Place: Oratorio di San Filippo Neri
Review on press
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
More information on the project below
Orbits for piano and tape is going to be presented at Thessaloniki in a concert organised by Contemporary Music Lab of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Centre.
Saturday 14 May 2016 21:00
State orchestra of Thessaloniki Rehearsal Hall (Solon Michailides)
Leon Avenue 73, Thessaloniki
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
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.
A performance of my piece “Orgiastic Compression” composed specifically for