Aspasia Nasopoulou

About me

Biography

Synopsis

Aspasia Nasopoulou, a Greek composer living and working in Amsterdam since 2002, is actively involved in the contemporary art creation in Europe. Her music ranges from solo instrumental and ensemble pieces to dance and vocal music. Her classical background gives to her work a poetic, profound and dynamic contemporary expressiveness. By using unexpected combinations of instruments and often integrating visuals, cloths and decors in her performances she manages to reach a great intimacy.

Biography

Curriculum vitae

  • 2002 – Present // Composer

    Aspasia Nasopoulou

  • 2016 – Present // Initiator and coordinator of Composer’s Treat, residency for composers

    Buitenwerkplaats, Starnmeerdijk

  • 2018 // Finalist in the International Clavichord Composition Competition

    Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival, Finland

quotes

“In her music I hear occasional echoes of her Greek background and a feel for energy and sonority that, at one extreme, is not so far from Xenakis; but she also has a lyrical gift and a feel for instrumental possibilities that is quite distinctive.“

Bob Gilmore, 2010

“Het mystieke werk van de Grieks Nederlandse Aspasia Nasopoulou komt regelrecht uit de ziel. Zij schrijft melodisch en maakt inventief gebruik van hedendaagse technieken en klankkleuren. Haar muziek is eerder sereen dan expressionistisch. Net als componisten Bach en Pärt stijgen de noten van Aspasia als het ware boven het menselijk lijden uit.“

Esther Gottschalk