(25.8 welcome date / 31.8 departure date)
After last year’s successful cooperation with MV ensemble, the composition workshop in Music Village is going to be held again this summer with the title “Music Composition in Practice”. This way, the participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to see their work come alive in the final concert.
The instruments at participant’s disposal will be:
- percussion (vibraphone, marimba, snare drum, cymbals and some small percussion instruments)
The musical compositions should be submitted until 1st of August, so as musicians have the chance to select those that will be performed at the final concert.
The ensemble will perform the compositions at the rehearsals without audience, at the general rehearsal though the composers will be able to work together with the ensemble. The time every composer will have available at the general rehearsal will depend on the amount of work and the level of difficulty of the compositions will be performed at the final concert.
This year, each member of the ensemble will deliver a presentation every day which participants can attend. In such presentations, the musicians will discuss thoroughly about their instrument’s potentials as well as some alternatives or ideas will be suggested regarding the composers’ music works.
As always, there will be the chance for the participants to compose or improve their compositions during the workshop, with the coordination of Periklis Liakakis.
20th century’s “romantic” harmony will be the topic we will analyze at the workshop this year.
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.