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Sound Symposium XIX
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Symposium XIX

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Katehis, George: Orfeas I

I. white as ash - ricercar

II. constellation 1a (breath/pneuma/spiritus)

Jana Luksts (Piano)

Featured alongside Hannah Boone & Jack Etchegary, Dawn Avery, Earheart, and Duane Andrews. 

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"Sound Symposium is an international celebration of sound and a catalyst for new ideas in music and visual and performance art.

Every two years, artists from around the world converge on St. John’s, Newfoundland, an eclectic Canadian city on an island in the North Atlantic.

The 10-day symposium is brimming with sound activities, both planned and impromptu, all open to the public. There are daytime workshops, evening concerts, outdoor experiences, late night jam sessions, and daily Harbour Symphonies.

You’ll hear electronic music and jazz, traditional folk music and improv. You’ll hear world premieres. There are dance performances, gallery exhibits and film screenings. Performances take place in concert halls, on street corners, in basements, in forests, on hillsides, in the harbour and near the ocean.

It’s an event unlike any other because St. John’s is a place unlike any other. Every performance is imbued with the unique culture and breath-taking natural beauty of Newfoundland.

Sound Symposium is a production of Sound Arts Initiative, Inc., which also produces the new music series Sound Symposium Presents and Night Music, a monthly improvisational music series at The Ship Pub.

And, keep your ears tuned to the harbour throughout the year to catch special performances of Harbour Symphonies. Sound Arts Initiative, Inc. produces these on-demand performances for visiting ships and on special occasions."

(Description from http://www.soundsymposium.com/symposium/sound-symposium-xix/)

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Sound Symposium XIX
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Sound Symposium XIX

Pisaro, Michael: a mist is a collection of points 

Jana Luksts (Piano), Evan Bowen (Percussion)

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"Sound Symposium is an international celebration of sound and a catalyst for new ideas in music and visual and performance art.

Every two years, artists from around the world converge on St. John’s, Newfoundland, an eclectic Canadian city on an island in the North Atlantic.

The 10-day symposium is brimming with sound activities, both planned and impromptu, all open to the public. There are daytime workshops, evening concerts, outdoor experiences, late night jam sessions, and daily Harbour Symphonies.

You’ll hear electronic music and jazz, traditional folk music and improv. You’ll hear world premieres. There are dance performances, gallery exhibits and film screenings. Performances take place in concert halls, on street corners, in basements, in forests, on hillsides, in the harbour and near the ocean.

It’s an event unlike any other because St. John’s is a place unlike any other. Every performance is imbued with the unique culture and breath-taking natural beauty of Newfoundland.

Sound Symposium is a production of Sound Arts Initiative, Inc., which also produces the new music series Sound Symposium Presents and Night Music, a monthly improvisational music series at The Ship Pub.

And, keep your ears tuned to the harbour throughout the year to catch special performances of Harbour Symphonies. Sound Arts Initiative, Inc. produces these on-demand performances for visiting ships and on special occasions."

(Description from http://www.soundsymposium.com/symposium/sound-symposium-xix/)

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Delian Academy for New Music: Experimental Collaboration
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Delian Academy for New Music: Experimental Collaboration

The final concert featuring new works developed during the Experimental Collaboration at the Delian Academy for New Music, led by Jana Luksts. 

The Experimental Collaboration program focuses on the praxis of collaboration in experimental music and is intended for artists who wish to propose a displacement in the fieldwork practice. Selected visiting composers will collaborate with specialized guest artist (Jana Luksts) on the creation and presentation of a new project which may include theater, improvisation, video or any element from other artistic fields. It is an open space to experiment, rehearse and reflect on one's practice. Participants are also welcome to use the Academy's facilities and equipment. All projects will be presented and recorded in a special performance. Priority for participation will be given to Visiting Composers and Electronic Composers/Sound Artists.  

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May
31
9:00 PM21:00

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Works for solo piano (and electronics) by the undergraduate composition students of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. A final presentation of works developed through a workshop directed by Jana Luksts (piano). Presented in part by the Contemporary Music Lab (Au.Th). 

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Muted Blast
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Muted Blast

Works for solo piano by composers Katehis, Seglias, Maronidis and Spyrou.

Thursday 17 May 2018, 20:00, Palas (State Orchestra Rehearsing Space, "Solon Michailidis").

