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Erato A. Kremmyda

Erato A. Kremmyda

music composer

Erato A. Kremmyda is a New York City based composer. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she works across genres and countries and loves the challenge of every new project. A Jonathan Larson Award winner with collaborator Maggie-Kate Coleman, a Fulbright fellow and an Anna Sosenko Trust Grant recipient, she is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts (Master of Fine Arts), Steinhardt NYU (Master of Music), Athens University and Athens Conservatoire. You can contact her personally here.

Spring 2017:

  • Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda win the Jonathan Larson Grant

Winter 2017:

  • “Riot Antigone” at La Mama by Seonjae Kim: original music
  • “Worth of Women” at Carnegie Hall International Festival by Kairos Italy Theater, directed by Jay Stern: original songs with Maggie-Kate Coleman
  • “Family Mpes-Vges” by Yiannis Xanthoulis at Theater 104 (Athens, Greece) is closing after a 15 month run! Directed by Thanassis Zeritis (4Frontal). Original music and sound design

Fall 2016:

  • Guest Lecturing at Pace University with Maggie-Kate Coleman (Drama League’s Career Development Seminar for the graduating directors)
  • Catwalk Art Residency with Maggie-Kate Coleman for “Marie In Tomorrowland”
  • Guest Lecturing at State University of New York/ New Paltz with Maggie-Kate Coleman
  • “The Tempest” at The Miller Theater, St. Bernard’s School, directed by Bradford Cover: original music and sound design

Summer 2016:

  • “Women of Note” NYMF Concert at The Duke on 42nd street: Presenting “Apocalypse Song” from “Marie In Tomorrowland”, written with Maggie-Kate Coleman, performed by Molly Pope
  • Rhinebeck Writers Retreat for “Marie In Tomorrowland” with Maggie-Kate Coleman

Spring 2016:

  • “Anarchy”, The Civilians’ “Let Me Ascertain You” series: new song written with Maggie-Kate Coleman, performed by Cindy Cheung
  • “Harbor” at the Fort Greene Park, a new short opera written with Maggie-Kate Coleman and developed with Tisch Opera Lab and American Opera Projects
  • Big Green Theater at the Bushwick Starr with Superhero Clubhouse: orchestrations // band member

Winter 2016:

  • “Cenzi” by Antonin Artaud at Michael Cacoyanes Foundation, directed by Ioli Andreadi: sound design
  • “Red Wednesday” at BRIC Arts Center workshop with “Built For Collapse”, directed by Sanaz Ghajar: original music and sound design

Fall 2015:

  • “The Way We Live” by the Civilians at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is selected by New York Theater as one of the Top 10 Shows 2015, and is also honored with placement on similar lists in both Broadway World and The New Yorker.
  • “Barrier Islands” by Lizzie Vieh at The Wild Project, directed by Zi Alikhan: original music and sound design
  • “War on Christmas”, The Civilians’ “Let Me Ascertain You” series: new song written with Maggie-Kate Coleman, performed by April Matthis
  • “Family Mpes-Vges” by Yiannis Xanthoulis opens at Theater 104 (Athens, Greece), directed by Thanassis Zeritis (4Frontal): original music and sound design
  • In residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm for “Marie In Tomorrowland”, with Maggie Kate Coleman and Sam Pinkleton

Summer 2015:

  • In residency at the Orchard Project for “Marie In Tomorrowland”, with Maggie Kate Coleman and Sam Pinkleton
  • “World Wide Lab: A Directors’ Feast” in Syros’ Apollo Theater: resident composer and sound designer

Spring 2015:

  • “The Way We Live” by the Civilians at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: contributing a new song with lyrics by Maggie Kate Coleman, performed by Cindy Cheung

Winter 2015:

  • “Artaud/Van Gogh, avec un pistolet” by Ioli Andreadi at Semion Theatre, Athens: original music and sound design

Fall 2014:

  • The Civilians R and D Lab presentation: “Marie In Tomorrowland” in development with Maggie Kate Coleman and Sam Pinkleton
  • “Young Lear” at Teatro Duo, Rome - directed by Ioli Andreadi and Annie Levy: original music and sound design
  • #yesallwomen Raise Your Voice concert at The Tank: original song with EllaRose Charry

Summer 2014:

  • Recipient of the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust
  • “Hôtel Méditerrannée” at The Wild Project / Between The Seas Festival, NYC. (Charles Mee’s “Matisse’s Self Portrait” adaptation by Nadia Foskolou): original music and sound design

Spring 2014:

