Latest News And Info
Below are links to all the latest news and information about my music.
The finale of the 2019 NZSO Shed Series. November 30th. Oboist Russel Walder joins the NZSO to perform three of his own works specially arranged for oboe and orchestra by John Psathas. These pieces are inspired by the concepts of meditation and self-awakening.
Djinn (originally a concerto for marimba and orchestra) is now available as a recital work for solo marimba and digital audio.
My new solo work for snare drum - “Mentacide” -is now published and available from Pocket Publications in the book “The Dynamic Snare”.
A new work for percussion and saxophone quartet. Premiered in early 2020 at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Collaboration with Michael Burritt announced! Michael Burritt and I will be collaborating on a new digital concerto for solo percussion, percussion quartet, and digital audio. Due for completion in late 2019
Available at last on Spotify and iTunes, this piece for eight percussionists and piano was mastered by Mike Gibson at Munki Studios in Wellington.
I'm thrilled to share these new rehearsal resources for percussionists learning Kyoto, Drum Dances, and Matre’s Dance. https://www.johnpsathas.com/buy/
It's wonderful to be able to share this just-released recording of my brass band piece Saxon. An immaculate performance by the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band
A few years ago I handed over EVERYTHING to do with my musical career to the National Library. Original manuscripts, emails, logic files, floppy discs (remember those?), recordings, sketches etc. Since then a huge amount of work has go…
Omar Carmenates, Associate Professor of Percussion at Furman University in Greenville, SC, has spent the last several years arranging and adapting my concerti and chamber works for percussion ensemble. Many of these new arrangements are already published and being performed. Chamber works inc…