Programme
G. Katehis - white as ash - ricercar, from [Orfeas-Zyklus] (Greek premiere)
Z. Seglias - Sssssh (GP)
G. Katehis - constellation [I-a] - pneuma, from [Orfeas-Zyklus] (GP)

~ Intermission with Apéro ~

D. Maronidis - 5 Movements (World Premiere)
A. Spyrou - as above so below

In partnership with the Contemporary Music Lab at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Delian Academy for New Music and the Fulbright Foundation Greece. 

Graphic design by BLIND studio.

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Ypsilon presents: Jana Luksts
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Ypsilon presents: Jana Luksts

Solo works by Alexandros Spyrou, Georges Aperghis, Michael Finnissy and James Erber.

In partnership with the Delian Academy for New Music and curated in part by composer George Katehis, in conjunction with his research as a 2017-18 Fulbright research fellow.

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From Ypsilon:

Αποδομημένα μπλουζ, βαλς σε
επανάσταση και η διάσπαση της μουσικής γραμματικής.

Σολο πιάνο: Jana Luksts

4 έργα των:
Georges Aperghis
Michael Finnissy
Alexandros Spyrou
James Erber

Η Jana Luksts παρουσιάζει τέσσερα έργα συνθετών, που κατά τη δημιουργία τους επέλεξαν εξωμουσικά και ιστορικά υλικά - υποδείγματα ομιλίας, βαλς, μια μπλουζ μελωδία - και αφού τα αποδόμησαν με ποικίλους μουσικούς τρόπους στο συνολικό τους ύφος ή ακόμη και με την επι σκηνής τους εκτέλεση και συνθετική προσέγγιση, τα αναδόμησαν ως πρωτογενείς δημιουργίες. Τα έργα που η Jana έχει επιλέξει να παρουσιάσει μοιράζονται μια κοινή μουσική γλώσσα, που περιλαμβάνει έναν μεγάλο αριθμό πληροφορίας - τόσο ποσοτικά σε σχέση με την παικτική ταχύτητα και την πυκνότητα των νοτών τους, όσο και ποιοτικά με το σημασιολογικό τους βάθος και πλούτο -, μια μορφή έκφρασης ηθικού αντι-ρεαλισμού και μια μορφολογική αφθονία που δημιουργεί ένα πλεόνασμα συναίσθησης, αποτελώντας πρόκληση τόσο για τον μουσικό, όσο και για τον ακροατή. Είναι χαρακτηριστικό πως τίποτα κατ’ αρχήν δεν αποκλείεται: Αυτή η μουσική επανασταστεί ενάντια στην διάσπαση της μουσικής γραμματικής σε ξεχωριστούς και απομονομένους τομείς. Σωματικά απαιτητικά κατά την εκτέλεση, μολονότι, όχι απαραίτητα με τρόπους που καποιος μπορεί να συνδέσει με την παραδοσιακά βιρτουόζικη μουσική, τα κομμάτια αυτά δημιουργούν μια βιωματική ακουστική εμπειρία που ποικίλει ανά παράσταση. Ο ακροατής πρέπει να δουλέψει σκληρά. Όμως αυτό που αποκαλύπτεται μουσικά είναι τόσο έντονο, εντατικό και τόσο διαπεραστικό, που αποκλείει την πιθανότητα ο ακροατής να αποφύγει την έκθεση του στη πορεία των γεγονότων ως σύνολο, παρόλο που τόσο ο μουσικός όσο και το κοινό, δεν θα καταφέρουν ποτέ να κατακτήσουν την ολότητα. Θα παραμένει πάντα ένα μή ειπωμένο συμπλήρωμα σε αυτά που έχουν ειπωθεί, ένα συμπληρωματικό άκουσμα, σε ό,τι έχει ακουστεί.
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Feb
5
3:00 PM15:00

Piano Mechanics

Jana Luksts (pianist) presents an immersive discussion on current and prospective performative techniques for piano. With the instrument’s extensive role in the past one hundred years as a vehicle for the design and experimentation of extended (ancillary) techniques as well as the development of “traditional” techniques and playing, the function of the instrument in the context of 21st century composition is brought into question. How can recent and experimental techniques be thoroughly developed and expanded upon to realize meaningful compositions? This presentation is an open invitation to discuss and exchange ideas relating to this issue. Themes to be covered are current innovative compositions for piano, the (careful) integration of multimedia elements, and the questionable role of the instrument within the classical concert format and as a stationary fixture in the recital hall. Composers are called upon to write compositions for piano over the next few months addressing the content of this discussion, to be performed by Jana in May/June.

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