  • “WAM Entertainment K-Pop”: Ars Nova / Woodshed Collective / Ma-Yi supported workshop (NYC), directed by Teddy Bergman: original songs with lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman
  • “The Salt Makers” by Amina Henry at HERE Arts Center - workshop directed by Benjamin Haber Kamine: original music and sound design
  • “The Salt Makers” by Amina Henry at Dixon Place - workshop directed by Benjamin Haber Kamine: original music and sound design
  • “Let Me Ascertain You” series at Joe’s Pub by the Civilians: original song with lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman, performed by Adam Cochran
  • “The Dot” at Scrow Theatre (Athens), is closing after a two year run! Directed by Dimitris Bogdanos. Original music and sound design (Theatre for Young Audiences)

Gallery

Photos by Tom Henning Wedding
Photos by Christoforos Doulgeris The Dot
Photos by Scott Fetterman Hotel Méditerranée
Photos by Onur Karaoglu Vanya
Photos by Tom Henning Agamemnon
Photos by Panos Michail Artaud/Van Gogh
Photos by Aaron Epstein Wagon Wheel
Photos by Tom Henning Story of an Hour
Photos by Marina McClure Field Trip
Photos by Onur Karaoglu Revolution Trilogy
Photos by Dimitris Alexakis Kassia

Credits (* denotes currently in development)

* Marie in Tomorrowland The Civilians RandD // Rhinebeck Retreat //
Orchard Project // SPACE on Ryder Farm //
Catwalk
created in collaboration with
Maggie-Kate Coleman & Sam Pinkleton
Riot Antigone La Mama, NYC // 2017 dir. Seonjae Kim
Worth of Women Carnegie Hall, Kairos Italy Theater // 2017 dir. Jay Stern
NYMF “Women of Note” concert The Duke, NYC // 2016 dir. Karen Azenberg
* Red Wednesday
by Sanaz Ghazar
BRIC Arts center, Brooklyn // 2016 dir. Sanaz Ghazar
Big Green Theater The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn // 2016 dir. Jeremy Pickard
Family “Mpes-Vges” Theater 104, Athens // 2016 4Frontal, dir. Thanassis Zeritis
Cenzi
by Antonin Artaud
M.Cacoyanes Theater, Athens // 2016 dir. Ioli Andreadi
The Way They Live The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC // 2015 The Civilians, dir. Mia Rovegno
Artaud/ Van Gogh, avec un pistolet Semion Theatre, Athens // 2015 dir. Ioli Andreadi
Hotel Mediterrannée
by Charles Mee
(“Matisse’s Self Portrait”: adaptation)
The Wild Project/Between The Seas Festival
NYC // 2014
dir. Nadia Foskolou
*The Salt Makers
by Amina Henry
Here Arts Center, NYC // 2014
The Dixon Place, NYC // 2014
dir. Benjamin Haber Kamine
Young Lear Teatro Duo, Rome [World Wide Lab] // 2014 dir. Ioli Andreadi & Annie Levy
The Dot Scrow Theatre, Athens // 2013-14
Bios Theatre, Athens // 2012-13
dir. Dimitris Bogdanos
Story of an Hour Irondale, Brooklyn [World Wide Lab] // 2013 dir. Laura Tesman, Orly Noa Rabinyan
Wedding
by Bertold Brecht
Irondale, Brooklyn [World Wide Lab] // 2013 dir. Orly Noa Rabinyan & Evan Tsitsias
Agamemnon Irondale, Brooklyn [World Wide Lab] // 2012-13 dir. Ioli Andreadi & Jay Stern
Let Me Ascertain You Joe’s Pub, NYC [Cabaret Series] // 2013-14 The Civilians, dir. Steve Cosson
Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret Marfa Dialogues, NYC // 2012-13 Superhero Clubhouse, dir. Jeremy Pickard
Kassia K.E.T, Athens // 2013 dir. Ioli Andreadi
We Are Theatre The Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC (concert) // 2012 The Guerilla Girls
A Document in Madness —
A Tale of Hamlet
Theatre Han, NYC // 2012 dir. Mason Beggs
Vanya Paisley in Blue, 2 Great Jones (site specific)
NYC // 2011
dir. Onur Karaoglu
*Little Boat, a children’s opera Tisch Black Box, NYC // 2011 [Randall Eng’s Opera Lab]
Choral Odes New York Musical Theatre Festival, (workshop)
NYC // 2010
dir. Ioli Andreadi
The Revolution trilogy Columbia Stages/Shapiro Theatre, NYC // 2009 dir. Onur Karaoglu
Wagon Wheel
book/lyrics : Robin Sandusky
Loewe Foundation “First Look” // 2009
Planet Connections Festivity, NYC // 2009
dir. Rob Heller
Rainsong
book/lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Tisch School of Arts // 2008 dir. Kara-Lynn Vaenni
From a Childhood
book/lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Montclair State University // 2009
Tisch School of Arts // 2007
dir. Scott Davenport Richards
dir. Susanna Gellert
Playtime
book/ lyrics: Sean Keogh
The Laurie Beechman Theatre // 2007 dir. Ryan Makenian

