Aptaliko. GR

Aptaliko. GR

URL Ιστότοπου: http://www.aptaliko.gr
Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 20:15

Fotis Vergopoulos

Fotis Vergopoulos was born on the 23/11/1988 in Melbourne, Australia. Before he even turned one his family relocated to his spiritual home in Koroni Messinias, Greece. His involvement with music comes at the young age of 6 with the main trigger being his father Nikos who was an inaugural member of the Apodimi Kompania who started off in Melbourne in the early 80’s. After Fotis completes his year 12 studies, he returns to his birthplace and completes a Civil Engineering degree. During this time Fotis will really blossom into his musical journey and finds himself playing live at various venues and quite a few festivals (Brunswick Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival). Since late 2013 he has returned to Greece and resides in Athens.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 20:06

Avgerini Gatsi

Avgerini Gatsi was born in Athens in 1989 with origins from the beautiful Ipiros. Her musical journey starts at the age of 8 on the piano with Maria Stoupi. Later on, she studies at the musical high school in Pallini where she learnt a lot of theory of the Byzantium and European music (harmonies), ney and saz. After completing her year 12 studies she continues on at the Athens conservatory with emphasis on modal music (makams) with Christos Tsiamoulis as a teacher. She also continues on the ney with Harris Lambrakis. She now studies at the musical section of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and participates in the traditional band of the department. She has attended numerous seminars at the musical workshop Lavirinthos in Crete with Omer Erdogdular (ney), Yurdal Tokcan (oud), Zohar Fresco (rhythm), Mercan Erzincan (turkish grommet song), Ross Daly (composition – makams) και Socrates Sinopoulos (makams). She has also worked with Alexandros Papadimitrakis, Mihalis Kouloumis, Manousos Klapakis, Dimitris Brentas, Maria Ploumi, Stefanos Filos, Santouristas band and Elektrobalkana.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 19:53

Iraklis Vavatsikas

Iraklis Vavatsikas was born and raised in Thessaloniki. He took his first accordion lessons in 1978 with Vassilis Tsimitsiadis and in 1982 he continued his studies and graduated with excellent grades from Kostas Aroutzidis’ class in the “New Music School of Thessaloniki” in 1992. In 1993 he started playing the Bayan (Classical Accordion) and took lessons from Viatseslav Semionov (Russia). At the same time he has been working on Greek Folk Music and has composed, orchestrated and played in over 300 discs, cooperating with great Greek musicians and composers. From 1995 to 1996 he becomes a member of the National Orchestra of Greek Music and starts creating educational composes for classical accordion, based on the Greek musical tradition. Thus, the “Light Blue Book” which includes rearranged folk pieces, but also 21 studies, a Toccata (prototype pieces) in classical style and tens of adaptations of classical works. He has also created prototype music groups such as “For voice and accordion” (2000) and “Smyrni – Buenos Aires” (2008). Since 2008 he has been working on the revival of an extinct musical instrument which was used in Greece until 1940, “Armonika”. He has been playing Tango with the Argentinean diatonic instrument Bandoneon, as it is the closest instrument to Armonika. He also has been teaching the accordion and the bayan in “Filippos Nakas” Music School. Discography: “Boat Heart” with Kostas Pavlidis (1994), “Tell me, soul” with Morfo Tsaireli (1999), “For voice and accordion” with Morfo Tsaireli, “New land” of Dimitris Tsekouras (2001), “Color” with Eleni Tsaligopoulou (2004), “The key” with Manolis Lidakis (2004), “The heart of the Beast” Soundtrack of Renos Haralabidis’ movie (2005). .."La Nonna" Soundtrack Play 2015

