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© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve

17/11/2020

Konzerthaus | Dortmund | Germany

 

The outstanding piano duo Arthur and Lucas Jussen  is performing along with the leading percussionists Alexej Gerassimez and Emil Kuyumcuyan a repertoire for two percussionists and two pianists. Beside >choróchronos I< for 2 pianos and 2 percussion players (written in 1997), based on the expanding theory of the universe, the quartet will perform the first work for this instrumentation written in the late ´30s of the last century: the Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion by Béla Bartók, as well as works by Ravel, Norman  and Kulenty.

 

www.konzerthaus-dortmund.de


© ensemble hartmann21
© ensemble hartmann21

14/10/2020

Karl Amadeus Hartmann Center  Munich | Germany

 

The Munich based ensemble for contemporary music  ensemble hartmann21 features the second work of the chamber music series ROAI by Minas Borboudakis, which is based on the Heraclitean phrase πάντα ῥεῖ (panta rhei/everything flows). ROAI II for cello and piano is dealing with the vertical movement of the sound through time.

Works by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Luciano Berio, Chaya Czernowin, Jacopo Salvatori will complement the concert of ensemble hartmann21, which will be presented at 6.30p.m. and at 8p.m. 

 

www.hartmann-gesellschaft.de


© StavrosPetropoulos
© StavrosPetropoulos

20/9/2020

Schwere Reiter | Munich | Germany

 

Minas Borboudakis will perform his >six thoughts<  for piano solo, written in 2002. The six piano miniatures describe moments and atmospheres in a poetic and biographical manner. The performance will take place as part of the annual "Musikfest" of the Munich section of the German Society for Contemporary Music [MGNM].  Several composers and contemporary music instrumentalists  will perform works among others by Henrik Ajax, Jörg Widmann, Ulrich Kreppein, Nikolaus Brass, 48 Nord.

 

www.mgnm.de


© Jugend Komponiert Bayern
© Jugend Komponiert Bayern

24/7/2020

Halle 4 Einstein | Munich | Germany

 

>Photonic constructions I<  for ensemble will be performed at the opening concert of Jugend Komponiert Bayern, the annual competition for jung composers, to which Minas Borboudakis is artistic director. Beside Borboudakis' work, the Munich based Ensemble der/gelbe/klang will perform works by O. Messiaen, H. Ajax and M. Djordjevic.  

 

www.jmd.info


© L. Smirnova
© L. Smirnova

10/3/2020

Kuhlenwallkarree  | Duisburg | Germany

 

Twenty six micro patterns compose the work >modular loops< for one or multiple pianos. The Russian pianist and  professor Lisa Smirnova will bring two  different versions of the work in the same program,  juxtaposed with brilliant baroque masterworks by J.S. Bach, F. Händel and D. Scarlatti.        

 

www.lisasmirnova.com


© web
© web

5/3/2020

Onassis Cultural Center | Athens | Greece

 

>Three sound miniatures< for flute, cello and piano was commissioned by  Onassis Cultural Center for the European INTERFACES Network. The three short pieces, written for childern, are using sonic material and extended techniques on the instruments to describe different situations, in a poetical, groovy and humoresque way. Young flutist Pavlos Ramos (Municipal Conservatory of Amaroussion), Filareti Mathioudaki Arabatzoglou on cello (Athenaeum Conservatory) and pianist Giorgos Exarchakos (Kodály Conservatory) will perform the premiere as part of the INTERFACES conference.   

 

www.onassis.org


© Raimund Löfflad
© Raimund Löfflad

19/1/2020

Zionskirche | Bielefeld | Germany

 

Composed in 2011 >Palimpsest [Hommage á A.D.]< was first performed one year later at the ION festival in Nürnberg in southern Germany. The work, a palipsest of chords and sound mixtures waving over and over, is inspired by the painting process of renaissance master Albrecht  Dürer, who was born and lived in Nürnberg. The young organ virtuoso Angela Metzger, is focusing in this program on contemporary music for organ. She will perform >Palimpsest< at the Zionskirche in Bielefeld among works by Strauch, Gardner, Susteck and Andre.  

