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Tribute to Iannis Xenakis | Percussion works

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Tribute to Iannis Xenakis | Percussion works

Alexandros Giovanos , ElbtonalPercussion
  • 20 May 2022

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Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Starts at20.30|

The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [www.SNF.org] to enhance the Greek National Opera's artistic outreach.

The Greek National Opera Alternative Stage participates in the celebration of the centenary of the birth of the great 20th-century music innovator Iannis Xenakis with an extensive programme of concerts and performances covering the whole spectrum from his groundbreaking solo works to his stage works. The four parts of the Tribute to Iannis Xenakis will be presented on the GNO Alternative Stage at the SNFCC on 7, 8, 20, 22, 26 May 2022.

Acclaimed percussionist Alexandros Giovanosperforms alongside the internationally acclaimed percussion ensemble Elbtonal Percussion Iannis Xenakis' milestone works exploring the boundaries between musical arrangement and noise, often inspired from the legacy of the ancient Greek culture.

In the concert, Alexandros Giovanos will perform the impressive work Rebonds for solo percussion, written between 1987 and 1988 for the famous percussionist Sylvio Gualda and exploring the sonic universe of membranophones and wood percussion; Kassandra's masterly monologue - one of Xenakis' late additions to his score for Aeschylus' Oresteia that was first performed by Gualda and Spyros Sakkas at the Gibellina Festival (Italy) in 1987 - alongside German baritone Martin Gerke; as well as the work Psappha (an archaic version of the name Sappho), Xenakis' first and probably most famous score for solo percussion. Psappha was commissioned by the English Bach Festival and is also dedicated to Gualda, who was the first to perform it in London in 1976.

The Elbtonal Percussion ensemble was formed in 1996 in Hamburg, and has ever since carved out an amazing career ranging from classical and jazz music to world music. The ensemble, consisting of Francisco Manuel Anguas Rodriguez, Jan-Frederick Behrend and Stephan Krause, will present Okho (1989), Xenakis' last work for percussion ensemble, dedicated to the trio Le Cercle and commissioned for the bicentennial of the French Revolution - a work that makes use of the exotic timbres of three djembes and one more big-sized African membranophone, in the composer's words.

Percussion works

-Rebonds(1987-1989)

-Okho(1989)

-Kassandra(1987),

-Psappha(1975)

Alexandros Giovanos(percussion)

Martin Gerke(baritone)

ElbtonalPercussionensemble

Ticket prices: 12€, 15€ - Students, children: 10€

ccording to the instructions of the Greek State, GNO's venues at the SNFCC operate at a 100% capacity. Mask-wearing is mandatory upon entering and exiting the venue and throughout the duration of the performance.

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