January update

Hey everyone, well it's been AGES since my last post so this is a little update on what has been going on. I just noticed the last post I did actually, the one about the recording with four bass clarinets and four contrabass clarinets. Well a few weeks later the composer Austin emailed with some recordings which I said I'd love to hear in the blog. So thanks for that Austin.

Had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, if you missed our Christmas video, check it out here. Have been back working long days for two weeks now as have a lot of work to get through which is fantastic. Of course I have my wedding approaching fast so want to clear as much work as I can before then. To save waffling on too much, here is a list of what's been going on:

 

  • Have been typesetting two works for New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie. Have completed his Flute Concerto and am working through a choral work.
  • I wrote "This Day", a new piano work. This is for the "entry of the bride" at my wedding. Have also been preparing some other backing tracks for use at the wedding.
  • Have been MIDI orchestrating some tracks for Alexandros Pappas in Greece.
  • Am writing a new choral work for the "Souls of the Righteous" for premiere next month I think.
  • Next week I'm conducting at the Opononi Summer school up north. Should be great fun, and I'll be sure to post a blog following that.
  • Have been discussing several exciting projects with Alexey Kurkdjian and his Sphaera Ensemble in Brazil. Stay tuned for info here.
  • Have been MIDI orchestrating a track for Vladimir Krasojevic also.

 

So it's a good start to the year so far and of course expecting it to only get busier from here. By the way I got the video from "In Their Light" premiere in Athens last November. I've added the video below:

 

Speaking of YouTube, I'm planning to get a bit more modern this year, so am starting my video blog. More details soon, but it will be all linked into this blog so can just see it all here.

Alright well that's all for now. Stay well and make some AMAZING music for the world!!

Benefit Concert – raising money for people with Autism

Gruppetto String QuartetGalina Bratuska (violin I), Marouso Kydonieos (violin II), Lilia Giousoupovac (viola), Eygeni Bratuska (bass) – all members of major Greek orchestras

Ryan Youens (New Zealand) – In Their Light (world premiere) C. Carsavassilis (Canada) – Baroque Revisited (European premiere) Alexey Kurtijian (Brazil) – La Componessa Also music by Filip Tsalaxuris (Greece), G. Matzafleris (Greece), Alex Pappas (Greece), Franz Schubert, Dass Dreimeadelhaus.

Artistic Director – Alex Pappas, Administrative Director – Dimitris Tsoutsos 6 Gravias Street, Agia Paraskeyh Pierce Theatre, 8:30pm, 10 November 2008, $18Euro