Konstantinos D. Kakavelakis


Konstantinos D. Kakavelakis studied Piano, Music Theory, Byzantine Music,
Composition  at  the Hellenic Conservatory of Athens, Greece,
under the supervision of Yannis A. Papaioannou and Ida Rosenkranz Margariti.
Seminars on Music Composition and Contemporary Techniques by Theodore Antoniou
.
In 1982 he settled in Germany in order to continue his studies in Composition, Musical Electronic Applications, and Historical Musicology
with subsidiary
subjects in Byzantinology, Philosophy, and Communication Research at the Conservatory of Cologne (Bojidar Dimov)
and the University of Bonn
under Martin Zenck, Erich Trapp, J.Simon und W. Hess. In 1990 completed  his studies in the field composition,
at the Robert Schumann Music Academy in Düsseldorf under Dimitri Terzakis
and Guenther Becker.
Kakavelakis continued intensive studies in the area
of Historical Musicology, with emphasis on the German Modernism,
and Philosophy of Music,
at the University of Hamburg under Constantin Floros, Peter Petersen and Christos Axelos.
He lives between Athens and Hamburg
                              

NEW CONTRIBUTION (2014) 
FOR NIKOS SKALKOTAS AND JANI CHRISTOU -
AN EXTENDED DOCUMENTATION AND ANALYSIS REFERRING TO THE 16 MELODIES COLLECTION FOR VOICE & PIANO OF NIKOS SKALKOTAS ON THE POETRY OF HRiSSOS  ESPERAS (1941)
AND THE SIX T.S. ELIOT SONGS FOR VOICE AND PIANO OF JANI CHRISTOU (1955), ALSO IN THEIR RELATION TO ALBAN BERG.
EDITED BY PROF. SPYROVASILIS   FIORAVANTES (AEGEAN UNIVERSITY)
IN, "THE NEW ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE MODERN ART" - ZITI EDITIONS THESSALONIKI
2014


 LECTURE SERIES 2014 - ATHENS FREE UNIVERSITY
 FIVE LECTURES FOR THE EUROPEAN MUSIC

 AETHER - CD EDITION  BEI AURIS SUBTILIS 2012

                                                                                                                                         

His PhD Thesis concerns

György Ligetis  "Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures"(Peter Lang Editions 2000-Hamburg)


Participation in advanced Seminars under Iannis Xenakis in 1985 at Delphi and  Luigi Nono.
Free Research studies at NMSU in USA. 1993 and 1995.
Member of Music Research Center IFM  of  Guerino Mazzola, affiliated with  University of Zuerich,  for ten years 1994-2004.
Member of GEMA.

Several of his compositions were performed in the West German Radio WDR, the Music Academy of Cologne, and the Department of Musicology at the Cologne University.
The Boston Group ALEA and other orchestras in Greece performed
several of his compositions in Greece.

He has taught:


 2002-2003    Department of  Music at  Ionian University.    *Music Sociology and Contemporary Music
 2003-2004    Department of  Music at  Athens Kapodistrian University. *Relations of  Music and Poetry-Opera 
 
2004-2005    Department of  Music at  Athens Kapodistrian University. *Relations of  Music and Poetry - Opera 
 
2005-2006    Department of  Music at  Athens Kapodistrian University. *Expressionismus versus Monumentalismus -Opera
 2006-2007    Department of  Music at  Athens.Kapodistrian University. *Relations between Opera and Visual Arts
 
2007-2008   Free University of Athens - May 2007- 2nd Cycle-Arts - Cosmogony - Environment -Theater- Opera (Lectures)
 2008-2009   Free University of Athens January - March 2008    Origins of Music -Myth - Nature - Environment  (Lectures)  
 2009            Free University of Athens 2009 5 Analytic - Lessons on Opera
 2008-2009    Athens Kapodistrian University. Winter Semester: The Greek ancient world and myth in Opera.
 The Opera adaptation in Greece during 19th Century.
Summer Semester: Introduction in Wagner's Oeuvre & Nietzsche against Wagner - Reading and Analysis
 2009-2010     Free University of Athens 10 Music Lessons - Workshop with prominent greek composers researchers and educators
 
 President of the Greek Mozart Society  - siehe Aktivitäten- Bericht und Geschichte auf Deutsh     see acivities and  history in english

Publications & Lectures-Selection
1.  Die Lieder von Franz Liszt. 25.04.1986. University of Bonn. Musikwissenschaftliches Institut.