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 19:37

Dimitris Gkinis

He was born (1971) and raised in Athens where he still lives. His family roots are in South Evia and Epirus. He started studying “keybord” when he was very young, while his older (guitarist) brother helped him with his first steps in music. Later on, as a teenager, he started playing with amateur and school bands and also learning traditional dances. At the age of 16, he starts studying the accordion and at the same time he is getting more into the Greek folk and traditional music, along with his twin brother Vangelis, who ended up a traditional singer and a byzantine music chanter. After HighSchool, he studies interior design and architecture, painting, history of arts and he plays accordion professionaly. After his military service, for several years he gets accordion lessons, by the virtuoso Iraklis Vavatsikas, who gives him a push into new kinds of music as well. Classical music, tango and Astor Piazzola, Balcanic and French accordion, Chatzidakis, Nino Rota and all kinds of music (Oriental, Jazz, Manouche Gipsy Swing, Flamenco, Latin, Bossa Nova etc.). Since 1991, besides everything else, he plays the folk and traditional Greek music. He has worked with many composers, musicians and singers in recordings, concert halls, night clubs, television, theatre and art acts. He has played all over Greece and Cyprus and also Turkey and many Countries of Europe. Some of the most important artists that he has worked with are: Giannis Parios, pantelis Thalassinos, Orfeas Peridis, Haig Yazdjian, Melina Kana, Lizetta Kallimeri, Vagelis Korakakis, Babis Gkoles, Stelios Vamvakaris, Antonis Apergis, Manolis Pappos, Sofia Assychidou, Kostas and Dimitris Papadopoulos, Katerina Kouka, Mario, Tassia Vera, Giannis Vassilopoulos, Christos Konstantinou, Panagiotis Stergiou, Giannis Papavassiliou-Vlachos, Nikos and Kostas Filipidis, Manos Koutsagelidis, Lambros Karellas, Petros Vagiopoulos, Voula Savidi, Giannis Zouganelis, Panagiotis Lalezas, Kostas Doumouliakas, Dromos the band, marios Papadeasm Vassilis Giannisis, Sotiris Margonis, Giorgos Marinakis, Katerina Tsiridou, Antigoni Mpouna, Giorgos Tzortzis, Antonis Enitis, Afentoula Razeli, Athos Danelis (shadow puppeteer), Giannis Bostantzoglou, Pavlos Orkopoulos (actors), Kostas Ferris (director) a.o. The last few years, along with his part in KOMPANÍA, he plays folk Greek music, with a music trio consisted of him, Antigoni Mpouna (singing, guitar) and Kostas Doumouliakas (singing, bouzouki).

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 19:35

Ioulia Karapataki

She was born in Athens and since 11 years old, she started learning music and classical gutar. She graduated from the Musical High-School of Pallini (Athens) and she studied music at the Kapodistrian University of Athens. She also has a diploma in music theory (harmony) from "Nikos Skalkottas Conservatory". She is one of the most promissing singers of her generation in Greece and for the last decade she has been singing and playing in various night clubs and taverns, in Athens and all over the country, allong with many important Greek musicians. She has been part of a big collection alboum, with Mikis Theodorakis' cover songs, under the general title "Rereading Mikis", produced from the Greek music company "Kathreftis ichon alithinon" ("True sounds' mirror") and published by one of the biggest Greek newspapers "Efimerida ton sindakton" ("Editors' Newspaper").

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 19:26

Thodoris Petropoulos

The bouzouki is probably the most distinctive instrument in a rebetiko band and Thodoris is really one of the greatest players of the new generation! He was born in Athens (1983) and he grew up in Aegion. He studied piano for 8 years and when he was thirteen years old, he started playing bouzouki as a self-taught musician. At his eighteen years, he started working as a professional musician in various clubs and venues, he was studying bouzouki at the school of Themis Papavassiliou and, at the same time, he was studying, an the University of Patras, to be a philologist - linguist. He has played all around Greece, with various well known artists like Dimitris Kontolazos, Babis Gkoles, Giorgos Aigiotis, Kostas Mantzios, Stavroula Manolopoulou, Angela Orphanou, Christos Andoniadis, Marina Manolakou, Sofia Emfietzi, Giannis Tassios, Thanassis Komninos, A. Mandas, Giorgos Daskoulidis, Andonis Gounaris, Maria Spyropoulou, Andonis Ainitis, Lakis Chalkias and more. He has cooperated, either as a member or as a session musician, with the Philharmonic band of Aegion, the Philharmonic band of Akrata, the Dance School of Aegion, the Graduates' Theatrical Team, the Philologists' Club of Aegialia, the DiKePa of Aegion and the "Emmelon" band. He has been part of theatrical plays ("Fairytale with no name", "Our big circus") and of tribute concerts for Vassilis Tsitsanis, Apostolos Kaldaras, Manos Loizos, Lefteris Papadopoulos etc. He has also worked as a bouzouki teacher at the Conservatories of Patras and of Akrata, at the "Mozart" Conservatory and as a private lessons' teacher. In discography, he has played as a musician in the alboum "Gliko stafili" of Vassilis Dallis and he has been the arranger for the cd single "Aeraki" of Giorgos Aegiotis, both published by "Kathreftis Ichon Alithinon" (Mirror of True Sounds).