 

www.angela-metzger.org

© Georg Schlemmer
© Georg Schlemmer

22/3/2021

Musikverein  | Vienna | Austria

 

>Choróchronos I< (spacetime) for two percussion  and two piano players belongs to the standart repertoire of this chamber music formation and was played by famous instrumentalists around the globe. >Choróchronos I< was composed in the late '90s and is based on the idea of an expanding universe, developed by Stephen Hawking.

Johanna Gröbner & Veronika Trisko, who have been finalists at the ARD Music Competition  for the best interpretation of Borboudakis' >loops 'n grains< for piano duo, will perform >chorochrónos I< along with the percussionists of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra Friedrich Philipp-Pesendorfer & Thomas Schindl. The composition will be played for the first time in the famous Musikverein in Vienna.

 

www.musikverein.at


©BR/musica viva
©BR/musica viva

6/11/2020

Herkulessaal | Munich | Germany

 

Due to the restrictions of the pandemic situation, the Bavarian Radio Symhony Orchestra will perform >constellation< instead of the planned premiere of the large scaled commissioned work, which is postponed. >constellation< orchestrated for four horns, sampler, percussion and strings will be included at the program of musica viva, one of the world’s most famous events for future-oriented and contemporary music based in Munich.  

Johannes Kalitzke will conduct further works by Isabel Mundry, Gérard Grisey and Bernhard Lang.

 

www.br-musica-viva.com


© AndreasSkouras
© AndreasSkouras

13/9/2020

Rubinsteinsaal | Munich | Germany

 

Two works by  Minas Borboudakis will be performed by the composer himself as well as by keyboard virtuoso Andreas Skouras at the festival for piano titled PianoSpots. Andreas Skouras will perform the piano collection >six thoughts< written in 2002. The six piano miniatures describe moments and atmospheres in a poetic and biographical manner. Borboudakis will play the twelve-minute work >cycloids I< written in 2006 as a commission of Deutschlandfunk. The series of >cycloids I-III< is focussing on the geometrical form of the cycloid and is written for keyboard instruments.

 

www.tonkuenstler-muenchen.de


© Raimund Löfflad
© Raimund Löfflad

27/7/2020

Sankt Peter | Köln | Germany

 

Composed in 2011 >Palimpsest [Hommage á A.D.]< was first performed one year later at the ION festival in Nürnberg in southern Germany. The work, a palipsest of chords and sound mixtures waving over and over, is inspired by the painting process of renaissance master Albrecht  Dürer, who was born and lived in Nürnberg. The young organ virtuoso Angela Metzger, is focusing in this program on contemporary music for organ. She will perform >Palimpsest< at the ineternational festival for contemporary organ Orgel Mixturen 2020 at the Saint Peter Church in Cologne among works by Andre, Hoffmann and others.  

 

www.sankt-peter-koeln.de


© Aejaa
© Aejaa

24/5/2020

AEJAA PERFORMANCE SPACE Livestream

 

Twenty six micro patterns compose the work >modular loops< for one or multiple pianos. The work allows the performer to structure instantly the music by each performance, in order to always have a new result with the same musical material.   

Now, in a version for multiple pianos, >modular loops< will be performed simultaneously in London, Athens, Indiana, Maryland and Canary Islands by Laura Gordo Gil, Clare Longendyke, Η Tamássyk Balogh Zsolt, and Giorgos Konstantinou and will be streamed live on the AEJAA performance space.          

 

www.aejaa.com




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>MODULAR LOOPS< for one or multiple pianos

>PALINDROMIA< for piano

>NACHKLÄNGE DES MEERES< for percussion



>three sound miniatoures< | Score online and premiere

 

Young Performers Repertoire was initiated by Interfaces Network project. The European University Cyprus (Cyprus), Klangforum Wien (Austria) and Onassis Stegi (Greece)— commissioned several composers to create short works for children aged 6-10. Minas Borboudakis contributed with his >three sound miniatures< for flute, cello & piano. The three short pieces are using sonic material and extended techniques on the instruments to describe different situations, in a poetical, groovy and humoresque way. The target is that the next generation of musicians will be inspired through those works to explore new music.

All scores  can be downloaded for free here.