Saturday, July 19, 2014

1 - 16 September 2014 - Magic Greece Tour vol2 with Ell Sol!

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Τετάρτη 3 Σεπτέμβρη - Αθήνα
" Μάζεμα vol2 "

Πέμπτη 4 Σεπτέμβρη - Πειραιάς

Σάββατο 6 Σεπτέμβρη - Σύρος

Κυριακή 7 Σεπτέμβρη - Σύρος

Τετάρτη 10 Σεπτέμβρη - Τήνος

Σάββατο 13 Σεπτέμβρη - Αθήνα










Γεια σε όλους!

Ο Τζοάν αποφάσισε να μας ξαναεπισκεφτεί και έτσι το πρώτο μισό του Σεπτέμβρη θα γυροβολήσουμε στην Αθήνα και τις Κυκλάδες με καινούρια μουσικά ευρήματα προς πειραματισμό! Θα κάνουμε πάλι κάποιες αυτοοργανωμένες ιδιαίτερες φάσεις με τη βοήθεια πολύ καλών φίλων και μουσικών! Αν δεν είχατε δει τα περσινά τσεκάρετε αυτό το λινκ. http://onemansnoise.blogspot.gr/2013/10/videos-recs-photos-from-september.html
Εχει υλικο απο τις περσινές συναυλίες!

Φέτος θα γίνει 1-16 Σεπτέμβρη, θα ξεκινήσουμε και θα τελειώσουμε Αθήνα και ενδιάμεσα θα περάσουμε απο τρία νησιά στις Κυκλάδες. Ακόμα είμαστε στη φάση οργάνωσης και ανοιχτοί σε ιδέες και ημερομηνίες και ψάχνουμε και αλλους ανθρώπους και μουσικους για παίξουμε και να οργανωθούμε μαζί. Για όποια πρόταση στείλτε μεηλ στο  dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com

Θα ενημερώνουμε αυτό το ποστ με όποια νέα!

Αντε καλό καλοκαίρι!

http://onemansnoise.blogspot.com/
http://ellsol.tk/

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Wednesday 3 September - Athens - The Gathering round2
Thursday 4 September - Peiraus
Saturday 6 September - Siros
Sunday 7 September - Siros
Wednesday 10 September - Tinos
Saturday 13 September - Athens

Hello everyone!

It's time for our second greek experience with Ell Sol. From the 1st to the 16th of September we are going to travel around Athens and the Cyclades for some new music adventures. Follow this link to see some of the footage of last year.
 http://onemansnoise.blogspot.gr/2013/10/videos-recs-photos-from-september.html

We are still in the phase of organizing and still open to ideas and dates. Always more than happy to join with other people and play/ organize something together!
So for sure contact at   dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com

Cheers!

http://onemansnoise.blogspot.com/
http://ellsol.tk/


Monday, June 2, 2014

4-5 June - Two days with Taki Percussion!

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Γεια σε όλους!

Μετά απο μια πρώτη προσπάθεια να οργανώσουμε κάτι μαζί με Τα κρουστά της Τάκη και το Λευτέρη την προηγούμενη βδομάδα, αποφασίσαμε να κάνουμε άλλο ένα διήμερο μαζί αυτή την Τετάρτη-Πέμπτη, 4 και 5 Ιουνίου.

Το πρόγραμμα έχει ως εξής,

Την Τετάρτη 4 Ιούνη στις 21.00 - Βρισκόμαστε στη σχολή κρουστών, Πλαταιών 10 στον Κεραμεικό όπου την πρώτη ώρα θα προβάρουμε μερικά απλά αφρικάνικα τραγούδια και μερικές καινούριες ιδέες (που θα τραγουδήσουμε όλοι μαζί την Πέμπτη) και μετά θα ακολουθήσει ακουστική συναυλία με ρεμπέτικα/ παραδοσιακά απο την Αθανασύρα, το Σορόπη και τους Ντούντηδες. (πληροφορίες γιαυτά πιο κάτω)

Την Πέμπτη 5 Ιούνη στις 20.30 - Δίνουμε ραντεβού στο Θησείο (έξω, πάνω στην Ερμού και διπλα στην Πειραιώς) όπου τα παιδιά απο τη σχολή κρουστών βγαίνουν για να παίξουν τις Πέμπτες. Σκοπός είναι απλά να τραγουδήσουμε, να παίξουμε και να χορέψουμε όλοι μαζί. Με την προετοιμασία της Τετάρτης θα έχουμε μάθει κάποια τραγούδια που θα μπορούμε να δείξουμε γρήγορα και σε όποιον είναι εκείνη τη στιγμή μαζί μας, ώστε να τραγουδήσουμε όλοι μαζί.

