Duration: 30 Hours
Timeline: 10.30 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 19.30
Language: English, Greek
In this workshop participants will be combining views and techniques deriving from Aglaja Veteranyi’s work “Why the child is boiling in the polenta”.
Besides the “traditional” methods incorporated in a composition class, the course aims to acquaint composers and musicians with the way other performers read a theatrical text, such as actors and directors. Also, joined sessions will be held together with Simos Kakala’s workshop The other side - A, for actors and actresses who will be dealing with Veterayi’s work from a different perspective. All together, instructors and participants, will prepare parts in order to perform them at the end of the course.
The Other Side - B is open to composers who wish to explore the field of stage music and classes will be held in english and greek language.
Periklis Liakakis was born in Athens, Greece. He has received prizes and scholarships for his work by the City of Vienna, the City of Graz, the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna, the Austrian Office of the Federal Chancellor, the Greek Friends of Classical Music Society, the Thüringen Philharmonie etc. The growing interest for his “very unusual music language” (Thomas Daniel Schlee) that “has a very musical and distinctive sound” (Rodion Shchedrin) is revealed in his collaborations with renowned ensembles such as Ensemble modern, Ensemble „die reihe“, the greek National Orchestra, the greek radio symphony orchestra, Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble „Oktoplus“, dramagraz etc. He has been commissioned to compose works by, among others, the city of Trossingen in Germany, the Ensemble Modern International Academy, the Wiener Saxophonquartett, Sirene Operntheater etc. In 2017 his opera “Chodorkowski” was nominated as the best new production for music theatre in the Austrian Musiktheater awards.
Along with composition, his interest in photography is an important part of his artistic creation. His photographs have been posted in group exhibitions as well as in two solo exhibitions in Athens (Depot gallery 2017) and Larissa (Μύλος 2018). He holds a teaching position at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna since 2002 and is a Senior Lecturer since 2010.