2.  Bernd Alois Zimmermans "Requiem für einen jungen Dichter". Elegeia.
     Uni Bonn. Musikwissenschaftliches Institut. Seminarzyklus  Prof.Martin Zenck

3.   About Heinz Holligers Psalm: 06.07.1988.  University of Bonn. Musikwissenschaftliches Institut. Seminar Zyklus (Prof.Dr. Martin Zenck
)
4.   Luigi Nonos Streichquartett: Fragmente Stille an Diotima.: 06.05.1987. University of Bonn.Musicology Department  (Prof. Martin Zenck).
5.  Über die Hypostasenlehre in der byzantinischen Musiktheorie. Athens 1989.
6.   Intro & translation  in the Greek language of  C.Floros "Einführung in  die Neumenkunde" Ziti Editions Thessaloniki
                 Prolegomena. S.17-68
6b.  See also the introduction of this book
The Neumatic Notation as Abstract Codation of the languagemusic, in "The Greek Tradition in the medieval neumatic notation" - Ziti Editions 1998 Thessaloniki
7.   Dogmatische und sprachphilosophische Grundlagen  der Notationen byzantinischer Musik, in: Musik als Lebensprogramm

        [Festschrift für Constantin Floros  zum 70. Geburtstag. Hrsg. Gottfried Krieger und Matthias Spindler.  Peter  Lang Editions 2000, S. 9-27.]

8.   Systemtheorie und Signalverarbeitung. Untersuchung verschiedener Verfahren zur elektronischen Bearbeitung absurde Laute für György Ligetis   Aventures und Nouvelles Aventures. Hamburg-Harburg 1999.
9.   György Ligetis Aventures und Nouvelles Aventures. Studien zur Sprachkomposition und Ästhetik der Avantgarde. (Peter Lang Editions 2000)

10. Music and Poetry in the Post-Human World. An Ambiguous Perspective- see under- The value of Music today: http://www.musicology.gr/congress/proceedingsen.html
11. Wohin steuert die Musik?  IFM electronic publication   see    http://www.nearchos.gr/wohin.html
12. Romanticism and Nationalism, in:  Mantzaros, Research Contribution -130 Years after his Departure. Ionian University-Corfu
13. Mozart and Time. About Mozart´s Diachrony-Lecture in Stoa Bibliou Athens Greece 2003
14.  F.Hoelderlin in the Music of 20th Century- Lecture in Stoa Bibliou Athens Greece 2003
15.  Diachronic Elements by Romantic spirit in Music: Conference- Romanticism and Nationalism Corfu-2003
16.  Loris Margaritis im Memoriam. 50 Years after his Departure-Lecture Conference-Stoa Bibliou 2003 Athens 2003
17.  Orpheus and the eternal Life: Lecture in Stoa Bibliou-Athens 2004
18.  Commentary on Mozart´s Requiem-Stavros Xarchakos conducts Mozart´s Requiem in Meteora.

19.  Wagner´s Religion. A commentary on the book of Nikos Louvaris (1930)- about Wagner´s Relation to Christianity.
20.  Pindar and his diachronic Message
. Athens 2004 - Book HLH
21.  Delphic announcements and musical divinations in Iannis Xenaki's sound ichnography: Paper Xenakis Conference Athens University 2005
22. 
Mozarts distanzierte theatralität - Freier Referat " THEATER UM MOZART"
Kongress Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften -Prof.Silke Leopold
23.  Mozart in Akropolis -Kongress der griechischen Mozart Gemeinde-Athen 2006 -Official  Edition under preparation
23b.
Mozart and the ineffable. Musical signalizations amd symbolic differentiation  (Lang.greek) 2006 University of Athens Kongress
24.  Opera History - Music Iconography and Music in Art - 160  Opera -  Introductions in Greek Parliament TV since 2006
25 . Maria Kallas im Memoriam 30 Years after her departure - Institution of Democracy - Greek Parliament 7th June 2007
Greek Tragedy - Opera and Continuity
26.  Erste Konferenz für akustische Ökologie mit Murray Schaffer in Corfu Dezember 2007 -T-ECHOS Project Participation
Byzantine Museum - Noice Map - Athens Exarheia
27.  Menschliche oder elektronische Morphe? Zeitschrift Mousikologia: Athens 2008  -Published   in the year 2011

28.  Loris Margaritis - Piano Works - A critical reedition with Finale. Historical research  - elaboration and archiving

29  .
Constantin Floros: J.Brahms - Nänie:Schiller und die Musik -Translation into greek - 2008 Published in the year 2011
30. 
Haydn 200 Years - Towards a universal vocal music -25.05.2009 -Newspaper To BHMA
31.  Ein Fernsehen Porträt des Komponisten Georg Sicilianos. Produktions Dauer 1 Stunde - Fernsehen des griechischen Parlaments 2008
-2009
32.  Ein Fernsehen Porträt des Komponisten Yannis Andreou Papaioannou. Dauer 2. Stunden und 11 Minuten- Fernsehen des griechischen Parlaments 2010 -2012
33.  Beyond the Centres -Congress 2010 -Aristotle University of Thessaloniki dedicated to Yannis A.Papaioannou -
       The 4 orphic Hymns of Yannis A. Papaioannou
34.  Dimitris Mitropoulos - Erforschung des Lebens durch Musik - Kongress 2010 - Megaron Mousikis -Zeitschriften Mousikologia und Polyphonia
35.. Hommage to the composer Anestis Logothetis - 2012 Conference -Onassis Cultural Centre, in collaboration with Music Department, University of Athens
                                                                                                                                                                    and the Institute for Research on Music & Acoustics (IEMA)

