Circular Argument

"Circular Argument” is a work that follows a sequence of events with an intense musical language which always balances between irony, sarcasm, and internal conflict.

Nevertheless, nostalgia and mourning,are distinct in the 3d movement which is the work’s most lyrical part.

Argument and sarcasm seem to stop for a while.

The 4th and last movement start with the main theme which appears transformed.

Previous elements and emotions that dominate the work make their appearance by fighting with one another up to a cry of despair represented by a big dissonant chord by all instruments.

Who will dominate in this argument?

Composed by Alexandros Livitsanos from November 2011-February 2015

Ventus Ensemble :

Dimitris Gogkas - Trumpet

Fanis Vernikos - Trumpet

Yannis Gounaris - French Horn

Spiros Vergis - Trombone

Menelaos Moraitis - Tuba

Recorded February 9 2015 at Kyriazis Studios

Mixed and Masteredby Yannis Lampropoulos

MOVEMENTS:

1.Au CIRque- 3΄19

(Allegretto)

2.U L (i) AR - 3’38

(Adagietto)

3.Let’s not ARGue - 4’05

(Andante Lamentoso)

4.It’s not MENT - 3’48

(Presto)


Alexandros Livitsanos

Alexandros was born in in Athens Greece. His interest in music began at a very early age.

He is both a classically and jazz trained musician. He studied classical piano, composition, arrangement, film music, jazz organ, and keyboard programming with some of the most distinguished Greek musicians and teachers of the National Conservatoire of Greece among others.

Alexandros has shown great flexibility in exploring diametrically opposite musical styles since the beginning of his career. He has worked over several years as a keyboardist pianist and composer/arranger with a lot of famous Greek and foreign artists, bands, ensembles and symphonic orchestras in Greece as well as abroad.

In 2015, he performed alongside Academy Award Winner Alexandre Desplat and the Athens State Orchestra as a keyboard player at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens

In May 2016 he has his debut record as a composer released under the label of the historic “Decca Classics” with the “Circular Argument” Suite For Brass Quintet, performed by the Ventus Ensemble.