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    Mad Scene
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    Happy enough?
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    Silence
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    My Sea
 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
electronic-experimental
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Egham, UK
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am from Greece. I have graduated from Athens Un. in Musicology, MMus in Composition in Royal Holloway Un. of London and currently I am in the last year of PhD in Composition at Royal Holloway. The last 3 years I compose music for dance and physical theatre companies.
Website:
www.iliaskotzias.com

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At 5:44am on December 22, 2009, Yaiza Varona said…
Geia sou back again Elias! :)
Sorry for the tardy reply, but I didn't find this comment until today I came back to your profile again, since it is published here instead of in my own, so I had no notice of it.
I think your work is very, very interesting. Much appreciated the information of tracks you offered here, now I listen to them again with a privileged point of view, although I must admit that they were pretty much alike what I found in them.
I also use Logic Pro (9 now, just upgraded 2 days ago from 8), so I think I still find interesting those graphics you talk about haha Funny enough, in one my tracks I also used the sound of a heartbeat, but in a much less sophisticated way and for different reasons I think. I am always fascinated by natural sounds, and how to add them to musical compositions, that is one of the reasons I found your work so interesting.
So again, efharisto for sharing your music, where can we find more? regards!
At 11:06am on December 15, 2009, Elias Kotzias said…
Geia sou kai sena!! (Means: hallo to you too!)

I feel very humble to your words and really thankful. My work, is not at all about scores and notes. Ir is more a sound translation of thoughts and situations.

Happy Enough? is a piece searching serenity. It describes 3 images of serenity; a violinist improvising in the middle of Hyde Park in central London, a girl jogging around him listening to trance music from her i-pod and a shepherd under an olive tree in the midsummer somewhere in some greek countryside. All of them are absorbed in some individual situation of serenity. Can they help me build my own state of serenity? Could it be ever happy enough?

Silence is based on Waiting for Godot, a Beckett's play. It searches human anxiety for the meaning of the existence and the purpose of his life. It is called 'Silence' because almost everything that happens in the piece is just in our minds or sounds of our body. For exmple, his/her heartbeat, suffocations, breathing, madness-like sounds. The bells are the signs of some hypothetical improvement/solution but distorted and magnified by his/her subjective perception.
At the ending of the piece a second heartbeat is introduced. Maybe companionship and friendship is not the solution to the questions of this piece but certainly is the only way in our constant journey finding meaning and purpose.

I use any media that seams suitable, i mean recordings, live instruments, computer, electronic sounds, noise, environmental sounds... I use Logic Pro. My scores look more like graphics and sketches with coloured boxes and tell nothing about the work!!!

Dear Yaiza, again, I am very happy to hear from you. I am eager to listen to you music. I will do so very soon and tell you my ideas

Best wishes,

Elias
At 10:24am on December 15, 2009, Joshua John Fanene said…
Happy Enough is fascinating. It provokes the mind to wander. I imagined a young child for the very first time walking into a toy store and marveling at all sorts of intricate gadgetry and sparkling toys, but choosing a wooden toy car to play with instead. Thanks for sharing this track. Well done.
At 6:20am on December 15, 2009, Yaiza Varona said…
Geia sou!
I am listening to Happy Enough and find it really interesting. I wish I could see the guts of it, from the music score to the recording process! The addition of sound effects gives the track a very special flavour, and the use of bells as well. I particulary like that timbre.
Also the use of voices in Silence, sounds to me like destructurating the mere generation of sound - like reversing the process of it. Very nice the acceleration of it near 4:00 to give it a climax until it fades out to become just a continuous tone.
In few words, I couldn't stop listening to it. Really, really nice work Elias! Thanks for sharing!
Greetings
 
 
 

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