Vassilis Tzortzinis | ITANOS

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by Vassilis Tzortzinis

Itanos was an ancient city at the east edge of Crete island in Aegean Sea, being famous in the past as a sea commercial crossroad. The project Itanos is influenced by the music of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Balkans.
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1. Summer
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2. Sea in grey
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3. Itanos
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4. Desert
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5. Halo
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6. Agora
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7. Maghreb
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8. Lativo
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9. Vertigo
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10. Dialogues
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Vassilis Tzortzinis was born in 1964. He studied Byzantine and Greek traditional music at the S. Carras School. In 1985 he started playing the oud, the saz and the lute, taking lessons by master musicians. He was co-founder of the world music scene Ravanastron (1988-91) in Athens, organizing concerts for famous groups and soloists from all over the world. As an oud player, he was member of the group Sehnaz (1990-91) leaded by the kanoun soloist Agnes Agopian, performing traditional art music of the Orient. He collaborated with the Center for Aegean Folklore and Musicological Studies, participating in concerts and recordings. He was co-founder of the Orient Χpress group (2000-03), playing music from the Mediterranean and Arabic countries. Since 1999 he is a permanent member of the music ensemble En Chordais, playing double bass in many concerts in Greece and abroad (France, England, Belgium, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, China, Ukraine), collaborating also with famous performers and soloists. He collaborated with actors (Alan Bates, Moni Ovadia, Dimitris Katalifos, Lydia Koniordou) in the presentation of Byzantine literary in London, Venice and Athens. He translated into Greek the book The Music of the Arabs edited by the famous Arab musicologist Habib Hassan Touma. He was also elaborated the research and editing of the corpus including compositions of the famous Armenian composer Kemani Tatyos (early 20th cent.), as part of the Medimuses project (En Chordais, 2002-2004).


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