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Fertility Rites

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by Christos Hatzis | Marimba and Digital Audio

Fertility Rites (PE101), for Marimba with Digital Audio by Christos Hatzis (1997). © Promethean Editions 1997 First edition © 2007 Promethean Editions Limited (202209) Series Editor: Ross Hendy Editor: Alison Grant ISBN: 978-1-877218-91-0 (print) ISBN: 978-1-77660-101-1 (ebook) ISMN: 979-0-67452-104-8 Promethean Editions Limited PO Box 10143 Wellington NEW ZEALAND No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the Publisher. Fertility Rites was commissioned by Beverley Johnston, with financial support from the Grants To Composers Program of the Toronto Arts Council. PE101 – ii

Christos Hatzis (1953) Christos Hatzis is well known in Canada and internationally for his works. Covering a vast range of styles and genres, his works have been recorded, performed and broadcast throughout the world. Hatzis was born in Volos, Greece, and his early music study took place at the Hellenic Conservatory of Greece in his home town. He continued his studies in the United States, where he earned degrees from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York and SUNY at Buffalo, New York. In 1982 he moved to Toronto, Canada, having decided that the country’s multiculturalism was more suited to his own ethos. He became a Canadian citizen in 1985, and joined the faculty of the University of Toronto in 1995. Hatzis’ work has received a considerable amount of attention in recent years. With a large number of presentations of his music in the Americas, Europe, the Middle-East and East Asia every year, commissions by an international list of soloists and ensembles and several recording projects by major labels, “Christos Hatzis is currently enjoying a growing international reputation as one of the most important composers writing today” (CBC Records). The composer is the recipient of several national and international distinctions, and a number of his works are released on CD. It is not unusual for a Hatzis work to become a signature piece for a soloist or an ensemble. His Old Photographs and Dance of the Dictators have been performed by the Gryphon Trio hundreds of times all over the world. There have also been an increasing number of all-Hatzis programs during the past few years. Hatzis’ music is inspired by proto-Christian spirituality, his own Byzantine music heritage, world cultures and various non-classical music genres such as jazz, pop and world music. He has created several works inspired by the music of the Inuit, Canada’s arctic inhabitants, and his Inuit-inspired works, particularly the radio documentary Footprints in New Snow, have PE101 – iii

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