On October 9th in Kahnawa:ke (QC) took place the annual Study Day of LAUDEM, the Association of Liturgical Musicians of Canada. During the midday celebration, I sang the first original (not adapted from previously existing music) work in the Mohawk language, Níio tekwanonhwerá:tons (Te Deum) for voice and organ, composed by Jean-Pierre Couturier. The piece is published by Disques Benedictus (Canada) and bears the ISMN 979-0-9001524-6-6. It is planned to appear on a disc in 2018.
On Friday, July 21st at 7 PM Sofia Wind Orchestra under the baton of Ivan Stoyanov, performed the world premiere of my work “Exhalation / Expiration” for wind orchestra at the open stage of the Borisova Gradina park in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The concert, part of the orchestra’s summer series, was in honour of the 180th anniversary of the birthday of Vassil Levski, Bulgaria’s greatest hero in the first against the Ottoman Empire. The other composers represented on the programme were Bratanov, Tonev, Staynov, Tsvetanov, Marinov and Damyanov.
Special thanks to the Orchestra’s director, Evgenia Mihailova, for programming my music, and to Oleg Konstantinov for the video recording.
On June 21, 2017, at 5h37, on the morning of the Sunmer Solstice, was performed the reconstucted Thracian ritual with my music, commissioned by the Regional History Museum, Yambol. It was diffused live by Bulgarian National Televion, Nova Television and bTV.
The bTV reportage can be seen HERE (scroll down for the video)
A short clip for the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency can be seen HERE
Museum website announcement
Recording of the 4th part of “Welcoming the SunGod”
The Regional History Museum of Yambol city (Bulgaria) had commissioned me a work on the occasion of the Thracian Orphic ritual celebrating the Summer Solstice. It will accompany the sunrise ritual at the sanctuary on “Zaychi Vrah” above the ancient Kabyle city on the morning of June 21st, 2017.
The museum produced a recording of the work, which was realized at the “Pekarna” studio in Sofia. Part 4 can be heard HERE
Producer: Mario Angelov
Clarinet: Tzvetelina Naydenova
Viola: Stefaniya Yankova
Narrator: Mario Angelov
Percussion: Mario Angelov and Konstantin Ilievsky
On May 24, 2017 in Paroisse Saint-Joseph at Rivière-des-Prairies, I recorded La Passione secondo Giovanni by Jean-Pierre Couturier for an upcoming 2018 Disques Benedictus CD release. I sang part III. The other singers were Marie-Annick Béliveau on I, Claudine Ledoux on II, and Jean-Pierre Couturier on IV.