georgia spiropoulos
 
 
 
 
 
Je rêve d'un Opéra aussi libre et aussi populaire qu'une salle de cinéma ou de catch.
R. Barthes





    EROR (The Pianist)
    "Fantasmagoria" for a pianist, electronics, animated
    shadows and lights | Onassis STEGI, IRCAM -
    Centre Pompidou, Festival Manifeste 2019 Info Youtube

    "Le bruitisme sensuel de Georgia Spiropoulos"
    Par Pierre Gervasoni

    "Le piano en chantier de Georgia Spiropoulos
    à Manifeste".
Par Michèle Tosi

    Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music (Composition)
    Director of the Digital Composition Studio (DCS) 2017-18
    Schulich School of Music - McGill University


    Meet Georgia Spiropoulos , interview on “Geografia
    Sonora”.
Ars Musica Festival 2016, Alliance Française de
    Bruxelles Europe


2020-2021

Aug-Sept 2021
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Music Fellowship
Residency

October 2021
new work, for vocal quartet, ensemble & electronics
Commissioned by Dramaten, National Theatre of Sweden
Stockholm - SE

May 7
Saksti, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone : Miho Hakamada
Festival de Chaillol
Festival JAS , Saint-Étienne - FR

March
Unstable Cities, sound-video installation. 2020
Electronic music & experimental video animation
(3-channel, 20m x 6m). 21'30 loop
Online - date to be announced

| CD Release |
spring 2021 — éOle Records
Les Bacchantes (The Bacchae), opera brut for solo performer, tape, live electronics & lights. Voice: Médéric Collignon
Klama (Lament), for choir, tape & live electronics. Accentus Choir, Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp & live electronics. Harp : Hélène Breschand
Recordings: Radio France, Ircam.

February 17
Canadian filmed premiere - online
Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp & live electronics
Harp: Alexandra Tibbitts; Electronics: Frédéric Le Bel; Videographer: Huei Lin
Recorded for the IRCAM Forum Montreal 2021 in partnership with Groupe Le Vivier, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, ACTOR, CIRMMT, SAT, the Institut Français, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, and supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Montreal - CA

| Guest Lecture |
February 10
Invited by Zosha Di Castri
Lecture @ Columbia University
NYC, New York

| Guest Lecture | online
February 12
"Composing for the harp - Concepts, materials, transformations"
IRCAM Forum in Montreal "Spatialization, Orchestration, Perception"
McGill University, Université de Montréal, Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), French Institut.

December 12
UNSTABLE CITIES Mov. 7, electroacoustic work
Electroacoustic Music Days 2020, Dec 11-13
Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA)
Online concert available until Dec 22

| CD release |
INTERJECTIONS I, for saxophone quartet & electronics
Quasar Saxophone Quartet with the support of the SACEM
Montreal, Canada

November 15
BRUT, electroacoustic work for 1 suspended loudspeaker
Works by G. Spiropoulos, Natasha Barrett, Stine Janvin
Forum ByPass Festival, Théâtre Le Ring.
Toulouse - FR

... more soon ...

2019-2020

Due to the covid19 pandemic most projects are cancelled or postponed

AWARD: Civitella Ranieri Music Fellowship
Residency | POSTPONED

[in progress...]
- new work for violin, electronics & video | CANCELLED
- new work for contrabass & electronics
- new work for 20 performers, electronics & lights | CANCELLED

September 2020
New CD Release | CANCELLED

April 5, 2020 - 3pm
Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp & live electronics | CANCELLED
Harp: Alexandra Tibbitts
Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Wirth Opera Studio. Montreal - CA

| Guest Lecture | CANCELLED
April 3-4, 2020
IRCAM Forum Workshop Montreal, April 2–5, 2020
Société des arts technologiques. Montreal - CA

| Book |
Text on “Geografia Sonora”
Nicole Marchand, “Georgia Spiropoulos”. In 32 grammes de pensée, essai sur l’imagination graphique, ed. Nicole Marchand-Zañartu and Jean Lauxerois. Paris: Médiapop éditions, Feb 7, 2020

| CD |
SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone: Michele Bianchini
CD "Grido", Editor: Ars Publica - IT


2018-2019

SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone: Michele Bianchini
Teatro Comunale, Città di Castello - IT

July 13-21 2019
Composer-in-residence, instructor @ ilSUONO 2019 International Contemporary Music Academy
Città di Castello - IT

Juin 29 2019 - 3pm
Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp & live electronics
Harp: Paola Aviles
Académie ManiFeste,Parcours Musique Mixte
PÔLE SUP’93 – IRCAM
Centre Pompidou, Paris - FR

June 6 2019
EROR (The Pianist) - 60' — French Premiere
Comments On The Instability Of The City.
"fantasmagoria" for a pianist, electronics, lights & animated shadows.

