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2019 New EP. " Sappho's Whisper" 

Sappho's Whisper derives inspiration from the birthplace of the great lyrical poet Sappho, The village is located on Lesvos island and is called Eressos. Visiting the place for Summer vacations I had the feeling of listening to Sappho whispering in my ears some magic words....The pieces of this EP are dedicated to her beautiful spirit.

Many thanks to Christos Pappas who encouraged me and did the recording and the production. We shared some unique studio moments!

New Album!! The Chelys Songs 

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FIND AT AMAZON

These are the songs of the stringed tortoise shell widely known as the Apollo's lyre.  

Vassiliki Papageorgiou, Greek singer and lyrics writer who lives and creates in Istanbul, meets Aliki Markantonatou from Greece with her ancient lyre in a space still rich in echoes of antique melodies and traditional songs.  

Together they create and collect the songs of the Chelys, both mesmerized by the beauty of antiquity, both intrigued to reflect that era into the soundscape of the modern world.  

The Chelys Songs begin with ancient Greek lyrical poetry by Sappho and an Orphic Hymn to the Goddess Hera set to music inspired by A. Markantonatou. The album, also, includes an ancient hymn to the Muse by Mesomedes of Crete (2 C.B.C). Greek traditional and rebetiko songs follow together with genuine compositions of the two lady musicians on the poetry of Turkish poet Hasan Erkek and V. Papageorgiou, performed in Greek and Turkish.  

The instruments played in these almost live recordings create a magical blend of ancient, traditional and modern music. The ethereal ancient lyre meets with the elegant mandolin, the lyrical kemenche, the jazzy bass clarinet, the profound contrabass and the groovy percussion set.  
The two female singers interweave their voices in a rich embroidery characteristic of the Aegean sea and the Anatolian hinterland.  

The first track of the album is Sappho's invocation to her Chelys to become her voice, as a strong wish for humanity to rise their authentic voice to the Universe in a hymn dedicated to beauty, peace and creative expression.  
The Chelys Songs were musically directed and produced by:  
Vassiliki Papageorgiou, Greek singer and lyrics writer  
Aliki Markantonatou, Greek ancient lyre composer, and performer  

The musicians, who joined their hearts in the live performance and improvisations of these inspiring recordings are:  

Derya Türkan: kemenche (lyre of Istanbul)  
Oğuz Büyükberber: bass clarinet  
Chrysostomos Boukalis: contrabass  
Stuart Dickson: bendir, udu, riq  
Christos Sagient: percussion set  
Yiannis Moutsakis: riq

Aegean Music Tour at East China: Reconnecting with Innocence 

"To be in the world one plays games, manipulates, one wheels and deals. But to enter that world and yet maintain innocence is one of the highest arts of all"  
Dheeren Gibbard

 

AEGEAN MUSIC TOUR is the continuation of Chang Jing Music Travel in Greece last October, under the AEGEAN project, and after having bringing the Chinese musicians to Greece, Meet Culture now have also brought the Greek musicians to China. The artists have had the most in-depth and unprecedented collaboration, and gained the much better understandings on each other’s culture and people.