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 18:02

Athina Labiri

Athena Labiri was born and raised in Limenaria, Thassos, a small village in an also small northen island in Greece. She started playing the guitar at the age of 8 and took guitar lessons for three years. She has lived in Rethymno, Crete from 2002 until 2011 where she studied Modern History in the University of Crete. Since 2004 she colaborated with several cretan musicians, and had the chance to be taught how to play cretan lute and lavta from lute players Stelios Sikakis and Dimitris Sideris. She also colaborated with lyra players Zacharias Spyridakis and Dimitris Sgouros. She recently participated in Dimitris Sgouros' new record, "Songs and Melodies from Crete. The Archives of PAUL G. VLASTOS", which was released in April of 2011.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 17:53

Nikos Tatasopoulos

Nikos Tatasopoulos was born in the USA. He began playing bouzouki and performing on stage with his father the legendary soloist and composer John Tatasopoulos, at the mere age of 3. His performances continued nation-wide with his father until the age of 19 when he then moved to Athens Greece to continue his career in Greek Music. Throughout his career he has worked alongside both on stage and in the recording studio with the following artists: Giorgos Dalaras, Marinella, Tolis Voskopoulos, Litsa Diamanti, Antonis Vardis, Giannis Vardis, Eleni Dimou, Giorgos Sarris,Giannis Ploutarxos Glykeria, Kostas Tournas, Themis Adamantidis, Kaiti Garbi, Ilias Klonaridis, Eirni Merkouri, Alexia, Zafiris Melas, Katerina Korou, Stamatis Kokotas, Dimitris Kokotas, Poly Panou, Giorgos Margaritis, Giannis Dounias, Giannis Ploutarxos, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Alexandros Xatzis,Trifono and many more. Some soloists that he has worked along side include Stelios Zafeiriou, Thymios Stouraitis, Iordanis Tsomidis, Manolis Karantinis, Panagiotis Stergiou, Dimitris Bizas, Christos Konstantinou

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 17:23

Sotiris Papatragiannis

He was born in Athens and since his early years, he was enchanted by the “rebétiko” music. He has studied drawing at the “Plaka” and “Tasos Rigas” school and he graduated from the “Spiros Ornerakis” school of arts. He has also taken lessons for special fx and special make-up, for shadow theatre puppets construction and as a tattoo artist. He has worked for many years as an illustrator and cartoonist for publishing firms, magazines and newspapers. He is a self-taught musician and singer and he belongs to the top-league of his generation's performers. At the age of 15, he started singing and playing the guitar and a few years later he started playing the baglamá. Since 1997 he has worked alone or with various bands, singing "rebétika" and "smyrneïka" in most "rebetadika" and music halls of Athens, and also at many concerts throughout Greece and even Europe (Holland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Swizzerland etc). He was in charge of the rebetiko music hall “Misirlou” for two seasons (2005/06-2006/07). He has by now worked with some of the most important people of the rebetiko, like: Agathonas Iakovidis, Giorgos Xindaris, Stelios Vamvakaris, Spyros Liosis, Kostas Kaldaras, Vaggelis Korakakis, Michalis Zampetas, Nikos Tatasopoulos, Haig Yazdjian, Manolis Pappos, Antonis Papaioannou, Manolis Dimitrianakis, Christos Konstantinou, Spyros Polykandriotis, Lela Papadopoulou, Katerina Tsiridou, Nikolas Syros, Thymios Stouraitis, Antonis Ainitis, Dimitris Kranidas, Giannis Papavasiliou (Vlahos) and many others, as well as with the “shadow theatre” players Thanasis & Kostas Spyropoulos, Ilias Karellas, Athos Danelis and Dimos Vougioukas, for a number of common appearances. He has published one personal cd, at 2011, by the title "Romantza", produced by "General music" and "8th Nota". He has also participated at the cd’s of Katerina Tsiridou (“Kismet”, “Opou ki an ise gyrise”, "Aman Katerina"), the soundtrack of the international documentary “My sweet canary”, the cd of Nikos Tatasopoulos (“Osa chronia ki an perasoun”) the cd of the Latin-Swedish band "Faela" ("Por el mundo") and more.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 17:13