Georgia Spiropoulos: concept, music composition, dramaturgy, direction, video.
Alvise Sinivia: piano, improvisation, performance.
Benjamin Lévy: computer music design Ircam.
bestbefore - Andreas Karaoulanis:, video design, animation.
Woozy - Vangelis Hoursoglou: paintings, murals.
Arnaud Jung: light design.
Sylvie Martin-Hyszka director assistant & video assistant, stage, costume.
Djellal Chalabi "eror gloves" mechanical engineering Ircam-Factory-STMS.
Commission & Production Onassis STEGI.
Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. With the support of Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. Co-organized by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou & T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers.
T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Festival Manifeste IRCAM 2019
Youtube

| Book |
Jean-Guillaume Lebrun, "Portrait of Georgia Spiropoulos". In Compositrices, l’égalité en acte, Paris: CDMC/Editions MF, 2019

February 22-23 2019
EROR (The Pianist) - 60'— World Premiere
Comments On The Instability Of The City.
"fantasmagoria" for a pianist, electronics & animated shadows.
Commission & Production Onassis STEGI. Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou.
Onassis STEGI - Athens GR

February 9 2019
SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone : Michele Bianchini
Center of electroacoustic music of the Moscow Conservatory
Moscow - RU

January 25 2019 - 6pm
Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp & live electronics
Harp: Paola Aviles
PÔLE SUP’93 – IRCAM
Auditorium CRR 93, site d’Aubervilliers - FR

November 19 2018 6pm
IRCAM Talk: Compositional process of "EROR (The Pianist)" for piano, live electronics & video animation
Paris - FR


2017-2018

Juin 15 2018
SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone : Michele Bianchini
Polytecho, Corfu - GR

Juin 21 2018
INTERJECTIONS
for saxophone quartet & electronics
Commission : Quasar Saxophone Quartet with the support of the SACEM
Studios : CIRMMT
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden - DE

May 17 2018, 6pm
Membranes, for 6 timpani (2 players)
Timpani: Gabriel Valtchev, Dorian Selmi
Unimail Auditorium, Haute école de musique de Genève
Geneva - CH

March 17 2018 6pm
MUSIC FOR 2?, for one flute player, one piano player & tape.
Commission : Ministry of Culture of Baden-Wûrttemberg & the GegenWelten Festival
Ensemble: Curious Chamber Players
Musikaliska, Unimail Auditorium
Stockholm - SE

April 17 2018
INTERJECTIONS world premiere
for saxophone quartet & electronics
Commission : Quasar Saxophone Quartet with the support of the SACEM
Studios : CIRMMT
Amphithéâtre du Gesù, Montreal - CA

February 2 2018
Ensemble 2.11
for 2fl (2 picc), ob (or sopr sax), cl (bass cl), tr, trb, 2vl, vla, vlc, cb
Conductor : Guillaume Bourgogne
McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble
Strathcona Music Building Pollack Hall
Montreal - CA

January 23 2018
Membranes, for 6 timpani (2 players)
Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble
Salle Claude Champagne, Université de Montreal
Montreal - CA

November 10 2017
"Composition, Aurality, Machine", Colloquium presentation
Wirth Building, room C-201
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Montreal - CA

October 3 2017
...LANDSCAPES & MONSTROUS THINGS... (for Eugen Gabritschevsky)
for piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, electronics & video
based on Gabritschevsky's paintings.
Commission : French Ministry of Culture
Ensemble Sillages
Studios : CIRM, Nice
Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest
Brest - FR

September 25-28, 2017
VOCALSCAPES ON WALT WHITMAN
6-channel electroacoustic work / installation
CIME/ICEM @ CEAMMC
35th General Assembly of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music
Moscow Conservatory Centre for Electroacoustic Music
Moscow, RU
audio • notes


2016-2017

July 1-3 2017
Composer in Residency - 2nd period @ CIRM
Nice, FR

Juin 26 - 30 2017
Artistic Residency - mix of upcoming CD @ éOle
Co-production : IRCAM, Radio France, éOle Records
Toulouse, FR

