Τρίτη, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2018

CD: ΓΡΑΦΟΜΕΝΑ


Maira Milolidaki

"Grafomena"

Compositions: Iossif Valette
Poetry: Elena Kyritsi

The song cycle Grafomena was performed at the “Biennale of Young Artists of Europe & the Mediterranean” in Rome 1999, representing Greek song music. Iossif Valette composed the song cycle 'Grafomena' on poems selected from the homonymous poetry collection by Elena Kyritsi, a collection released in 1995 by Editions 'Paratiritis'. Proti Praxi ensemble, a group of talented musicians was set up for the first performance in Italy. A version for voice and piano was performed at Vafopouleio in Thessaloniki during 2001 by the soprano Maira Milolidaki accompanied by the composer. In 2003 the first recordings were completed. During 2014 and 2016, recordings incorporated revisions on instrumentation and final additions such as a prologue and an epilogue.

Musicians:
Petros Metallinos - flute
Yannis Samprovalakis - clarinet / bass clarinet
Stella Arambatzoglou - alto saxophone
Costas Karassavidis - percussions
Katerina Lekka - accordion
Xenia Tseligka - bayan
Michael Kontaxakis - guitar
Evangelia Kiosoglou - harp
Michael Kolokotronis - violin
Yiorgos Arnis - contrabass
Iossif Valette - piano & vintage modules

Recordings:
Glam Studios (2003)
Final Sound Studio (2016) by Nikos Mermigkas & Barrice Sobolev
SAE Studios: Violin recording (2012) by Yannis Malafis
D.K. Studio (2014) by Kostas Karassavidis
Mixes of Epilogue by Evaggelos Sapounas
Mixes & sound design by Iossif Valette

Contributors:
Front cover drawing: Elena Kyritsi
Booklet's Artwork: Katerina Hondrogianni & Iossif Valette
Final mastering: Evaggelos Sapounas
Production: Subways Music / Sophocles Sapounas
Production contributor: Anna Eleftherou

Poetry collection 'Grafomena' (Edition Paratiritis 1995 ISBN 960-260-834-X)

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