Music tours consist of many elements, such as rehearsing, travelling, carrying heavy luggages, waiting at train stations, doing sound check, sweating......And the glorious moments of performance and meeting with the audience. 
The music tour at East China offered to my heart unique presents, that I could not imagine I would receive in such an abundance. All were infused with simplicity and innocence. Not the childish one....Not at all!
I mean the relaxed space that offers the high professional organised concerts, the respect we were approached, the authentic care for our needs, playing with master musicians. From the first until the last moment our co-travellers, musicians and manager were doing their best to support us....All details were in place, all stuff at the huge theaters were kind, all the people we met carried elegance and sensitivity. I do not claim that all Chinese are like this...I sincerely don't know.
But  I know for Chang Jing, Jang Di, Kevin Miao and all of their friends and concert organisers and stuff that we met through them.
Feeling the joy of meeting friends, laughter and music came out naturally. Chang Jing proved her peaceful natural talent once again, by offering space on stage, going into amazing improvisations and supporting all of us to perform our best. Jang Di just flew with his flutes, Pan Kaperneka did wonderful vocals and Areti Miggou played the Daouli with strength and inspiration. I was enjoying my Lyre, feeling blessed that I can sing my Ancient Greek Language in front of Chinese audience!!!
AEGEAN Music Journey in China consisted of one Music Festival, three concerts, one sharing event and one ancient Greek lyre workshop. Shanghai, Hangzhou, Lishui, Nianjing, Wuixi.....Skyscratchers, lakes, bridges, theaters, lots of food....By the way, Shanghai is a wonderful, elegant, interesting city. Multicultured, west oriented and  very clean!
All of us rolled smoothly through the intense program, having fun and enjoying. This was achieved because our organiser, Meet Culture, had created a solid program with professional care.
Meeting modern Chinese musicians, who respect and love their own culture and on the same moment respect and love Greek culture feels like a mirror situation, where we, as modern Greek musicians, love our culture and on the same moment we are eager to understand more about Chinese music. 
Coming back to Athens, I felt that my Chinese friends had transmitted some of their peaceful strength and elegance to me, some of their innocent heart and playful manners. I felt more connected to their culture, understanding better their essence and realised once again how wonderful music is for us humans. We can travel beyond time and space just by playing music, easily reconnecting with our innocence.....What a gift!!!!!!!!!


For reading details on our tour please visit http://meetculture.com/aegean-music-tour-in-china-the-unprecedented-grand-culture-journey-connecting-china-and-greece/

 

The Joy Of Teaching Music To Adults, String After String..... 

A few years ago, as the first low-cost Lyre was ready from luthier Giannis Stathakos, a product that he decided to create, at first, because of his personal need to own a Lyre, the first two students appeared, asking mainly to learn music. One of them saw one of my posters and she knew that this is the instrument she was looking for, without even knowing what was the name of it. 
I was very happy, also wondering, how could I teach an instrument that I am self-taught? On the same moment I was feeling confident enough, that I could create a class, since I have been teaching music from my 20s. 
My students in Lyre are, most of them, over the age of 40. It is an immense joy to meet these beautiful individuals, who for different reasons each one, never had music classes as children, or had a painful experience with some rigid music system......Each one of them has different abilities, and different points that needs support, but all of them share the passion of learning, expanding and expressing self.
Now the method......well this is the most creative and challenging thing for me. Different method for each one! Yes, this is the only way I feel that the music class serves my fellow student. Any time I went into the process of using the same piece or technique from another student, the class was not enjoyable, nor for me neither for my adult student. Feeling and following the likes and dislikes, the level of pressure that each one can take, the music that resonates with his/her being, the pieces that he/she liked as teenager......All these are the keys that my adult student offers me, to support the unlocking of the musical abilities. In the long run all learn the same stuff, but from a different point of view.
Yes, eventually the fingers will be equally striking the strings, the plectrum will come on time, the double fingerings will be light and fast etc.
The process is so interesting for me.....The same piece I write every time in a different way, for a different person. Even the tonality changes from Lyre to Lyre. Now, I have a notebook full of different versions of Seikilos Epitaph, or Greek traditional songs.
And then.....light in the eyes.....the class has finished, and I see my adult student, so delicate as a child and so proud, for having expressed, and string after string having connected with inner song.....

Dedicated to all my past, present and future students

From the depths of my heart


Thank you!!!!!!

Luis Paniagua meets with Aliki Markantonatou in the City of Athens (in crisis), January 2016 

Many years have passed watching and connecting with the composer-performer of ancient Greek Lyre, Luis Paniagua, through internet. Always feeling that this is a person I would like to meet and play together, without having the slightest idea how this is going to happen, and even more how is it going to be. Easy? Difficult? Strange? 

 I was only feeling a giggle in my heart when I was listening to his music... 

A very precious friend met with him during Summer 2015, Elena-Niskriya Kazantzidi and her words for his exquisite personality dispersed my doubts, and soon we started talking about his visit in Athens. Thanks to Yiota Peklari, Flamenco dancer-choreographer and Yiannis Stathakos, lyre luthier from Xerokampe-Sparta, who both decided in a split of a second to support Luis visit, the risk of bringing a foreigner artist in the Athens of Crisis seemed becoming smaller. 