April 2017
| Artistic Residency|
Royal Abbey of Fontevraud

March 29 2017
...LANDSCAPES & MONSTROUS THINGS... (for Eugen Gabritschevsky)
World premiere
for piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, electronics & video
based on Gabritschevsky's paintings.
Commission : French Ministry of Culture
Ensemble Sillages, Festival Electr( )cution
Studios : CIRM, Nice
Passerelle, Centre d’art contemporain, Brest - FR

March 13-17 2017
Composer in Residency - first period @ CIRM
Nice, FR

February 2017
AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner, world premiere
Electronic Soundscape for a theatre adaptation of the novel
Director: Sofia Filippidou
Theatre Odou Kykladon - Lefteris Votatzis, Athens - GR

November 16 - december 9 2016 — Mo to Fri, 5pm-8pm
Opening : November 15 18pm
GEOGRAFIA SONORA — Sound & video installation
Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe & ARS MUSICA Festival
Avenue des Arts 46, 1000 Bruxelles (floor 6)— Brussels BE

| Lecture |
November 14 14pm
"A breathing sea" - Sound, Image, & Real-time in ‘Geografia Sonora’”
ARS MUSICA COLLOQUIUM - “Interaction Sound/Image in Real Time”
ARBA-ESA, DAM-Gallery, Rue du Midi 144, 1000 Brussels

September 29 2016 20pm
BRUT, electroacoustic work
Ensemble Vortex "Sky Destroys Dog"
Fonderie Kugler, Geneva - Switzerland

2015-2016

July 18 2016
SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone : Joël Versavaud
Festival de Chaillol
GMEM-CNC-Marseille, Fayore - Chaillol station - FR

June 15 2016
SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Saxophone : Raoul Zarco Cicuéndez
Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels - BE

May 23 2016 7pm
METAPLASIS, for solo piano
Piano : Hayk Melikyan
Komitas Chamber Music Hall, Yerevan - AM

May 2016
Jury Member at Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC) 2016

April 11 2016 2.30pm
MASTERCLASS
"Atelier Contemporain de Suzanne Giraud 2015 - 2016"
CRR de Paris

April 2016
Jury Member at International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) 2016

March 30 2016
MUSIC FOR 2?, for one flute player, one piano player & tape.
Commission : Ministry of Culture of Baden-Wûrttemberg & the GegenWelten Festival
Ensemble SillagesFestival ELECTR()CUTION
Passerelle - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest - FR

March 30 2016
SAKSTI, for tenor saxophone & electronics
Ensemble Sillages • Festival ELECTR()CUTION
Passerelle - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest - FR

January 2016
Jury Member of the "Artistic Research Residency Program" call for 2017 at IRCAM/ZKM

November 27-28 2015
GEOGRAFIA SONORA — Sound & video installation
Commission: "Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture"
inSonic 2015ZKM - HfG
Karlsruhe DE

2014-2015

June 10 2015
"GEORGIA SPIROPOULOS — PORTRAIT AT CENTRE POMPIDOU"
- Membranes, for 6 timpani (2 players)
- Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp & electronics
- Les Bacchantes (The Bacchae), opera brut for one performer, electronics & lights
Voice : Médéric Collignon
Harp : Hélène Breschand
Timpani : Ars Nova Ensemble - Isabelle Cornelis, Elisa Humanes
Computer music design - IRCAM : José Miguel Fernandez, Tomas Gœpfer
Light design : Arnaud Jung
Costume : Nathalie Saulnier
Direction: Georgia Spiropoulos
IRCAM Festival Manifeste 2015, Paris
flyer

May 25 2015
France Musique, Alla Breve by Anne Montaron
Roll… n'Roll… n'Roll, for harp and electronics (Radio version, short)
Harp : Hélène Breschand
Computer music design - IRCAM : José Miguel Fernandez
notes

| Lecture | — Invited Composer
2015 march 5-7
"Transitions des arts, transitions esthétiques : processus de subjectivation et des-croissances".
Colloque international et manifestations artistiques.
Université Paris 8, Musée d’art et d’histoire de Saint-Denis, Paris, FR

May 7 2015, 12h30
SAKSTI
for tenor saxophone & live electronics
Récital de saxophone : Joël Versavaud
GMEM Festival Temple Grignan, Marseille - FR

