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Electronic Music, New Age

Iannis Xenakis (Γιάννης Ξενάκης) (29.5.1922 (actually not certain it can be even 1921) Braila/Romania – 4.2.2001), (Son of Clearchos Xenakis and Photini Pavlou) Composer not only of electronic music but he was a pioneer in electronic and computer music, and he is famous for his stochastic and mathematical techniques. “He claimed that his fascination with sound masses was inspired by the noises of street fighting in Athens during the war, with the combined din of mobs shouting, motorized vehicles, and machine–gun fire(Matthew Ostrowski). Xenakis was a member of the resistance against Nazi Germans, Italians and British from which he had a wound in his face. The right Greek government considered him as a terrorist and he survived to be killed by crossing the borders with a falsified Passport under the name Konstantin Kastrounis. He went to France where he mainly worked the rest of his life. Xenakis, Reynolds, Lansky and Mache discuss Computer Music Metastasis, Ais, The Goddess Athena, Psappha. “In 1991, he completed a computer program that generates an entire musical piece, i.e. all sound and structure, "from nothing", by algorithmic computation only. It is thus a rare instance of what could be called a "computable music". (Hoffmann: Mapping Mathematics to Sound: The Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis by Iannis Xenakis ) The aesthetics of his early works . Polar Music Prize 1999 (Also an architect: PHILIPS Pavilion on the WORLD EXPO 58 in Brussels , Iannis Xenakisis' Polytopes. )

Vangelis Odysseas Papathanassiou (Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου)(29.3.1943 Agria/Magnesia) 666, Odes , China, Albedo 0.39 , Spiral, Mask, The City, El Greco, Oscar (Chariots of Fire –1981) , Collaborations, lyrics (Alexander the movie ), Blade Runner MIDI AVI Video Files from a 1991 Rotterdam Concert (Guess what the language is) Blade Runner , Mythodea - Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey , 1492: Conquest of Paradise

Mythodea 'Movement 5' from the choral symphony "Mythodea" (2001) Quicktime Movie (35 MB)

Paul Voudouris (7.2.1956 1:33 in the morning Tripoli/Libya) (son of a first generation born American, of Greek refugees from Izmir, Turkey and a Greek mother)

Paul Avgerinos (?) Greek–American, electronic music, bassist with Charles Aznavour, Liza Minelli, and the jazz legend Buddy Rich

Dimitri Voudouris (15.9. 1961 Athens Greece) A New Music composer from South Africa who obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, he further studied Science of Religion, Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy at the University of South Africa.

He composes for acoustic instruments, electronic sound sources, multimedia, including dance and theatre. He basis his technical and theoretical compositional approach in researching cognitive psycho-acoustic behavioral patterns in humans and the behaviour of sound in relationship to continued environmental changes these theories help to create moments of isolation allowing for the morphological study of each individual sound source, a strategic necessity that brings a degree of order and allows for the creation of various building blocks used in the construction of micro environments that intern form the backbone of his compositions. His socio-cultural interests have led him to research the survival of music in the 21st century and the impact that media and technology have on the composer. He was director of electronic music for New Music SA from 2004-2006 and pioneered Unyazi the first electronic music festival and symposium to take place in Africa in 2005.He is currently a part time lecturer in electronic music composition at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and is the director of Tladi-festival and conference of electronic music live performance and digital Arts in Africa 2008.

His work L22P08M02 [scene 1 and 3] was selected by ICMC 2005 in Barcelona and NPFAI.1 was selected by ICMC 2006 in New Orleans. He also contributed short composition for urban geographer Ismail Farouk’s film JHB626GP organized by the London School of Economics that was chosen to represent the city of Johannesburg at The Venice Architecture Biennale 2006.

His Compositions NPFAI.1/Palmos /NPFAI.3/Praxis are available on CD from Pogal Productions in the USA.

Chris Spheeris, (?) An American or Greek origin

George Skaroulis, (? Florida) American of Greek Origin Piano Interview

Petros Theodorou (February 1953 Thessaloniki) dentist, psychotherapist and musician Beatrice, Musica Practica , Onar & Beatrice , Phoenisses

Lefteris Papadimitriou and Iannis Ioannidis Black & White Gaudeamus prize 2006

Apostolos Loufopoulos (1974 Greece) Electroacoustic Music. Awards: bourges 2003, prix scrime 2003, metamorphoses 2002, and prix noroit–leonce petitot 2002. Night Pulses In this work the idea of ‘night’ is used to represent an abstract sound–world, an ‘electronic landscape’, which gradually unfolds, often revealing sources and behaviours of nature

Panayiotis Kokoras (Παναγιώτης Κόκορας) (1974 Greece) Composer founding member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA)

Nikos Valsamakis (?)

