enLIVE FESTIVAL (2016-2018)


Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas
Pharos Art Foundation, Nicosia Cyprus
The project is kindly supported by the Embassy of Greece in Cyprus

   enLIVE is a series of “film screenings – concerts”, the first project of its kind in Cyprus, gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy some of the most emblematic films of the silent era, set to original music by contemporary composers and performed live in the intimate surroundings of The Shoe Factory in Nicosia. In addition, it also presents short films by contemporary filmmakers set to the music of classical composers and includes a number of other activities such as educational workshops and lectures.

Pharos Art Foundation
Artistic Director: Yvonne Georgiadou


27, 28, 29 January 2016

25, 27, 29 January 2017

17 & 19 January 2018



  • 1st Silent Music Festival (2010)
  • 2nd Silent Music Festival (2011)
    Tribute to European Cinema and its Directors
  • 3rd Silent Music Festival (2012)
    The Emancipation of Woman
  • 4th Silent Music Festival (2013)
    Tribute to the Great Auteurs of Silent Cinema
  • 5th Silent Music Festival (2014)
    Tribute to the great Directors of Silent Cinema II
  • 6th Silent Music Festival (2015)
    CIty Symphonies
  • 7th Silent Music Festival (2016)
    Love & Erotism
  • 8th Silent Music Festival (2017)
    Science Fiction

MADNESS (2017)
Ergon Ensemble – Greek Festival

Artistic direction: Alexandros Mouzas
Direction-Set and costume design: Paris Mexis
DIrector’s Assistant: Anna-Moscha Kamposou
Lighting design: Sakis Birbilis
Sound design: Katerina Vamva

Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King
Thomas Larcher: My Illness Is the Medicine I Need
Iannis Xenakis: Cassandra

Kasper De Roo, conductor
Holger Falk, baritone
Artemis Bogri, soprano

24, July 2017, REX Theatre / Kotopouli Stage
Athens, Greece

Ergon Ensemble – Onassis Cultural Centre

Curated by: Alexandros Mouzas

Et je reverrai cette ville étrange (1981)
Shiraz (1977) for solo piano
Pulau Dewata (1977) for string ensemble
Paramirabo (1978) for flute, violin, cello and piano
Bouchara (1981) for soprano, woodwind quintet, string quartet and percussion

13 February 2016
Conducted by: Kasper de Roo
Soloists: Artemis Bogri (soprano)
Sound design: Katerina Vamva

Claude Vivier’s short life (1948-1983) was dedicated to a constant quest for new musical and aesthetic experiences; a quest that would lead him to construct a uniquely authentic world of sound and to write powerful, free, almost shameless music beyond any known compositional approach.
23 years after his death, Vivier’s music remains an enigma and little known to the general public.
Remaining true to its mission to familiarize audiences with contemporary masterpieces, the Ergon Ensemble seeks through this tribute to contribute to the recent international compositional and musicological interest in the composer.

DREAM (2015)
Ergon Ensemble – Megaron/Athens Concert Hall

Artistic director – Sound Design: Alexandros Mouzas
Lighting Design : Sakis Birbilis

Toru Takemitsu: “Rain Spell” for instrumental ensemble
John Cage: “Dream” for solo piano
Kaija Saariaho: “Cendres” for flute, cello and piano
Gerard Pesson: “Nocturnes en quator” for clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Terry Riley: “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector” for string quartet
Louis Andriessen: “Life” for ensemble, with film by Marijke van Warmerdam

Dream: a concert without “spectators”, stage, distances and boundaries disappear.
Light, images, soundscapes … the audience seated on cushions or in chairs, enjoying contemporary compositions as part of a complete aesthetic experience.

FEBRUARY 15, 2015 , Athens Concert Hall

ICONES Peter Maxwell Davies
Ergon Ensemble – Megaron / Athens Concert Hall 2014

Direction – Choreography – Set design: Konstantinos Rigos
Αrtistic coordinator: Alexandros Mouzas

Conducted by: Kasper de Roo
Singer: Artemis Bogri, soprano
Dancer: Tassos Karachalios
Solo cello: Antonis Pratsinakis

Peter Maxwell Davies
Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot, opus 60
(Music-theatre work for soprano or mezzo-soprano and instrumental ensemble
Libretto by Randoph Stow)

Vesalii icones, opus 42
Music-theatre work for dancer, solo cello and instrumental ensemble

Vesalii Icones, is one of Peter Maxwell Davies’s supreme achievements. An extraordinarily allusive, multilayered fusion of dance and music, tracing a pilgrimage around the Stations of the Cross on a series of the 16th-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius, with a dancer and a solo cellist as the protagonists.
This new production, presented by ERGON ENSEMBLE and choreographed by Konstantinos Rigos, incorporates new technological advances, by placing a camera next to the dancer, to follow his every movement. Not only the human body, but also the human soul and passion of Christ unfolds in front of the audience, while Peter Maxwell Davies’s powerful music, performed by the cellist and the ensemble, guides his steps.
Vesalii icones is paired with Miss Donnithornes’ Maggot.
A tour de force of vocal effects, it is the female equivalent of the Mad King, though Miss Donnithorne is generally more “singing”  in her madness than King George the third. In this dramatized version of the work Konstantinos Rigos places the unfortunate lady in her bedroom, where she lives in company with her delusions.

Musical Theatre for actor, ensemble and video projections

This version of the program was presented during the Athens Festival on June 8th, 2011

Artistic direction – Concept: Alexandros Mouzas
Texts – Musicological research: Antonios Antonopoulos
Video: Vicky Betsou

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001) is globally known as the avant-garde composer and original thinker who alloyed musical composition with higher mathematics and theoretical physics. His production counts about 150 instrumental, vocal, scenic, electroacoustic and mixed technique works, in addition with a respectable number of influential theoretical articles on music, collected together in books.
Through extended interviews, pictures, videos and autobiographical data presented by a narrator with Xenakis’ own words, the performance offers a closer view to the composer’s way of thinking and a more intimate approach to his idiosyncratic personality. The narration in the first person, in particular, gives to the audience an opportunity to get acquainted with Xenakis, both as an individual and as an author.
The texts, as well as the projected material, have been selected with strict musicological criteria for maximal narration flow consistency, historical accuracy, data density, and informational diversity.

Actor (Xenakis): Giorgos Karamichos
Actor director: Alexandra Georgopoulou
Conductor: Nikos Tsouchlos



during audience entrance
Diamorphoses (1957) electroacoustic

fisrt part

Dhipli Zyia (1952) for violin and cello
Anaktoria (1969) for 8 musicians
Xenakis Electro-Acoustic Sonorities – excerpts from:Concret PH (1958), Orient-Occident (1960), Hibiki Hana Ma (1969-70), Polytope de Cluny (1972), Voyage absolu des Unari vers Andromède (1989)Charisma (1971) for clarinet and cello

during intermission
Persepolis (1971) electroacoustic

2nd part
Palimpsest (1979) for 11 musicians
Rebonds (2nd mov) (1987-89) for solo percussion
Keren (1986) for solo trombone
O-Mega (1997) for solo percussion and 13 musicians


European Educational Project

Young artists from four European countries are creating sound and video using new technology.

Within a years time eight children from our city in cooperation with children of three other European countries will create a music peace which will be presented in June at Ballerup Denmark.

In order to achieve that they are using traditional and modern instruments with only limitation the creators imagination …