Support also was there from Themis Rodamitis, experienced festival organiser, who help us book the beautiful theater Proskinio, at Exarchia. 

The time for his arrival came.....Cannot forget the feeling that I am going to receive a very intimate friend....Meeting at the airport all, Luis, me and Elena were deeply touched...Soon in the house full of curiosity for each others lyre, having wine and playing our lyres, and though it was so late, so many things to say until early morning. 

Next day we got ready for Xerokampe experience. So lucky to be Yiannis name day and be in the party that Stathakos organised. People dancing, playing music, and Luis felt like been one of us. A real Greek "glenti" fiesta, where "filoxenia" takes over and the foreigner feels as an honoured guest.  

Concert in Xerokampe next day!!! Chrysostomos Boukalis a wonderful double bass player joined his forces with us. Initially he was invited for 2-3 songs, but his musical abilities and free spirit guided him to a jump of trust into the music!!!So beautiful improvisations, so much joy!!! The three of us felt blessed and knew we had created a harmonious ambient for our audience..... 

Now, me and Luis where tuning to each other deeper and the joy, playfulness and cracks of laughter where there all the time... 

Like children creating a sand tower.....The wind blows and the tower falls, but the joy of creating together remains in the heart. 

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Ancient Greek Lyre 

12 strings Ancient Greek Lyre

There is a whole family of string instruments in Ancient Greece such as:
Phorminx, Kitharis, Helys, Lyre, Varvitos. Each one has its own
characteristics and special sound. 
In antiquity the Lyre was made from tortoise-shell, animal’s horns and gut strings.
There is a beautiful myth that Hermes created the first one
from a tortoise that was walking outside the cave he was born, and eventually
he gave the Lyre, as a present, to Apollo, to calm him down for stealing his 
herd of cattle. 
Since then (Homer’s times), this instrument is known as Apollo’s Lyre, and
became the instrument that young students were taught music and lyrical
poetry in the Classical Years.
There is one found in Athens, from 5C. B.C, exhibited in the British Museum. 
The Lyre that Aliki uses for playing and recording,
is a product of Nikolaos Brass,
acknowledged instrument maker, who, among other ancient Greek instruments, also constructed the 12 strings one.
The sound-bowl is a wood curved tortoise, and all other parts are made from wood except the sounboard,
which is from goat skin. The strings used are nylon guitar-strings. 
The combination of the materials plus the analogies and shape,
give to this Lyre a warm, alto voice which is perfect 
for accompanying female voices and lyrical poetry. 
 
Wonderful information for the music in antiquity can be looked at 
 
M. L. West’s books ( Ancient Greek Music, Greek Lyrical Poetry etc.)
 

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Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum, Atrium BREATH OF THE MUSE Concert with Ancient Music, Recitation, Singing & Dance At the museum’s atrium ….where the ancient statues whisper their secrets, for the ones who can listen, ancient sounds are echoing with beauty. A unique collaboration of experts on the reconstruction and performance of the Ancient Greek and Roman Music and Aulos is going to be presented at the Museum of Ancient Corinth on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 19:30, free entry. For the first part Stelios Psaroudakes, archaeomusicologist and scholar, will meet on stage Callum Armstrong a highly appreciated auletes. They both will present original ancient Greek musical fragments; among them, the first stasimon of Orestes by Euripides (408 BC) and the First Delphic Hymn by Athenaeus (128/27 BC) will be performed. Nektaria Karantzi, the international Byzantine chanter, will present the significant early Christian Hymn to Aghia Triada (3rd cent.AD) which signifies the transition from the ancient years and paganism to those of early Christianism. Modern era has its place at this concert, where Callum Armstrong is going to present compositions for the reconstructed "Louvre Aulos".
Aliki Markantonatou, ancient lyre musician, will join the performance with her reconstructed lyre and Aliki Stenou, actor and dancer with vast experience on Ancient Greek Drama, will participate both as actor and dancer. WITH STELIOS PSAROUDAKES, Recitation – Voice CALLUM ARMSTRONG, Aulos NEKTARIA KARANTZI, Chanter ALIKI MARKANTONATOU, Ancient Lyre ALIKI STENOU, Recitation - Dance SPIROS DOMAZAKIS, Director NENAD RADOSEVIC, Sound Production ATW PRODUCTIONS Video Recording/Video Production