2015 januray 16
VOCALSCAPES ON WALT WHITMAN
6-channel electroacoustic work / installation
Electroacoustic Music Days 2015
Crete - Rethymnon, GR
audio • notes

2014 dec 5, 8pm
EPHEMERALS & DRONES
for harp, contrabass & 2 rubbed timpani
Ensemble Intercontemporain
Cité de la Musique, Paris - FR
audio • notes

Text on The Bacchae by Jean-Noël Von Der Weid
in "Orgies et bacchanales - Triomphe de l'excès"
5.11.2014, Berg International Editions, Paris

2014 october 9, 7pm
EPHEMERALS & DRONES
for harp, contrabass & 2 rubbed timpani
Ensemble : Pulsar Trio
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, CNSMDP - FR
audio • notes

2014 september 19, 8.30pm
VOCALSCAPES ON WALT WHITMAN
6-channel electroacoustic work
ICMC | SMC Conference 2014
Onassis Cultural Center - Athens, GR

| Lecture | — Invited Composer
2014 september 15 • 2.30pm
"Real-Time Composition of Sound Environments"
ICMC | SMC Conference 2014, Athens, GR
AbstractPaper

2013-2014

2014 may 18, 15pm
EPHEMERALS & DRONES
for harp, contrabass & 2 rubbed timpani
Ensemble : Pulsar Trio
Fondation Suisse, Cité Universitaire de Paris - FR
audio • notes

2014 may 15
THE BODY ELECTRIC (Voicings on Walt Whitman I) - world premiere
for soprano, clarinet (Bb, contrabass), trombone, viola, percussion, tape
Conductor : Philippe Nahon
Voice : Geraldine Keller
Ensemble : Ars Nova
TAP Théâtre Auditorium
Poitiers - FR
audio • notes

2013 nov 9
MUSIC FOR 2?
for flute, piano and tape
Dissonart Ensemble
State Orchestra Hall
Salonica - GR
audio • notes

| Lecture |
2013 dec 3 • 13.30pm-16.30pm
"Vocal Mask : voix, composition musicale et traitement informatique"
DU: Voix et Symptômes - psychopathologie et clinique de la voix
Université Paris Diderot Paris 7 UFR d’Études Psychanalytiques

| Lecture |
2013 November • 2pm-3pm
"Composition et tradition orale"
"Journées d'études université Paris 8 - Composition Méditerranée"
EA 1572 « Esthétique, musicologie, danse et création musicale »
Université Paris 8, Département de musicologie

Septembre 1 • 9pm
EPHEMERALS & DRONES
for harp, contrabass & 2 rubbed timpani
Ensemble : Zafraan
Hauptbahnhof Berlin - DE
audio • notes

Juin 1 - July 17 2013 • 7pm - 8.45pm
GEOGRAFIA SONORA - ΗΧΟΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑ — Sound & video installation
Commission: "Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture"
Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2013
Peiraios 260
Athens - GR
notesinterviews

May 11 2013
"Georgia Spiropoulos - Portrait"
Works : The Bacchae, Bouches, Brut, Saksti
Compositions, artistic direction, direction: Georgia Spiropoulos.
Médéric Collignon (voice, improvisations "The Bacchae") • Shigeko Hata (voice "Bouches") • Theophilos Sotiriades (Tenor saxophone) • José Miguel Frernandez (Music technology) • Kostas Bokos (Sound engineer) • Arnaud Jung (Light designer) •
Onassis Cultural Center [gren]
Athens - GR

May 2 2013 - 20:00
BOUCHES I & II - hommage à Demétrio Stratos
for female voice, tenor sax, bass cl, string quartet & live electronics
Commission: Radio France, La Muse En Circuit
Ensemble: 2e2m
Conductor: Pierre Roullier
Voice: Shigeko Hata
CRR de Paris
Paris - FR
audio • notes

January 26 2013 - 18:00
BOUCHES I & II - hommage à Demétrio Stratos
for female voice, tenor sax, bass cl, string quartet & "mask electronics"
Commission: Radio France, La Muse En Circuit
World premiere "Bouches II"
Ensemble: 2e2m
Conductor: Pierre Roullier
Voice: Shigeko Hata
Festival Présences, Grand Théâtre d'Aix en Provence
Aix en Provence - FR

January 13 - April 13 2013
GEOGRAFIA SONORA — Sound & video installation
Commission: "Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture"
Computer music design : José Miguel Frernandez, Georgia Spiropoulos
World premiere : Granet Museum
Aix en Provence - FR
notes

