05-06.05 / xenakis workshop + concert / papay gyro nights @ Hong Kong

xenakis hong kong

Hong Kong University, Black Box Theatre

papay gyro nights

05.05, 4 pm


Embodiment and gesture capture as a performer-specific perspectival point to Iannis Xenakis’ solo piano work

teaser lecture / ircam 2014

06.05, 8 pm

Iannis Xenakis Project:



JONATHAN ZORN (US) : GENDYN – electronics


teaser concert / parnassos 2011

Pavlos Antoniadis will be performing two seminal works from Xenakis’ output for solo piano, Mists (1980) and Herma (1961). His workshop will revolve around the issue of physicality in Xenakis’ music and the investigation of concepts and tools for coping with the music’s challenges. Pavlos introduces a model of embodied interaction with piano notation and a prototype system for it, turning complex scores into a meta-instrument. Post-cartesian concepts from embodied cognition are applied to Xenakis’ notation. Performance is conceptualised as embodied navigation in a non-linear space of notational affordances. Furthermore, the recently developed prototype GesTCom implements tools such as INScore and motionfollower for the gestural control of scores.The presentation affirms the centrality of gesture as an interface between physical energy and symbolic representations.

Pavlos Antoniadis is a Berlin-based pianist for contemporary and experimental music and a doctoral researcher at Ircam and LabEx GREAM, Université de Strasbourg. He has performed in Europe, the Americas and Asia with the new music ensembles Work in Progress-Berlin, KNM, Phorminx, ERGON and as a soloist. He has recorded for Mode (2015 Deutscheschallplattenkritikspreis) and Wergo records. He has published on embodied cognition and piano performance and has been invited for lecture-performances at several institutions (HfM Dresden, INMM Darmstadt, Ircam Paris, Orcim Gent, Goldsmiths London, Trinity Dublin, Aristoteleio Thessaloniki, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse Strasbourg, Hong Kong University). He was a Musical Research Residency fellow at Ircam in 2014. Pavlos holds degrees in piano performance (MA, UC San Diego) and musicology (Athens National University). He has studied on LabEx GREAM, Fulbright, UC San Diego, Nakas conservatory, International Ensemble Modern Akademie and Impuls Academy Gratz scholarships.




18-19.04 / Bayerischer Rundfunk mit Ensemble Phorminx



Erlangen Musikinstitut


Harrison Birtwistle

*1934 UT HEREMITA SOLUS (Johannes Ockeghem) (1969)

für Flöte, Klarinette, Glockenspiel, Klavier, Viola und Violoncello

György Kurtág

*1926 Hommage à R. Sch. Op. 15/d (1985-90)

für Klarinette, Viola und Klavier

Fausto Romitelli

1963-2004 „Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero“ (2000)

(Hommage à Gérard Grisey)

per quattro strumenti

Klaus Ospald Neues Werk (2015) UA

*1956 für Flöte, Klarinette und Schlagzeug


Volker Blumenthaler

*1951 et homo factus est  (2009/2010)

hommage à Josquin Desprez

für Flöte, Klarinette, Violine, Violoncello

und Klavier

Karola Obermüller

*1977 Nichts Fettes nichts Süßes. (2005/2014) UA der Neufassung

in memoriam Clara & Robert Schumann

für Flöte/Altflöte, Klarinette, Schlagzeug, Klavier und Cello

Georg Friedrich Haas

*1953 tria ex uno (2001)

Bezug zu Josquin Desprez (Agnus Dei II. Aus der Missa L’homme armé Super voces musicales).

Sextett für Flöte, Klarinette, Schlagzeug, Klavier, Violine und Violoncello

bayerischer rundfunk

ensemble phorminx