Nikos Protopapas

The guitar is the backbone of any good rebétika band and Nikos Protópapas is one of the most well respected guitar players of the his generation. He started working for the Press, in various magazines, and later he studied in a nursery school. But in the end music stole his heart! Nikos has been playing guitar professionally since 1984, along Giorgos Tzortzis and Vagelis Korakakis. During the next years he worked with Agáthonas Iakovídis, Babis Gollés, Giorgos Xindaris, Takis Binis, Ioanna Georgakopoulou, Manolis Dimitrianakis, Thodoros Polykandriotis, Koulis Skarpelis, Dimitris Tsaousakis, Babis Tsertos, Lela Papadopoulou, Giannis Lebesis, Anthoula Alifragi, Beba Blanche, Dimitris Efstathiou, Nikos Pergialis, Spiros Polykandriotis, Tassia Verra, Sofia Kolitiri, Giorgos Sarris, Spiros Liosis, Thodoros Papadopoulos, Doukissa, Charoula Lambraki, Kostas Papadopoulos, Giannis Moraitis to name a few. He has also collaborated, at 2005, with bluesmen, Louisiana Red, Bob Brozmann, Jolly Jumper and Big Mo in projects marrying blues with rebétika and worked with the Swedish group ‘The Meraklidhes’. He has also recorded extensively with artists such as Babis Golles, Agathonas, Glykeria, Dimitri Efstathíou and Nikos Pergialis amongst others. He also was the music supervisor for the cds of Katerina Tsiridou (“Kismet”, “Opou ki an ise gyrise”, "Aman Katerina"), Sotiris Papatragiannis (“Romantza”) and some of Stavros Avramoglou.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 17:07

Dimitris Kranidas

Singer, bouzouki and oud player spent many years immersing himself in musical training and studies. He has gained a reputation for his fine vocal improvisation and solo work on both instruments. His training began at the school of traditional music of the late, great santouri player Aristidi Moschou and continued with oud tutelage under the guidance of the oud master Yurdal Toksan. He has played at all of the important ‘rebetadika’ in Athens while his talents and the unique color of his playing has lead him to play concerts worldwide including; Turkey, South Africa, France and Norway etc. He has performed with many of the biggest names currently on the Greek music scene such as, Agathonas, Babis Golles, Sophia Kolitiri, Babis Tsertos, Theodoro Polykantrioti, Katerina Tsiridou, Giorgos Xydaris and others.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 16:58