Costas Stratoudakis (?)

Dimitris Kamarotos (1954 Athens) (Info) i ores – mia tetragoni tenia

John Kefala–Kerr (?) Anglo–Greek Composer

Costas Andreou

Georgia Spiropoulos


Δραστηριότητες γύρω απο την οργάνωση τη διάδοση και την εκμάθηση της ηλεκτρονικής μουσικής στην Ελλάδα


http://www.smallmusictheatre.gr/ Small Music Theatre


Pop Music, Foreign Music


Nana Mouskouri (Ioana Mouskouri) "the Great" (Νανά Μούσχουρη) (13.10.1934 Chania/Crete) one of the greatest Greek artists with 200-300 million records sold (More Info) . EwWith 300 million records she is the most succesful singer of all time, 300 gold and platinum albums, around 1500 songs, topselling artist in France

George Moustaki (Yussef (Giuseppe) Mustacchi) (3.5.1934 Alexandria/Egypt). A Greek–Egyptian–French artist. His parent Nessim and Sarah were Greek from the island of Corfu. “Avec ma gueule de métèque de juif errant de Pâtre grec de voleur et de vagabond.. Le métèque” French/Spanish/German website , Best of Georges Moustaki

Cat Stevens (21.7.1948 London) (Stephen Demetre Georgiou) (Swedish mother, Greek Cypriot father) a great musician, Moon Shadow, Morning has broken, Wild World, since 23.12.1977 known as Yusuf Islam, Very Best of Cat Stevens

Angelique Ionatos (1954 ) Info

Yanni , 2.3.2006

Yanni (Yannis Chryssomalis) (14.11.1954 Kalamata) Yanni Live at the Acropolis sold more than seven million copies worldwide, earned more than 35 platinum and gold albums, and risen to becoming one of the best–selling music videos of all time.

Diamanda Galas (29.8.1955 Detroit) Greek–American ,vocalist, pianist, Composer and poet. (More Info) (Images of Galas) Defixiones: Will and Testament, Orders from the Dead

Demis Roussos (Artemios Ventouris Roussos)(Ντέμης Ρούσος, Αρτέμιος Βεντούρης Ρούσος) (15.6.1946 Alexandria/Egypt) Aphrodite's Childs, Forever & Ever: 40 Greatest Hits

George Michael (Georgios Kyriakos Panayiotou ) (25.6.1963)Pop Music is dead!”

Julia Migenes (?) A Greek – Irish–Puerto Rican artist, Grammy award for Carmen which she performed with Placido Domingo in 1984

Vicky Leandros (Vasiliki Papathanasiou) (Βίκυ Λέανδρος) (23.8.1952 Corfu /Palaiokastritsa) Eurovision Song contest 1972 winner representing Luxembourg with the song Apres Toi (Lyrics) official website , over 100 million records sold (probably a large fraction in Germany ), see also this Encyclopedia entry , Images

Despina Vandi ( 22.7.1969, Tübingen/Germany) (Δέσποινα Βανδή) Ipofero

Leo Leandros, (1926 Astakos) (Leandros Papathanasiou) father of Vicky Leandros, works for Julio Iglesias, Demis Roussos, Nana Mouskouri, 120 million records.

Iasos (?) New Age, Celestial Music

Alex Kapranos

Savina Yannatou (Σαβίνα Γιαννάτου)(born Athens/Greece) “A new Greek Goddess of Song “ ,"Πολλές φορές θα ήθελα να είμαι άντρας, γιατί οι άντρες έχουν δύναμη" , Ah mon die Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico (Real Audio Samples) , Sumiglia ,Mediterranea

Maria Antonakos, Greek – (Scot–French–Irish–Canadian) singer(songwriter) Mystras Maria Antonakos

Arkadia Nick Kourles , Stavroula Fourlas, George Dimas , Stephan Lentzos, Dan Hagan, Michael Fry and others, a Greek American group

