>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.
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.
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.
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.
Livestream | AEJAA PERFORMANCE SPACE
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.
Festspielhaus | Baden-Baden | Germany
Christoph Sietzen, winner of Opus Klassik 2019 and one of the most talented multi percussionists of his generation, will be performing >evlogitária< for multi percussion in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. On his side, the well known Wave Quartet will bring on stage several famous works arranged for marimba quartet.
25&27/6/2019 | Museum of Art | Tel Aviv | Israel
>Z-4383< for large Ensemble and electronics is based on a poetic scene of Vassilis Vassilikosʼ novel >Z<, in which the soul of the murdered protagonist is traveling above the train wagon numbered 4383 from Thessaloniki to Athens, where the funeral of his dead body would take place. >Z-4383< is a monologue of his dead soul and a hymn to life, nature and to the great ideas of the humanity! The ensemble work is an amalgam and a metamorphosis of the most important musical material of the music theater >Z<.
Vassilis Christopoulos will conduct the Israel Chamber Orchestra in two concerts with a program by Greek composers.
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.
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.