[álfa steritikó]: The first episode of the project “No Words” is on…
Theodora Athanassiou – guitar
Taxiarchis Georgoulis – oud
Loukas Metaxas – percussions
The band was established in September 2017 by Theodora Athanassiou, in order to become the core part of musical expression on her own modern compositions. The main concept is to build a music bridge between the history and the future stories of Eastern Mediterranean music. As a result this project aims and would like to be the answer on how a young musician deeply involved in old elements of various orient musical styles (mainly rembetica songs) could express and compose today’s music with an old traditional guitar.
Their first music project “No Words” will follow the story of an old romantic guitar (kitharoni) that travels for more than one and a half century from Vienna where it was created to Smyrna where it was sold. And now, living in Athens of 2019 it has a lot of stories to tell…
[álfa steritikó]: The first episode of the project “No Words”
álfa (άλφα) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, hence a commencement.
steritiko (στερητικό) comes from the Greek verb: steroúmai (στερούμαι) which stands for being deprived of something or someone
“álfa steritiko” is a greek prefix. It’s the letter “a” that stands in front of a word. It’s the “un-” in the “Unkissed”.
This is the inspiration behind this series of concerts that opened a music dialogue among the past and the present… the world and our inner world.
Watch the promo video:
One of the project’s song is “Kordelakia”
*Kordelakia: Slung for the emotional playful tricks of the middle war era.
Composed by Theodora Athanassiou
Choreography : Yannis Mitsos & original movement of Christina Gazi
Dancers: Christina Gazi, Yannis Mitsos
Recorded by Giorgos Pavlidis at Ihovrihio studio Mixed by Vangelis Karapetros at Pazl studio
Produced by Theodora Athanassiou & Ivan Ziovas
Directed, shooted by Ivan Ziovas