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Elektronik Meditation: Featuring Savina Yannatou + Harris Lambrakis “Elektronik Meditation” is an experimental audiovisual project led by Jannis Anastasakis and Deniz Angelakis. Their performances offer the unique experience of witnessing the synergistic power between two different art forms, as well as the possibilities offered by improvisation. The duo has released three albums, and has collaborated with various musicians on tours in Greece, Cyprus, Oslo, Istanbul, and Eindhoven. At SIFF they present a collaboration with two of the most noted musicians and improvisers in Greece today: Savina Yannatou (vocals) and Harris Lambrakis (ney, keyboards).

Jannis Anastasakis is known for his unique approach to guitar as a generator of ambient sound, as well as for his extensive experience with effects (he is also the designer and originator of JAM pedals). His music synthesizes ambient and psychedelic strains, balancing between melody and noise. Deniz Angelakis makes use of color as means of expression by employing the camera to document every moment and detail as it develops on canvas and other materials, creating a singular visual setting that acts as an extension of Anastasakis’ music. Savina Yannatou began her professional career singing the songs of Lena Platonos on a television show aired on ERT’s “Third Programme” called “Here, Lilipoupoli” (1978–81). From 1994 to this day, she has collaborated with the Primavera en Salonico ensemble, performing songs from the Mediterranean and the Balkans at music festivals around the world, and recording with labels such as ECM and LYRA. She has recorded over thirty albums to date. Harris Lambrakis studied ethnomusicology at the University of Athens, and has since performed and collaborated with notable musicians in Greece and abroad. Over the past twenty years he has completed recordings and concerts around the world, while also teaching ney seminars and masterclasses.

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Profile for Syros International Film Festival (SIFF)

Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) catalog 2017  

Cracking Up: Syros Int’l Film Festival 2017 Catalogue. Including original texts by Cassandra Celestin, Nathaniel Draper, Aaron Khandros, Jac...

Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) catalog 2017  

Cracking Up: Syros Int’l Film Festival 2017 Catalogue. Including original texts by Cassandra Celestin, Nathaniel Draper, Aaron Khandros, Jac...

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