2012

November 13 2012
EPHEMERALS & DRONES for harp, contrabass & 2 rubbed timpani
Ensemble : SMASH
Teatro Juan del Enzina, Salamanca - SP
audio • notes

July 2012
"Virtual masks in the BACCHAE by Georgia Spiropoulos (ΙRCAM, 2010): exploring tragic vocality in Max/MSP environment"
By G. Spiropoulos & A. Georgaki
SMC 2012 Proceedings - Stockholm SE.
Paper

May 4 2012 - 18:00
BRUT (I)    
electroacoustic work
ICEM - MUSICACOUSTICA-BEIJING 2012 Festival
Beijing - China

May 4 2012 - 18:00
BRUT (I & II)
electroacoustic work
Audiorama - Xenakis & Co
Curated by Marinos Koutsomihalis -- fb
Stockholm - SE

April 3 2012 - 20:30
A portrait of composer Georgia Spiropoulos in Athens French Institut.
Artistic direction: Georgia Spiropoulos.
Works by : Spiropoulos, Messiaen, Murail, Xenakis, Schaffer, Ferrari, Parmegiani.
Ensemble : dissonArt ensemble & Theophilos Sotiriades
Institut Français d'Athènes
Athens - GR

| Talk - Public discussion - Music happening |
April 2 2012 - 12:30pm • IANOS
with Georgia Spiropoulos, Anastasia Georgaki, Theophilos Sotiriades
Athens - GR

| Talk - Public discussion |
March 31 2012 - 12pm • French Institut
with Georgia Spiropoulos, Anastasia Georgaki
Athens - GR

March 18 2012 - 19.30pm
BRUT
electroacoustic work
Cyrated by Katerina Tzedaki
di.p.art festivalfb
Salonica - GR

January 6 2012
SAKSTI    
for tenor saxophone & live electronics
Saxophone : Piet Rebel / Bl!NDMAN
Brugge - Concertgebouw - Brugge - BE

2011

| Interview |
December 12 2011
France Musique "A l'improviste" by Anne Montaron
LES BACCHANTES (The Bacchae)    
Vocal and scenic action for solo performer, electronics & lights
InterviewVideo

November 2 2011
PRAXIS 4 SAXES    
for saxophone quartet
Commission : Radio France
Saxophone Quartet : Quasar
Montreal - CA

October 29 2011
LES BACCHANTES (The Bacchae) - hommage à Xenakis
Vocal and scenic action for solo performer, electronics & lights
Voice : Médéric Collignon
Computer music design : Thomas Goepfer
Director : Georgia Spiropoulos
Lighting designer : Arnaud Jung
Costume : Nathalie Saulnier
Commission : IRCAM - Centre Pompidou
Festival Musiques Libres
video | flyer
Besançon - FR

October 2011
LES BACCHANTES (The Bacchae) - hommage à Xenakis
video presentation
World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) 2011 - Corfu - GR

September 30 2011 - 4 pm
| Live performance + Lecture |
LES BACCHANTES (The Bacchae) - hommage à Xenakis
Ou.Un.Po workshop: "Oral culture" 29.09.11 - 02.10.11
Six D.O.G.S. - Athens - GR
Keywords : voice, musical composition, oral culture, live electronics

August 21 2011
SAKSTI    
for tenor saxophone & live electronics
Saxophone : Theophilos Sotiriades
Music Village - Pelion - GR

May 15 2011
| Video Presentation + lecture |
LES BACCHANTES (The Bacchae) - hommage à Xenakis
Unheimliche Workshop - University of Crete, Social studies department
Old Mosque, Rethymno, Crete - GR

| Live Radio + podcast |
May 9, 9.45 pm - France Musique "Lundis de la Contemporaine"
May 2-6, 10.55 am & 1.05 am (next day) - France Musique "Alla Breve"
By Anne Montaron
PRAXIS 4 SAXES    
for saxophone quartet
Saxophone Quartet : Habanera

March 2011
PRAXIS 4 SAXES    
for saxophone quartet
Saxophone Quartet : Prism Quartet
March 19, First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia - USA
March 20, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC - USA

February 2011
SAKSTI    
for tenor saxophone & live electronics
Saxophone : Theophilos Sotiriades
February 12, Bowling Green State University - USA
February 13, Louisiana State University - USA
February 13, Georgia State University - USA

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