EVENT INFO Saturday, July 2, 2022 19:30 Ancient Corinth Archaeological Museum, Atrium Free Entry

“Το ξύπνημα της Μούσας” Με αρχαία λύρα, παραδοσιακά κρουστά, πολυφωνίες και τσέλο. Μετά από μια περίοδο σιωπηλής προετοιμασίας, το αναγκαίο συνέβη: η Μούσα ξύπνησε. Οι Lyre ‘n’ Rhapsody έρχονται για μια εμφάνιση στο Πολυμήχανο Cafe Teatral, έτοιμες να βρουν την άκρη του μουσικού κουβαριού από την αρχαιότητα μέχρι το σήμερα και να πλέξουν μελωδίες και ρυθμούς που ξεπερνάνε τα σύνορα και τις συντεταγμένες. Σας περιμένουμε με μεγάλη χαρά να ζήσουμε μαζί την εμπειρία του μουσικού αυτού ταξιδιού!!

Πληροφορίες:

Lyre ‘n’ Rhapsody “Το ξύπνημα της Μούσας” Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου: Αρχαία Λύρα / τραγούδι Αρετή Μίγγου: Νταούλι, udu / τραγούδι Αθηνά Χιώτη: Τραγούδι Μαζί τους συμμετέxουν οι: Σταύρος Παργινός: Τσέλο Αλέξης Νόνης: Κρουστά Ημερομηνία: Σάββατο 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2022 Ώρα έναρξης: 21:00 Κόστος συμμετοχής: 7€ * Για την προστασία από τον COVID-19 εφαρμόζουμε αυστηρά το υγειονομικό πρωτόκολλο που αφορά συναυλίες/θεάματα σε κλειστούς χώρους. Η είσοδος επιτρέπεται μόνο με αποδεικτικό ταυτοπροσωπίας, πιστοποιητικό εμβολιασμού ή νόσησης.

**Για την μουσική παράσταση είναι απαραίτητη η δήλωση συμμετοχής που μπορεί να γίνει τηλεφωνικά ή στον χώρο του Πολυμήχανου.

Πολυμήχανο Cafe Teatral

Δεύθυνση: Φλέμινγκ 58 Περιοχή: Αργυρούπολη Τηλέφωνο: 215 55 17 311

συναυλία με τις Lyre 'n' Rhapsody, αυτή την φορά στην Αττική, σε συνεργασία με τον Δήμο Σαρωνικού. Φιλοξενούμενοί μας θα είναι ο Σταύρος Παργινός στο βιολοντσέλο και ο Αλέξης Νόνης στα κρουστά. Αυτή την Κυριακή λοιπόν στις 5/9 στις 18:30 το απόγευμα, θα παίξουμε ζωντανά στο μνημείο του Ανθυποσμηναγού Βασιλείου Π. Φιλίππου (οδός Ανθυποσμηναγού Β. Π. Φιλίππου, συνέχεια της οδού Γεωργίου Μ. Γκίνη, στο δρόμο προς το Πάνειον όρος, από τα Καλύβια).

Blessings for the New Year- Aliki & Chrysostomos

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Aliki (Ranjana) is the personification of Creativity! A devoted woman with an endless energy of sharing and a Heart-full inventiveness, who also helped us a lot to organize this Gathering! Presenting Aliki with gratitude and love “Inspired by antiquity and tradition, we enjoy creating timeless music in the moment: with a musical idea as the starting point and a deep trust in our reciprocal communication, our Beings unwind in the music! We invite you to participate with a meditative mood, and share this moment-to-moment soundscapes!” Aliki Markantonatou is a pioneer musician on the ancient Greek lyre music. She is a music teacher and composer, and has various publications as a musician and producer. Chrysostomos Boukalis is an amazing Double Bass player, mostly known for his groovy, jazz and free-jazz performances. He has collaborated with many jazz musicians and played for many years with Thanasis’s Papakonstantinou band, among others. His improvisations are characterized by a profound emotional and strong energy. For more info about Aliki please visit www.alikimarkantonatou.net Lyre 'n' Rhapsody Full Live Session at Sound Arch Studio https://youtu.be/xGEJuT4-sh Limited places available, Register for FREE your place on Zoom :

