11 May 2013
The dionysiac dimension of the contemporary music creation.
The Greek première of Georgia Spiropoulos’ Bacchae is presented alongside another three of her works over a single evening. The common thread running through all the pieces is the human voice. Spiropoulos composes acoustic, electro-acoustic and mixed works in which she employs music technology. In her work, the avant garde meets oral tradition, and written composition the plasticity of the sonic phenomenon. Spiropoulos studied classical piano, jazz improvisation and advanced theory in Athens and composition, electro-acoustic music and form analysis in Paris. She has a master’s degree from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, and is a winner of the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs award. She has worked as a musician and orchestrator in the sphere of oral music tradition, and as a composer-researcher at IRCAM, where she investigated ‘metamorphoses’ of the voice via computer. She also collaborates with a number of music groups, soloists and choirs in Europe, the US and Asia, from whom she has received a number of commissions. Her works are played at international festivals, and she is often invited to lecture on her work.
There will be a short pre-performance presentation of the works by Georgia Spiropoulos.
Voice: Médéric Collignon (Bacchae), Shigeko Hata (Bouches)
Tenor saxophone: Theofilos Sotiriadis
Music technology: José Miguel Fernández
Sound projections: Georgia Spiropoulos, José Miguel Fernández
Sound: Kostas Bokos
Direction and artistic oversight: Georgia Spiropoulos
Lighting & sets: Arnaud Jung
With the support of: IRCAM – Centre Pompidou