Awards / Residencies / Affiliations

Jonathan Larson Award (with Maggie-Kate Coleman) 2017
Fulbright Scholarship 2006
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat 2016
CATWALK Art Residency 2016
BASTARD PLAYGROUND at the Drama League: Resident Composer 2013-2016
The Orchard Project residency 2015
SPACE on Ryder Farm residency 2015
Anna Sosenko Assist Trust 2014
Columbia University: Guest Music Theatre Composer 2012
Yale School of Drama: Guest Music Theatre Composer 2009
The Civilians R and D Group 2013-14
World Wide Lab: Resident Composer and Sound Designer 2012 to present
BASTARD PLAYGROUND at the Drama League: Resident Composer 2013 to present
Composer in Residency: CAP 21 Co-op 2010-12
ASCAP/Columbia Workshop: Film Scoring Fellow 2013
Frederick Lowe Foundation Award: FIRST LOOK Reading Series, Tisch 2009
Dean’s Scholarship – Tisch School of the Arts 2006-8
“Voice Lifting” National Composition Prize – Orchestra of Colors and Athens Cultural Olympiad 2004
The Dramatists Guild: member 2008 to present
ASCAP: member 2010 to present

Film / Documentary

Terra Tradita Italy // 2013 dir. Gabriella Maria Pezzo
500 kilometers to Summer China // 2013 dir. WenWen Ren
Three Candles (US, Olympia Dukakis, trailer) USA // 2011 dir. Stavroula Toska

Guest Composer/Lecturer

PACE University: Guest Lecturer 2016
State University of New York, New Paltz: Guest Lecturer 2016
Columbia University: Guest Music Theatre Composer 2012
Yale School of Drama: Guest Music Theatre Composer 2009

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Tisch School of Arts at New York University (Music Theatre Writing)
Master of Music, Steinhardt School at New York University (Film Scoring)
Tisch School of Arts : Opera Lab with Randall Eng
Athens University (with Distinction)
Athens Conservatory (with Distinction)

references and PDF available upon request

{current to January 2017}

Marie in Tomorrowland

Soundcloud Link

demo recording

Lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Music: Erato A. Kremmyda
created by Maggie-Kate Coleman, Erato A. Kremmyda, Sam Pinkleton

Singing:

child Marie and

Cyrilla Baer (Marie), Courtney Bassett (Marie), Amber Renae Gray (Marie), Alyse Alan Louis (Marie), Molly Pope (Marie), Mia Kang (Marie), Angel Lin (Marie), Angela Sclafani (Marie)

Apocalypse song: solo by Molly Pope
The Ballad of Vladimir Putin and Alexander Litvinenko: solo by Amber Renae Gray

sound engineer: Amy Burgess (and Erato A. Kremmyda)

Hotel Méditerranée

Soundcloud Link

Directed by Nadia Foskolou (Between The Seas Festival 2014)
Adaptation of Charles Mee’s “Matisse’s Self Portrait”
Lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Singing: Nathan Wright

vanya

Soundcloud Link

Directed by Onur Karaoglu (2 Great Jones, site specific. New York, 2011)

Kassia

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Directed by Ioli Andreadi (KET, Athens 2013)

Wagon Wheel

Soundcloud Link

Book and lyrics by Robin Sandusky, music by Erato A. Kremmyda
Directed by Robert Heller
(New York, Planet Connections Festivity, 2008)

Field Trip

Soundcloud Link

demo recording
Music: Erato A. Kremmyda, Lyrics: Maggie Kate Coleman
Directed by: Jeremy Pickard (Theater for Young Audiences)

Irish Rover performed by Chrissy Perotta

rainsong

Youtube Link

*mix of three excerpts (rehearsal recording, 2008)
Book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman, music by Erato A. Kremmyda

From A Childhood

Youtube Link

demo recording

“My Room” (Mother, Room), a duet from “From A Childhood”
Book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman, Music by Erato A. Kremmyda
Directed by Scott Davenport Richards
(Montclair University — 2009)

Flamingos (Fantasia)

Youtube Link

Re-score, Live Recording
(2012, for display purposes only)

mix by Alina Freiman

Three Candles (documentary)

Youtube Link

Fundraising trailer for Three Candles (working title)
Documentary by Orama Pictures
(2011, for display purposes only)

Kramer vs. Kramer

Download MP3
Youtube Link

Re-score, Live Recording
(2012, for display purposes only)

mix by Alina Freiman