SELECTED
WORKS

Limpid Water

for ensemble · 2023

A flow of clear, transparent water.

Kāma

for ensemble · 2016

Barley porridge, or a crust of barley bread, and water do not make a very cheerful diet, but nothing gives one keener pleasure than the ability to derive pleasure even from that.
Seneca

Toonbrood

for ensemble · 2018

Inspired by Agia Sofia of Thessaloniki, the work draws from the temple’s multilayered nature: juxtaposed layers of time, of use, of architecture, of surroundings, of people.
Toonbrood is the offering bread placed on top of each other. At the same time “toon” is musical tone, thus naming the piece “tone bread”.

The piece was commissioned by dissonArt ensemble, Stegi Onassis Athens [GR] and Centre for Arts & Media Karlsruhe [DE] for the Soundscapes Compositions project, part of the Interfaces European Programme.

Φλοιός / Cortex

for piano solo · 2016

The lateral intraparietal cortex of the brain is responsible for our perception of time, regulating the ability of speaking or playing an instrument. “Cortex” is regulating and deregulating the rhythm and speed of a constantly moving “melodic speech”.

Fata Morgana

120 whistled microtones (fixed media) · 2016

A mirage seen during hot days in desert, land or sea, Fata Morgana distorts the objects on the horizon, often to such extent that they become completely unrecognisable.

Michalis Paraskakis, whistling

Skostok

for ensemble · 2015

Skostok is the name of an ancient king of the Odrysians. We know he existed only from a few brass coins with laureate Apollo and an equestrian with the inscription ‘SKOSTOK’.

Prélude non mesuré

soprano & baroque ensemble · 2015 [trascription for modern ensemble 2021]

The text comes from a Greek Orthodox Easter Psalm antiphone describing Christ’s tortures, while praising him. Keeping only the tortures, the soprano leads the instruments in a renaissance notated unmeasured prelude.

Elena Krasaki, soprano
Tsala's baroque players / TETTTIX ensemble

Porta Theatre / Piraeus Municipal Theatre [GR]

Terpnon

for positive organ and 5 players · 2013

The keyboardist holds down static drone chords. The rest four are fluctuating the drones by fine tuning the tubes of the organ to produce variable frequency beatings in several layers. The result is an ode to frequency beating and its beauty.

Vladan Kulisic, tuner 1
Eugene A. Kim, tuner 2
Assaf Gidron, tuner 3
Noah Rektenwald, tuner 4
Michalis Paraskakis, keyboard

Spring Festival 2013, The Hague [NL]

SELECTED
PERFORMANCES

Kassandra

Iannis Xenakis

Natalia Alvarez-Arenas, percussion

Royal Conservatory of The Hague [NL]

Anaparastasis I "The baritone"

Jani Christou

Nikos Ioakeim, conductor

Korzo Theater, The Hague [NL]

Ensuing

Karyn Banquet & Yaniv Schonfeld

Karyn Banquet, choreography

NDT Lucent Dansthetater, The Hague [NL]

LIST OF
WORKS

Upcoming

Elephant’s foot

bassoon solo
commissioned by Ben Roidl-Ward & Niki Harlafti
premiere: t.b.a.

New work

player piano
premiere: t.b.a.

New work for accordion

accordion solo
commissioned by Krasimir Sterev

New work for double bass

double bass solo & electronics
commissioned by Charis Pazaroulas

Ensemble

Limpid water

fl, cl, sax, bsn, perc, e-gt, hp, acc, d.bass, keyboard controlled amplification
commissioned by the Athens Epidaurus Festival
Premiere: 24/6/23 · TETTTIX Ensemble · Yorgos Ziavras · Athens Conservatory

Contemplate and it’s enough

10′ · 2021
ney, cl, tpt, tbn, 2 perc, turkish perc, pno, hp, e-gtr, qanun, ud, yali tambur, vlc, cb
Commissioned by the Greek National Opera for the 200 years from the Greek Revolution.
Premiere: 19/11/21 · Alternative Stage Greek National Opera [GR]

Toonbrood

3′ · 2019
fl/pc, cl/bcl, pno, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb
Commissioned by dissonArt Ensemble, Onassis Stegi Athens [GR] & ZKM Karlsruhe [DE]
Soundscape Compositions – Interfaces European Programme
Premiere: 16/10/19 · dissonArt Ensemble · Vladimiros Simeonidis · Demetria Festival [GR]