Κάποιες επεξηγήσεις και πληροφορίες. Σκοπός είναι να τραγουδήσουμε όλοι μαζί, δε χρειάζονται καλές φωνές, μόνο καλή διάθεση! Άν κάποιος έρθει την Τετάρτη και πιστέυει ότι θα αργήσει καλό είναι να στείλετε ένα μεηλ να σας πω πως μπορείτε να μπείτε χωρίς να διακόψουμε την πρόβα/ συναυλία.
Όσο για τη ρεμπετοσυναυλία, η Αθανασία είναι οργανοποιός απο τη Σύρο και ο Σορόπης είναι ενας μπαγλαμάς που μου έφτιαξε. παίζουμε μαζί μουσική και θα ταξιδέψουμε στην Κρήτη να παίξουμε αμέσως μετά το διήμερο αυτό, οπότε αυτή θα είναι η πρώτη συναυλία του μουσικού μας ταξιδιού.
Οι Ντουντηδες, είναι η γνωστή άγνωστη παρέα που σχετίζεται και με την ηχογράφηση Πέμπτη Βραδάκι στα Κρουστά Της Τάκη και έχει ετοιμάσει και κάποιες καινούριες ρεμπετοιστορίες..

Αυτά λοιπόν, για οποιαδήποτε ερώτηση, επικοινωνία κτλ στείλτε στο dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com

Αντε και καλές μουσικές!
Δημήτρης

-- English version --

Hi!

This is a post about a two day event that is gonna take place this week.

On Wednesday 4 June 21.00 - We gather in Taki Percussion school, Plataion 10, Kerameikos to rehearse some simple -mostly african- songs to sing together on Thursday. Then we're gonna have an acoustic concert with Athanasira, Soropis and The Duders.

On Thursday 5 June 20.30 - We meet at the end of Ermou street in Thiseio, right next to Peiraios avenue. We join the percussion group, sing, play and dance all together!

For more info in English, just send me an e-mail at dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com

See you :)
Dim

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thursday night session at Taki's Percussion! 28.02.2014

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Γειά!

Έχω κάμποσο καιρό να ποστάρω κάτι, σήμερα όμως είναι έτοιμο ένα πολύ ωραίο πρότζεκτ που έγινε πριν λίγο καιρό στην Αθήνα. Μαζευτήκαμε λοιπόν με διάφορους πολύ καλούς φίλους, και παίξαμε και τραγουδήσαμε μαζί κάποια κομμάτια. Καινούρια κομμάτια, που τα ηχογραφήσαμε και μόλις τα ανεβάσαμε και στο νετ! Τα στέλνουμε σε φίλους με σκοπό να εξαπλώσουμε την τραγουδιστική και μουσική αρρώστια. Δεν έχουν δικαιώματα, μπορείς να τα πάρεις και να τα κάνεις ότι θέλεις. Να τα τραγουδήσεις, να τα αλλάξεις, να τα χρησιμοποιήσεις. Μόνο να έχεις σκοπό την αγάπη και να μην τα χρησιμοποιήσεις ύπουλα για εμπορικούς/ χρηματικούς σκοπούς.. γιατί τότε όλοι αυτοί οι υπέροχοι άνθρωποι που τα τραγουδάνε θα θυμώσουν η θα στεναχωρηθούν.. Στο υλικό που έχει ανεβεί υπάρχουν και στίχοι, και αν χρειάζεσαι βοήθεια για τη μουσική στείλε μου μεηλ στο dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com !

To link για να το κατεβάσεις ολόκληρο είναι εδώ.
Και επίσης υπάρχουν και στο youtube με στίχους.
Ποστάρω εδώ 2 κομμάτια και απο κει βρίσκεις και τα υπόλοιπα.
Αμα γουσταρίζεις στείλε τα και σε φίλους!
Τα λέμε! :)
Δημήτρης







Hello everyone!
This post is about a project that took place recently in Athens. We gathered with some nice people and sung some new songs all together. We also recorded them and today we uploaded them on the internet. Unfortunately it's all in greek, but still, you can listen to them and if you want to know more about the lyrics send me an e-mail at dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com

This is the link to download.

And above you can find some links to youtube as well :)
See you soon!
Dim


Monday, January 20, 2014

Music session in Den Haag 24th January!

Hey guys!

So, we're doing a special thing in the Hague this time.

Its this Friday 24th January in Autonoom Centrum. Address is Willem Van Outhoornstraat 17 and there no entrance fee like always.. We will have a a lot of music and start at 

20.30 with

- Ell Sol/ OneMansnoise, special set together this time!
- Rebetiko Session, we will sing some songs and share some info about this music/ culture in Greece
- Rhythm Session, we are gonna play/ sing/ dance/ improvise all together! bring some percussion instr!





We will stay just for a few days in the Hague, so it would be an amazing opportunity of seeing everyone together!

Here's some more info and links about what's happening.

Ell Sol and OneMansNoise


An infolink for about Rebetiko 
and some songs from youtube

A link from the previous Rhythm sessions in AC 

That's it!!! Please share with other people that might be interested!
Hope to see you there!
dim

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Trip To The North Update

Hello!

It is December now and I am already in London. There is a lot of nice stuff we are doing here like the UK tour with Ell Sol in January, but my "Trip To The North" is over. So, I thought it would be nice to share some of the things that happened.










Ioannina - Greece

We made a concert- music session in A.KOI.XI. Next day I was there for a really nice concert with local bands in the university and a day after that we made an improvised puppet performance with Shapatia and my fellow  baglama traveller Tsitsounious. Well, Shapatia actually fell in love with Tsitsounious while our new friend Rufus the policeman would eventually arrest him and put him into jail. I have a photo from this day!