36. Music and speech as Happening  Forum - Music -Arts & Science  Athens Music Library Lilian Voudouri 2013

      Critical Presentations and social engagement

1. Ensemble Trial and Error - IGNM Cologne 1987 -[Bojidar Dimov  in Memoriam] -Theodore Antoniou-Kreta großer Traum 
2. Fr.Chopin -Piano Concert Nr.1  Berliner Symphoniker -R.Koch & A. Palios 2008
3. Sibelius & Dragatakis  -Benaki Museum Concert Presentation 2009

       Productions and social engagement

1.   EGO -SUMMER CAMP -HAPPY CHILDREN -AND PLOTIN -10 Songs on the Poetry of Takis Antoniou 1983 (Details coming soon)
2a. MELINA MERKOURI - KONSTANTINOS KAKAVELAKIS -MUSIK GEGEN KRIEG  HERAKLEION KRETA 1986 -1987
2b. ΑΝΤΙΣ ΓΙΑ ΟΝΕΙΡΟ - Dream substitute - Universal Edition - Programmatic notes on a CD Production with greek composers of 19th and 20th Century -Ministry of Culture  - Olympic Year 2004 
3..  CD Audio - Production  Liszt - Glinka - Mussorgsky - Apostolos Palios 2008 - Nearchos Editions
4.   CD AUDIO Naxos -Loris Margaritis-Felix Petyrek -Apostolos Palios -Piano Sleeve Notes on Loris Margaritis
5.   AETHER - CD EDITION  BEI AURIS SUBTILIS  AUS  SACHSEN (2012) (EIGENE KOMPOSITIONEN)

   Compositions-Selection of produced works

1.   Kinisis, Epiklisis, Arnisis.             1985 W.D.R Radio Cologne. Zyklus für Geige und Klavier.
Violin and Piano-Duo
2.   Anavathmoi                                 1986  W.D.R Radio Cologne Solo Clarinet.
3.   MonoSmono                                1987 & 1988  Cologne Jugend Ensemble. Bonn 1987 -Public Performance Cologne  1987 and 1990
4.   Hermetica                                    String Trio. Bonn 1988-89  String Trio
5.   Psalmos                                       1989 ALEA Boston. Bonn 1989    (Cond.Theodore Antoniou)
6.   Koenig Rodolin                           1990 Theatre of Crete for Chamber Orchestra & Choir.  A Study on the medieval Music of Crete. Commisioned from Theatre of  Crete. 1990
7.   Redes   Filmmusic.  Bonn - Düsseldorf 1989-90.Cooperation with Lothar Prox.
8.   Antanaklaseis- Reflections of Clouds 10 small piano pieces: Hamburg 1992-4 UP
9.   I am sorry Sir: Electronic Music with algorithmic calculations and special effects-Düsseldorf 1990.
10.  Anoschomen:     For Solo Violin  Bonn 1989

11. Periplus des Kokytos (10 Elegies)  For Flute,Vlncello, Harp and Soprano Coloratura. Dedicated to Hans Werner Henze. Athens.GR 1990.
1st Performance and Recording-Greece Kreonides Gallery,
      with Soprano-Tzeni Drivala 1990

12. Fos ek fotos (AETHER)   Quintett, 2 Flutes Horn Harp and Vlncello Hamburg 1996 completed 2000-1st Performance 2003 Music Center of Thessaloniki
. Recorded in Athens by Vangelis Katsoulis 
      see web presentation
13. String Quartet:   Hamburg 1996 - NE
14. Simbama   For Orchestra Hamburg 1994
- Commision of Greek Radio-Three part-work. NP
15. Glazunoviana For Piano, Horn and Bariton. On a poem of  John Ashbery.  Greek American Union 1996.
(New Version 2004)
16.
Midnight Prayer    A trio for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet - Hamburg 1994
17. FOTOMACHIA   For piano 1st WW Performance Spyros Souladakis. Oloundion Amphitheater-Elounda Bay-Crete 2002
18. Pindar Olympic and Nemean Odes  Dedicated to Athens Olympics 2004.Choir and small ensemble. Fragments-1st Olympic Ode, 2nd Olympic Ode, 6th Nemean Ode - Epinician Ode of Vakchylides. 1st WW Performance 21  June
      2004    Pnyka Akropolis   Greece-Choir Friends of Modern Music. see web presentation
19. Ten Orphic Hymns: Guitar - Flute -Violin-Soprano  (Language Ancient Greek) 1st WW Performance Stoa Bibliou 2004
20. Five Delphic Landscapes - Trio for Flute-Violin &Harp - First WW Performance Naxos Amphitheater July 2004
21. En Grèce.   On a poem of Victor Hugo. For Mezzo Soprano and small ensemble- Language French - Hamburg 2000