Based in Thessaloniki, the dissonArt ensemble was founded in 2005 with the intention of disseminating the stylistic diversity of new music both in Greece and internationally. Following similar contemporary orchestral groups, the ensemble is organised around a core of eight soloists and associated partners, with a flexible internal structure. Its programmes aim to promote works of recognised as well as emerging composers, and its repertoire comprises all aspects of 20th- and 21st-century music, with a special focus on Greek composers. Collaborations with groups of other artistic disciplines, including dance and video art, resulting in the creation of original works, are among the main objectives of the ensemble, as are pedagogical projects. In 2011 dissonArt was ensemble-in-residence at the Thessaloniki Music Megaron. For the present recording the players are: Panagiotis Kougioumtzoglou oboe, Alexandros Stavridis clarinet, Traianos Eleftheriadis horn, Theodoros Patsalidis violin, Hara Seira viola, Vassilis Saitis cello, Yiannis Chatzis contrabass, Lenio Liatsou piano and Vicky Chouzouri percussion.