Alexis Porfiriadis

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Alexis Porfiriadis

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Alexis Porfiriadis is a composer, pianist and improviser. Since 2008 he composes mainly open form scores using verbal and/or graphic notation or combinations of conventional, graphic and verbal notation, that encourage collaboration and collective decisions between the performers. His PhD research was also investigating the mechanisms of decision making in music groups.
His music has been played in concerts and festivals in Europe, U.S.A. and Canada.  He has worked as a composer with Snim Ensemble for improvised Music Vienna,
Ensemble Wiener Collage, Ensemble x.y/U.K., MotoContrario Ensemble/Italy, The extradition series Portland/U.S.A., 113 Composers Collective/U.S.A.,   InEnsemble/Russia, 6daEXIt Improvisation Ensemble Thessaloniki, WHI ensemble Athens, Molinari Quartet Montreal/Canada, Ensemble Dissonart Thessaloniki,  ARS MUSICANDUM Sax-Quartet/Spain, Vocalsolisten Graz, Ensemble Ensuite Graz. As a performer Alexis performs regularly with 6daEXIt Improvisation Ensemble and WHI ensemble. He has also performed together with a large number of improvisers in Greece, Serbia and Austria.

Alexis studied Composition in Bath Spa University/UK (PhD, 2016, supervised by James Saunders). He also studied Composition with Gerd Kühr (MA, 2002), Beat Furrer (Postgraduate, 2004) and Mathias Spahlinger (Klangwege 2003) in University for Music and Performing Arts Graz/Austria. Selected prizes and awards including Music Promotion Prize of Graz 2002, the annual Austrian State grand for Composition 2003/04, the Scholarship for special academic achievements of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Culture, the Carl Michael Ziehrer Trust Scholarship and the Third Prize at the Second International competition for Composition for String Quartet by Molinari Quartet 2005.
 
He has taught Music Theory, Composition and Improvisation in academic and non-academic contexts.  He has presented papers on improvisation, notation, aesthetics and composition techniques in conferences and symposiums in Greece, UK and Cyprus. In 2007 he co-founded the 6daEXIt Improvisation Ensemble which is been considered the longest-living improvisation group in Greece. He also co-founded the WHI ensemble Athens and the art group Music Is Network.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Improvised


The most delicate flower for three to eleven performers (2020)
Between the We and the I for a group of people (at least three performers) (2018)
Tones, Noises, Melodies and Rhythms for a group of people (at least four performers) (2016)
One Minute is more than One Minute for a group of people (at least five performers) (2012)
The f duo for two good friends, laptop(s), mp3 recorder and instrument(s) (2011)
Aria for voice(s) (2011)
Spotting Nowhere for four players using string instruments (2010)

Solo Instrument


60 Important Words for one or more speaking piano players on one or more pianos (2020)

Sound Installation


Frameless Instructions for a sound installation (for 4 to 6 performers) (2019)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


For Four People - (2018)
Quatre pour Six Music for four Saxophone players (2006)
Dromena for String Quartet (2002)

Music and Dance


Blossom Trio for three people making movement and sound (2017)
Moving Sound for at least two performers (2016)
Air for movement (one or more performers) (2011)

Saxophone Quartet


Quatre pour Six Music for four Saxophone players (2006)

String Quartet


Dromena for String Quartet (2002)
60 Important Words for one or more speaking piano players on one or more pianos (2020)
Air for movement (one or more performers) (2011)
Aria for voice(s) (2011)
Between the We and the I for a group of people (at least three performers) (2018)
Blossom Trio for three people making movement and sound (2017)
Dromena for String Quartet (2002)
For Four People - (2018)
Frameless Instructions for a sound installation (for 4 to 6 performers) (2019)
Moving Sound for at least two performers (2016)
One Minute is more than One Minute for a group of people (at least five performers) (2012)
Quatre pour Six Music for four Saxophone players (2006)
Spotting Nowhere for four players using string instruments (2010)
The f duo for two good friends, laptop(s), mp3 recorder and instrument(s) (2011)
The most delicate flower for three to eleven performers (2020)
Tones, Noises, Melodies and Rhythms for a group of people (at least four performers) (2016)