Performer/Composer Conferences

 

From top left to right: Drosostalida Moraiti, Eric Guinivan, Professor Roger Redgate, Christopher Redgate, Jerry Wigens, Bottom left: group photo of participants, Timothy McCormack, Xenia Pestova, Ray Evanoff, Professor Roger Redgate, Edmund Hunt (venues, St. Catherine’s British School, Theocharakis concert hall and the residence of the British Embassy, Athens, Greece.

In 2009 and 2011 I had the privilege to organise two very special Performer/Composer Conferences for PhD and IB music students which we held at St. Catherine’s British School and DEREE – The American College in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London.  I hope that a third conference will some day take place and thus I am re-creating this page since the original site on the blog.com has not been working lately.

The purpose of these conferences is to create a friendly environment where serious composers and performers can discuss and collaborate on new music as well as giving PhD students an opportunity to present their works in preparation for their thesis.  In my experience as a PhD student there is a sad lack of conferences for students of composition and performance and hence my initial idea for this conference came about.

In both conferences we had the honour of composer Professor Roger Redgate (Goldsmiths, University of London) being our Keynote speaker and Chair.

The following are the programmes from the conferences.

The First Athens Composer/Performer Conference for PhD students in co-operation with Goldsmiths, University of London and St. Catherine’s British School, Athens, Greece

Friday November 6th, 2009, 9:00-4:00 music conference

St. Catherine’s British School

Saturday, November 7th

1:30-4:30:  Continuation of conference

7:30pm, pre-concert talk by composer Roger Redgate:

Composing Music for Solo Instruments

Theocharakis Foundation Concert Hall,

9 Vasilis Sofias and 1Merlin street, Athens

 8:30pm Concert of Compositions from Conference

featuring PhD Candidates in Performance and Composition from:

Goldsmiths, University of London, McGill University Canada, Huddersfield University, University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, York University Canada, University of Hull, University of Athens, University of Crakow, University of Southern California

Entrance Free

 November 7, 7:30pm, pre-concert talk by composer Roger Redgate: Composing Music for Solo Instruments

 Concert Program

November 7, 8:30pm Theocharakis Foundation Concert Hall, Athens

 Happy Memories*                         Alexandra Fol, McGill University

Mizuka Yamamoto, violin, Goldsmiths

Alexandra Fol’s presence at the First Athens Composers/Performance conference has been made possible by the generous assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Bulgarian Ministry of  Culture

 Silver Horizon*         Eric Guinivan, University of Southern California

Drosostalida Moraiti, piano, Goldsmiths

 NiOBi*                                Vassilis Kitsos, University of Edinburgh

Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens/University of Crakow

]regate[ s.p. ]aggre[ *             Timothy McCormack, Huddersfield

Xenia Pestova, piano, McGill University

 still*                                                    Jerry Wigens, Goldsmiths

Angelos Botsis, guitar

 Geilt*                              Edmund Hunt, Birmingham Conservatoire

Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens/University of Crakow

Antiphonies for Solo Oboe*+       Stamatia Statherou, Goldsmiths

Christopher Redgate, oboe

All’ brucknerese*              Benjamin Lang, University of  Edinburgh

Angelos Botsis, guitar

6 Monologues for solo flute*+          Leonidas Sakellarides,  Hull

Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens/University of Crakow

Marimel Chrissi, reciter/soprano, University of Athens

Erosion*+                                          Coreen Morsink, Goldsmiths

Mizuka Yamamoto, violin, Goldsmiths

 

