THE RIVER IS WITHIN US, THE SEA IS ALL ABOUT US
Thanos Chrysakis’ output consists of composition, performance, and installation. He was born in Athens in 1971, residing in the UK since 1998. His work has appeared on various independent labels, and events in several countries. He composes for electronics, acoustic instruments and environmental sounds, focusing on the structural and aesthetic capacity of sonic matter. His work was amongst the selected works at the International Competition de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2005, in the category œuvre d’art sonore électroacoustique, while received an honorary mention in 2006 at the 7th International Electroacoustic Competition Musica Viva in Lisbon. Recent compositions include: ΜΑΓΜΑ (Monochrome Vision 2011) Subterranean Sky (Aural Terrains 2010), EIRMOS I / II (for Wilfrido Terrazas [solo flute/bass flute] 2011), ERRINA (for Alexander Bruck [solo viola] 2011). His current performing projects are: a Trio with Wade Matthews and Dario Bernal-Villegas, a duo with Wade Matthews, and the trio (Tetras) with James O’Sullivan and Jerry Wigens.
Current and upcoming projects for 2012-13 include a series of compositions for Chris Cundy (bass and contra bass clarinet), Jason Adler (bass clarinet), Wilfrido Terrazas (flutes), Kate Ryder (piano), Claire Chase (bass flute), Natalia Pérez Turner (cello) and Dana Jessen (bassoon) + a new CD of electronic music entitled ‘ ἔκνηψις ’.
Anglo-Chilean pianist currently residing in Brazil. Studied Jazz and Philosophy in London, where he worked for several years as a teacher.
Plays inside and outside piano. Was featured at Freedom Of The City (2010 and 2011), As Alike As Trees Festival (2011), The Workshop Concert Series at Café Oto, and the Interlace concert series at Goldsmiths College. Philip played in a trio with Eddie Prevost and Guillaume Viltard, and has intermittent private and public collaborations with Jennifer Allum, Jamie Coleman, Seymour Wright, Federico Reuben, Jerry Wigens, Paul May, among others. Philip also plays in and writes for Aida Severo and Pippo’s Progress.
Duration 43.34 | Released November 2011
THANOS CHRYSAKIS PHILIP SOMERVELL
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