Alter Ego Premiere by Athens State Orchestra at Megaron

Alter Ego for large orchestra was commissioned by the State Orchestra of Athens in Greece and was composed at Boston in 2011. The musical material is based on spectral analysis of recitation in a whispering mode of the poem Katedrāle by American – Latvian poet Gunars Salins. A second layer consisted of isorhythmic processed (talea) material functions as a point of reference. The physical material is under constant transformation through the use of digital filters and it is presented by the orchestra through new orchestrational perspectives each time.

In me – there is the Cathedral. In me – the whole kingdom of heaven. In me – the world’s beginning and end. And also you. (Gunars Salins)

Pleaase find the full programme of the concert below

Dimitris Maronidis
: “Alter ego” (commissioned by Κ.Ο.Α.)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto n. 4 in G major, op 58
Franz Liszt: “Preludes”, Symphonic poem
Richard Wagner: Ouverture from the opera “Rienzi”

Athens Concert Hall | 12 January 2012 | 20:30
Director  Michalis Economou

Parenthesis premiered by Lorraine Symphony Orchestra | France

Paragraph/Parenthesis for Orchestra got its premiere  at  Metz Arsenal Concert Hall by Orcheste National de Lorraine (ONL) under the direction of Jacques Mercier on 11-7-2011. The piece was performed as a part of the composition workshop Acanthes. This piece was composed after the poem “since feeling is first…” by e.e.cummings. A special set of software tools were developed in order to compute and organize the massive stream of data that constitute the core-structure of the piece. The fundamental idea of the piece is the construction of  multi-leveled isorhythmic talea that control and drive various melodic elements and harmonic aggregates in a set of spectral bands. Since such a parametric system is very unstable, a large amount of experiments were performed in order for the final material to be selected, formed and refined. 

[…] for life’s not a paragraph. And death i think is no parenthesis e.e.cummings

Ignis Fatuus for Orchestra premiere by the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki

Ignis Fatuus for Orchestra is getting its world premiere by the Symphonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki under the direction of Vladimiros Symeonidis. The concert will take place on 10th of March 2007 at the Aristotle University Concert Hall. In this work, many different ways of expression are explored through the use of spectral processes for the organization of the musical material.