LINEUP

2015

FRIDAY 7/8/15
- Melentini & the Running Blue Orchestra -

Melentini is a multi-instrumentalist singer and song writer, founder of the Running Blue Orchestra (cello/Electric guitar –,Spyros Vrionis, bassoon - Lampros Lapinas, bass - Kostas Antoniou, drums - Nikos Pagonis) and also the lead singer and main songwriter in the independent electronic group Sequence Theory Project. She has also composed a series of music pieces for short films, theatrical plays and has also appeared in theatrical roles as an actress for several years. She has worked in Education as a music teacher in primary schools, junior high and  as a piano/keyboard instructor in the conservatoire. Her latest album - "Explosions around, the desert inside"- is a solo work with the participation of exceptional musicians performing in her own orchestration which includes symphonic strings, theremin, brass and was released by Restless Wind in February 2013. She has also an unreleased project with the contemporary composer Orestis Goumenos in a minimal ambient/beatpop/electronic style. She has collaborated with many artists and musicians mostly of the underground local scene. She lives in Berlin.Melentini’s solo work has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, avant-garde, ambient, electronic, with references to vintage pop, dark cabaret, Icelandic post rock,  Irish folk songs and Balkan lullabies. Her main characteristic is the minimal structure.

 

Melentini: keybord & vocals

Spyros Vrionis: cello, electric guitar  

Lampros Lapinas: bassoon

Kostas Antoniou: bass

Nikos Pagonis: drums

 

SATURDAY 8/8/15
- Michalis Siganidis & The Siganidae Band -

Michalis Siganidis is a composer – musician – songwriter, born in Thessaloniki in 1958. He plays the contrabass and guitar and is a member of the greek jazz scene and of the contemporary improvisational music scene, working with musicians such as Sakis Papadimitriou, Floros Floridis, Savina Yannatou, Dimitris Polizoidis, Peter Kowald, Kostas Vomvolos, Takis Kanelos, Haris Lambrakis, Antonis Anisegos, Kostas Theodorou e.a. Is a permanent member ofthe Heimerini Kolymvites andPrimavera en Salonico bands. A powerful improvisational spirit along with the use of sound collage recordings along with traditional influence caracterise his music. Has composed music for theatre and cinema.

 

Michalis Siganidis: contrabass, electric bass, voice, samples

Lefteris Moumdjis: voice, elecric bass

Haris Lambrakis: keybord, samples, ney

James Wylie: alto sax

Takis Kanellos: percussion

 

SUNDAY 9/8/15
- "A Season in Hell" Giorgos Christianakis -

Christianakis Giorgos, composer-musician. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1961. He graduated from Law School and started his studies in classical piano at the age of 17. Since 1982 he records in studios and plays live with many well known bands of Greece such as Trypes, Apriori, Dacapo, Rodondo Rocks e.t.c. He composes music for theater and cinema, video art, installations and dancing perfomances since 1984. He has composed music for more than 70 theatre performances since 1994, most of them commissioned by The National Theatre of Greece and The National Theatre of Northern Greece, amongst them seven productions of Ancient Drama at The Ancient Theatre at Epidaurus, four at the Ancient Theatre Irodio Attikou and one at the Stadium of Delphi. He collaborated with directors like Vasilis Papavasiliou, Giorgos Michailidis, Giannis Rigas, Kostas Tsianos, Stavros Doufektsis, Giorgos Armenis, Grigoris Karantinakis, Sotiris Xatzakis, Stamatis Fasoulis, Vaggelis Theodoropoulos, Kyriakos Katzourakis, Vasilis Vafeas, Giannis Iordanidis, Fotini Siskopoulou, Isidoros Sideris, Yannis Sarakatsanis, Kyriakos Argyropoulos, Elena Penga, Manos Petousis e.t.c. In cinema he has worked with Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Nikos Grammatikos, Panagiotis Karkanevatos, Fotini Siskopoulou, Nikolaus Wiesner, Nikos Giannopoulos, Kostas Giallouridis e.t.c. He was awarded the 2000 Theatre Awards Prize for his music for the performance of Lorka’s ” Yerma” with the National Theatre Of Greece. Since 1997 he has released three solo alboums “Templo” (1997), “The doorman” (2001), “Strange stories” (2003) and "The Wave" (2013, free download, Alltogethernow records). His fifth solo album "A Season in Hell" based on the writings of Arthur Rimbaud was released in 2013 from Alltogethernow.

 

Giorgos Christianakis: piano, keybord, percussion, recital

Babis Papadopoulos: guitars

Fotis Siotas: violin, viola

Michalis Vrettas: violin

Tasos Misirlis: cello

Vassilis Bacharidis: drums, percussion

Christos Harbilas: samples, percussion

Titos Kargiotakis: sound deck, bass, samples

Giannis Piralis: visuals

Vaggelis Haholos: stage sound engineer

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