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Christos Barbas

June 12, 2011


Studies music from his early years: ney with O. Erdogdular and M. Skoulios,
kaval with N. Nedyalkov, blockute with K. Papazoglou and B. Bohm, theory of
western tonal music with N. Solomonidis and V. Kitsos, courses in piano and cello,
byzantine music with P. Neohoritis, bansuri and North-Indian music with S. Sunders
and N. Magriel, courses in Shakuhachi with Kiku Day, Mbira with L. W. Magaya, self-taught
in whistling, accordion, galician bagpipe, tin whistle, guitar and more.
Holds a degree in Musicology from the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki and a Mmus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London. He is interested in a variety of music generes ranging from
contemporany and electroacoustic, medieval music, renaissance, baroque, classical,
music for theater and cinema, modal jazz, to greek, turkish traditional music, turkish ritual
and classical, bulgarian, indian, afghan music.
His occupations with music includes composition, interpretation, performance and teaching.
Since 2008 is co-founder of the artistic company ‘nomeolvides co.’ which activates in the design,
production and promotion of artistic events. He collaborates with many bands and musicians,
in concerts and studio recordings both in Greece and abroad. Indicative: Aman Aman, L’Ham de Foc
(concerts throughout Europe, Greece, China), Daud Khan, Efrén López, Barıs Bal, Erhan Bayram.
He teaches ney and ottoman clasical music at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.


Dimitris Tasoudis

June 12, 2011

Born in 1980 in Thessaloniki. Studied, at rst, piano wih Soa Zoumi
and drums with his brother, Thanos. BA from the Dpt of Music Studies, Faculty
of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki focusing on semiotic analysis.
Has obtained the degrees of Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue (class of Kostas Siembis)
and Classical Percussion (class of Anastassis Vasileiadis) from the State Conservatory
of Thessaloniki where he continues his studies in Composition.
MA in Contemporary Studies from the Dpt of Music Studies, Unversity of York, UK,
focusing on musicology-composition and percussion, under the supervision of
William Brooks and Damien Harron, respectively.
Studied drums with Nikos Sidirokastritis. Has followed masterclasses-private
lessons of John Taylor, Tatiana Koleva, Jan Pustjens, Mal Waldron, Je Boudreaux,
Antonis Anissegos, Dimitriadis brothers, etc. He is now teaching music
in highschools and performs with the following bands: The prefabricated quartet,
Baildsa band, Irene Sinou quartet, Myrto de Con Ticofs, dd ensemble.

Panos Poulos

June 12, 2011


Musician and ethnomusicologist. He took his rst lessons on the saz form Perikles Papapetropoulos
(Greece) and studied ethnomusicology with a focus on the Middle East at the Department of Music
of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He carried on his study of the saz
and the lavta with Cemal Akkiraz (London), Murat Aydemir and Necati Çelik (Istanbul).
As a musician he has participated in various Balkan and Middle Eastern ensembles,
performing in the U.K., Greece and Turkey ( Mandura, Nagme, uammer Ketencoglu Kumpanya, etc.),
and he is a member of the free improvisation quartet Rest. He taught Ethnomusicology and
Music of the Middle East at the Department of Music of SOAS (University of London)
and at the Department of Popular and Traditional Music (T.E.I. of Epirus).
Since 2007 he teaches at the Department of Turkish and Modern Asian Studies (University of Athens).

Eleni Kallimopoulou

June 12, 2011

Learned kemençe and Turkish music near Ross Daly and Ihsan Özgen.
She studies a wide variety of musical traditions from Greece, Balkans
and the wider Middle Eastern area. She has participated in many concerts
in Greece and abroad. She was a member of Aman Aman and Mandura.
She studied and taught ethnomusicology and music of the Middle East
in the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University.
Lecturer of Ethnomusicology at the Department of Music Science
and Art, University of Macedonia.

Efrén López Sanz

June 10, 2011

Αφού συμμετείχε σε πολλά σχήματα ώς κιθαρίστας, άρχισε να ασχολείται με την παραδοσιακή μουσική επικεντρώνοντας στα λαουτοειδή της Μεσογείου και της Ασίας καθώς και την μεσαιωνική μουσική. Μελέτησε hurdy-gurdy με τους Pascal Lefeuvre, Maurizzio Martinotti και Nigel Eaton. Μουσική της Βόρειας Ινδίας με τους Krishna Mohann Batt και Ajoy Chakrabakti, σιτάρ με τον Sazed Ul Alam, ραμπαμπ και μουσική του Αφγανιστάν με τους Daud Khan και Ustad Mohammed Rahim Khushnawaz, Όυτι με τους Necati Celik και Yordal Tokcan, σάζι με τους Ross Daly, Erol Parlak και Mehmet Erenler.

Ως session μουσικός και συνθέτης έχει ηχογραφήσει σε πάνω από 50 δίσκους παλαιάς μουσικής (Capella de Ministrers, Evo, Oni Wytars, Estampie, Maria Laffitte), παραδοσιακής και έντεχνης (L´Ham de Foc, Aman Aman, Sabir, Maria del Mar Bonet, Miquel Gil, La Banda del Pepo) και έχει παίξει σε συναυλίες σε όλη την Ευρώπη, Βόρεια Αφρική, Κίνα και Νότια Αμερική. Έχει συνθέσει μουσική για ταινίες μικρου μήκους, ντοκιμαντέρ, θέατρο δρόμου, ποιητικά αναγνώσματα, διαφημίσεις. Ως τεχνικός ήχου και παραγωγός συνεργάζεται με πολυάριθμες μπάντες και τραγουδοποιούς στην δημιουργία δίσκων.