A Jazz guitarist, Composer and Educator. Always trying to keep himself inspired in order to express thoughts and feelings that he needs to "share" with other people. He is always interested in new music; however, he wouldn’t characterize himself as an avant-garde composer. He is influenced by the music of East European Composers such as Alfred Schnitke, Sofia Gubaidulina, Andrjey Panufnic and Krzysztof Penderecki, some music of his teacher Nicholas Sackman and mostly from his jazz background as a Jazz Guitarist. In his opinion, it is a Composer’s duty to be in touch with contemporary music, however, one should not be prone to any prejudice or aesthetic cliché as well as the constant stress of being modern. Looking for originality and being always ready to look with a critical eye at his/her accomplishments, the Composer will be able to decode the ‘real’ and the ‘ideal’ that is always necessary for creative composition.
A very thorough bass player and professor, participating in various recordings and performances for the past 25 years.
As an ambassador of the idea that each day we get to learn new things, Sokratis is always open to new ideas and seeking to find new approaches to music aesthetics and expression.
Anders Åstrand collabore avec des musiciens suédois et internationaux : il est un percussionniste recherché, mais a également dirigé plusieurs projets de chorale en Europe et aux États-Unis.
Eric Aubier a remporté plusieurs prix dans des compétitions internationales à Prague, Toulon et Paris et Rolf Liebermann a été nommé en tant que soliste trompettiste pour l'Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris. Il n'avait que dix-neuf ans à l'époque.
A very thorough trombone player and professor, very active for the past 20 years in taking part in brass ensembles (Melos Brass, Athens State Orchestra brass ensemble etc.)
Elwira Slazak et Gabriel Collet sont des percussionnistes polonais-français - des musiciens de formation classique - spécialisés dans les duos Marimba. Leur parcours musical a commencé avec la musique contemporaine. Très tôt, ils ont commencé à collaborer avec des compositeurs émergents, créant un nouveau répertoire. Through their own musical language they perform a repertoire mostly consisting of compositions and arrangements written by Gabriel Collet, specifically for the duo. In addition to their concert activities, the duo writes soundtracks for documentaries and works with different musicians, singers, dancers and painters. Fully committed to contemporary music, they have made many first performances of new pieces, some of which have been dedicated to them.