Phase Order*+                 Daniel Schnee, York University, Canada

(first interpretation) Jerry Wigens, clarinet, Goldsmiths

(second interpretation) Christopher Redgate, Oboe

Monk*                                      Roger Redgate, Chair of conference

Coreen Morsink, piano, Goldsmiths

op. 48*                    Alexandra Fol, McGill University

Eric Guinivan, percussion, University of Southern California

An Ever-Partial View*       Ray Evanoff, University of Huddersfield

Christopher Redgate, Oboe

+World Premiere,*Greek Premiere

A Musical Evening at the Residence of the British Ambassador

 Friday November 6th, 7:30pm

Residence of the British Ambassador

Vassilisis Sofias Avenue and 2 Loukianou Street

Athens, Greece

 Featuring Musicians from the Program

 The Lament of Ian the Proud         Charles Griffes (1884-1920)

from Three poems of Fiona Macleod,

op.11. Lyrics by William Sharp (alias Fiona Macleod)

Το Ερηνάκι,   Peace                                     Yiannis Konstantinidis

Με την Πρώτη Σταγόνα της βροχής   Manos Hatzidakis (1925-1994)

With the First Drops of Rain

(poem by Odysseas Elitis), from Great Love Μεγάλος Ερωτικός

Marimel Chryssi: Soprano, Marietta Kandilaki:  Piano

 Concerto No. 4, K 218 (1756-1791)                        W. A. Mozart

First Movement, Allegro

Rallia Fafalios, Violin, Coreen Morsink, Piano

Free Improvisation

Daniel Schnee, Saxaphone, Jerry Wigens Clarinet

 Monk                                                                       Roger Redgate

Coreen Morsink, Piano

 Prelude No. 7, Plainte, calme    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Xenia Pestova, piano

 …sting of the bee…

…winter wind…                                           Christopher Redgate

Two Transcendental Etudes of Improvisation for the oboe

Christopher Redgate, oboe

 Six Piano Preludes (selections) Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Moderato in Ab major

Lento in e minor

Prelude in d minor

Drosostalida Moraiti, piano

Many thanks to Ambassador Dr. David Landsman for his Invitation and Dr. Bond for his support in the conference

sponsored by: Diamantopoulos Music store, Mass Athens media and the Canada Council for the Arts

 

 The First Athens Composer/Performer conference for PhD students in co-operation with Goldsmiths, University of London and St. Catherine’s British School, Athens, Greece

Friday November 6 Schedule St. Catherine’s School Hall,

Session One

Chair: Marietta Kandilaki, Head of Music, St. Catherine’s School

  1. Geilt Edmund Hunt, Birmingham Conservatoire

Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens/University of Crakow

  1. still Jerry Wigens, Goldsmiths

Angleos Botsis guitar

  1. An Ever-Partial View (oboe) Ray Evanoff, Huddersfield

Christopher Redgate, oboe

Session Two:  Chair:  Dr. Stuart Bond

  1. All’ brucknerese Benjamin Lang, University of Edinburgh

Angelos Botsis guitar

  1. ]regate[ s.p. ]aggre[ Timothy McCormack, Huddersfield

Xenia Pestova, piano, McGill University

  1. Phase Order Daniel Schnee, York U. Canada

(first interpretation) Jerry Wigens clarinet, Goldsmiths

(second interpretation) Christopher Redgate, Oboe

1:00-4:00

Session Three: Chair, Roger Redgate, Head of Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London

  1. Silver Horizon Eric Guinivan,University of Southern California

Drosostalida Moraiti piano, Goldsmiths

  1. Hämärä Pilvi, Timothy McCormack, Huddersfield

Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens

  1. Happy Memories, Alexandra Fol, McGill University

Mizuka Yamamoto violin, Goldsmiths

  1. NiOBi* Vassilis Kitsos, University of Edinburgh

Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens/University of Crakow

  1. Be/alls, op. 48 Alexandra Fol, McGill University

Eric Guinivan percussion, University of Southern California

Conference Schedule Day 2

Theocharakis Foundation Concert Hall,

9 Vasilis Sofias and 1Merlin street

Athens 10671

www.thf.gr

1:30-3:30 Chair:  Alexandra Fol, Mcgill University

Contemporary Music and influenced by Ancient Greece and Greek folklore

  1. 6 Monologues for solo flute Leonidas Sakellarides, University of Hull, Iwona Glinka flute, University of Athens
  1. Erosion, Coreen Morsink, Goldsmiths

