Music Performance at Beton7
Flute and Electronic Sound-Scapes
Saturday, February 18th 2012 | 19.00
Myrto Korkokiou & Apostolos Loufopoulos
Works by D.Charke, M. Oliva, C. Karathanassis. A. Loufopoulos, T. Lotis, K. Saariaho.
The flute with the use of modern flute techniques creates a variety of timbres, which extended further its sound spectrum, combined with electronic sounds either pre-recorded, or processed in real-time. The musical combination of flute and electroacoustic music can evoke imaginary soundscapes, which can direct the imagination beyond our real listening acoustic world. The sound diffusion in the space, using multiple speakers, emphasize even more the audience imagination.
Myrto Korkokiou and Apostolos Loufopoulos have been collaborating since 2000 and have performed widely works for flute (live instrument) and electronic sounds, computer processed and prerecorded, in real time and diffusion. Many works of them have been awarded, such as ‘Behaviours’ for flute and electronic sounds (1st prize at composition competition D. Dragatakis; 2007-08), ‘59 Winds’ for flute, bass flute and electronic sounds (1st prize at composition competition ‘Franco Evagelisti’ 2006, ‘Music Nova’ 2004), and the work ‘Paremvoles’ for flute and tape (distinction in ‘Music Nova’ 2006).
The program includes compositions from their recent collaboration as well as works by D.Charke, M. Oliva, Theodore Lotis, Kaija Saariaho, Constantinos Karathanassis. The performance is framed by the choreography of Myrto Delimichali.
Myrto Korkokiou: flutes (piccolo, alto, bass)
Apostolos Loufopoulos: electronic media
Participation: Myrto Delimichali (choreography)
Date: Saturday, 18 February, 2012
Admission fee: 8 euros
Myrto Korkokiou has a bachelor’ s degree in Music Studies from the Ionian University in Greece (Corfu) and a Master’s degree in Music Performance (flute) in London College of Music and Media in London, emphasizing in flute modern techniques, improvisation and flute combination with electronic means. She is currently elaborating a doctoral research in flute combination with electronic means at the Ionian University with tutor Andreas Mniestris.
She has participated in classical and contemporary flute masterclasses by Peter Loyed (Scotland), Lisa Nelsen (London), William Bennet (London) and Susan Milan (London), Wil Offermans (Belgium), Robert Dick (England, U.S.A). She also studied the flute with Ian Clarke, Robert Dick and Chris Hyde Smith.
She has participated in festivals and concerts of electronic and modern music in Greece and abroad (Dates of Contemporary Music, 2003-2004 (Patra), Festival of Electronic Music (Corfu, Rethimno, Lixouri), Electromedia, Music in Thisio, concert hall of Philippos Nakas, Small Music Theatre, Aboutt, concert hall of Dimitris Mitropoulos, Ionian academy, University of Buffalo.
She is teaching at the department of Sound Technology and Musical Instruments of the Ionian islands TEI HYPERLINK "http://www.youtube.com/user/MyrtoKorkokiou" www.youtube.com/user/MyrtoKorkokiou
Apostolos Loufopoulos studied music at the Ionian University, Greece (Music Degree), and at City University, London (PhD in Music). Over the past decade, his music has been performed internationally in renown festivals of contemporary music (such as ICMC, Synthese, L’Espace Du Son and others) and has received a number of awards at international competitions such as Αrs Electronica (Austria), Bourges (France), Noroit (France), Metamorphoses (Belgium), Space of Sound (Belgium), Franco Evangelisti (Italy), Musica Nova (Czech Republic).
Since 2004, he lives in Athens-Greece and works as a freelance composer and producer at his private studio. He also lectures on the creative use of sound technology at the TEI of Ionian Islands, at the Department of Sound Technology and Musical Instruments (www.teiion.gr).
He has participated in academic research projects regarding the study of environmental sound (post-doctoral research at Ionian University, 2006-2008) and has actively participated in a number of international conventions on musical novelty and contemporary musical research, regarding a wide variety of subjects.
He is a founding member of both the HELMCA (Greek Union of Composers of Electroacoustic Music, www.essim.gr) and the Greek Society for Acoustic Ecology. He is also a member of the Sonic Arts Network and Project itinerant.
He is teaching at the department of Sound Technology and Musical Instruments of the Ionian islands TEI HYPERLINK "http://www.myspace.com/apostolosloufopoulos" www.myspace.com/apostolosloufopoulos