Nikos Dimitriadis | Solo Oud

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Solo Oud

by Nikos Dimitriadis

This is my first CD featuring Oud, containing instrumental music, and is dedicated to all Oud lovers. In the CD you'll find variations of several Taqasims (extemporize) and instrumental works for various Maqams
Genre: World: Middle East Traditional
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1. Nihawand (Taqasim)
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2. The Soul of Oud (Instrumental)
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3. Bayati (Taqasim)
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4. Spirit of Freedom (Instrumental)
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5. Hijaz Kar Kurd (Taqasim)
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6. Ipiros (Instrumental)
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7. Nikriz (Taqasim)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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INTRODUCTION

My name is Nikos Dimitriadis and I come from the beautiful city of Thessalonica, which is located in northern Greece.
I am a musician and my musical instrument is the Oud.
I introduced myself to music in 1980 when I started learning the Guitar. At the same time, I started learning Greek music, and especially old traditional and folk Greek and Rebetika songs. After a few years, I started making public appearances, singing and playing guitar at many places in Greece and abroad. In 1994, with the guidance of my teacher, Mr. Vassilis Casouras (Greece), I started learning the Oud. My turn and guidance to the instrument of the Oud was my father's origin and influence which comes from the area of Pontos from city Ordu, as he plays the traditional Pontic lyre "Kemence". I started to explore the traditional music roots of the Oud from Arabia, Turkey, and Persia, trying to find out the differences between them and their relationship to Byzantine music. My main studies were focused on Oud solo, which to me is the most important.
I studied theoretically and practically many methods of playing the Oud and the most important soloists from Arabia, Turkey and Persia. My musical activities relating to this instrument are focused on Oud solo.
I believe that it is the most appropriate way to define the soul of this instrument and the musical style of the East. I aim to seek a dialogue between other Oud musicians because I believe that through the music dialogue a musician can reach the maximum limit of his performance.
One of my favourite Oud theme is extemporisation (Taqasim) through which the musician can express himself clearly, letting the audience understand his inner psychological
world and personality. Taqasim always plays the major part in Oud playing. A secondary major role is the melody-tune, which reveals the strength of this instrument.
Everyone can see the huge strength of this musical instrument. I have co-operated with folk music groups and I had a very interesting co-operation with the first choral of
Byzantine music - Mr. Theodoros Vassilikos. I also teach the Oud instrument to children and young people that they would like truly to explore the magic of this instrument.
I am composing music for solo Oud and I believe that I approach the style of the East and a part of Greece. I am appearing in many places in Greece and other countries, making a programme of the music I composed. I am playing single solo Oud or I am being accompanied by one to five percussion instruments. My dream is the creation of a group,
that includes an Oud and ten percussion instruments, and I hope that it will become reality one day.


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Monika Boenigk

One of my favourites
Faultless, haunting, beautiful, NEVER boring. It is incredible how one player/one instrument can hold one's full attention from the very first to the last haunting note...highly recommended!