This album consists by original compositions by new and older Greek composers - members of the Independent Music Development Association (A.S.M.A.)



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About this album

This album consists by original compositions by Greek composers. It's a production (2016) of the Independent Music Development Association - I.M.D.A. (A.S.M.A in Greek - The Independent Music Development Association is a result of a long-standing coexistence and communication of its members new composers, musicians and students who are for years active in the education and creation of music. Its operation began unofficially upon the formation of its chamber orchestra in 2000, and the association was officially established in 2002 as an independent nonprofit association.

I.M.D.A. was born out of a need for personal expression and creation and aims to promote mainly the works of Greek composers (new and older) through the formation of ensembles, concert presentations, and cooperation with various art and culture organizations. At the same time, it wishes to contribute to the country's music education and ameliorate its shortcomings through seminars and meetings, theoretical text and book writing and, generally, through the training and support of its members and friends. In this context, the association has organized theory training seminars with significant teachers like George Zervos, George Fitsioris, Antonios Antonopoulos, Nikos Kariotis, Kriton Barlas. During ots fifteen-year activity, the association has successfully organized numerous concerts with premieres of new composers' original works and works of students in composition, as well as works from the Greek and international contemporary repertoire.

The featured composers are Dimitris Anousis (Variations for violin & piano, on a theme of M.Ravel - T.1), Dimitris Andronis (Variations for piano, on a theme of G.Mahler - T.2), George Arkomanis ("Dali", for violin, cello, flute & piano - T.3), Martha Kilafi (Variations for piano, on a theme of N.Kariotis & "Strovilismoi", trio for violin, cello & piano - T.4+6), Nikos Kariotis (Variations for piano, on a theme of S.Raftopoulos - T.5), George Malefakis ("Excamiledeur", for violin, flute, piano & percussion - T.7-8) and Alexandros Dimitropoulos ("Deja vu", trio for cello, saxophone & piano - T.9-11).

The performers - musicians are Piano: Thanos Margetis & Margarita Labou, Violin: Charalambos Karasavidis & Fani Paraskevopoulou, Cello: Eve Papathanasiou, Flute: Rosalia Gianoulou, Saxophone: Marietta Tsakmakli, Percussion: George Malefakis. The recordins took place at AN ART ARTISTRY - Athens, Greece, on a Steinway & Sons piano. Sound enginner: Nikos Arkomanis - Play Recording Studio.

Full track listing

1. Dimitris Anousis: Variations for Violin & Piano on a Theme of Ravel (13:44)

2. Dimitris Andronis: Variations for Piano on a Theme of Mahler (9:30)

3. George Arkomanis: Dali (4:14)

4. Martha Kilafi Variations for Piano on a Theme of Kariotis (6:17)

5. Nikos Kariotis: Variations for Piano on a Theme of Raftopoulos (5:45)

6. Martha Kilafi: Strovilismoi Trio (6:54

7-8. George Malefakis: i.Excamiledeur 1 (2:06), ii.Excamiledeur 2 (6:25)

9-11. Alexandros Dimitropoulos: Deja Vu: i.The Loss (3:28), ii.On the Highway (4:19), iii.The Night Before (3:57)

At-Tonal | A.S.M.A. | Avant garde, modern composition, contemporary, instrumental  | © ® ℗ 2016 Α.Σ.Μ.Α. - AN ART ARTISTRY RECORDS AAAR 002