Gourzi, Konstantia

Atlantis 1, 7 miniatures for cimbalom and soprano op. 16 (first print)


Gourzi, Konstantia

Atlantis 1, 7 miniatures for cimbalom and soprano op. 16 (first print)

(born in Athens/Greece, 31 March 1962)

Konstantia Gourzi’s name often appears as composer as well as conductor in the announcements of her concerts. Her portfolio of compositions includes not only operas, film music and works for music theatre and orchestra, but also numerous solo pieces and chamber music. Konstantia Gourzi’s musical work is documented in detail through radio recordings, television broadcasts and live streams. Recordings of her extensive discography were released at ECM, NEOS, NAXOS and SONY Classical.

Composer’s notes

Atlantis 1 is based on a number of dramaturgically composed thoughts, alternating between absurd and real as if a story was told. These seven short pieces comment and capture them musically.
Each of the seven miniatures has its own story and in its compactness a beginning, middle part and end. They are performed quasi attacca, as if the performer holds his breath and then continues to tell his story. All seven miniatures form a greater picture altogether, like a puzzle.
Each performer is advised to concern himself with the titles of the pieces and develop his own story, because the titles of the miniatures serve as a programme: they define with their title/instruction the interpretation at the performance.
Atlantis 1 was composed in the given order, nevertheless performers have the freedom to decide on the order of the seven miniatures when staging the piece, e.g. when the performance is based on a certain dramaturgic thought or when the music is serving another performance.

Konstantia Gourzi


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Score No.


Special Edition

Gourzi Edition


Chamber Music


225 x 320 mm


First print




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