Dimitri Papageorgiou’s work deals with the fluidity of the relationship between the self and other. At the heart of this negotiation are the concepts of memory, time, and repetition. Especially the concept of memory – and the way we are considering the past – is perceived not as faithful reconstitution in a nostalgic way, but from the point of view of its creative dimension, that is, as a constantly updated reconstruction of the past from the point of view of the present and through a process of constant reformulation. All musical ideas are imperfect and vulnerable, ephemeral and distorted.
He has appeared in festivals and conferences in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Ireland, UK, France, Netherlands, Finland, Russia, Greece, Cyrpus, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Argentina, and several States of the U.S.A. He has collaborated with ensembles such as Arditti String Quartet (UK); Klangforum Wien, Reconsil, Zeitfluss, Airborne Extended, Studio Dan, Trio ArtResonanz, Pro Arte Chor (Austria); Sonar quartet, Interface, Solistenensemble Phønix16, Bremer Percussion Ensemble (Germany); Proxima Centauri (France); Ensemble Il Suono Giallo (Italy); Ensemble Et Cetera, CNM Ensemble Iowa, BGSU New Music Ensemble, Neophonia, University of Nevada New Music Ensemble (USA); Oerknal (Netherlands); UMS & JIP (Switzerland); Ensemble Assonance (Armenia); Thessaloniki National Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Athens, dissonart, Trio IAMA, duo Goliardi (Greece), etc.
Papageorgiou is an associate professor of composition at the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and an artistic co-director of the outHEAR New Music Week (www.outhearnewmusic.com), a symposium and master class for new music featuring the Ensemble Klangforum Wien.
About the piece
au moins… (Fr. for “at the very least”) occurs in shifting times. What happened and what happens at every single moment punctuate each other… In reconstructions… Glimpses of the past are brought back to the flux of the present… Fragile interpolations enforce some semblance of unity… Until something, almost spontaneous, changes the way we orient to sound… On time… and beyond…