Katerina Tsiridou

From an early age Katerina learned the classical piano, folk guitar and baglama. Although she is of young age, for years she is considered to be one of the best singers for rebetika and traditional Greek songs. She has already performed in the biggest stages of Athens and innumerable gigs all over Greece, as well as in other countries (Norway, Egypt, Cyprous, Chech Republic, Kosovo, U.S.A., Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Dubai e.t.c.). She has appeared in many t.v. and radio shows in Greek and foreign channels (France, Cyprous and more) and also in documentaries and tv series.
Katerinas Tsiridou’s music has a lot of world music influences, experimenting with musicians from all over the world during concerts and seminars of rebetiko and smyrneiko music. She has worked with the bluesman Louisiana Red, Bob Brozmann, Jolly Jumper and Big Mo in projects marrying blues with rebétika ,with the Swedish rebetika group ‘The Meraklidhes’and also with the greek rap group IMISKOUMBRIA.She also took part in the documentary about Roza Eskenazy “My sweet canary”.
She was one of the founding members of the band KOMPANIA. They produced two cds ,that both got in the top 10 of the WMCE (World music charts of Europe).The first cd ,2012, “KOMPANIA LIVE” no5 and the second cd ,2013, “ROUNDTRIP” no7.
Soon an new solo cd of Katerina tsiridou is going to be released, it’s a tribute to the great Greek composer Panagiotis Toundas.
She has by now worked with very important people of rebetiko music, like: Stelios Vamvakaris, Spiros Liosis, Babis Goles, Takis Binis, Tolis Charmas, Agathonas, Giorgos Xindaris, Manolis Dimitrianakis, Vagelis Korakakis, Thodoros Polykandriotis, Dimitris Tsaousakis, Babis Tsertos, Giannis Argyris, Spiros Polykandriotis, Lela Papadopoulou, Giorgos Tzortzis, Thodoros Papadopoulos, Giannis Moraitis, Doukissa, Charoula Lampraki, Tassia Verra, Kostas Papadopoulos, Iordanis Tsomidis, Nikos Tatasopoulos, Rena Stamou, Kostas Tsigos, Nikos Dimitratos, Giorgos Sarris and also international collaboration with bluesmen.She has participated in many cds of Babis Goles, Agathonas, Stavros Avramoglou, Michalis Chatzigiannis, Giannis Parios, Michalis Dimitriadis, Dimitris Kalatzis, Giorgos Margaritis, the Centre for Traditional music of Lesvos, a cd for Giorgos Mitsakis and Sotiris Papatragiannis. In 2009 she released her first solo cd by the title “Kismet”, published by “General Music” ,in 2012 a cd by the title “Opou ki an ise gyrise”, published by “Protasis music”, and her new cd “Aman Katerina”, also published by “Protasis music” in December 2015.
Katerina Tsiridou is also a radio producer, presenting weekly a radio show about the rebetiko and Smyrneiko called ”rebetiki serenata” in ERTOPEN radio.

Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 16:17

Manolis Pappos

Manolis Pappos is one of the most important composers and bouzouki players of the last 50 years, with more than 800 compositions to date. He is well known for his collaborations with Greek and international artists like Theodorakis, Xarhakos, Arvanitaki, Galani, Ntalaras, Papazoglou, Malamas, Tsaligopoulou, Peridis, Ioannidis and Loreena Mckennitt, Vinicio Capossela, Ross Dally, Nasheer Shama, Michel Hatzigeorgiou and many others. Two of his compositions have been used by John Williams in the soundtrack for 2005 Steven Spielberg film "Munich". Since 2006, we are used to seeing him on Greek National TV, where every Sunday he directs the orchestra of the show "Kyriakatiko Trapezi". He is the perfect example of the Greek virtuous player: he experiments with a great number of string instruments such as bouzouki, outi, madolino, tzouras, baglamas and many others from the Mediterranean, Africa and Asia.

Πέμπτη, 22 Μαΐου 2014 09:45

Αρμόνικα - Φύσσα - Μεσοφωνία

Η Ιστορία μας ξεκινάει το 1900 -ίσως και πιο πριν- όπου η καθημερινότητα των πλανόδιων μουσικών της εποχής διαμορφώνεται και δημιουργεί σιγά-σιγά ένα είδος μουσικής επηρεασμένο από την μια τους αμανέδες κι από την άλλη τις καντάδες.

Βρισκόμαστε σε μια περίοδο όπου ανθίζει μια νέα τεχνολογική τάση, «οι φωνοληψίες». Μέχρι το 1914 που ξεκίνησε ο πόλεμος ηχογραφήθηκαν εκατοντάδες τραγούδια όπου ένα οργανέτο πρωταγωνιστεί στις περισσότερες από αυτές τις ηχογραφήσεις. Οι μουσικοί τις εποχής γράφουν μελωδίες και τραγούδια που βασίζονται στα πατήματα του οργανέτου και στις δυνατότητες του, που εκτός από τον ήχο του που έχει το στοιχείο της χαρμολύπης, είναι φορητό και αυτόνομο. Το οργανέτο γίνεται όλο και πιο αγαπητό.

Οι φωνοληψίες μετά το 1918 και οι ορχήστρες της εποχής όλο και εμπλουτίζονται με περισσότερους συνδυασμούς οργάνων. Το οργανέτο μας, συνεχίζει να πρωταγωνιστεί σε οποία ορχήστρα συμμετέχει. Τα οργανέτα έχουν «ζήτηση», έρχονται στην Ελλάδα μέσω της Σμύρνης.

Από την Σμύρνη έρχονται και οι πρόσφυγες το 1922 με την καταστροφή της και ανάμεσα τους ο «Αντώνης». Από αστική οικογένεια ο Αντώνης, η μητέρα του έπαιζε πιάνο και αυτός έπαιζε σε Εστουντιαντίνες από μικρό παιδί. Στα 26 του με τα γαλλικά που ήξερε κατάφερε να επιβιβαστεί τελευταία στιγμή σε κάποιο γαλλικό πλοίο παριστάνοντας τον Γάλλο και βρέθηκε τελικά στην Αθήνα. Η δεξιοτεχνία του στο οργανέτο δεν αργεί να τον κάνει γνωστό στα στέκια της πόλης και σιγά-σιγά να περάσει τον ήχο του στους δίσκους 78 στροφών. Εκτός των τραγουδιών, του ζητάνε να ηχογραφεί ορχηστρικά με πρωταγωνιστή την αρμόνικα του.

Μέσα στις ηχογραφήσεις τον φωνάζουν με το παρατσούκλι του .Γεια σου «Παπατζή».
Μέχρι πριν τον πόλεμο του 40 ο Αντώνης Αμιράλης ηχογράφησε πάνω από 70 ορχηστρικά και εκατοντάδες τραγούδια. Ο πόλεμος ξεκλήρισε όλη την μουσική παρέα του «Αντώνη», τη σμυρναίικη σχολή, αλλά και το ενδιαφέρον στράφηκε πολύ νωρίτερα προς το μπουζούκι και το «νέο ρεμπέτικο» του Βαμβακάρη και του Τσιτσάνη.

Τα τραγούδια και τα ορχηστρικά του Αντώνη ξεχάστηκαν και απέκτησαν αξία μετά από χρόνια στα χέρια συλλεκτών και μόνο, αυτοί τα κράτησαν κλειδωμένα στα συρτάρια τους για ακόμα πιο πολλά χρόνια, δεν είχαν εμπορικό ενδιαφέρον παρά μόνο για τους ίδιους τους συλλέκτες.

Το Ακκορντεόν με την προσαρμοστικότητα του και τον χαρούμενο ήχο πήρε την θέση του λυπητερού οργανέτου. Με τα χρόνια ξεχάστηκε έγινε άφαντο λες και φρόντισε το ίδιο το οργανέτο να αποσυρθεί και να κρύψει ότι σχετιζόταν με την ιστορία του. Έγινε ένα όργανο φάντασμα για αυτούς που μέχρι τώρα το ψάχνουν. Μόνο με εικασίες μπορούν να το περιγράψουν

‘’Τιμούμε τους ανθρώπους αυτούς και συνεχίζουμε να διαδίδουμε το έργο τους’’

