Calliope Tsoupaki

Ensemble / orchestra

LEVANT (2013) 30′
Concerto for qanun and orchestra
composed: for Bassem Alkhouri
commissioned: by Het Orkest Amsterdam
Premiere: by Het Orkest, conducted by Joan Berkhemer.
9 March in Geertekerk in Utrecht & 17 March 2013 – Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

MEDEA (2010) 30′
Melodrama for 8 instruments
for violin, recorders, clarinet, electric guitar, doublebass, trombone, percussion & piano.
Composed for MAE chamber ensemble.
Images “Sacrifice de Medée” by Isabelle Vigier
commissioned by the “Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten”
premiere: 12 December 2010 – Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam.

MAESTRALE (2009) 11′
for orchestra
Commissioned by and composed for Ricciotti Street Orchestra.
premiere: during Ricciotti’s 2009 summer tour.

MAL DI LUNA (2007) 30′
for electric cello amplified chamber ensemble and live electronics.
composed for Frances Marie Uitti and the Insommnio Ensemble
premiere: Copenhagen, August 2007
Other performances: 18 February 2008 at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam;
22 February 2008 at the Doelen in Rotterdam

CON AMORE (2007) 5′
for catalonian wind ensemble & contrabaix
composed for Cobla La Principal d’Amsterdam and the program “Sardinia Heart of Danceness
duration: ± 5 min
premiere: 9 September 2007, at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.

SALTARELLO (2007)
Arrangement of saltarello cantigas 77 119
for wind ensemble, lyra da braccio, santur, oud, percussion & contrabass.
arranged for Jordy Saval and his ensemble Hespèrion XXI and the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
premiere: January 2007 at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.

MINORE (2007) 7′
for wind ensemble, lyra da braccio, santur, oud & contrabass.
composed for Jordy Saval and his ensemble Hespèrion XXI and the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
premiere: January 2007 at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam

EN PLO (2006) 20′ long version; 6′ short version
for wind ensemble, electric guitar, electric bass & percussion
composed for: het Orkest de Ereprijs
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst

SOLO (2004) 20′
for chamber orchestra
composed for: Doelen Ensemble
dedicated to Ioannis Kanithis
premiere: October 10, 2004 – Doelen Ensemble – Rotterdam

DE DAGERAAD (2001) 20′
for violin, electric guitar & ensemble
composed for Anna McMichael, Wiek Hijmans and het Orkest De Volharding
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: 2001 – Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam

CHORUS (2001) 20′
for string quintet & saxophone quintet
composed for: Escher Ensemble
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: March 24, 2001 – Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam

SIREN (Nostos II) (1997) 30′
for chamber orchestra & performer.
text: Fragments from the book “£· ˘ðÔÁڷʈ §Ô˘›” (Tha ypografo Louis) by Rea Galanaki.
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: ASKO Ensemble, 9 December 9, 1997 – Paradiso (Proms serie) – Amsterdam.

KETTING (1995) 3′
2 minute piece for 3 ensembles part of a chain composition
commissioned by: Holland Festival
premiere: Asko, Nieuw, Schoenberg & Nederlands Blazers Ensembles
cond:Ed Spenjaard, 1996, Carré – Amsterdam

ECHOING PURPLE (1992) 18′
for violin & chamber ensemble
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: Xenakis Ensemble, cond.Diego Mason, 1992 – Festival Nieuwe Muziek – Middelburg

DANCE (1991) 5′
Composition ANANDA for piano, instrumentated & adjusted for 16 oboes
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: April 28, 1992 by students of the Royal Conservatory of the Hague
at the opening of the 2nd chamber of the Dutch Parliament in The Hague.

EPISODE (1991) 1′
a one minute piece for chamber ensemble composed for the project “Sgraffito” organized by the 7th International Congress on Women in Music
premiere: New Ensemble, 1991 – Vredenburg – Utrecht

KENTAVROS (1991) 17′
for wind ensemble, double bass & piano
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: de Volharding, the Ysbreker – Amsterdam

VISIONS OF THE NIGHT (1989) 13′
for chamber ensemble
commissioned by: Greek Radio, 3rd Programme
premiere: The Netherlands Ballet Orchestra, May 9, 1990 – Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam