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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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Vassiliki Papageorgiou ve Aliki Markantonatou Konseri

Teos Marina, Teos Marina Sığacık Mahallesi, Akkum Caddesi No:4, 35460 Seferihisar, İzmir, Izmiri

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Yaratıcı faaliyetlerini uzun süredir yaşadığı İstanbul’da sürdüren Yunanlı şarkıcı, söz yazarı Vassiliki Papageorgiou ve Yunanlı lir sanatçısı Aliki Markantonatou, 17 Ağustos’ta, Teos Sanat Derneği, Seferihisar Belediyesi ve Teos Marina işbirliğinde, kadim ezgileri ve geleneksel şarkıları hafızasında özenle saklayan Sığacık - Seferihisar’da, Teos Marina’ya konuk oluyor. Antikitenin güzelliğiyle büyülenmiş halde Helis ezgilerini yeniden yaratan ve derleyen ikili, bu dönemi modern dünyanın ses havzasına yansıtmanın yolunu beraberce arıyor. İkilinin sahneye taşıyacağı “Helis Ezgileri” albümü, Markantonatou’nun müzikleri eşliğinde Antik Yunan lirik şairi Sappho’yla ve Orpheus’un Tanrıça Hera için yazdığı ilahiyle açılıyor. Giritli Mesomedes’in (2. y.y.) Şiir Tanrıçası’na yazdığı bir antik ilahi de albümde yer alıyor. Konserde seslendirilecek bu şarkıları iki kadın müzisyenin Türkiyeli şair Hasan Erkek ve V. Papageorgiou’nun şiirlerini Yunanca ve Türkçe yorumladığı geleneksel Yunan ve rebetiko ezgileri üzerine özgün kompozisyonlar takip ediyor olacak.

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Ίων του Ευριπίδη

Μια εκδοχή για δύο πρόσωπα

Η Ιόλη Ανδρεάδη συμμετέχοντας στον εορτασμό των 60 χρόνων Φεστιβάλ Φιλίππων και το διεθνές εργαστήρι αρχαίου δράματος, παρουσιάζει τον Ίωνα σε νέα μετάφραση, με τον Κωνσταντίνο Μπιμπή (Βραβείο Δημήτρης Χορν 2017) και την Δήμητρα Χατούπη. Μαζί τους επί σκηνής η μουσικός Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου παίζοντας Αρχαία Ελληνική Λύρα. Κάθως δύει ο ήλιος, ο νεαρός Ίωνας -ο μετέπειτα γενάρχης των Ιώνων, των Αθηναίων- καταφτάνει στο μέσο της σκηνής του Αρχαίου Θεάτρου των Φιλίππων. Είναι εξουθενωμένος και λαχανιασμένος, ενώ η Κρέουσα, η μητέρα του, παραμονεύει. Σταδιακά, ο ήρωας βρίσκει τα λογικά του και συνειδητοποιεί ότι βρίσκεται μπροστά σε κοινό, αποφασίζοντας να εξιστορίσει τα πάθη του.

Μετάφραση - Σκηνοθεσία - Κίνηση: Ιόλη Ανδρεάδη. Απόδοση για δύο πρόσωπα: Ιόλη Ανδρεάδη & Άρης Ασπρούλης. Σκηνογραφία - Κοστούμια: Δήμητρα Λιάκουρα. Κατασκευές: Περικλής Πραβήτας Βοηθός Σκηνοθέτη: Αθηνά Μιτζάλη.

Αρχαίο Θέατρο Φιλίππων

2 Ancient Lyres and 1 Contrabass

Baraka, Herakleidon 54, Thission Athens

Τιμούμε την ημέρα της Μουσικής το Σάββατο 24 Ιουνίου στις 21.00 στον αρχαιολογικό χώρο των Μακρών Τειχών στο Θησείο,μια ανάσα από την πόρτα του Baraka~Ο Δρόμος του Χορού με ένα ξεχωριστό μουσικοχορευτικό δρώμενο.