Gjirokaster - Albania

I was really lucky to spend some days at Kristo's. A place which is soon gonna be one of the coolest places to hang out in Gjirokaster. :) So, I hope to be back soon. I recorded a song with the kalimba there. It is actually two songs in one, that I finished those days. For lyrics (in greek) go to the soundcloud page of the song.



Pescara - Italy

After a really nice stay and concert in Tirana Backbackers Hostel and after passing by Bari for a couple days, I ended up in Pescara to meet some amazing people. We played some music together with The Pump and Ian Tripp. Then, I met some crazy people on the streets and we ended up in the most amazing (music) situations! Here are some recordings.

Jamming all together on the street.


Singing and freestyling in the freestyle reunion, close to the beach!




Singing Forty Rules to Make A Sound with Val!


One day we made this while sitting in a bar.













Milano - Italy

After spending a couple of days in the streets of Perugia and meeting some amazing people I went to Milano to visit my friend and see him play with their band "Jaspers". Crazy guys!


Nantes - France

I visited Lyon for a day, met some very interesting people on the streets and hitchhiked to Nantes. I spent some time in a community close to Nantes and before heading towards Netherlands, we made a great concert in the attic of a couchsurfer that was hosting me there. Unfortunately I have no sound or image from it, but it will be difficult to forget. More or less forty people squeezed in the attic and singing all together, Thanks for these moments everyone. :)

The Hague - Netherlands

After hitchiking for a couple days and playing some greek songs next to the highway for the people that drove me, I arrived to stay for two magic weeks in The Hague.The Rhythm sessions in AC went really well. It was amazing to see everyone playing music together and share this experience. MiniMono fest by Elatiko on the 7th of December was a great experience. Here's a video from my session, you can check also the other people's performances in Elatiko chanel.



Here's also a goodbye recording from The Hague. The day before leaving to London. This is text from Andreas Embirikos that my friend Nikos put into notes and I used it to improvise. :)




London - UK

So, here we are in massive London! Two songs for goodbye and hope to see you in the January Tour with Joan!





Ciaoo!
Dim






UK Tour with Ell Sol an January 2014!


Hey guys!

So, we are continuing our crazy experience together with Joan (Ell Sol), this time in the UK.

Our dates for now are;

14 Jan Edinbourgh - Forest Cafe
15 Jan Glasgow - House Concert
16 Jan Edinbourgh -House Concert
18 Jan Leeds - House Concert
21 Jan London - House Concert

Maybe we are gonna have a day or two more of concerts, or do something spontaneous. You can always contact us for crazy ideas or proposals! 17 is my birthday and 21 is the birthday of Joan, it's a funny way of celebrating :)

Contact whenever you want at dimitrisathanas@hotmail.com for info, ideas or to say hi!
Bye
Dim

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Rhythm Sessions" 1-15 December in The Hague

Hello everyone!
Thanks everyone for joining!

There is a text following to explain what is gonna happen in these sessions. It is open for everyone to join, it is for free (there will be a donation box if you wanna contribute though) and for sure we are gonna have a lot of fun, so join us! If you wanna join send me an e-mail to let me know. Then we can keep in touch about everything. Of course you can also just come by, no problem. :)

So, cheers and see you in Da Hague!
Dimitris


Short description
Four sessions (of -+ 3 hours) when we are going to build some simple percussion instruments, invent and learn rhythms, songs and dances together, do a lot of group games with sound and movement and of course, improvise a lot!

More analytically
The four sessions will take place in between 1-15 December, which means we are going to do two sessions per week.
The first session is going to be devoted to building the instruments. Talk about their sound, use and part in the group, and try them out. We can complete the session by inventing some rhythms and patterns and improvise on them to get to know each other.
The second session will have to do more with creating rhythms, learning how to be part of the group and interact with each other through the music. We will do that using some group games and excersises and finally improvising. Later on the same day, we will try for the first time to invent some simple singing on top of our rhythms and work on that a bit.
The third session will be a continuation of the singing process and an introduction to movement, together with the music. We will experiment in inventing simple movements/dances together with our rhythm/ songs.
On the fourth session we will work on putting all of these together and try to build something like a simple form of rhythms/ songs/ dances that we will use in the end to improvise.

Some more stuff to be said
The sessions are going to have a continuation from first to last, so, it makes sense being in all of them. It is open also for people that can’t be there for all of the sessions, but there has to be either some arrangement to know what happened and follow or to be a bit more passive in the whole procedure. We will be recording the session and I will be sending them to you to listen back, so that we can keep track of what we do and use ideas from previous sessions. The program of the session is not very strict, it is just there to give a form and direction to the whole thing. So, it is open to changes and suggestions from all the participants. What is most important is to experiment, invent, play and build a relationship between the group.

Last, but not least
This is a call open to everyone!! It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. It doesn’t matter if you think you are not a very musical person or you have a bad voice, or you don’t dance often. What matters is wanting to explore and play, wanting to be part of a group and interact with the rest of the people.