Lindsay Gael Christina Armaou

Antony Daniel Costa (23.6.1981), father from Cyprus, member of the boy band BLUE, Info

Kristian Leontiou, Cypriot origin born in England, “ The male DidoSome day soon, Story of my life

Peter Andre (Peter James Andrea) (1973 Harrow London) parents from Cyprus , Australia Unofficial Andre Website

Sabrina


Jazz Music


George Cardamis

Vangelis Katsoulis (Βαγγέλης Κατσούλης )(1949 Athens) composer not only of Jazz music

Dimitrios Vassilakis (b. Athens) Saxophonist, Composer

Lefteris Christofis (1964) (“Hellenistic Jazz”)

Marcos Alexiou (Μάρκος Αλεξίου ) (b. Alexandria Egypt)Guitar

Lakis Zois (Λάκης Ζώης ) (1952 Piraeus) Piano

Demetrios Kastaris (?) Trombonist (and the Latin Jazz Coalition)

Pandelis Karayorgis (?)

Floros Floridis (b. Thessaloniki)

Sakis Papadimitriou (?)

George Maqqas (Yorgos Maggas) (?) MTV Europe presented him as the Greek phenomenon of Balkan jazz

The Hellenic Jazz Magazine (More Information about more Greek Jazz Musicians) Greek Jazz History


Confusion Jazz / Rock band , Achilleas Diamantis, Chris Stefanetti, Kal El Drako


Blues


Papa George (?) My first experience of music was hearing my mother, who was always singing around the house, in Greek (my parents are Greek Cypriots who met each other in London). http://www.papageorge.co.uk/Templates/bluesinbritain.htm (Man with the Blues MP3)

Johnny Otis (28.12.1921) (John Veliotes ) Son of Greek immigrants, “The Godfather of Rhythm and Blues”

Shuggie Otis (1953) the son of Johnny Otis

Alexis Korner (Greek / Austrian ) "the father of British blues" mother Greek from Constantinople, in his Group Blues Incorporated worked people like : Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Eric Burdon, Graham Bond , Dick Heckstall-Smith ...(who formed later groups like Animals or the Rolling Stones)

Maria Yiakoulis

Vocal Group

The Andrews Sisters Vocal Group Hall of Fame

Ethnomusic


Tilak , (?) a Italian–Greek band that creates an ethno–electronic sound by fusing Indian, Greek, Assyrian, and Italian folk music, Greek singer Marina Mulopulos (or Mylopoulos?) http://tilak.calabashmusic.com/ Illusion , Andras , Walking around

Athena Andreadis I had the idea of bringing together musicians from different cultures to explore and experiment with the music. Four of the musicians, the lyra player, the classical guitarist, the cellist and I, the singer, are from Greece, the percussionist (daf player) is from Persia, the jazz guitarist from Norway and the double–bass player from England,


Animus Bill Koutsouros, Bill Phipps ,Don Dinkin,Elliott Levin ,Joe McCormick

Viktor Master (Viktor Mastoridis ) (?), Balcan based rhythms and melodies and typical Western (from Classical to Alternative) http://www.meditera.co.uk/

Nana Simopoulos (?) She plays sitar, bouzouki and sings in Greek, Yoruba, Hindi and English. Gaia's Dream, Still Waters, Wings and Air, After The Moon, Daugthers of the Sun

Ta Krousta tis Taki (ΤΑ ΚΡΟΥΣΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΤΑΚΗ ) African–Greek elements

Kristi Stassinopoulou, (?) Echotropia "a successful blend of rhythms and 'sound colors' from Greek – and international – traditional music, psychedelic rock and electronica, combined with the internationalist, cosmopolite, 'neo–hippie' attitude of Kristi "

Ioannis Anastassakis, guitar virtuoso, flamenco, rock and fusion guitar

Rock

Frank Zappa (21.12.1940 Baltimore – 4.12.1993 Los Angeles) (Greek Arab Father, Italian French Mother) A legend of Rock (or for category fetishists: avant-garde, big band, blues, contemporary classical, doo-wop, electronic music, funk, hard rock, jazz, jazz fusion, musique concrète, pop, progressive rock, proto-rap, reggae, rock, ska, and world music)

Socrates Some "Jimmy Hendrix" Style MP3 Files

Vasilis Papakonstantinou (Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου) (20 or 21.6.1950 Basta/Arkadia) Sfentona