Δύο Αρχαίες Λύρες & Ένα Κόντραμπάσο Μια μοναδική συναυλία όπου ο γαλήνιος ήχος της λύρας συνηχεί με το ζεστό, ρυθμικό κοντραμπάσο.

Οι Μαβί Χορδές της Λύρας

Αμφιθέατρο «Ν. Πολίτης» Πανεπιστήμιου Καλαμάτας, Καλαμάτα

Η Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου που ζει και δημιουργεί εδώ και χρόνια στην Κωνσταντινούπολη συναντά την Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου με την αρχαία λύρα της σ’ έναν μουσικό τόπο, όπου ακόμα αντηχούν οι μελωδίες της αρχαιότητας και των παραδοσιακών τραγουδιών. Μαζί δημιούργησαν το άλμπουμ “Τα Τραγούδια της Χέλυος - The Chelys Songs” - με αναφορά στους στίχους της Σαπφούς για την λύρα της από καύκαλο χελώνας - το οποίο περιέχει μελοποιημένη λυρική ποίηση, παραδοσιακά τραγούδια και δικές τους σύγχρονες συνθέσεις. Το χαρμάνι του ήχου που δημιουργούν οι φωνές και η αρχαıοελληνική λύρα εμπλουτίζεται από τό μελωδικό μαντολίνο της Βασιλικής και τον ζεστό, στιβαρό ήχο του κοντραμπάσου του Αντώνη Σκαμνάκη. Τα τραγούδια ξετυλίγονται μέσα από τις μαβί χορδές της λύρας, περνώντας από την αρχαία μουσική στην παραδοσιακή και σύγχρονη, από τα ηχοχρώματα της αρχαίας και νέας ελληνικής στην μελωδία της τούρκικης γλώσσας πλέκοντας ένα πολύτιμο υφαντό, χαρακτηριστικό του Aιγαίου και της Mικρασίας.

Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου, αρχαιοελληνική λύρα, τραγούδι Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου, τραγούδι, μαντολίνo, Αντώνης Σκαμνάκης, κοντραμπάσο

Two ancient lyres and one contrabass

1002 Nyxtes, Καραϊσκάκη 10, Ψυρρή, 10554 Αθήνα, Athens

ΔΥΟ ΑΡΧΑΙΕΣ ΛΥΡΕΣ & ΕΝΑ ΚΟΝΤΡΑΜΠΑΣΟ

Μια μοναδική συναυλία όπου ο γαλήνιος ήχος της λύρας συνηχεί με το ζεστό, ρυθμικό κοντραμπάσο.

Η Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου, συνθέτης και ερμηνεύτρια αρχαίας λύρας, προσκάλεσε την Νάνσυ Κλαμπάτσα να μελετήσουν και να δημιουργήσουν μαζί κομμάτια για δύο αρχαίες λύρες.

Η μουσική που γεννήθηκε από αυτές τις συναντήσεις, παρουσιάζεται μαζί με τον δεξιοτέχνη κοντραμπασίστα Χρυσόστομο Μπουκάλη.

Οι δύο λύρες συνηχούν και άλλοτε δημιουργούν πολυρυθμικά μοτίβα ή μελωδίες σαντουριού, άλλοτε θυμίζουν πιάνο για 4 χέρια ή ούτι και κανονάκι. Το κοντραμπάσο τη μια υποστηρίζει ρυθμικά και την άλλη σιγομουρμουράει το βαθύφωνο τραγούδι του.

Στη βραδιά αυτή θα ακουστούν συνθέσεις, μελοποιήσεις αρχαίας ελληνικής ποίησης, επιλεγμένα μουσικά κομμάτια και αυτοσχεδιασμοί.

Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου: αρχαία λύρα, φωνή Νάνσυ Κλαμπάτσα: αρχαία λύρα, φωνή Χρυσόστομος Μπουκάλης: κόντραμπάσο

Έναρξης 21:30 Είσοδος €10 (κρασί, μπύρα, ρακή)

Lyre students in concert

1002 Nyxtes, Καραϊσκάκη 10, Ψυρρή, 10554 Αθήνα, Athens

ΣΥΝΑΥΛΙΑ ΜΑΘΗΤΩΝ ΑΡΧΑΙΑΣ ΛΥΡΑΣ ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΑΛΙΚΗ ΜΑΡΚΑΝΤΩΝΑΤΟΥ

Την Κυριακή 14 Μαΐου 2017 σας προσκαλούμε στην συναυλία των μαθητών Αρχαίας Λύρας.

Η Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου ξεκίνησε να διδάσκει μουσική μέσω αυτού του οργάνου πριν από 4 χρόνια.

Οι καρποί της διδασκαλίας αυτής θα παρουσιαστούν, για πρώτη φορά, στον φιλόξενο χώρο του 1002 Νύχτες.

Το όργανο αυτό, που επανεμφανίστηκε στον αιώνα μας χάρη στις προσπάθειες άξιων οργανοποιών και μουσικών, έχει προσελκύσει το ενδιαφέρον και την αγάπη ανθρώπων που επιθυμούν να εκφραστούν μέσω της μουσικής.

Ο ζεστός και αιθέριος ήχος του δημιουργεί μια ευχάριστη κατάσταση μελέτης και επιτρέπει την ελεύθερη έκφραση.

Θα σας παρουσιάσουμε παραδοσιακές μελωδίες, αρχαία ελληνικά σωζόμενα αποσπάσματα και κομμάτια που δημιουργήθηκαν ξεκινώντας πολλές φορές από έναν αυτοσχεδιασμό.

Παίζουν με αλφαβητική σειρά: Κατερίνα Βασιλοπούλου- Σπίθα Ιωάννα Ιωάννου Έλενα- Νίσκρια Καζαντζίδη Νάνσυ Κλαμπάτσα Πέτρος Νικολαΐδης Μιχάλης Πρίφτης Παναγιώτα Σταθάκου Γιάννης Σταθάκος

Οι Μαβί Χορδές της Λϋρας

Galerie δημιουργών, Chelidonous 28, Kifisia 145 64, Athens

Η Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου που ζει και δημιουργεί εδώ και χρόνια στην Κωνσταντινούπολη συναντά την Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου με την αρχαία λύρα της σ’ έναν μουσικό τόπο, όπου ακόμα αντηχούν οι μελωδίες της αρχαιότητας και των παραδοσιακών τραγουδιών.

Μαζί δημιούργησαν το άλμπουμ “Τα Τραγουδια της Χέλυος” που ηχογραφήθηκε τον Ιούλιο του 2016 απο την ADA muzic Istanbul και περιέχει μελοποιημένη λυρική ποίηση, παραδοσιακά τραγούδια και σύγχρονες συνθέσεις. Η κυκλοφορία του αναμένεται τον Απρίλιο του 2017. Μέρος αυτού του δίσκου θα παρουσιαστεί στην Γκαλερί Δημιουργών απόψε.

Το χαρμάνι του ήχου που δημιουργούν οι φωνές και η αρχαıοελληνική λύρα εμπλουτίζεται από τό μελωδικό μαντολίνο της Βασιλικής και τον ζεστό, στιβαρό ήχο του κοντραμπάσου του δεξιοτέχνη Χρυσόστομου Μπουκάλη. Τα τραγούδια ξετυλίγονται μέσα από τις μαβί χορδές της λύρας, περνώντας από την αρχαία μουσική στην παραδοσιακή και σύγχρονη, από τα ηχοχρώματα της αρχαίας και νέας ελληνικής στην μελωδία της τούρκικης γλώσσας πλέκοντας ένα πολύτιμο υφαντό, χαρακτηριστικό του Aιγαίου και της Mικρασίας.

Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου, αρχαιοελληνική λύρα, τραγούδι Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου, τραγούδι, μαντολίνο
Χρυσόστομος Μπουκάλης, κοντραμπάσο

Vassiliki Papageorgiou & Aliki Markantonatou

Peran, L. Dekeleias 20, N. Chalkidona, GR 143 43, Athens

Η Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου που ζει και δημιουργεί εδώ και χρόνια στην Κωνσταντινούπολη συναντά την Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου με την αρχαία λύρα της σ’ έναν μουσικό τόπο, όπου ακόμα αντηχούν οι μελωδίες της αρχαιότητας και των παραδοσιακών τραγουδιών.  Η Αλίκη, εμπνεόμενη από την αρχαιότητα, μελοποιεί λυρική ποίηση, δημιουργεί πρωτότυπες συνθέσεις - όπου η λύρα συνυπάρχει με παραδοσιακά και σύγχρονα όργανα - και επεξεργάζεται τις σωζόμενες μελωδίες των ελληνιστικών χρόνων. H Βασιλική ερμηνεύει τήν ποίηση των λυρικῶν ποιητών της αρχαιότητας, τους στίχους ελληνικών και τουρκικών παραδοσιακών τραγουδιών μα και στίχους δικούς της που έχουν μελοποιηθεί από σύγχρονους έλληνες και τούρκους συνθέτες.

Το χαρμάνι του ήχου που δημιουργούν οι φωνές και η αρχαıοελληνική λύρα εμπλουτίζεται από τό μελωδικό μαντολίνο της Βασιλικής και τους μίνιμαλ ήχους των κρουστών του Χρήστου Σαγιέντ, που προσδίδουν μια αρχαϊκή απλότητα στην εκτέλεση, ενώ υποβαστάζεται στιβαρά από το κοντραμπάσο του δεξιοτέχνη Χρυσόστομου Μπουκάλη. Τα τραγούδια ξετυλίγονται μέσα από τις μαβί χορδές της λύρας, περνώντας από την αρχαία μουσική στην παραδοσιακή και σύγχρονη, από τα ηχοχρώματα της αρχαίας και νέας ελληνικής στην μελωδία της τούρκικης γλώσσας πλέκοντας ένα πολύτιμο υφαντό, χαρακτηριστικό του Aιγαίου και της Mικρασίας.

Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου, αρχαιοελληνική λύρα, τραγούδι Βασιλική Παπαγεωργίου, τραγούδι, μαντολίνο
Χρυσόστομος Μπουκάλης, κοντραμπάσο Χρήστος Σαγιέντ, κρουστά

"ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΑΣ ΔΕΣΜΩΤΗΣ" ΤΟΥ ΑΙΣΧΥΛΟΥ ΣΕ ΣΚΗΝΟΘΕΣΙΑ ΓΙΑΝΝΗ ΦΑΛΚΩΝΗ

ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΠΕΤΡΑΣ ΠΕΤΡΟΥΠΟΛΗ, Athens

ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΣΤΡΑΤΟ ΤΖΩΡΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ Ο ΧΟΡΟΣ ΤΩΝ ΩΚΕΑΝΙΔΩΝ ΜΕ ΚΟΡΥΦΑΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑ ΖΩΗ 27 ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΠΕΤΡΑΣ ΠΕΤΡΟΥΠΟΛΗ. Κορυφαία Ωκεανίδων: Γεωργία Ζώη. Ωκεανίδες: Δάφνη-Καλλιόπη Ζουρνατζή, Σοφιένια Πλατάνια, Ευτυχία Δημητρακοπούλου, Αλέκα Ράπτη, Αμαλία Κλημοπούλου.

Χορός Ωκεανίδων: Ξένια Σταθούλη, Αντιγόνη Λινάρδου, Μάρα Δαρμουσλή, Σμάρω Κεπαπτσόγλου, Ηλέκτρα Καρτάνου, Γιάννα Αλαμάνου. Χορογραφίες: Χριστίνα Σουγιουλτζή.

