Lieder und Tänze aus ganz Griechenland.
Bainduska aus Thrakien, Karsilamas aus Mazedonien, Trauergesänge aus Epirus, heilende Melodien von den Inseln, verbotenes Rebetiko aus Piräus, Einwanderungslieder, Syrtos aus Kreta und schließlich die unvergleichliche Farbe der Liebeslieder aus Istanbul und Kleinasien.
- Maria Koltsida | Piano, Voice, Percussion
- Penelope Gkika | Violin
- Evgenia Gaidi Pantazoglou | Greek bag pipe, clarinet
Through the aesthetics of Greek music, three women carry the sonic diversity of Greece with their voices and instruments, which results from the variety of the landscape and the mixture of various cultural elements. The musicians, who have a connection with traditional as well as improvised music, interpret songs of the tradition and radiate the original atmosphere of the songs in a new context. The traditional instruments, violin, clarinet and bag pipe are blended with the western piano, respecting the past while delivering a fresh approach to the music.
Songs and dances from all over Greece.
Bainduska from Thrace, Karsilamas from Macedonia, mourning songs from Epirus, healing melodies from the islands, forbidden Rebetiko from Piraeus, immigration songs, Syrtos from Crete and finally the incomparable colour of the love songs from Istanbul and Minor Asia.
The Duo Gkika – de Kol (Greece) has been collaborating musically over the last six years in projects with a wide range of genres and aesthetic approaches. Worth mentioning is the extensive research done by the duo on the aesthetic, the origin, the purpose and the representation of traditional Greek music through their band Reverse Mode, the ensemble Kompania and various other projects and performances related to this music. A year ago they met Evgenia Pantazoglou (Greece), who enriched the ensemble with an inherently traditional instrument, the Greek bag pipe, and the clarinet. Together they share a common vision of aesthetic and intention.