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Dimitri Voudouris
21056-2,  CD, $14.00
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Dimitri Voudouris
ΑΛΘ=Φ / UVIVI / 1:ΘΦ4 / ΟΝΤΑ

Pogus is very pleased to release its second recording by composer Dimitri Voudouris, a South African composer of Greek birth. As Massimo Ricci wrote in his Touching Extremes review of the first Pogus release:

"Voudouris is interested in the 'research of cognitive psycho-acoustic behavioral patterns in humans and the behavior of sound in relationship to continued environmental changes'. Don't let the composer's difficult description fool you into thinking about some kind of cerebral pretentiousness, though, as this album contains instead four magnificent examples of his approach, music that's always challenging and, in many of its expressions, of extraordinary beauty."

This description applies just as well as to this new recording. ΑΛΘ=Φ (for text to speech synthesis with computer assisted processing for 24 speaker interactive robotic ensemble) is a comparative study of pathways in communication between Man and Machine and is composed using fragments of processed speech synthesis; UVIVI is a computer music piece that is Voudouris's fourth work that was composed for contemporary dance theatre. UVIVI originates from Zulu - meaning "daybreak". This computer music composition focuses on linearity and infinite memory in the kinetic flow of vehicular traffic. Four languages were chosen to represent the composition of 1:ΘΦ4 (singing synthesis for four artificial female voices) namely Greek, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. ONTA (for voice and electronics) is a project that discusses the daily tensions encountered and focuses on the energy building up, exploding, or imploding from these tensions in the city, be it organically or inorganically created; this promotes musical creativity integrated into everyday life, of familiar places and natural behaviours.

Dimitri Voudouris (born 1961) is a self-taught composer who began composing in the 1990s. He composes for acoustic instruments, electronic sound sources, and multimedia - including dance and theatre. Voudouris bases his technical and theoretical compositional approach on research of cognitive psycho-acoustic behavioural patterns in humans, and the behaviour of sound in relationship to continued environmental changes. These theories help to create moments of isolation allowing for the morphological study of each individual sound source, a strategic necessity that brings a degree of order and allows for the creation of various building blocks used in the construction of micro-environments that intern form the backbone of his compositions. His socio-cultural interests have led him to research the survival of music in the 21st century and the impact that media and technology have on the composer.

Also available:
Dimitri Voudouris - NPFAI.1/PALMOS/NPFAI.3/PRAXIS (Pogus 21043-2)

Review Reviews

Cat.# :: Composer(s)
21077
::
Robin Hayward
21075
::
Secluded Bronte
21073
::
Peter Batchelor
21072::Alvin Lucier
21071::Lou Cohen
21070::Brian Chase
21069::Jerry Hunt
21068::If, Bwana
21067 :: Jorge Antunes
21066::Enzo Minarelli
21065::Tensions At The Vanguard
21064 :: Frances White
21063 :: Noah Creshevsky
21062 :: If,Bwana/Trio Scordatura
21061 :: Nate Wooley
21060 :: Leo Kupper
21059 :: Pauline Oliveros/ Francisco López/Doug Van Nort/Jonas Braasch
21058 :: Philip Corner
21057 :: Alvin Lucier
21056 :: Dimitri Voudouris
21055 :: Birds + Machines
21054 :: Kiva
21053 :: César Bolaños
21052 :: Lionel Marchetti & Olivier Capparos
21051 :: Tom Hamilton/
Bruce Eisenbeil
21050 :: Source Records 1-6
21049 :: Noah Creshevsky/ If,Bwana
21048 :: Simon Wickham-Smith
21047 :: Kenneth Gaburo
21046 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21045 :: Annea Lockwood
21044 :: Felix Werder
21043 :: Dimitri Voudouris
21042 :: Nick Didkovsky
21041 :: Montreal Sound Matter
21040 :: Anla Courtis
21039 :: Crawling with Tarts
21038 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21037 :: Hans Otte
21036 :: DIY Canons
21035 :: Band/Myers
21034 :: Chris Brown
21033 :: Tom Johnson
21032 :: Roger Reynolds
21031 :: Trios - Collaboration
21030 :: Beth Anderson
21029 :: Hamilton, Silverton, Margolis
21028 :: Warren Burt
21027 :: Jorge Antunes
21026 :: David Dunn
21025 :: Roger Reynolds
21024 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21023 :: Pauline Oliveros
21022 :: David Rosenboom
21021 :: Ross Bolleter
21020 :: Kenneth Gaburo
21019 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21018 :: Leo Kupper
21017 :: Robert Rutman
21016 :: Matthew Ostrowski
21015 :: various
21014 :: Rune Linblad
21013 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21012 :: Pauline Oliveros
21011 :: Rune Linblad
21010 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21009 :: Leo Kupper
21008 :: various
21007 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21006 :: Trigger
21005 :: Big City Orchestra
IB :: If,Bwana
FPM :: Frog Peak Music
CUE :: C.U.E. Records
SOP :: Sound of Pig Cassettes
ANTS :: Ants (Italian Label)
ANIMUL :: Ned Rothenberg
HOMLER :: Anna Homler
OAKSMUS :: oaksmus (German Label)
GD STEREO :: Geoff Dugan
ANOMALOUS :: Anomalous Records
NONSEQUITUR :: Nonsequitur
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