Composing Athens – Duo and Guests
Composing Athens Duo & Guests
Tasos Fotiou (various Brass-instruments, electronics), and Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou (doublebass, electric bass, electronics, piano, Voice) are both Musicians, composers and researchers in contemporary music based in Athens. They are both deeply connected to the world of creating soundscapes and songs for theatre, cinema, concerts and beyond. What awaits us at their concert is two musical solo introductions to their work and after an evening together with musics from the Arts in residency through Duo work and further guest musicians. Both recorded already various Albums. Their Music will lead us into Stories of the Dust and salty breath of the streets of Athens.
|Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou Solo Concert 20min. Nefeli is a composer, performer, improviser based in Athens. She has composed her own pieces and music for many performances around the world and also for some films. She plays doublebass, electric bass, electronics, piano and she is also exploring the limits of the voice. She is also the composer and founder of, among others, the research/ experimental artistic group Ov Off (Quintet ’84, The Glass Between, αϊζο-the bird-). as well as the founder of Ov Off Studio which host mostly electroacoustic, experimental, free jazz, free improv music projects.
Nefeli started studying music at an early age. After obtaining Grade 7 certificate, from the Royal School of Music with honors, she then began her studies at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University. She studied at the department of Composition and Performing Arts of the Ionian University. She also studied at the graduate department “Composition for Cinema, Theater and Performing Arts”, of the Ionian University, participated for many years in masterclasses/seminars focused on physical theater, voice and composition under the supervision of the Grotowski Institute (PLN), the Song of the Goat Theater (PLN) , L.I.S.P.A. (DE), the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre(UK). She is exploring a lot, – rhythm, voice- and composition as an instructor. She is a PhD candidate at the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University.
Musician. saxophones and flutes. improvisation and mixing live electronics.
Tasos Fotiou had an early introduction to music, learning the Saxophone and Flute throughout his childhood. It was through this that Tasos began to immerse himself in the styles of Jazz saxophonist and classical flutist from previous generations, as well as the traditional music of his homeland, before forging his own musical path through composition.
Bringing a thoroughly contemporary sound to the saxophone and flutes, Tasos made a strong impact in his homeland during the ’90s. After that, he toured nationally and internationally, working in both jazz and rock contexts.
In 2000, Tasos formed his own band, Eos Music Group. As a member of the nu jazz group, Eos, Tasos incorporates ambient, and electronic sounds along with his saxophone.
Τoday Tasos Fotiou continues to work as an accomplished composer, producer and performer from his Athens based studio. His unconventional approach to instruments like saxophone and flutes, played contemplatively with a futuristic sound, combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques, generates a high level of emotion and personality.