September 2015

Performances Mariken in de Tuin der Lusten

The first performance (Try-Out) is in THEATER AAN DE SCHIE, SCHIEDAM
on Wednesday October 7, 2015 - 20:15.
World premiere on Sunday October 11, 2015 - 14.00 in the KONINKLIJKE SCHOUWBURG, DEN HAAG
The final performance is in the SCHOUWBURG ARNHEM, ARNHEM
on Saturday November 21, 2015 - 20:15.
More information here: Tickets and dates

Interview on Radio 4

Listen to the interview (in Dutch) with me on Radio 4 - with a fragment from The Whisper of Phoenix van Alexander Khubeev

Medea at opening Gaudeamus Muziekweek

In addition to serving as a member of the jury in this year's Gaudemus Muziekweek, my work Medea (a Greek melodrama for eight instruments) will be performed on opening night by Asko|Schönberg, the leading ensemble in the Netherlands for new music.
My inspiration for this piece comes from Maria Callas' role in Pasolini’s film Medea. The tragedy becomes almost tangible as the melodies develop like characters in a play or film. The piece (originally written for MAE ensemble), which has only been performed twice, will be perfect for an eventful and dramatic opening night!

And for those of you who can't make it to Utrecht, the concert will be broadcasted live in Radio4's Avondconcert!

September 8, 2015 - 20.15
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

Medea (2010, 30'00'')
Medea is the first in a series of chamber music compositions with a dramatic focus that also encompasses NARCISSUS, play for music+ scent. The central idea is to introduce an abstract theatrical element into chamber music without using a narrative, libretto, songs, or other text. Tsoupaki’s ambition is to realise such dramatic expression, as evident in Medea. It is akin to what the experience of operatic music but with fewer instruments and strictly without voice. Medea can be defined as a ‘melodrama for eight instruments’. The composition was written for the MAE ensemble that is distinguished for its colorful, direct, physical and improvisatational character.