Date and Time: 15/05/2021 (20:00-20:45), 24/05/2021 (22:15-23:00)
Once there was a forest I is a composition based on a simultaneous recording of a dance with live-electronics performance from different spatial perspectives. The performance was developed during a 5-month residency programme between the dancer and choreographer Konstantina Skalionta and myself as a composer and live-electronics music performer. The performance abstractly explores subjects of ecological destruction in relation to the anthropocene. The composition aims to create an acousmatic experience of the performance by creating spatial perspectives of the activity and the sound-material that is not possible to be experienced in their live presentation.
Dimitris Savva is a Cypriot electroacoustic music composer. He received his Bachelor degree (distinction) in music composition from the Ionian University and his Master degree (distinction) in Electroacoustic composition from the University of Manchester. In January 2015 he started his fully funded PhD in Sheffield University. His compositions have been performed in Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Canada and USA. Many of his compositions won prizes in prestigious competitions such as Metamorphoses 2012 -2014 -2018, Iannis Xenakis 2018 and SIME 2019.