The Onassis Cultural Centre has already staged three events in its Hellenic Project, with authors, directors, actors and composers who represent tesserae in that part of the vast mosaic of Greek culture that remains in the shadows, and which we have opted to call the “Unknown Hellenism”.
But now the time has come to be literal and present three young Greek composers whose rounded talents embrace both orchestral music and song. Haralambos Gogios, Nikos Platyrachos and Tasos Rosopoulos are three of many important young composers who deserve to play a vibrant role on the Greek music scene. Their work provides a counter to the pessimistic thought that there is no new blood in Greek composing.
Celebrating their ties to that living cell of Greek culture that we call song, these three composers are following—and blazing—a trail to a new, sometimes more complex, but always Greek, sound.
- Three interludes from the music theatre production, The birth day of the hetaera Pasiphile (2001, Orchestra of Colours - text: Michalis Kopidakis)
3. The road to the symposium
- Suite no. 3 from Damage, an opera in seven meals (2004, based on Josephine Hart's novel Damage )
(Fanfare 2 - Recitative 1)
(Fanfare 3 - Recitative 2)
3. Pavane, sex & chorale
- The Patterns, 4 studies on Ezra Pound under the influence of his same-titled poem
1. Erinna is a model parent.
2. Her children have never discovered her adulteries.
3. Lalage is also a model parent,
4. Her offspring are fat and happy.
2. The wandering lover’s
- Three sketches for Nora Barnacle, suite for guitar and piano
Thodoris Tzovanakis: piano
Korina Vougiouka: guitar
- Nocturne (orchestral)
- “The little parrots” (lyrics: Nikos Platyrachos, from the film Chariton’s Choir) *
- “Manos’ song” (lyrics: Nikos Platyrachos, from the play Oneirografia) *
- “God will provide” (lyrics: Nikos Platyrachos, from the play Oneirografia) *
- “Psiloreitis’ tear” (lyrics: Nikos Platyrachos, from the play Oneirografia) *
* Performed by: Natassa Strataki
- Nine songs from the Magic Pillows (2009, National Theatre of Greece - lyrics: Eugenios Trivizas)
1. “The song of programmed events” *
2. “The song of economic policy” *
3. “The song of birthdays” *
4. “The song of not knowing” *
5. “The song of dreams” *
6. “The song of submission” **
7. “The minuet of genuflexion” ***
8. “The song of the ministerial council” *
9. “The song of dreams” *
* Performed by: Haris Adrianos & Ioanna Forti
** Performed by: Ioanna Forti
*** Performed by: Haris Adrianos