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©Peter Hundert | ProArte


New CD releases in summer 2018 | Hommage á Picasso & Choróchronos I

 

>Hommage á Picasso< for amplified cembalo was composed in 2003 and dedicated to Andreas Skouras, who signs the interpretation of the new CD, released by the contemporary music label NEOS.

 

>Choróchronos I< for 2 piano players and 2 percussionists, recently performed in various european cities, is now relesed for second time on CD by the great quartet Quattro per Due based in Stuttgart, Germany.



© Christos Sakellaridis
© Christos Sakellaridis

Interview on >Z<

 

A nice winter morning in March, during the performances of >Z<, took place a very interesting interview with the pianist Beata Pincetic, and her husband and pianist of Ergon Ensemble Christos Sakellaridis at the center of the crowded city of Athens. Talking about the score of >Z<, the collaboration with Ergon Ensemble, my personal way of composing, about music and life in general we had a relaxed conversation just as making chamber music with friends.

Follow the link to read the entire interview here…


©Björn Lehmann
©Björn Lehmann

19/11/2018

Versicherungskammer Bayern | Munich | Germany

 

The Munich Artists Assosiation [Tonkünstlerverband München] is presenting the Berlin based pianist and professor Björn Lehmann performing works by composers living in Munich and Berlin. Works by Gloria Coates, Nikolaus Brass, Susanne Stelzenbach, Stefan Lienenkämper, Gabriel Iranyi as well as >cycloids I< by Minas Borboudakis will enrich the recital of Björn Lehmann.

 

www.tonkuenstler-muenchen.de


© Anna Logue
© Anna Logue

 26/10/2018

Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste | Munich | Germany

 

>light and ashes< for clarinet and live electronics was commissioned by  Oliver Klenk, the clarinetist of the Munich based contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Zeitsprung. The work was written in 2015 and was premiered by Oliver Klenk. >light and ashes< has a poetic approach to it ́s own title. Atmospheres of light and shades juxtapose to thick clouds of ashes symbolized by various graduations from sound to noise.

www.badsk.de  | www.tonkuenstler-muenchen.de


© Nikolaj Lund
© Nikolaj Lund

26/6/2018

Elbphilharmonie | Hamburg | Germany

 

Alexej Gerassimez one of Europe's  leading percussionists, is performing together with the piano duett Arthur and Lucas Jussen a repertoire for two percussionists and two pianists. On his side the percussionist Franz Bach, member of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. 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 Strawinsky and Gerassimez.

 

www.elbphilharmonie.de


© Dirk Kikstra
© Dirk Kikstra

17/6/2018

Philharmonie | Essen | Germany

 

Alexej Gerassimez and Simone Rubino two of Europe's leading percussionists, are perfoming together with the star piano duett of Arthur and Lucas Jussen a programme for two percussionists and two pianists. Beside >choróchronos I< for two pianos and two percussion players, written in 1997 and based on the expanding theory of the universe, the quartet will perform the very 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 Strawinsky and Batistelli.

 

www.theater-essen.de

© Stavros Petropoulos
© Stavros Petropoulos

27/10/2018

Gasteig | Munich | Germany

 

Minas Borboudakis' >ROAI III< for solo piano, synthetic and electroacoustic sounds will be part of the great new music event titled Antennenglühn which is taking place in the halls and foyers of Gasteig in Munich. 35 composers and over 100 performers will meet to perform 9 concerts with modern music from Munich, showing the creativity of the city. 

Come along and be curious!

 

www.antennengluehn.de


© Julia Mihály
© Julia Mihály

21/7/2018

Ferienkurse | Darmstadt | Germany

 

Performer, composer and voice acrobat Julia Mihály  is giving a workshop on voice and electronics for composers and singers in the famous Darmsdtäter Ferienkurse this year. In her performance she includes >εδιζησ[A]μην εμε[Ω]υτόν< for voice and live electronics among her own works and those by Miika Hyytiäinen, Felix Leuschner, Huihui Cheng and Martin Schüttler.

www.internationales-musikinstitut.de


© by BR
© by BR

20/7/2018

BR Studio 1 | Munich | Germany

 

Three generations of contemporary composers, a composing competition, the members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Academy, and several classes, of excited, young dancers will participate in the large-scaled project "Re:compose". Ensemble works by Mark Andre, Enno Poppe, Gordon Kampe, Franck Bedrossian and the premiere of >Z-4383< by Minas Borboudakis was the sound material for three electroacoustic intermezzi "recomposed" by three young composers. Both the ensemble works and the intermezzi will be performed by the members of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Academy at two concerts. In the "Re:compose junior" pre-concert, pupils will "recompose" on their turn the electroacoustic intermezzi in order to transform the initial material of the ensemble works.     

 

Re:compose is a project of the Education Program of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

 

www.br-so.de


© Marco Borggreve
© Marco Borggreve

30/6/2018

Kölner Philharmonie | Köln | Germany

 

Alexej Gerassimez and Simone Rubino two of Europe's leading percussionists, are perfoming together with the star piano duett of Arthur and Lucas Jussen a programme for two percussionists and two pianists. Beside >choróchronos I< for two pianos and two percussion players, written in 1997 and based on the expanding theory of the universe, the quartet will perform the very 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 Strawinsky and Batistelli.

 

www.koelner-philharmonie.de




Dossier Z | Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center | Athens | Greece

 

Twelve sold-out performances, an enthusiastic audience and brilliant reviews have contributed to the success of  the music theater >Z<, which premiered 2018 at the Greek National Opera- Alternative Stage under the baton of Minas Borboudakis. The true story about the political murder of pacifist Grigoris Lambrakis took place in the early sixties in Thessaloniki and engraved a deep wound in modern Greek history. Staging the story in the form of an expressive music theater,>Z<, focusses on the different facets of the human being. 

 

>Z< was commissioned by the Greek National Opera.
 

Ergon Ensemble | Conductor: Minas Borboudakis

Libretto: Vangelis Hatziyiannidis, based on the homonymous novel by Vassilis Vassilikos

Director: Katerina Evangelatos | Sets-Costume: Eva Manidaki