The recital “Innovating Tradition” consists of compositions for cello and 4-string Cretan Lyra from the discography of Yiorgos Kaloudis, "TRUTH", "ON THE WIND", "J.S. Bach Cello Suites on the Cretan Lyra", as well as material from his upcoming CD release, “APTERA”.
Through the freedom of silence where time expands, the composer is exposing the precious enlightenment through the poetic truth of the cello and the Cretan Lyra timbres, extending the expressive limits of the two instruments.
A minimal string environment is creating a particular harmonic architecture of the compositions with an elegant use the live-loop-recording technique to orchestrate sound layers during his performance.
Inspired by the emotional imprinting of the vibrations, the depth of field of the compositions and the freedom of improvisation, the composer, reveals a sound horizon and atmospheric soundscapes with apparent influences from Classical, Ambient and World music.
Yiorgos Kaloudis :
classical Cretan lyra (4stringed Cretan Lyra with sympathetic strings)
vocals & live-loop-recording
Preview from the “Innovating Tradition” recital at MEGARON, The Athens Concert Hall (03/03/2018)
Photo from the “Innovating Tradition” recital at the Ancient Necropolis of Orthi Petra, Ancient Eleftherna. (23/06/2018)