5 MAY 2014 ~ NZ ARTIST OF THE DAY: JOHN PSATHAS
5 MAY 2014 ~ NZ ARTIST OF THE DAY
Music from the motion picture: WHITE LIES
"One of NZ's most prominent contemporary composers, Psathas is also internationally acclaimed. His impressive CV includes scoring the Athens Olympics' opening ceremony (and the work which the NZSO performed recently at the Olympic Cultural Festival in Beijing), two Best Classical Album Tui awards and two SOUNZ Contemporary Music Silver Scroll awards".
Lydia Jenkin - NZ Musician Magazine
John Psathas is an incredibly diverse and prolific New Zealand composer. His compositions range from the music for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games to the White Lies soundtrack and collaborations with Little Bushmen. Through some of his works you can clearly hear elements of his Greek heritage, music spiked with an energetic greek folk flavour!
There is no doubt that this man steps outside the square of what might be expected for a classical composer - and people from all walks of life and tastes recognise this in his music! Check out this clip, but keep in mind his works are incredibly varied... and there are plenty more works that may appeal to you!
Strike Percussion & John Psathas (NZ)
For more info: John Psathas facebook page
John Psathas biography
JOHN PSATHAS music available at RELICS
JOHN PSATHAS CORYBAS CD HAS JUST ARRIVED!
New Zealand Chamber Soloists NZCS
New Zealand Chamber Soloists complete music for piano trio and quintet.
This new album from the NZCS features all of renown New Zealand composer, John Psathas' works for chamber ensemble that include piano - most originally commissioned for the ensemble.
Featuring works up to quintet formation, the performers are
Katherine Austin (piano) James Tennant (cello), Lara Hall (violin),
Amalia Hall (violin) Robert Ashworth (viola)