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4 short autumnal valses for guitar solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 20. 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. 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

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Apr 23. 3 Replies

12 Sonate da Chiesa a tre (part I 1-4)Why Corelli?It is only a matter of opinion in the end of the day, but my first answer would be: Why not Corelli? And probably I would leave it at that.I chose…Continue

 

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Saul Dzorelashvili replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion WAGNER'S RING (a political/philosophical question for all of us)
"I see no problem at all. If they want to use electric pre recorded medium they should do it."
Wednesday
Em Coston replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion MODULATION (up a tone starting with La Folia)
"Hey Socrates. It's October now and I'm wondering when this thread will resume.  I also have a question I've been wondering about this summer that may make for  a god splinter topic: Are there any uniquely Greek approaches…"
Oct 3
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"I copy-paste strait from Wikipedia's article on atonality: Mostly I agreed with all criticisms expressed. My own idea/suspicion is that it has served to camouflage a lot of bad music and lack of real compositional skill. Any music that has an…"
Sep 10
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"Thanks for your thoughts< Michael! I only know a song called "Leventopetho" (brave guy) by Yiannis Papaioannou, I don’t know if we mean the same. It belongs to the rebetiko tradition (putting its death at about 1955). I played…"
Sep 8
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"Hi Michael, I was too drunk to respond the previous two nights (not that I'm any different tonight, but anyway), I am also a London, Cypriot wedding gigging musician (in winter time only), but also a scholar of Zeibekiko rhythm, which I find…"
Sep 7
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"  Hi Bob, thanks for your thoughts. I agree up to a point with the musician/composer differentiation, as in every summer I'm trying to be an all-round gigging musician (including my music), but in winters I devote my time solely to…"
Sep 4
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"  Thanks for your replies Bob and Roger. Yes, Bob, there are special steps and you've got to know them in order to dance correctly and not make a cake of yourself, in all rhythms apart from 9/4 where you can improvise as the rhythmic cycle…"
Sep 2
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
Aug 31
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"Btw, Bob, I reject the term "atonal" but not as absolutely as I may appear to do. Only in a strictly grammatical/meaningful sense (and both English and Greek grammar can provide me with a quite narrow scope, as they are not concerned with…"
Aug 31
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"No need whatsoever to stumble awkwardly Bob. I hope I have clarified sufficiently: "Thesis" In poetry and music it is still used correctly in Greek and wrongly in English, denoting the strong (in Greek) and the weak (in English) bit of the…"
Aug 29
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Socrates, I'm up for some good-natured debate.
"Hi Bob, Roger and Teoh. Thank you all for your ideas and thanks Bob for initiating this thread. I will try to participate as much as I can, through my limited time schedule. Bob, I like your mentioning of the ambiguity of the Shakespearean word…"
Aug 28
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"That is fine Gav, I know that I cannot be active at least till next November, so thanks for clarifying all that and for your decline. I feel that I already have offered something important to this thread, although you may consider it as unimportant,…"
Aug 27
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Ok Gav, if you are looking for a third man, I am your Harry Lime. But I must clarify from the very beginning that I will be a passive more than an active participant, at least until I have the time to be more active in this conversation. Given my…"
Aug 26
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Thanks Bob, Lawrence and Teoh for your help. This is what I mean for a serious and grammatically correct definition of terms. Bob, I agree that tone and tonal are two different concepts, and so they should be, but see below. Teoh, I think you got it…"
Aug 16
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"I am not very much interested in participating in this project (I leave that to the academics on the subject), but I don’t have enough time to devote to it, although I do have the scholarly interest necessary for it. But in this sense I will…"
Aug 15
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Ingo Lee's discussion How can I learn to write atonal music?
"How can we discuss compositional matters if posts offering opinion on such matters and other posts approving those opinions get deleted? I've seen two posts by Frederic being deleted for "inappropriate content" although I thought that…"
Jul 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

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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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