Dimos Vryzas (violin, FX’s) and Thanos Kazantzis (drums) visit KET for a free improvisation set. Circa 19, a free improvisation-based duo, was formed in early 2019. Combining percussion instruments and objects with the sound of acoustic violin and some electronic effects, the two improvisers create a unified sound by making clear decisions during the moment of creation. Nothing is predetermined, there is only the initial desire for every form of expression through music.
Thanos Kazantzis (drums and percussion) was born in 1983 in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki. He distinguishes free improvisation as the most sincere, fragile and instantaneous expression of music. He is a sound engineer and owner of Polytropon recording studio (Thessaloniki). He has collaborated with, among others, George Apergis, Sakis Papadimitriou, dissonArt ensemble, Karolos Koun Art Theatre, Antonis Aniseggos, Vassilis Mantzoukis, Savina Giannatou, Pavlos Pavlidis, Mary’s flower Superhead.
Born in Thessaloniki in 1992, Dimos Vryzas is a violinist and an improviser. His work focuses on free improvisation and experimental music. He studied improvisation with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin. He has been influenced by a wide range of genres, from classical and traditional music to rock, noise and ambient. Today, his interests focus on exploring the sonic boundaries of the violin, experimenting with the acoustic/electronic sound contrast and searching for new ways of musical expression. In recent years he has been travelling, recording and performing live with important musicians in Greece, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany and other countries.