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Solo Works

Eva Stavrou has collaborated with composers to perform new and existing pieces.

Sinking. Under

Alto Flute and Live Electronics
Alto Flute and Live Electronics

Emre Şener

(Description by composer)

Reality twists in the deep, eyes and ears deceive man.

Time loses its meaning and space distorts. Only the self is left; scared, clueless.

'Sinking. Under' explores the spectral depth of a strong multiphonic on the flute, and many accompanying ones that are somehow related to this multiphonic. The obsessive material of varying and connected articulations develop into a spectral harmonic progression that leaves only a residue of breath and gasps after its climax.

In my piece, the fight for air that is so connected to the instrument becomes the music itself.

Fluid Air

Vasiliki Legaki

Fluid Air (2021), a piece for solo flute, is inspired by the unstable and unshaped movement of a fluid, under an applied shear stress, or external force. In compositional context, Fluid Air explores the complexity of capturing spatiality through a monaural sound source (the flute). Ascribing sound to carry the meaning of space, the piece examines variable techniques, such as multiphonics, airtone phrases, harmonics, leap slaps, quartet tones, for expressing the intrinsic characteristics of individual sound or events, and for setting up different spatial sound layers. A music system is created, which intents to proceed spatial arrangement of sound by organising materials under a fractal dimension. This algorithmic approach is found in a randomness repetition on rhythmical patterns and intervalic motivation. The rhythmical patterns involve a repetitive expending symmetry (self-similarity), that is found through out the piece in its augmentation and diminution. The intervalic motion, growing in semitones up and down, follows a Fibonaccian sequence based mainly on the first numbers 0,1,2,3,5,8,13.

Photo credits - Andreas Theologitis

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Pythikos Nomos

Faidros Kavallaris

The Pythikos Nomos was the first known kind of programme music, and its aim was to describe the combat of Apollo with the monster Python. Here in Pythikos Nomos, certain elements of Indian ragas are being used having relevant/analogous character to the underlying story-context of the work, while the rhythm is I based entirely on metres of ancient Greek lyric poetry, reflecting in a way the ancient prosody in the relationships of short and long time units/notes.

La Seconde Castration d’Ouranos

A collaborative composition between Brice Catherin (composer), Melissa Garcia Carro (choreographer) and Eva Stavrou (flute), to create a piece for a moving flutist. 

In an attempt to explore the limits between sound and movement, we decided to assign both to a single performer. The composition focuses on the  permanent tension between the “pure” and controlled sound of the flute, and its unavoidable distortions due to certain movements and positions. As a flutist, I believe that movement pre-exists in the interpretation of a wind instrument and especially in flute interpretation. The use of the body and the act of breathing for the production of sound connects the flute performance with dance. In «La Seconde Castration d’Ouranos” we were inspired by the ‘natural’ movements of a flutist when he/she plays, but we pushed those movements to their limits, until they become distorted.

The three artists aspired to create a composition in which each of their roles is equally significant. Each part of the composition – both music and movement, was a result of their discussions and close cooperation. The roles of the composer, choreographer and performer were shared equally between them. In this manner, Dance and Music become one, extending beyond their individual limitations.

Brice Catherin

Flute Concerto, op.63 : I.Largo misterioso- Allegro moderato

Nicolas Bacri

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