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Migratory Birds
Date and Time: 15/05/2021 (13:15-14:30), 17/05/2021 (19:00-20:15), 24/05/2021 (21:00-22:15)
Sophia Emmanouilidou

Distant sounds of a female choir, flutes(piccolo, soprano, alto) and laundry. This piece consists of sounds so diverse that are hard to be combined. The concept of this piece is the “trap” of our daily routine and our constant urge to escape it. The sounds of the female choir mirror the “voices” in our head, our conscious and subconscious wills that we have to suppress in our daily life in order to “get by another day in this noise”. The sound of the laundry reminds us of our little cages, our home traps that we carefully built and shield around us in order to keep us safe and numb. The sounds of flutes keep us alert; they are the will of escape, the will of living, the will of experimenting and knowing the world. Flutes try to imitate generally different sounds of birds, migratory birds, birds that migrate to other distant destinations in search of a friendlier environment to live in. Despite of our constant devastation of our fast- paced everyday life our primary instinct to “spread our wings” and “fly away” stays the same. This piece embraces this feeling and glories it! This piece was included in "Muses & Sirens" collection, a digital album which is a compilation of female composers from around the world by 1tracktape.

Sophia Emmanouilidou

Sophia Emmanouilidou studied Music Composition at Bachelor’s and Master’s level (5-years degree equivalent to an integrated master) in School of Fine Arts, Faculty of Music Studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR) under the supervision of Prof. Michalis Lapidakis. She studied also composition with Prof. Christos Samaras, Prof. Dimitris Papageorgiou and Prof. Dimitris Maronidis. In 2020 she graduated from Aristotle University and she was admitted at the intersectional Master Programme “Sound Arts and Technologies” at Ionian University in Corfu (GR). Sophia Emmanouilidou currently focuses on electroacoustic compositions and music programming as well all multidisciplinary compositions for acoustic instruments, tapes, media and music programming.


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