I was happy to finally meet with Aleksis Vakis, composer, arranger and music critic in several Greek music magazines and radio. Luckily my CD ended up with him a few years ago, which lead to the most wonderful review in the Greek music periodical ΔΙΦΩΝΟ (Difono). Later on we caught up on internet, and meeting him here in Athens was truly an enriching experience. We ended up at the local radio station, doing a broadcast on ” A Dance with the Shadows” in Greek 🙂
The concert was as wonderful as I dreamed of. The band contained of 10 amazingly steady musicians playing basic instruments as keyboards, bass, drums and guitars, as well as different kinds of wonderfully played flutes and a bagpipe. A psaltery like instrument called κανών (canon) was the ultimate sound spice during the concert, and the steady and expressive violin was in great balance with the extremely attractive λάουτο (laouto). The inevitable τουμπερλέκι (toumperleki) bound it all together and lifted the atmosphere up to beneath the roof. The voice combination Pantelis Thalassinos and Melia Kana was very successful. Kana is a wonderful singer. Pantelis himself is simply an endless source of good energy and wonderful melodies and arrangements, expressed through his wonderful voice and playing. He is a rarely inclusive, warm hearted and vivid musician!
I arrived Syntagma yesterday evening. The streets were so empty you would believe they were haunted. Only a few stray dogs and a bunch of police buses and men from the fire department would witness my careful steps towards my hotel in Plaka. They helpfully showed me the way, and ensured me there would be nothing to worry about, for the moment.
Arriving Plaka was another world. I enjoyed this warm December evening walking the narrow streets where the cafe tables are still standing outdoors with candle lights. Akropolis is lightened up at night so that one can enjoy the sight of it at any times.
I have come here to listen to one of my heroes, Pantelis Thalassinos, who is playing tonight and tomorrow evening here in Athens. I am also here because of my own music. And it is like the whole town is whispering “change”, both on behalf of itself and me.
En unik familieutstilling med bilder av Christian, Oda, Nana, Per, og Guy Krohg.
Telemarksgalleriet, 26. april – 20. juli 2008
Åpning lørdag 26. april kl. 13.00
Musikk av Per Lasson, arr. Tirill Mohn. Fremføres av Ylva Sjaastad (vokal), Tirill Mohn (gitar/vokal) og Sigrun Eng (cello).
Sossen Krohg leser fra sin bok
Frode Krohg forteller om familien Krohg
Åpningstale ved Toralv Maurstad
Billett 100,- / 80,-
Utdeling av Blå Blomst-prisen i Asker bibliotek.
Arild Nyquist overrekkes prisen i bibliotekets lokaler.
Tirill med band spiller.
I selskap med Wobbler, Panzerpappa, Ganjibiri og Dead Dino Storage spiller Tirill på Osloprog 03.
12. – 14. september, Sogn Studentby.