Latest News And Info
Below are links to all the latest news and information about my music.
Long form interview on Greece's Vouli Channel with Konstantinos D Kakavelakis
Chris Goulet has recored and filmed Mentacide (2018) for solo snare drum(s) and digital audio.
Jane Curry & Owen Moriarty: Music from New Zealand for 2 Guitars features my duo “Muisca”
I dissect my piano trio Helix, a post-modern musical mash up of cultures and eras.
It’s official, I’ve just had confirmed my involvement in the 2019 edition of WOW
There’s no such thing as bad press, but there is GREAT press from places like Gramophone...THE Gramophone!
Interviews with Omar and myself about the album.
Full concert of my music in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Dance on January 23rd, 2019. The concert is titled Pacific Reflections.
"The John Psathas Percussion Project Volume One" officially drops on Jan. 25th through PARMA Recordings. Check out more info and listen to two tracks here: http://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6204/index.html
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…
I’ve recently been working with Pedro Carneiro on a new album of percussion works which, alongside a new recording of Ukiyo.
I spent January to April 2018 in London to be close to Piano Circus - a group of six pianists - to complete this work. The highlight was a week-long residency at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh where we rehearsed the piece and worked on the sound and monitor mixes, then presented most of the piece to a wonderfully receptive audience. We’re now in the planning stage for a world premie…