Kāma

13′ · 2016
bfl, heck, cbcl, cbsn, bass sax, hn, tpt, tbn, hrp, acc, vla, vlc, cb
Commissioned by impuls Festival Graz [AU]
Premiere: 10/2/17 · Klangforum Wien · Enno Poppe · Impuls Festival 2017

Skostok

19′ · 2015
fl/pc, ob/eh, cl/bcl, perc, positive organ, hrp, mand, vln, vla, vlc, cb
Commissioned by Nieuw Ensemble
Premiere: 12/2/15 · Nieuw Ensemble · Gregory Charette · Muziekgebouw Amsterdam [NL]

version 2018
fl/pc, cl/bcl, bsn, bsax, perc, gt, hp, pno, acc, cb
Premiere: 6/12/18 · TETTTIΞ · Konstantinos Terzakis · Onassis Stegi [GR]

Ark Futura

8′ · 2014
ob/eh, cl/cbcl, bsn/cbsn, hn, vln, vla, vlc, cb
Premiere: 12/3/14 · ASKO|Shönberg Ensemble · Bas Wiegers · Portuguese Synagogue Amsterdam [NL]

Not Yet II

9′ · 2014
cl, 2 vln, vla, vlc, cb 
Premiere: 16/4/15 · Momenta Quartet + Friends · Carl Christian Bettendorf · MATA Festival New York [US]

Le merle, le bourdon et les couteaux

7′ · 2013
any large group of recorders of all sizes
Premiere: Ensemble Praetorius

Reflèks

10′ · 2011
fl/pc, cl/bcl, tpt, gt, hp, vln, vlc, cb without conductor
Premiere: Ensemble Modelo62

Tettix

5′ · 2010
large brass + percussion ensemble
written for NeosBrass

Milonga Rituel

7′ · 2009
fl, cl, asax, tsax, tpt, hn, tbn, tba, perc, pno, e-gt, ebgt
Premiere: Ereprijs Ensemble

Chamber

Mucilage

8′ · 2020
fl, cl, vln, vla
Commissioned by OutHear New Music
Premiere: 9/4/22 · Klangforum Wien & PPCM · Municipal Conservatory Kalamata [GR]

Afternoon to evening

16′ · 2021
2 pic/fl/bfl, electronics
Commissioned and premiered by duo Ana Chifu & Zach Tarpagos
Premiere: 18/7/21 · Open Sails Festival Chania [GR]

3 insects

7′ · 2020
alto sax, gtr
Commissioned and premiered by duo Mislav Režić & Gordan Tudor
Premiere: 20/7/20 · Musical Evenings Festival [HR]

Clémentine pelée

8′ · 2019
2 marimbas
Commissioned by duo Panos Ziavras & 
Marinos Tranoudakis
Premiere: 17/2/2019 · German Evangelical Church Athens [GR]

This

5′ · 2015
narrator, cl, vla, vlc · poem by El. Schönmaier
Commissioned by Eleonore Schönmaier
Premiere: 19/6/15 · 
Eleonore Schönmaier · Musings Ensemble

A map for long distances no. 7 & 8

6′ · 2014
narrator, cl, vla, vlc · poem by El. Schönmaier
Commissioned by Eleonore Schönmaier
Premiere: 29/6/14 · 
Eleonore Schönmaier · Musings Ensemble

Terpnon

30′ · 2013
amplified baroque positive organ, 1 keyboardist, 4 tuners
Premiere: 10/4/13 · performers from KonCon · Spring Festival The Hague [NL]

3 slide whistles

4′ · 2012
3 piccolo slide whistles
Premiere: performers from KonCon

6 slide whistles

6′ · 2012
6 piccolo slide whistles
Premiere: perfomers from KonCon

Reflèks II

7′ · 2011
percussion, slide whistles – 4 performers 
Premiere: performers from KonCon

Trying to stand

3′ · 2011
alto sax, bar. sax, tbn, vibr, e-gt, pno 
Premiere: Ensemble KLANG

Pselaphe

9′ · 2011
balinese gongs, thai gongs – 3 percussionists
Premiere: Slagwerk Den Haag

V

12′ · 2011
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, viola
Commissioned by the Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble
Premiere: Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble · Theodor Antoniou

