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An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 LPs]

Various Artists: An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 [2 LPs] (Sub Rosa)

An anthology of contemporary Greek experimental composers focused primarily on works since the 1980s, attempting to map the breadth of approaches while delineating different understandings of what "Greek" or "experimental" may stand for, by means of zeroing in on the numerous, often overlapping, realities and micro-scenes that are associated with the former.

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UPC: 5411867334712

Label: Sub Rosa
Catalog ID: SR 471LP
Squidco Product Code: 27205

Format: LPx2
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Belgium
Packaging: LP


Anestis Logothetis

Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga

Panayiotis Kokoras

Christos Michalakos

Free Piece Of Tape

Ilan Manouach

Anastasis Grivas

Theodoros Zioutos

Nicolas Malevitsis


Michalis Adamis

Fani Konstantinidou

Scizhic InzC

Georgia Spyropoulos

Panayiotis Velianitis

Iannis Xenakis

Marinos Koutsomichalis

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"Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (b. 1981, Thessaloniki, Greece) is a musician and a linguist based in London. She is active in experimental and improvised music since 2006. She plays the zither, a string instrument, and uses ebows and objects on its resonance box to produce sustained or granulated sounds. Her approach focuses on the interplay between spontaneity and elaborate techniques.

She has performed solo, in long-term collaborations or in occasional formations with Jennifer Allum, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Matt Davis, Axel Dörner, Phil Durrant, Ferran Fages, Anastasis Grivas, Franz Hautzinger, Robin Hayward, Chris Heenan, Ute Kanngieser, Grundik Kasyansky, Martin Küchen, Tisha Mukarji, Ivan Palacký, Eddie Prévost, Henrik Olsson, Christine Sehnaoui, Birgit Ulher and Daichi Yoshikawa among others.

Her first solo album 'stroke by stroke' was released in 2011 on Organized Music from Thessaloniki. Recently, she released 'Workshop concert' on Matchless Recordings with Jennifer Allum, Ute Kanngieser, Grundik Kasyansky, Eddie Prévost and Daichi Yoshikawa and 'Accidents of matter or of Space' on suppedaneum that includes realizations of Sarah Hughes' composition (can never exceed unity) performed with Rhodri Davies, Patrick Farmer, Jane Dickson and Neil Davidson. In the last few months, she performed with Grundik Kasyansky and Daichi Yoshikawa at the OTO Project Space, with Phil Durrant at GVart and she toured in Sweden with Angharad Davies, Axel Dörner and Henrik Olsson."

-Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga Website (

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"Iannis Xenakis (Greek: Γιάννης (Ιάννης) Ξενάκης [ˈʝanis kseˈnacis]; 29 May 1922 - 4 February 2001) was a Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, architect, and engineer. After 1947, he fled Greece, becoming a naturalized citizen of France. He is considered an important post-World War II composer whose works helped revolutionize 20th century classical music.

Xenakis pioneered the use of mathematical models in music such as applications of set theory, stochastic processes and game theory and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. He integrated music with architecture, designing music for pre-existing spaces, and designing spaces to be integrated with specific music compositions and performances.

Among his most important works are Metastaseis (1953-54) for orchestra, which introduced independent parts for every musician of the orchestra; percussion works such as Psappha (1975) and Pléïades (1979); compositions that introduced spatialization by dispersing musicians among the audience, such as Terretektorh (1966); electronic works created using Xenakis's UPIC system; and the massive multimedia performances Xenakis called polytopes. Among the numerous theoretical writings he authored, the book Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition (French edition 1963, English translation 1971) is regarded as one of his most important. As an architect, Xenakis is primarily known for his early work under Le Corbusier: the Sainte Marie de La Tourette, on which the two architects collaborated, and the Philips Pavilion at Expo 58, which Xenakis designed by himself."

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track listing:


1. Anestis Logothetis Wellenformen (1981) 12:30

2. Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga Intermittent - To Detach Oneself - Unicorn (2011) 3:30

3. Panayiotis Kokoras Sense (2013-14) 8:22


1. Christos Michalakos Frrriction (2012) 4:30

2. Free Piece Of Tape Burning School (2012) 3:56

3. Ilan Manouach Eminent (2017) 2:31

4. Anastasis Grivas + Theodoros Zioutos + Nicolas Malevitsis Nothing Here But The Documentation Of Our First Meeting As A Trio (Excerpt) (2002) 3:30

5. ILIOS Teleregataj Hundoj (2010) 5:52

6. Michalis Adamis Minyrismos (1966) 4:19


1. Fani Konstantinidou Coda (2015) 1:45

2. Scizhic InzC (Miniature Version) (2016) 4:43

3. Georgia Spyropoulos Brut (2009) 12:48

4. Panayiotis Velianitis Pithoigia (1989) 5:22


1. Iannis Xenakis Voyage Absolu Des Unari Vers Andromede (1989) 15:35 2. Marinos Koutsomihalis Sygxysis (2011) 6:22
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"An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 aspires to map the heterogenous landscape of Greek experimental electronic music in all its contextual, sociopolitical, geographical and aesthetic disparity. With a single exception: it zeroes in on post-80s music. It comprises works of very different kinds by composers of all sorts of backgrounds that, still, can be thought of, as both "Greeks" and "experimentalists". Experimental electronic music is generally expected to be highly variegated, especially when examined in a breadth of several decades, and with respect to all sorts of artistic, academic, subcultural, and other influences. What is not so obvious, however, is that the very notion of Greekness, as well as its contextual and historical offshoots, are highly diversified, too. This anthology is an attempt to map the various kinds of experimental music that has been produced by Greeks over the last few decades. More, it is also an attempt to delineate different understandings of what "Greek" or "experimental" may stand for, by means of zeroing in on the numerous, often overlapping, realities and micro-scenes that are associated with the former."-Sub Rosa

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