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WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 4. 3 Replies

Hi all,Orthodox Easter coming, as usual 1 week later than the Catholic one, and I'm still involved writing about the Easter 7 years ago, what it develops to be a very long cycle. When my song cycles…Continue

4 short autumnal valses for guitar solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 20, 2018. 7 Replies

These four short pieces for solo guitar were originally planned to be six.  Well, when I leave something partly finished it's very hard for me to get back into the mood and complete it, but sometimes…Continue

VARIATIONS ON A CELTIC AIR (Solo Harp)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 3, 2018. 8 Replies

The following is a set of variations for solo harp on a well-known Celtic tune. "Bonny at Morn", which I want to input as an instrumental prelude to a song cycle of erotic content, so the title in…Continue

 

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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion New Feature - Composers Talk
"Very fascinating to read through your interview and learn more about you Stephen! I kind of half-suspected your career  before I read it because I had one or two friends at college (Maria Grey in Twickenham) who later followed a music career in…"
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"Like Gav, I am not sure what the question(s) is. I cannot agree that "what other people think" is one of the biggest road blocks. To me it is part and parcel of the whole affair and I'm rather grateful for it, if I claim that I…"
May 7
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Haiku setting (1'15")
"Hi Dane, I note a departure from the traditional 5-7-5 syllable haiku norm, which I cannot know if it is a result of the translation(? ) Was it with a different number of syllables in the original text? If yes, here we can have an example of how…"
May 4
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)
"Thank you very much, both Dane and Colin for your comments and appreciation.   Dane, I am slightly confused about the PDF of the score being available. I made only the video available (I was hoping). At the moment I am upgrading my site,…"
May 4
Colin Dougall replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)
"Hi Socrates I really enjoyed this - very well crafted, dramatic, and great melodies. I can appreciate the sentiment being expressed in the music but I have to say that this is not mirrored in the english language prose which, to my mind, is of…"
May 1
Dane Aubrun replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)
"I listened to this last night. It isn't a genre of music I empathise with but it's certainly a solid piece and brave of you to set that entire poem. The interplay between part-singing and instrumental phrases was clever, a sort of…"
May 1
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WYSIWYG 2-BETTING-WYSIWYG 3 (overture)

Hi all,Orthodox Easter coming, as usual 1 week later than the Catholic one, and I'm still involved writing about the Easter 7 years ago, what it develops to be a very long cycle. When my song cycles begin to be very long I usually write an instrumental overture to prologue them, based on individual song themes from the cycle in question. In this instance I decided to make the overture vocal and to incorporate the first 2/3 songs in it. Any constructive criticism and observations are welcome. I…See More
Apr 26
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Keith Theodosiou's discussion So Blue (Guitar Instrumental)
"Very nice melody and chord sequence! Thanks for sharing."
Apr 20

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Main stream, Jazz, traditional
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Greece and 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 studied at Middlesex University (BA) and London University (Mmus), composition and ethnomusicology.
I am a classical guitar player and I also play the bouzouki, mandolin, recorder, Cretan lute and a little the fiddle.
I am both a traditionalist and a modern composer.
I have composed various works (still in manuscript) and at the moment I write a lot of (tonal/modal songs) based on my own lyrics. It is those that I intend to submit for criticism and help in the first place and also I find some of the threads and discussions interesting and I would like to participate occasionally.
Website:
http://www.helicon.gr/

2, 3, 4 STRING QUARTET no. 1

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The first of my completed string quartets. Serial techniques used throughout.

Quartetto%20Per%20Archi%20no.%201%20%20I-II-III.pdf

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REMEMBERING AN EASTER BALLADE

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 6:17am 0 Comments

LEMONIA PERFORCE<=> EDELTRAUD 2: THE BITCH =>AN EASTER TIME BALLADE =>ANY REBETIKO WILL DO…


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THE COLD AIR I INHALE

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

EDELTRAUD 3: THE PSYCHOBITCH=>BIG SOUTH WEATHER 2 =>EN PLO 2013/1=>LATENT PERCEPTION…





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ARE YOU A PASSING TOURIST?

Posted on April 6, 2018 at 8:04pm 2 Comments

LEMONIA => SUMMER BLAST 1 => ALL THAT BLUE…





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THE SEAMAN THAT I NEVER WAS

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 5:39am 0 Comments

Note: certain literary references are live links to wikipedia

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At 10:52pm on September 23, 2014, michael diemer said…

Solstice was not intentionally composed as theme and variations, but I can see why you might think that. As for the other two, only Skating is up there yet. I'm going to rework that, and then revise the third movement, Late February. thanks for listening.

At 10:44am on September 20, 2014, michael diemer said…

Socrates, the music for Solstice is in my player on my page. you need to have Adobe Flash Player installed to run it.

At 8:45am on September 18, 2014, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Socrates!

 
 
 

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