Σας προσκαλούμε σε μια ιδιαίτερη μουσική συνάντηση του σχήματος αρχαίας λύρας, κρουστών και γυναικείων φωνών Lyre 'n' Rhapsody με τους Musaic Duo δηλαδή τον Νεκτάριο Σταματέλο (νέϊ) και τον Γιάννη Ευσταθόπουλο (σύνολο κρουστών)

Συνταξιδεύουν από την αρχαιότητα και τους Βυζαντινούς χρόνους έως την σύγχρονη εποχή. Μέσα από την αλληλεπίδραση και τον αυτοσχεδιασμό, δημιουργούν ηχητικά τοπία, ερμηνεύοντας παραδοσιακές φόρμες μέσα από σύγχρονα βιώματα. Θα ακουστούν σωζόμενα τραγούδια, Ηπειρώτικη πολυφωνία, μελωδίες από το Αιγαίο και σύγχρονες συνθέσεις μελοποιημένης λυρικής ποίησης. Το ψηφιδωτό των MUSAIC περιλαμβάνει πρωτότυπες συνθέσεις με ρίζες στις μουσικές του κόσμου και στην αρχέγονη σχέση πνευστών και κρουστών. Κάθε παράσταση τους συνιστά μια πρόκληση, ένα ταξίδι στους τόπους και το χρόνο, ένα ταξίδι στις εμπνεύσεις και τις εκπλήξεις της στιγμής.

Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου: αρχαία ελληνική λύρα, φωνή Αρετή Μίγγου: νταούλι, στάμνα, φωνή Αθηνά Χιώτη: φωνή Νεκτάριος Σταματέλος: νέϋ, πνευστά Γιάννης Ευσταθόπουλος: σύνολο κρουστών

Ancient Waves

MIMOS, Kornhaus strasse 18 8006, Zurich

SO, 1. MÄR, 18h00 ANCIENT WAVES World

Ein Musikprojekt, in dem sich Stücke aus der altgriechischen Musik, der klassischen indischen Musik, Melodien aus der Renaissance und, Gedichte aus vergangenen Jahrhunderten, treffen. Alle Elemente fügen sich ausgewogen und leidenschaftlich zusammen und bilden gemeinsam eine neue, einzigartige Klanglandschaft. Eintritt: Kollekte. Reservation empfohlen.

150 χρόνια από τον θάνατο του ΑΝΔΡΕΑ ΚΑΛΒΟΥ Ομιλητές: ΛΕΥΚΙΟΣ ΖΑΦΕΙΡΙΟΥ , Φιλόλογος, Ποιητής, μελετητής του Κάλβου. ΜΑΡΙΑ ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΤΟΥ, Φιλόλογος, Ποιήτρια Συνοδεύει στη Λύρα η ΑΛΙΚΗ ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΤΟΥ, Μουσικός Στο τραγούδι η ΣΟΦΙΑ ΑΝΔΡΙΑΝΟΥ, Τραγουδίστρια Διαβάζουν η ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ ΦΡΑΓΚΟΥ, Ποιήτρια και η ΜΑΡΙΑ ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΤΟΥ, Φιλόλογος, Ποιήτρια

Δευτέρα 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2020, ώρα 18:30

ΑΜΦΙΘΕΑΤΡΟ " ΜΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΟΔΩΡΑΚΗΣ" ( Λ. Περικλέους 55, Χολαργός) Είσοδος ελεύθερη ΔΙΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΗ ΕΚΔΗΛΩΣΗΣ: ΜΑΡΙΑ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΑΔΟΥ, Αντιδήμαρχος εκδήλωσης ΔΗΜΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΓΟΥ- ΧΟΛΑΡΓΟΥ

LYRE 'N' RHAPSODY & ΣΤΑΥΡΟΣ ΠΑΡΓΙΝΟΣ

Μια ιδιαίτερης ομορφιάς μουσική συνάντηση του σχήματος αρχαίας λύρας, κρουστών και γυναικείων φωνών Lyre 'n' Rhapsody με τον ξεχωριστό βιολοντσελίστα Σταύρο Παργινό, ο οποίος έχει το χάρισμα να αναδεικνύει τον ήχο του τσέλου και να φωτίζει πτυχές της μουσικής, είτε αυτή είναι Jazz, Rock, παραδοσιακή ή έντεχνη.