Τραγούδι: Γεωργία Ζώη, Δάφνη-Καλλιόπη Ζουρνατζή, Ευτυχία Δημητρακοπούλου, Δάφνη Πανουριά. Αρχαιοελληνική Λύρα: Αλίκη Μαρκαντωνάτου. Φλάουτο: Ευτυχία Δημητρακοπούλου. Πρωταγωνιστούν: Γεωργία Ζώη,Τζένη Οικονόμου, Γιάννης Τσιώμου, Γιάννης Αγριόμαλλος, Ηλίας Γκόγιαννος και ο Στέφανος Λογοθέτης.

Aegean

China tour Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing

Presentation of the release the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album AEGEAN. Details to be announced soon!! Chang Jing- Guchen-voclas, Jang Di-Xiao, Aliki Markantonatou- Ancient Lyre-vocals, Pan Kaperneka- wooden flutes-vocals, Areti Miggou-Percussions-vocals

Aegean

China tour Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing

Presentation of the release the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album AEGEAN. Details to be announced soon!! Chang Jing- Guchen-voclas, Jang Di-Xiao, Aliki Markantonatou- Ancient Lyre-vocals, Pan Kaperneka- wooden flutes-vocals, Areti Miggou-Percussions-vocals

Aegean

China tour Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing

Presentation of the release the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album AEGEAN. Details to be announced soon!! Chang Jing- Guchen-voclas, Jang Di-Xiao, Aliki Markantonatou- Ancient Lyre-vocals, Pan Kaperneka- wooden flutes-vocals, Areti Miggou-Percussions-vocals

Aegean

China tour Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing

Presentation of the release the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album AEGEAN. Details to be announced soon!! Chang Jing- Guchen-voclas, Jang Di-Xiao, Aliki Markantonatou- Ancient Lyre-vocals, Pan Kaperneka- wooden flutes-vocals, Areti Miggou-Percussions-vocals

Vassiliki Papageorgiou & Aliki Markantonatou Akbank Sanat May 10, 2016 tickets. Vassiliki Papageorgiou & Aliki Markantonatou

Akbank Sanat, Istanbul

Vassiliki Papageorgiou & Aliki Markantonatou

The blue chords of the Lyre

The Greek singer and lyrics writer Vassiliki Papageorgiou who for many years 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. Aliki draws her inspiration from ancient Greece as she composes music to lyrical poetry. She creates distinctive compositions that are played by both traditional and contemporary instruments while also interpreting genuine ancient Greek and Hellenistic period compositions that have come to us through time. Vassiliki sings poems written by ancient Greek lyrical poets. She also sings traditional Greek and Turkish folk songs together with songs written by contemporary Turkish and Greek composers on her own lyrics.

The fusion of the ancient lyre sound blended with the voices becomes enhanced with the mandolin melodies played by Vassiliki. The minimal sounds of the accompanying percussion contribute an archaic simplicity to the performance. The songs unravel through the blue notes of the ancient lyre starting from ancient music and reaching out to traditional and contemporary compositions; from the «blues» to the «zeybek», from ancient Greek and modern Greek songs to melodies of Turkey, weaving in this way a rich embroidery so characteristic of the Aegean and the Anatolian hinterland.  Aliki Markantonatou: ancient lyre, vocals Vassiliki Papageorgiou: vocals, mandolin, percussion

Luis Paniagua & Aliki Markantonatou

Fundacio Casa del Tibet, Carrer Rossello 181, Barcelona

Luis Paniagua & Aliki Markantonatou

deLIRAnt

Concert for Ancient Greek Lyre and Voices

Compositions- Improvisations- World Music

A unique concert of two persons in love with the musical instrument Lyre and the beauty that it carries. They will meet in Spain for the first time to blend the sound of their lyres and their voices. It is a meeting of great importance, since the ancient lyre has disappeared for many centuries, and both Luis and Aliki are two of the very few musicians who perform, record and innovate the lyre techniques and sound

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