Mizuka Yamamoto violin, Goldsmiths

  1. Antiphonies for Solo Oboe Stamatia Statherou, Goldsmiths

Christopher Redgate, Oboe (Guest Artist)

4:00-4:30

Lecture and Violin performance:  Pierre Boulez’ Anthemes

Mizuka Yamamoto, Goldsmiths, University of London

7:30-8:00

Pre-concert talk:  Composing for Solo Instruments

Roger Redgate, Head of Composition, Goldsmiths

Second Athens Composer/Performer Conference for PhD Students

In collaboration with Goldsmiths University of London, St. Catherine’s British Embassy School and DEREE – The American College of Greece

Concert Programme from DEREE, concert 7th Level Auditorium

Saturday October 15th, 2011, 20:30

 Diversions*                                                                                                 Neil March

Marilyn Wyers piano

epochal natter**                                                                                      Jerry Wigens

Tom Jackson clarinet

Quintet for Oboe and Strings*                                                            Roger Redgate

Christopher Redgate Oboe, Kreutzer Quartet. (Recording “Greatest Hits of All Time”)

Zephyr and Broken Clockwork from Concert Suite for Piano Solo**        Michael Cryne                                     

Zubin Kanga piano

ALP                                                                                                         Timothy Ward

Electroacoustic Tape Composition

A Piece for Piano**                                                                                Thomas Bush

Marilyn Wyers Piano

Arrival of the Beat Box*                                                                     Kelvin Thomson Danae Eleni soprano and Enrico Bertelli percussion

 Interval

Tickbox**                                                                                                 Jerry Wigens

St. Cat’s improv ensemble

Marilyn Wyers piano, Krista Martynes, Tom Jackson, Paul Koutselos and Memos Kattis clarinet, Enrico Bertelli, percussion, Marimel Chrissi soprano, Silvia Ruth Fernandez Caria and Daniella Noemi Fanelli alto, Leslie Jones and Rosa Papandonakis cello, Antony Daskalakis guitar, Philip Dellagrammaticas electric guitar.  Led by:  Coreen Morsink

Éperons*                                                                                               Roger Redgate

Christopher Redgate oboe, Julian Warburton percussion (CD recording “Greatest Hits of All Time”)

Séamsur IV                                                                                               Ryan Molloy

Mirlitonnades* (2004)                                                                          Roger Redgate

Danae Eleni soprano, Coreen Morsink piano

All the things inside me are doing what they need to be doing*           Ben Isaacs Christine Tokatlian piano

Song of Grotti**                                                                                      Edmund Hunt

Conducted by Roger Redgate

Danae Eleni and Marimel Chrissi soprano

Tom Jackson and Paul Koutselos clarinet,Coreen Morsink piano

**World Premiere

*Greek Premiere

 

 

Composers (PhD and IB students) and performers from the 2nd conference from bottom photo to top:  Daniella Fanelli, Christine Tokatlian, Antony Daskalakis, Kelvin Thomson, Danae Eleni, Enrico Bertelli, Tom Jackson, Silvia Ruth Fernandez Caria, Danae Eleni, Enrico, Tom Jackson, Dr. Danae Stefanou, Paul Koutselos, Roger Redgate, Ben Issacs and the Songs of Grotti Ensemble.

 

rève

sans fin

ni trêve

à rien

 from mirlitonnades by Samuel Beckett

A Special Thank you to our generous sponsors:  Mr. and Mrs.  D. J. Fafalios without whom this conference could not have taken place as well as Dr. Katerina Thomas, Dean of Fine and Performing Arts at DEREE – The American College of Greece

St. Catherine’s British Embassy School

 October 14th and 15th, 2011

Friday October 15th, St. Catherine’s British Embassy School Hall

8:40-9:00 Welcome, Coffee, tea and biscuits

Session I

Chair:  Mrs. Marietta Kandilaki, Head of Upper School Music, St. Catherine’s British Embassy School

