Nickos Harizanos (Greece) was born in Athens. He studied Composition, Orchestration, Harmony and Counterpoint in Athens. He then continued his studies in Composition at Manchester University graduating with a research Master’s degree (MMus) in Composition. His music has been performed in 34 countries. He has received numerous of first prizes and distinctions in International and National Composers Competitions.
He is the General Secretary of the Contemporary Music Research Centre (KSYME, Greece) founded by Iannis Xenakis and director and member of KSYMEnsemble. He is also member of the Greek Composers Union and the Hellenic Electroacous-tic Music Composers Association (Greece). His works are released on CD’s by : Naxos (UK), WDR Cologne (Germany), Taukay Edizioni Musicali (Italy), Fly Note (USA), Musica Ferrum (UK), Sheva Collection (Italy), Subways Music (Greece), Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers’ Association (Greece). And published by : Schott (Germany), Musica Ferrum (UK), Rowman and Littlefield (USA), Da Capo Music Ltd (UK), Les Procuctions d’ Oz(Canada), Gold Branch Music Inc. (USA), Arcomis (UK) and Contemporary Music Research Centre (Greece).
Night without moon light for a string ensemble, flute and glockenspiel. The modal based harmonies and lines along with the choice of the specific instrumentation of the piece is a reference to the impressionistic and romantic era. It’s a nocturne – like piece of the period in which the flute keeps the prominent soloistic role that flows above the strings and commented by the jingle bell like sounds of the glockenspiel.