GROUPS & BANDS
A unique theatrical quartet, presenting the Rhapsodies of Homer, ODYSSEY, directed by the Greek actress and interpreter of Ancient Drama, Sophia Hill, and orchestrated by Yiorgos Kaloudis, with two greek ancient musical instruments, the cretan lyra and the kanun. Sophia Hill, Ruth Hill, Yiorgos Kaloudis and Antonis Myriangos.
"TRAVELING LIGHT" trio! Three long time friends, improvisers and composers share their dreams and visions, creating a new trio; rich in texture and uniquely personal in their way of sharing the light. With David Lynch on the saxes and flutes, Yiorgos Limakis on the guitars and lute.
It’s been a long road, with many miles travelled, for these two performers from very different artistic backgrounds to come together, over the 16 years that worked together. (2002-2018).
This unique collaboration is based on common aesthetic criteria, the freedom provided by improvisational techniques and the sheer pleasure of sharing a stage and understanding the power of song in the simplest form.
“LEMONCELLO” duet with the piano player Sotiris Lemonidis, (2012) A powerful duet of a piano-cello, with original compositions and improvisations of the two performers, with a plethora of colours and elements, giving a brand new form of repertory on that historical combination of instruments.
“FURTUNA” group with the kanun player Goksel Baktagir, the violin player Nedim Nalbantoglu and Ruth Hill. (2007) One of the most powerful international bands ever. Based on original compositions of Goksel and Nedim, this band brings the joy in its most magnificent way, through the dynamic range of rich melodies, rhythms and amazing makam improvisations.
They performed at the Manchester Jazz Festival in 2007.
Yiorgos Kaloudis & Ruth Hill duet, (2004 up to date). The most unique duet reveals the poetic beauty of the cello and the kanun complete one another. The freedom provided by compositions specially made for that orchestration, the improvisation, and the sheer pleasure of sharing the silence, creating vibrations in their purest form.
“FAROS” duet with the saxophone player David Lynch, (2002-2008) Pure improvisation, original compositions, one of the most amazing duets of two gifted multi instrumentalists, creating and orchestrating the moment, with an extended use of the live-loop-recording technique by Yiorgos.
“OCASSIONAL DREAM” was his first band, (1996) Read about the band here!
During the years 1993-2018, besides his personal projects, Yiorgos collaborated in a plethora of projects and recordings in different genres of music, as a session musician in the Greek musical scene, touring worldwide, (Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, Japan, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Kazakshtan).
Some of the composers, songwriters, singers, ensembles and orchestras, that he worked with are :
Mikis Theodorakis, Nikos Mamagakis, Nikos Kypourgos, Eleni Karaindrou, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Maria Farantouri, Haris Alexiou, Savina Yannatou, Arleta, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Dimitra Galani, Elli Paspala, David Lynch, Takis Farazis, Stavros Lantsias, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Tassis Christoyannis, Alkinoos Ioannidis, Christos Thyvaios, Socrates Malamas, Manolis Pappos, Sophia Papazoglou, Miltiades Papastamou, Ilias Andriopoulos, Stelios Petrakis, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Nikos Zoudiaris, Pavlos Pavlidis, Manolis Lidakis, Yiorgos Hadjipieris, Theodoris Economou, Melina Kana, Manos Achalinotopoulos, Maria Dimitriadi, Lambrini Karakosta, Deborah Myers, Goksel Baktagir, Nedim Nalbantoglou, Karine Polwart, Tom Baxter.
Academic Symphony Orchestra Dmitri Shostakovich with the Chamber Choir “Lege Artis” (St. Petersburg), Berlin Philharmonic Kammermusiksaal with Kamerata European-Choir "Ernst Senff", Karelia Philarmonic Orchestra with the Chamber Choir “Lege Artis”, Celtic Connections, International Robert Burns Concert at the SSE Hydro with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Symphony Orchestra of Colours, Symphony Orchestra of Rethymno, Athens Symphony Youth Orchestra, National Theatre Orchestra. Diafana Krina, Ensemble of Manos Hadjidakis, Dance Theatre “Roes”, Puppet Theatre “Don’t Panic”, Mandolin Orchestra of Patra.
Yiorgos with Sophia Hill, Ruth Hill and Antonis Myriangos.
Play of the Homer, ODYSSEY Rhapsody m. June 2018, Ancient Theatre of Aptera, Chania-Crete.
Yiorgos with Ruth Hill, Sophia Hill and Antonis Myriangos.
Rehearsal for the Homer, ODYSSEY Rhapsody m. June 2018, Ancient Theatre of Aptera, Chania-Crete.