Hommage to Karlheinz Stockhausen

7 December 2014

December 7, 201416:00-20:30 Free entrance events
21:00 Concert at the Upper Stage

Few composers in the history of music have exerted as powerful an influence on their peers, future generations of artists and wide-ranging aesthetic quests as Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007).

The father of electronic music and a modernizer of musical notation and thought, Stockhausen left behind a vast and varied body of compositions and theoretical works. Time and its different scales -from the very small or momentary to the eternal or cosmic- are the threads that run through his entire oeuvre. In his compositions, these elements serve to bridge the personal and the collective, creating a singular universe with its own mythology, symbols and rituals.

As at previous OCC Open Days, visitors will have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with different aspects of the composer's work as they work their way through the OCC: from the open spaces, which are largely dedicated to works from the composer's middle period with an emphasis on open forms and spirituality, to the Upper Stage, where self-standing works from all seven operas in his Licht cycle (1977-2003) will be performed, and the specially arranged Main Stage, where they can hear electronic music in its authentic quadraphonic versions.

Visitors will also be able to peruse scores and books by Stockhausen, as well as artefacts connected with his composing, and to view films about his work. The tribute is bookended by two concerts given by small and medium-sized ensembles which will play emblematic works from Stockhausen's oeuvre in the Upper Stage.
Concept, arrangement, museological & directorial oversight, realisations, orchestrations, organization: Anargyros Deniozos
Musical director: Andreas Levisianos
Piano/Vocal coaching: Nikos Tsalikis
Video & Lighting: Manos Arvanitakis
Movement oversight: Olga Spyraki
Costumes: Alexandra Delitheou
Organizational oversight: Katerina Kentrou
Production organization: Dimitra Dernikou, Hara Mourla

With (in alphabetical order): Spyros Arkoudis (trumpet), Ana Chifu (flute), Giannis Evaggelatos (bassoon), Kostas Giovanis (oboe), Christos Ginos (clarinet), Dimitris Gogas (trumpet), Paul Grennan (cello), Giannis Gounaris (French horn), Patrick Evans (viola), Panagiotis Ziavras (percussion), Andreas-Rolandos Theodorou (trombone), Galinos Kiosoglou (clarinet), Giorgos Kriberis (trombone), Anna-Roza Mari (flute), Mark Menzies (violin/viola), Alexandros Botinis (cello), Kostas Botinis (percussion), Marios Malfas (horn), Vangelis Maniatis (baritone), Menelaos Moraitis (tuba), Guido De Flaviis (saxophone), Anna Pangalou (mezzo-soprano), Nikos Palamaris (electronics), Vasilis Papavasileiou (double bass), Maria-Christina Papadopoulou (harp), Beata Pincetic (piano), Spyros Polychronopoulos (electronics), Giorgos Roupas (bass), Christos Sakellaridis (piano), Iro Seira (violin), Margarita Syggeniotou (mezzo-soprano), Zacharias Tarpagos (flute), Kostas Tzekos (clarinet), Marinos Tranoudakis (percussion), Giannis Tselikas (cor anglais), Thodoris Vazakas (percussion), Fanis Vernikos (trumpet), Katerina Zenz (flute), Irene Fotinaki (soprano),

6daEXIt Improvisation Ensemble
Odysseas Gallios, Giannis Dimitroudis, Lina Koukouli, Dafne Mantousi, Giannis Mylonelis, Noula Papadopoulou, Chrysi Parpara, Alexis Porfyriadis, Stavroula Sotiri, Paraskevi Tektonidou, Menelaos Toukas, Giorgos Cholopoulos

Open Score Project
Vassilis Kleftakis, Giannis Kotsonis, Anna Papoutsi, Alexis Porfiriadis, Danae Stefanou, Vassilis Chatzimakris, Valia Christopoulou

Pallini Musical High School Experimental Music Ensemble (Curation: Valia Christopoulou) Marianna Andrianou, Charis Dimos, Marilou Kontonasiou, Evi Lagara, Thomai Stavrianou, Lito Stratigopoulou, Pantelis Tiliakos

The exhibition's material is provided courtesy of the "Music Library of Greece 'Lilian Voudouri' - The Friends of Music Society".

We warmly thank Ms Stephanie Merakos, Musicologist and Director of the "Music Library of Greece 'Lilian Voudouri'.

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