Apostolis Anthimos (Lakis) (25. 9. 1954 Siemianowice Śląskie/Poland)

Anthea Sidiropoulos (b. Melbourne Australia) “Rock Grecian Diva”

Pavlos Sidiropoulos (Παύλος Σιδηρόπουλος) (20 July 1948 Athens – 6. 12. 1990 Heroin Death) Zorba the Freak a relative of the true Zorbas and Elli Alexiou

Pyx Lax (Πυξ Λαξ) lene mia gema

Filippos Pliatsikas

Motivo 4 Το όνειρο παραμονεύει, Δεν θέλω να ξέρω

Matt Barrett ( Mantheos Economopoulos ), singer-songwriter, poet, philosopher, and Dad! , Kafka, Wheels, Sixpack

Kostas Karamitroudis (Gus G.) (12.9. 1980) , Firewind

On Thorns I Lay

Septic Flesh Death metal

Rotting Christ Black metal, Death metal

George Kollias, (August 1977, Korinthos) Nile Band

Diafana Krina

Greek Rock Bands (in Greek) , Greek Rock in the 60s (in Greek)


Greek monk "Pop and Rock Music" group upsets elders , Singing monks head for US


Dream Weaver Power metal band

Tommy Lee (Thomas Lee Bass) ( 3. 10. 1962 Athens ), Greek mother. Member of the Group Mötley Crüe. Tommy Lee was married with Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson.


HIP HOP / RAP


Active Member (Mihalis Mitakidis) "B. D. Foxmoor" Οι Μύθοι του Βάλτου

Low Bap

BZ JAM , It Ain't Greek to Me, Maria me ta kitrinarecipient of the 2002 Greek-Canadian Award for BEST URBAN/HIPHOP ARTIST has been called a "Legend" and a "Pioneer" in the Vancouver hip hop community

DJ ALX (Βαλάντης Στραβαλέξης) Terror X Crew 1992-2002, Artemis/Efthimis (Αρτέμης Φανουργιάκης, Ευθύμης Μίλλιος)

The new generation of musicians

Yannis Kotsiras (Γιάννης Kότσιρας)(5.10.1969) Pass the flame (Trevor Horn ) for Olympics 2004

Thanos Kalliris ( Θάνος Καλλίρης) (Official Website in Greek)

Sakis Rouvas ( Σάκης Ρουβάς ) (Eurovision 2004 third place, Olympics 2004) Ο σταρ και ο δημιουργός του

Stelios Konstantas ( Larnaca / Cyprus ) Eurovision 2nd, 4th and 20-th place

Mode Plagal (Jazz and Greek Elements, Olympics 2004)

Elena (Helena) Paparizou ( Έλενα Παπαρίζου ) , Antique, and Nikos Panagiotidis (born in Sweden), I Would Die for You, Music, Dance Eurovision. Paparizou winner of the Eurovision contest 2005 with My Number one, 3rd place Eurovision song contest 2001 with I would die for you Greek-Swedish dance mix

Mihalis Hatzigiannis (5.11.1978 Lefkosia/Cyprus)

Alkinoos Ioannidis (Αλκίνοος Ιωαννίδης)(19.9.1969 Nicosia/Cyprus) , Osa h agapi oneireuetai , Rikse floga

Anemos

Eirini Merkouri (Ειρήνη Μερκούρη)

Panagiotis Trochopoulos (14.11.1982 Veria/Greece) Short Videos: 1 2 Info

Ioannis Nikolaos (Text and MP3 examples) , The Music of Ancient Greeks , (text) (More Info from his University webpage)

Annete Artani (Stamatelatos) (Ανέττα Σταματελάτου)

ONE (Constantinos Christoforou, Dimitris Koutsavlakis, Philippos Constantinos, Argyris Nastopoulos , Panos Tserpes.)

Artemis Gounaki ( 7. 4. 1967 Munich / Germany) singer, producer ( Guano Apes, Nu Pagadi, Preluders, H-Blockx, Donots ...)

Hi-5 former girl band Marlen Angelidou, Irini Psyhrami, Froso Papaharalampous, Shaya and Nansy Stergiopoulou

Sally Polihronas Australia's highest-selling female pop group Bardot

Kristian Leontiou

Antony Costa

Michalis Hatzigiannis

Sarbel

Tamta

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