Muted Blast (.2) Concert of meta.ξ | New York

Transient Beauty for tape and Orbits for piano and tape are going to be performed at New York on 15th of November 2019 by the Canadian pianist Jana Luksts!

-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 composers, while embracing subversive and under-represented artists internationally.

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)
November 15, 2019 at 8PM

Piano Recital “A tutti loro…”

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.

https://rememberingthepastbuildingthefuture.wordpress.com/piano-concert-a-tutti-loro/

Illumination Electronique II at MusLab | Mexico

Illumination Electronique II for tape gets its performance at Mexico!  This piece was composed by using Frequency Modulation techniques. The pitch material is based on the triad A – F# – F. Various formal and time distortions let the piece unfold over the time and creat new, unpredictable forms.

8 December 2015 @ Conservatorio Nacional Mexico, MUSLAB Festival, Ciudad de México.

Transient Beauty released on CD by Luc Ferrari Competition

Transient Beauty for Tape is now released on a CD in limited edition by the organizers of the Interantional Electronic Music Competition “Luc Ferrari – Presque Rien”. 

Info about the CD Here

The work “Transient Beauty” was composed at ICST ZHdK Zurich during a two weeks residency in August of 2015 and it reflects all the dramatic conditions I was going through, in the previous month, during a very unstable (politically and economically) period in Greece. The form of the piece consists in reality a transition from a very dense, noisy, harsh and chaotic sound world to the beauty and tranquility of a calm woman’s voice reflecting the alteration between feelings of immense anxiety and hope.

[…]Turning shadow into transient beauty (T.S. Eliot)

Transient Beauty at CIME/ICEM Lisbon | Portugal

Transient Beauty for Tape is going to get a performance at CIME/ICEM in Lisbon-Portugal. The piece will be diffused by German-Toro Perez director of ISCT (Zurich) where the piece was composed. The piece was composed at ICST ZHdK Zurich during a two weeks residency in August of 2015 and it reflects all the dramatic conditions I was going through, in the previous month, during a very unstable (politically and economically) period in Greece. The form of the piece consists in reality a transition from a very dense, noisy, harsh and chaotic sound world to the beauty and tranquility of a calm woman’s voice reflecting the alteration between feelings of immense anxiety and hope. Some of the music material is based on recordings Luc Ferrari made during May ’68 in France.

Date of Concert 3 October 2015

Premiere of Sculpture by Chimera String Orchestra York | UK

Sculpture for String Orchestra scttered within the audience got its first performance on 20th of June 2008. The Chimera Ensemble played the piece under the direction of Maria Leach at the concert hall Jack Lyons in the University of York, UK. The piece is dedicated to my daughter Sophie who was born just the day before! A recording of the piece here