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
The article “Methodology of Archaeoacoustic research”, of which I am one of eight authours, was published in Volume 8,pp. 195-204, of the annual publication of the National Military Universty, Bulgaria, following the annual conference on June 1-2, 2017 in Veliko Tarnovo.
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.
On Sunday, May 7th 2017, at 3 PM I performed three organ compositions by Canadian composer Matthew Lane (1985) at the concert marking Ensemble Kô’s 10th anniversary. The concert took place at the church Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix in Montréal, Canada.
On April 14, 2017, at 3 PM, I sang voice III in Jean-Pierre Couturier’s 30-minute work “La Passione secondo Giovanni” as part of the Good Friday service at Mission Marie-Auxiliatrice-de-Rivière-de-Prairies. This was my first big appearance as a singer.
Voice I: Marie-Annick Béliveau
Voice II: Nathalie Caron
Voice III: Alexandra Fol
Voice IV: Jean-Pierre Couturier, the composer
The service was broadcast live on Radio Maria. Special thanks to Pietro Rabuano for facilitating the broadcast.