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ACOUSMATIC & INSTRUMENTS
4th Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo (CIMESP ’01, Brazil).
22th Luigi Russolo International Competition (Varese, Italy, 2000). Concurso Internacional ART’S XXI 2001 Valencia (Spain).
28th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Competition (France, 2001).
Seven Spaces of Ether (for Esther Lamneck)
Commissioned by Esther Lamneck.
Le Grain d'Annette (for Annette Vande Gorne)
For Annette Vande Gorne.
This short piece (2012) is a sonic gift for the 65th birthday anniversary of Annette Vande Gorne, a dear friend and teacher. Memories of fragmented piano notes, whispers, voices and all short of sounds are combined for the composition.
Rhapsody On A Windy Night (tape version)
The piece is inspired by T.S. Eliot's poem "Rhapsody on a Wind Night". The original score was for soprano, 2 percussionists, 1 narrator and tape. However, one week before the performance at the Sadler's Wells in London, I discovered (rather late and after a letter by Faber & Faber) that Eliot forbade any music set for his poems. The performance was a disaster!
The main sonic material derived from Derek Shiel's sound sculptures (used also by Denis Smalley in Base Metals).
It was commissioned by ‘Sculpted Sound Composers Competition’. It was shortlisted at the Sculpted Sound Composers Competition award.
MUSIC FOR DANCE
Choreography: Christina Mertzani, Evangelos Poulinas.
Commissioned by the One Small Step Urban Dance Festival 2016.
Music for dance. Commissioned by the Ionian Act dance company. First performance: May 2007, Municipal Theatre of Corfu, Greece. The total duration of the music for Ecolapsis is about 45 minutes. Here are some of the tracks.
Choreography - Direction - Texts: Sofiana Kanta.
Music - Sound Design: Theodoros Lotis.
Costumes - Scenery: Nikos Kokalis.
Images - Video: Nikos Artemis.
Makeup Artist: Livia Gialleli.
Musicians: V. Kotsampasis: percussion. P. Amelidis: xaphoon, flute. O. Vasiou: voice.
D. Vahaviolos: glockenspiel. N. Bouhalassa: horse sample. A. Mniestris: saxophones. T. Housios: rain sample.
The loop in "Soulevement/Instantane" is a reference to George Crumb.
The pigeon wings is a reference to Francis Dhomont.