Συνταξιδεύουν από την αρχαιότητα και τους Βυζαντινούς χρόνους έως την σύγχρονη εποχή. Θα ακουστούν σωζόμενα τραγούδια, Ηπειρώτικη πολυφωνία, μελωδίες από το Αιγαίο και σύγχρονες συνθέσεις μελοποιημένης λυρικής ποίησης. Τραγούδια όμορφα, για τις χαρές της ζωής, το άνθος του έρωτα και του κρασιού την μέθη, για την χαριτωμένη συντροφιά και το μέλι...

Προσκεκλημένη η εξαιρετική χορογράφος-χορεύτρια Ανδριάνα Παπανικολάου σε Κλασικό Ελληνικό Χορό Χορός εμπνευσμένος από την αρχαιότητα, με απλές και φυσικές κινήσεις του σώματος που μοιάζουν με τις κινήσεις που βλέπουμε στα αγγεία και στα αγάλματα της αρχαίας ελληνικής τέχνης . Σας προσκαλούμε να μοιραστείτε μαζί μας αυτή την μοναδική συναυλία στον φιλόξενο χώρο του 1002 Νύχτες.

Παργινός Σταύρος: βιολοντσέλο Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου: αρχαία ελληνική λύρα, φωνή Αρετή Μίγγου: νταούλι, στάμνα, φωνή Αθηνά Χιώτη: φωνή Guest: Ανδριάνα Παπανικολάου: κλασσικός ελληνικός χορός

Έναρξη 21:30 Είσοδος €6

1002 Νύχτες Μουσική Σκηνή - Restaurant-Bar Καραϊσκάκη 10, Ψυρρή 105 54 Αθήνα

LYRE 'N' RHAPSODY & ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΤΣΙΑΜΟΥΛΗΣ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ 30 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2019, 21:30

Μια μοναδική συνάντηση του Δάσκαλου της παραδοσιακής μουσικής Χρήστου Τσιαμούλη με το σχήμα αρχαίας λύρας, κρουστών και γυναικείων φωνών Lyre 'n' Rhapsody. Συνταξιδεύουν από την αρχαιότητα και τους Βυζαντινούς χρόνους έως την σύγχρονη εποχή. Θα ακουστούν σωζόμενα τραγούδια, πρωτοχριστιανικοί ύμνοι, Ηπειρώτικη πολυφωνία, μελωδίες από το Αιγαίο και σύγχρονες συνθέσεις μελοποιημένης λυρικής ποίησης.
Τραγούδια όμορφα, για τις χαρές της ζωής, το άνθος του έρωτα και του κρασιού την μέθη, για την χαριτωμένη συντροφιά και το μέλι...
Στο κλείσιμο του έτους...στις Χίλιες & Δύο Νύχτες, υπό το "φως το ιλαρόν"....

ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΤΣΙΑΜΟΥΛΗΣ: ΟΥΤΙ, ΦΩΝΗ
ΑΛΙΚΗ ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΤΟΥ: ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΛΥΡΑ, ΦΩΝΗ ΑΡΕΤΗ ΜΙΓΓΟΥ: ΝΤΑΟΥΛΙ, ΣΤΑΜΝΑ, ΦΩΝΗ ΑΘΗΝΑ ΧΙΩΤΗ: ΦΩΝΗ

Έναρξη 21:30

ΛΗΔΑ & ΚΥΚΝΟΣ για λύρα και κοντραμπάσο

Ο αιθέριος και αρχέγονος ήχος της αρχαίας λύρας συνηχεί με τον ρωμαλέο και αισθαντικό ήχο του κοντραμπάσου. Κομμάτια εκφραστικά με εσωτερική ένταση, εμπνευσμένα από την παράδοση και την αρχαιότητα, γίνονται η αφορμή του μουσικού διαλόγου και του αυτοσχεδιασμού.

