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Dimitri Papageorgiou

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Papageorgiou’s music has always had a certain predilection towards various forms of similarities and structural reiterations. In such a context, structural redundancy and parsimony stand at the epicenter of his work, as recurrences of patterns that share the same underlying structure unfold in time, elaborating centripetally on the same structural complex or similar structural features again and again, creating, maintaining and exalting one or various states from a single or from a variety of perspectives.

Dimitri majored in composition with Hermann Markus Pressl and Andreij Dobrowolski at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts at Graz in Austria. From 1998-2002 he held a Presidential Fellowship of the University of Iowa, U.S.A., for a Ph.D. in Composition with Donald Martin Jenni, Jeremy Dale Roberts, and David Karl Gompper. Since 2007, he is appointed as assistant professor of composition at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His works have been aired several times by the ÖRF (Austria), the Greek National Radio (3rd Program and 95.8), and several U.S. Radio Stations. He has appeared in festivals and conferences in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Russia, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Turkey and several States of the U.S.A. (NY, CA, FL, MI, IL, IA, OH, GA).

For numerous of his works he has received awards in composition competitions and won call for scores, such as the Concert Etudes for Piccolo Composition Competition (2016 1st Place, Colorado, U.S.A.), Phasma-Music call for CD recording (2016, Poland/Athens), Matan Givol International Composers Competition (finalist 2016, Israel), SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission (2003 2nd Prize, New York, NY), Ensemble iiiiiiiii Internationally Call for Scores ’15 (Seoul, Korea), Ensemble Etcetera International Call for Scores  (2013 San Diego, U..S.A.), etc. He is also the recipient of the Doris Wolff Prize (Austria, 1991) and the Hancher-Finkbine Student Leader Award (University of Iowa, 2002).

He has received commissions by several institutions and ensembles, such as SCI/ASCAP(U.S.A.), Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Drama at Graz, Austrian National Radio (ÖRF) and Literature Forum Graz, Kultur Zentrum bei den Minoriten Graz, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Dimitri Polisoidis (violist of the ensemble Klangforum, Austria), Ensemble Interface (Germany), Zeitfluss Ensemble (Austria), Thessaloniki Concert Hall, UMS & JIP (Switzerland), Trio IAMA (Greece), Ensemble Etcetera (USA), duo Goliardi (Greece), etc.

In 2008 he was composer-in-residence at the festival 4020.mehr als Musik Linz and in 2006 the Minoritensaal Graz programed Papageorgiou’s composer’s portrait. In summer 2012, his work “Effluences” has been heard at the 46th International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadtand in March 2013 Klangforum Vienna performed his work In the Vestige of the Present at the Vienna Konzerthaus, while in 2014 the string players of the Ensemble Klangforum have premiered his string quartet, Quasi (ébauche), at the Ligetisaal of Mumuth Concert Hall, Graz. In 2014, two of his works have been selected with high ratings at the International Computer Music Conference. 

In October 2016, he will be back in Graz with a new piece for the molecular organ (Musikprotokol 2016) and he will be visiting composer at the University of Iowa School of Music (UI Center for New Music December 2016).

He appeared in the discography in 2005 with the CD “Musing” by Capstone Records, NY, featuring his work “…d’ogne luce muto“. In 2009 his work “In the Vestige of the Present” appeared on the CD “Present Perfect, Vol. 1” by Trio IAMA, which was released by Dissonarnce Records.

For five years, from 2012 to 2014 he worked in two artistic research projects   of the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music at Graz, Algorithmische Komposition in Kontext neuer Musik and Patterns of Intuition. These collaborations have led to publications at Graz, Austria: Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, 2012 and  New York: Springer, 2014, respectively.

He is the co-founder of the dissonart ensemble, which he served from 2005 to 2014, and he is the co-director of the Contemporary Music Lab ( at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.



Featured Pieces

commissioned by the Ensemble Interface

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commissioned by the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics of the University of Music and Drama at Graz, Austria

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