Κείμενο, μελέτη-ερευνά: Η. Βαβάτσικας

“Ο Αντώνης Αμιράλης (Παπατζής) είναι ένα ηχητικό πεπρωμένο και μια εμμονή που με κυνηγάει από τα χρόνια του ωδείου μέχρι και σήμερα. Τον πρωτοάκουσα σε μια περίοδο της ζωής μου που ήμουν κλεισμένος σε μία αίθουσα προσπαθώντας να ξεκλειδώσω τα μυστικά του Ακκορντεόν. Είναι η περίοδος που ήταν άγνωστα στον κόσμο τα πάντα από αυτόν και την αρμόνικα του, εκτός από ένα τραγούδι που λεγόταν "Αμανές της καληνυχτιάς". Το τραγούδι αυτό είχε δύο άγνωστες μέχρι τότε πτυχές της μουσικής για μένα, έναν ήχο μουσικού οργάνου που πρώτη φορά τον άκουγα και ένα παίξιμο δεξιοτεχνικό με τόσες πληροφορίες που δεν μπορούσα να κατανοήσω εκείνη την εποχή με τις γνώσεις που είχα. ´Ήταν η πρώτη φορά που προβληματίστηκα για το πόσο βαθειά μπορεί να είναι η λαϊκή τέχνη και τοποθέτησα τον εαυτό μου σε αυτόν τον χώρο, χωρίς όμως να το εμβαθύνω εκείνη την εποχή. Αυτό έγινε μάλλον ένα πιο μακροπρόθεσμο σχέδιο που θα με απασχολούσε μετά από 15 χρόνια. Τώρα που το σκέφτομαι -ασχολούμαι ήδη 18 χρόνια με τον "Αντώνη"- δεν θα ήταν και η κατάλληλη περίοδος 2000-2018 για να αποδώσει η έρευνα μου, στην οποία βοήθησε και η σύγχρονη τεχνολογία. Άρχισα να καταγράφω ένα-ένα τα κομμάτια και συνέχεια αναθεωρούσα για τον τρόπο που έπρεπε να ακολουθήσω στην καταγραφή τους. Συνέχεια ανακάλυπτα περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες που θα ήταν κρίμα να μην καταγράφουν αλλά αυτό έκανε ακόμα πιο δύσκολη και πιο χρονοβόρα την καταγραφή. Σιγά-σιγά άρχισα να  καταγράφω πια το παίξιμο του "Αντώνη" και όχι τα ίδια τα κομμάτια.  Άρχισε να σκιαγραφείται ένας τρόπος παιξίματος με συγκεκριμένους κώδικες και τότε κατάλαβα ποιος ήταν ο πιο σημαντικός λόγος ύπαρξης αυτής της έρευνας. Το Ακκορντεόν δεν κληρονόμησε την λαϊκή του τέχνη από την αρμόνικα. Δημιούργησε έναν καινούριο ρόλο τελικά μέσα στην λαϊκή ορχήστρα ο οποίος υπαγορεύτηκε από τους ρόλους που είχαν τα όργανα μέσα στη λαϊκή ορχήστρα. Ενώ ο "Αντώνης Αμιράλης ή Παπατζής" ήταν η κορυφή μιας εποχής που με αρμόνικα, κιθάρα, πότε μαντολίνο και πότε δεύτερη κιθάρα, πρωταγωνιστούσε σε σόλο ορχηστρικά αλλά και σε ένα μεγάλο ρεπερτόριο από τραγούδια. Επίσης ο ‘Αντώνης’ δημιούργησε έναν κώδικα παιξίματος, ερμηνείας, μελισμάτων και αισθητικής, αυτός ο “κώδικας” έπρεπε να καταγραφεί για να μπορέσει να αποκωδικοποιηθεί. Ένας τρόπος παιξίματος που έμεινε παγωμένος για 80 χρόνια, που δεν μεταφέρθηκε από δάσκαλο σε μαθητή, όπως συνέβη με τα υπόλοιπα παραδοσιακά όργανα.  Γενικότερα ο Αντώνης Αμιράλης με την αρμόνικα του έχει δημιουργήσει πολλά ερωτηματικά, που θα μας απασχολούν για πολύ καιρό.”


Πέμπτη, 22 Μαΐου 2014 09:27


‘’ Ένα πιάνο. Δύο χέρια. Μια φωνή. All in one‘’

Το πιάνο. Στέκεται λιτό, επιβλητικό κι ακούνητο, ένα θαύμα της μηχανικής του δυτικού κόσμου, ένα μείγμα από μαντέμι και ξύλο, με τις αμέτρητων χιλιομέτρων χορδές του να ατενίζουν πάνω από δέκα αιώνες εξέλιξης. Η λατέρνα, παραξάδερφη, μακρινή συγγενής, πάντα πλουμιστή, φορητή και χαρούμενη, μεταφέρει την ίδια μουσική από πόλη σε πόλη πάντα υποβοηθούμενη από κάποιο λατερνατζή να γυρίσει τη μανιβέλα πού κινεί τους μικρούς της κυλίνδρους. Κι η μουσική ξεχύνεται γεμίζοντας τους γκρίζους δρόμους. Όσο διαφέρουν αυτά τα δυό, άλλα τόσα κοινά έχουν, ακριβώς όπως και η Ανατολή με τη Δύση. Τι θα γινόταν αν το πιάνο και η λατέρνα ενώνονταν, ακριβώς όπως η Ανατολή με τη Δύση;

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