ΧΡΥΣΟΣΤΟΜΟΣ ΜΠΟΥΚΑΛΗΣ κοντραμπάσο, φωνή
ΑΛΙΚΗ ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΤΟΥ αρχαία λύρα, φωνή

Ancient Waves, Aliki & friends

MIMOS, Kornhaus strasse 18 8006, Zurich

Aliki Markantonatou & friends present "Ancient Waves" Ancient Waves is a performance where the four musicians will share the MIMOS stage. We are inviting you to share this night with us and to invoke the muse in you!

Aliki Markantonatou on Ancient Greek Lyre, vocals

Amit Sharma Dhrupad vocalist, tanpura, tabla Sabine Stücheli on Ancient Greek Lyre, singing and reciting Hannah Chaja on cello

Aliki Markantonatou is a composer and performer of the ancient Greek Lyre. She lives in Athens and is known for her concerts all through Greece, Barcelona, Istanbul, Asia Minor and China. Aliki composes ancient Greek lyrical poetry into melodies, sings fragments from antiquity and adapts rebetiko and traditional songs to the sound of the Lyre.

Amit Sharma is living in Zurich, is a professional Dhrupad vocalist, who established himself in India and Europe. Amit is from a traditional North Indian music family and has his music school in Zürich. Dhrupad is old classical North Indian Music and the only style in India nowadays, which preserved the ancient Vedic Raga music in its pure form.

Sabine Stücheli is a performer, vocalist and voice coach. She is a student of both, Amit Sharma and Aliki Markantonatou.

Hannah Chaja is a classical trained swiss cellist who plays in different world music projects (for instance with the senegalese kora player Sadio Cissokho). She teaches Cello in the music schools of Zollikon and Zürich.

Pulse Project

Ρίζες, Agisilaou 88, Athina 104 35, ΑΤΗΕΝS

PRESENTS LYRICAL SOUNDSCAPES

Project με αρχαία λύρα, κιθάρα, φωνές και λουπαδόρους. Πηγή έμπνευσης είναι η λυρική ποίηση και η αρχαιότητα.

Η αρχαιοελληνική λύρα φέρνει την αρχέγονη μορφή και τον ήχο της στον σύγχρονο κόσμο, με την υποστήριξη της μουσικής τεχνολογίας. Η κιθάρα δημιουργεί ρυθμικά μοτίβα και σολιστικές μελωδίες σε στυλ indie, ποπ-ροκ, έθνικ κλπ.

Δημιουργούνται ηχητικά τοπία και ξεδιπλώνονται στίχοι από τον Ηράκλειτο και την Σαπφώ, παραδοσιακές μελωδίες και σύγχρονες συνθεσεις.

Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου: αρχαιοελληνική λύρα, loop machine,φωνή Χρήστος Παππάς: κιθάρες, loop machine, φωνή

Αγρυπνίας Πνοές από το σκοτάδι στο φώς

Ένα εικαστικό-μουσικό δρώμενο

Τα έργα ζωγραφικής συνδιαλέγονται με την μουσική και τα κείμενα. Μια αυθόρμητη ιδέα που δεν είχε παρά να υλοποιηθεί.

Ελευθερία Εμμανουήλ, ζωγραφικά έργα, κείμενα Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου, αρχαία ελληνική λύρα

A Concert with Ancient Greek Instruments in central Athens!

Lyre 'n' Rhapsody is an acoustic ensemble that promotes the refined sound of the Ancient Greek Lyre and the profound sound of the Greek Daouli. Solo singing and harmonies of female voices are blended into the sound creating a unique musical result of simplicity and depth.

On Sunday the 9th of June 2019, they are going to present ancient Greek and Folk songs. The presentation will be in English and Greek.

Α musical journey in the Aegean Sea and Greek mainland from ancient years (Sappho) to traditional and contemporary melodies.

Aliki Markantonatou: Ancient Greek Lyre, Vocals Areti Miggou: Daouli, Percussions, Vocals Athena Chioti: Vocals Lyre 'n' Rhapsody@ Youtube

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