Georgia Spiropoulos

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Georgia Spiropoulos - Working at IRCAM 2010
Georgia Spiropoulos - Working at IRCAM 2010 [1]

Georgia Spiropoulos (Greek: Γεωργία Σπυροπούλου) (born in Greece, 1965) is a composer, who studied piano, harmony, counterpoint and fugue in Athens. At the same time she studied jazz piano and worked as an instrumentalist and arranger of Hellenic traditional music of oral transmission for ten years.

Since 1996 she has lived in Paris and studied composition, electro-acoustic and computer music with Philippe Leroux, form Analysis with Michael Levinas, composition with Jacques Charpentier. She also worked with George Crumb and Günter Kahowez in France, Austria and Greece.

IRCAM[edit]

In the year 2000–01 she was one of the ten selected composers (among 400) to participate to the IRCAM's Composition and Musical Computing Annual Course and worked with Jonathan Harvey, Brian Ferneyhough, Tristan Murail, Marco Stroppa, Philippe Hurel and Ivan Fedele.

Commissions[edit]

She received commissions from IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the French Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Culture of Baden-Württemberg & GegenWelten Festival of Heidelberg, Radio France, the Sacem, La Muse En Circuit, the Itineraire ensemble, the Nikos Skalkotas Orchestra, the Accentus Choir, Le Jeune Choeur de Paris, the Cries de Paris vocal ensemble, the Habanera saxophone quartet, the Diffraction ensemble, and the saxophone player Claude Delangle.

Performances[edit]

Her works are performed internationally, in France, USA, Germany, Austria, Japan, Greece and Poland at IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Cité de la Musique, Louvre Auditorium, Duo Dijon, Symphony Space (New York), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Ooizumi-gakuen Yumeria Center (Tokyo), Shizuoka Concert Hall (Shizuoka), Hiroshimashi Nishikumin Bunka Center (Hiroshima), Radial System V (Berlin), Elisabeth-Schneider-Stiftung (Freiburg), Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof (Heidelberg), Hessisches Staats Theater (Wiesbaden), Alte Schmiede (Vienna), Music Akademie of Kraków, CNSM de Paris, Forum Culturel de Blanc-Mesnil, Goethe Institut of Athens, and Ionio University (Corfu). She participated at different festivals such as the Agora Festival, Tenso Days Berlin, Gegenwelten Festival Neue Musik, Futura, WhyNote, Aujourd'hui Musiques, La Muse en Festival, Musiques de Notre Temps, ICEM, and Electroacoustic Music Days.

Collaborations[edit]

She collaborates with many ensembles (Ensemble Intercontemporain, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Ensemble 2e2m, L'Itineraire, Ensemble Aventure, Octopus Ensemble, Prism saxophone quartet, Habanera saxophone quartet, Accentus Choir, Les Cris de Paris Choir, Le Jeune Choeur de Paris Choir), soloists (Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Erwan Fagant, Valerie Joly, Katerina Xirou, Athanassios Zervas) and conductors (Laurence Equilbey, David Milnes, Mark Foster, Pierre Roulier, Guillaume Bourgogne, Geoffroy Jourdain, Nicolas Krüger).

Awards[edit]

Georgia Spiropoulos was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2013 by France's Minister of Culture and Communication Aurélie Filippetti.

Georgia Spiropoulos was the winner of the Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs Award in 2002 of the AFAA & the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs; she worked as a composer-in-residence in the US (New York, Boston & Cambridge, 2004).

In 2004 she participated in the IRCAM reading panel 2004 for the Composition & Computer Music Programs (cursus, stage).

Current work[edit]

On 2008–10 she will work as a composer-in-research at IRCAM with the project "Mask: Voice transformations and computer tools for live performance".

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