  1. 9:00-9:30 A Piece for Piano by Thomas Bush (Goldsmiths), Marilyn Wyers and Drosostalida Moraiti piano (Goldsmiths)

Session II

Chair:  Dr. Timothy Ward, Composer, Lecturer DEREE

  1. 9:30-10:00 Broken Clockwork by Michael Cryne (Royal Holloway), Zubin Kanga piano (Royal Academy of Music)
  2. 10:00-10:30 The Arrival of the Beat Box by Kelvin Thomson, (Royal Holloway), Danae Eleni soprano (Guest Artist) and Enrico Bertelli percussion, (University of York)

10:30-11:00 Break

Session III

Dr. Stuart Bond, Head of Upper School, Deputy Headmaster, St. Catherine’s British Embassy School

  1. 11:00-11:30 Diversions by Neil March (Goldsmiths), Marilyn Wyers piano (Goldsmiths)

11:30-12:00 Open Rehearsal for Tickbox (St. Cat’s Improv ensemble)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

Session IV

Chair:  Professor Roger Redgate, Head of Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London

  1. 1:00-1:30 Tickbox by Jerry Wigens (Goldsmiths) St. Cat’s Improv ensemble
  2. 1:30-2:00 Seamsur II by Ryan Molloy (Queen’s University)

2:00-2:15 break

2:15-3:00 Mini-concert for St. Catherine’s students and participants featuring IB2 compositions and compositions from conference

The calm inside the storm by Antony Daskalakis, Alexander Papathanasiou, Stelios Filippopolitis, Antony Daskalakis and Mislav Rezic guitars, Antigone Tsalla Flute

Diversions by Neil March, Marilyn Wyers piano

Particle Storm by Philip Dellagrammaticas, Marietta Kandilaki piano, Philip Dellagrammaticas electric guitar, Konstantinos Doussis bass, Stelios Filippopolitis acoustic guitar

Mirlitonnades by Roger Redgate, Danae Eleni soprano, Coreen Morsink piano

The “Kalikantzaros” Dance by Memos Kattis, Natassa Tzamian Eflat clarinet, Paul Koutselos, Memos Kattis Bflat clarinet, Katerina Lioudaki bass clarinet

With the Company of Shadows by Paul Koutselos,  Katerina Lioudaki clarinet, Paul Koutselos clarinet, Antony Daskalakis acoustic guitar, Clara Rasines-Mazocello, Patrick Evans viola

The Arrival of the Beat Box by Kelvin Thomson, Danae Eleni soprano and Enrico Bertelli percussion

Saturday, October 15th at DEREE, The American College of Greece

Session V

Chair:  Katrin Zenz, Flautist, Contemporary Music specialist

  1. 12:00-12:30 epochal natter by Jerry Wigens (Goldsmiths), Tom Jackson clarinet (Goldsmiths)
  2. 12:30-1:00 All the things inside me are doing what they need to be doing by Ben Isaacs (Huddersfield), Christine Tokatlian piano (Lecturer, DEREE)
  3. 1:00-1:30 Andromache’s Recitativo, Aria and Subtext for Quarter-tone Alto Flute by Coreen Morsink, written with Carla Rees (in absentia) Concert Pitch in Ancient Greece

1:30 Lunch

Session VI

Chair:  Professor Roger Redgate, Goldsmiths University of London

  1. 3:00-3:45 Song of Grotti by Edmund Hunt (Birmingham Conservatoire),  Marimel Chrissi soprano (University of Athens),  Danae Eleni soprano, Tom  Jackson clarinet (Goldsmiths), Paul Koutselos clarinet, Coreen Morsink piano (Goldsmiths)

4:00 coffee and tea served

4:30-5:30 Panel discussion featuring Professor Roger Redgate, Dr. Danae Stefanou, Katrin Zenz, and Alexis Porfiriadis

Topic:  Is collaboration between composers and performers necessary?

8:00 Keynote lecture, Prof. Roger Redgate, Goldsmiths, University of London

8:30 concert at DEREE

 

 

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