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Delian Academy for New Music

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The Delian Academy for New Music (Greek: Δήλια Ακαδημία Νέας Μουσικής) is an international summer academy for composers and sound artists located on the island of Mykonos, Greece. It was founded in 2016 by Alexandros Spyrou and is curated under the auspices of Grypario Cultural Center and Georges Aperghis who serves as honorary president[1]. The Academy derives its name from the nearby island of Delos, the birthplace of god Apollo, and a UNESCO world heritage site[2].

Delian Academy for New Music
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Delian Academy for New Music
Genre21st-century classical music, Contemporary classical music, Electronic music, Sound art
DatesJune
Location(s)Mykonos, Greece
Years active2016–present
Founded byAlexandros Spyrou
Websitewww.delianacademy.com

History[edit | edit source]

The Academy hosts composers from across the globe, presenting world premieres of acoustic and electronic music pieces. Invited faculty members have included composers Michael Finnissy, Panagiotis Kokoras, Elainie Lillios, and Dimitri Papageorgiou. Ensembles in residence have included Trio Accanto, Oerknal[3], and Zone Expérimentale.

Format[edit | edit source]

The Academy takes place annually in June and lasts for 9-10 days. It consists of a 2-day symposium, private masterclasses, workshops, rehearsals and concerts[4][5][6]. Participants are selected by each year's committee members after an international call for composers. Each year one scholarship in memoriam Iannis Xenakis is awarded to a participating composer.

Sponsorship[edit | edit source]

The Delian Academy for New Music has been kindly supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung[7], Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Goethe Institute, Fonds Podiumkunsten and private donors.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "International Academy for Composers & Sound Artists June  8-17, 2018". APERGHIS WEBSITE (in français). Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  2. "UNESCO world heritage sites Delos".
  3. "ISCM Delian Academy Oerknal".
  4. "Delian Academy for New Music". ulysses2-dev.ircam.fr (in français). Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  5. "Δήλιος Ακαδημία Σύγχρονης Μουσικής: Συναυλίες και Διαλέξεις" (in Ελληνικά). Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  6. "Η πολιτιστική ατζέντα της Τετάρτης | Kathimerini" (in Ελληνικά). Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  7. "Delian Academy for New Music 2018 | Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung". www.evs-musikstiftung.ch. Retrieved 2018-09-26.


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