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Anissegos, Antonis / Christos Yermenoglou: Intertitles (Creative Sources)

Berlin pianist Antonis Anissegos and Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou in an album of obscurely titled free improvisations, sophisticated and thoughtful discourse using both traditional and extended techniques, Anissegos inside and out of the piano, as the two converse through understated yet strong melodic threads, a truly lovely and accomplished album.
 

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UPC: 5609063405224

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs522
Squidco Product Code: 25802

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Polytropon, in Thessaloniki, Greece, on February 17th, 2016, by Thanos Kazantzis.


Personnel:

Antonis Anissegos-piano

Christos Yermenoglou-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Antonis Anissegos, based since 1998 in Berlin, is working as a composer, pianist (interpreter/improviser) and electronic musician (alias "unu"). His current projects are: Trio IAMA (w/ Jannis Anissegos, Maria Anissegou), Grix (w/ Floros Floridis, Yorgos Dimitriadis), ΣΩΜΑ (w/ Thymios Atzakas), best before unu (w/ bestbefore), ddaA (w/ Oliver Steidle), Card Castle (w/ Mike Majkowski, Christian Marien), NPC (w/ Oliver Potratz, Ivars Arutyunyan).

Collaboration with the Berliner Ensemble (2018), the Neuköllner Oper (2017), Novoflot (2017) and the theatre ensemble "Werkgruppe 2" in Braunschweig (2015). Since 2015 a frequent guest of the Ensemble Adapter. Since 2014 member of Dine Doneff's "Lost Anthropology" and Silke Eberhard's "Potsa Lotsa Plus". In 2013, concerts with Gebhard Ullmann's "Berlin Suite" and a Japan Tour with ΣΩΜΑ & Shoji Hano. In 2012 he performed with the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss the solo part of Ali N. Askin's prepared piano concerto. Since 2012 he is participating at the New Music Days in Ulm. He is a member of the European Music Project & Ensemble Junge Musik and he has worked for many years together with the violinist Julius Schwahn, the violinist Biliana Voutchkova and the cellist Maria Magdalena Wiesmaier. Member of the dance ensemble "adLibdances" (Katerina Papageorgiou aka Kat Vàlastur, 2007-2011). Since 2006 he is performing together with the butoh-dancer Yuko Kaseki as duo KAYA with many appearances in Germany, Switzerland and Greece. Their common dance-music piece "Umbra" in collaboration with the Theater Thikwa received many performances in 2009/10. Together with the video artist Erika Matsunami he presented in Kyoto Art Center (Japan) a workshop and the performance "rasenjou no jikan / deflection" (April 2005). Their duo OIO worked together till 2009 with performances in Berlin (Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Wuppertal, Venice (Biennale), Seoul (Exis Festival), Barcelona. Many concerts with the Taner Akyol Trio, the Kemal Dinc Ensemble and various projects with Nicolas Simion and Jürgen Grözinger over the last decade. Since the summer of 2006 he is holding an Improvisation Workshop at the Music Village in Agios Lavrentios in Greece.

His Amoebas- and Lynx-recordings were awarded the "Studio Prize 2001 & 2005" from the Berlin Senat. In autumn 2002 he was also awarded the "Composition 2002" from the Berlin Senat for "Stirrings Still", a work for chamber ensemble and voice, based on the last text by S. Beckett. In march 2003, his Berliner band was invited for concerts at the Tongyeong-International-Musicfestival in South Korea. In 2000, Mr. Anissegos won 1st price in the Neuköllner Oper Berlin Composition Competition, which uncluded a commission for a full length chamber opera with 15 performances ("Hundeherz", by M. Bulgakow).

He began studying the piano at the age of 7. In 1991, he received his Diploma in Piano Performance at State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (class of Eleni Xenariou). He continued piano (A. Laszlo) and composition (G. Orban) studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. In 1991-93 he collaborated with Manos Hadjidakis, who also offered him commissions for new compositions. From 1992 to 1995, he studied composition (K. Schwertzig) in Vienna and in Cologne (K. Meyer) from 1995 to 1997. During this time he studied also jazz piano with John Taylor. He received his compotition diploma in 1997, and continued post-graduate studied (W. Zimmermann) at the Berlin Academy (UdK), where he received his degree in 2002. Within the student period he took part in master classes by György Ligeti, Zoltan Kocsis, Imre Rohnmann, Pierre Laurent-Aimard, György Kurtag and Lev Vlassenko.

His solo-, chamber-, orchester- and theatermusic-compositions where performed among others by Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Cornucopia, Ensemble Piandaemonium, Ensemble DissonArt, Ensemble LUX:NM, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Colour Orchestra of Athens, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Brasov, Württembergische Philharmonie and Youth Orchestra of Thüringen.

Concerts in Europe, Asia & America. Record releases of music by John Cage ("Time-Length Pieces", Gligg records, 2012 & "Time-Length Pieces" on Wergo, 2014). He appears on over 40 recordings mainly in the field of contemporary creative music."

-Antonis Anissegos Website (http://www.enstase.com/)
12/12/2018

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"Christos Yermenoglou started his music studies in Greece, studying byzantine music and drumset. He continued in the U.S.A. where he studied drums, classical percussion, latin percussion and jazz. He taught at the University of Nevada Early Childhood Music Program. He is founder and teacher in the Baby Artist: Program for the Musical Development of Infants, Toodlers, and Preschoolers, which operates in Thessaloniki since 2001, and is currently under the auspices of the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki. He has been an instructor of drums in lifelong learning programs for educators at the University of Macedonia.

Since 2001, he is teaching drums in public and private conservatories and other educational settings. He has recorded music for theatrical plays and participates in improvisatory projects including music, painting, movement, poetry and drama. He has collaborated with the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. He has participated in international music festivals in Greece and abroad and has extensive personal discography, as well as numerous participations in disc productions by artists from Greece and other countries."

-http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/interview-with-greek-drummer-christos-yermenoglou (Blues.GR Website)
12/12/2018

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track listing:


1. Like In The Sacrifices Of Long Ago 4:42

2. Your Dancing Feet Are The Tombs Of Tortured Men 2:55

3. The Venom Of Love Once More Poured Into Her Heart 3:13

4. Thus Does The Red Death Rebuke Your Merriment 3:54

5. You're Climbing Up The Wrong Balcony, Romeo! 3:19

6. The Bells Were The Only Voice For His Groping Soul 4:57

7. Only Three Things Happen Every Day 4:44

8. Drown This Horrible Obsession In The Moon Of This Well 7:35

9. As Those People On Earth Did 11:03

10. Vamp Him 9:59

11. All Stories Have A End 1:23

12. I'll Knop Your Scop! 8:40
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Berlin pianist Antonis Anissegos and Greek drummer Christos Yermenoglou in an album of obscurely titled free improvisations, sophisticated and thoughtful discourse using both traditional and extended techniques, Anissegos inside and out of the piano, as the two converse through understated yet strong melodic threads, a truly lovely and accomplished album.

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