Sesokhris

10′ · 2010
3 percussionists
Premiere: performers from KonCon

Solo

Φλοιός | Cortex

7′ · 2016
piano
Commissioned & premiered by Katerina Konstantourou
Premiere: 24/5/16 · Onassis Stegi Athens [GR]

Not Yet

8′ · 2016
clarinet + sinewaves
Premiere: 24/6/14 · Enric Sans i Morera

A certain dance

6′ · 2013
piano

Vocal

Hypsipyle

baritone, acc
commissioned by Kournos Festival Lemnos
Premiere: Georgios Iatrou baritone · Konstantinos Zigeridis accordion · Kournos Music Festival, Lemnos

Prelude non mesuré

4′ · 2015
soprano + baroque ensemble (fl, vln, 2 vla da gamba)
commissioned by Antigoni Tsalla & Porta Theatre
premiere 
Elena Krasaki + Antigoni Tsalla Ensemble

[Medea]

8′ · 2013
countertenor + percussion
Commissioned by L. Marziotte
Premiere: Leandro Marziotte & Benjamin Mazauric · KonCon [NL]

D.

4′ · 2011
SSAATTBB · poem: F. G. Lorca
Premiere: singers from KonCon

Lorem Ipsum Dolor

2009
2 tenors
premiere Esteban Manzano & Mattheus 

Vflox

2007
2 to 6 basses

Music Theatre · Opera

Strella

75′ · 2022
(mezz), ct, 2 ten, 2 bar, bass, fl, cl, sax, tbn, perc, e-gtr, pno, acc, vln, cb
Opera commissioned by the Greek National Opera
Alexandra K*, libretto
Premiere: 1/2/23 · Konstantinos Terzakis, direction · George Koutlis, stage director

The Museum of the Musical Imaginary Beings

60′ · 2021
A music-theatre collaboration with composer Stamatis Passopoulos,
actor/director Foivos Symeonides and ensemble TETTTIΞ.
Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture for the summer Cultural Festival.
Premiere: 3/8/21 · Ancient Abdera [GR]

30 Nails

7′ · 2020-21
music-theatre satire for 3 pianists
Commissioned by Pythia Trio
Premiere: 4/12/21 · Hall of Kalamata Philharmonic [GR]

First Love

60′ · 2019
sop, mezz, bar, bass, cl, acc, cb
re-composition of N. Chatziapostolou’s operetta
Commissioned by RAFI & Greek National Opera
Premiere: 23/5/19 · RAFI ·Alternative Stage [GR]

Dépayesement

30′ · 2019
music/dance/theatre performance in & outside a living room
2 dancers, narrator, bcl, tbn, perc
Commissioned by Onassis Center
Premiere: 1/3/19 · RopisCo · Onassis Stegi [GR]

Orpheus

50′ · 2017
mezz, perc, electronics, soundtrack
Commissioned by Oper(o) & Greek National Opera
Premiered: 25/1/18 Oper(o) · Alternative Stage [GR]

Anthem

2012
male actor, tbn
Premiere: Michalis Paraskakis, Georgios Kachrimanis

The little cock

12′ · 2010
narrator + large wind ensemble without conductor

Film + Theatre

Panoria

2019
play by G. Chortatzis, dir. Manos Vavadakis

Hedda Gabler

2019
incidental music for theater, dir. Zoe Chatziantoniou
sound + music performed by the actors
Premiere: 13/5/19 · Bios Theater Athens [GR]

Vinyl

2018
incidental music for theater, dir. Anna Micheli
accordion + electronics
Premiere: 8/12/18 · Neos Kosmos Theater Athens [GR]

L’ arrivée

3′ · 2017
short film by Peter Tscherkasky
alto sax, e-gt, vibr, pno
Premiere: 30/5/18 · TETTTIΞ

La passion de Jeanne d’ Arc

110′ · 2015
music for the silent film by C. T. Dreyer
2 to 4 basses + vocal/electronic soundtrack
Commissioned by DNR Film Festival [NL]
Premiere: 17/1/15 · Michalis Paraskakis, David Alonso de Molina

Fixed media

Fata Morgana

5′ · 2016
125 microtonal whistling tracks
Commissioned by Francisco Lopez & Fani Konstantinidou
Uploaded @ Audio-DH
whistler Michalis Paraskakis

Mezjea

2004
8 channels