Once a month, Yannis Anastasakis (guitar, FX’s) invites musicians and visual artists at KET to create together an in situ, audiovisual project.
In the second “Sound of Color” of the year, he improvises with Harris Lambrakis (ney) and Natalia Manta (live visuals).
Haris Lambrakis was born and raised in Athens and started playing music at a young age. He graduated from the Music High School of Pallini and the Department of Music Studies of the University of Athens with a degree in ethnomusicology. He has collaborated with important musicians in Greece and abroad (Haig Yazdjian, Savina Yiannatou, Michalis Siganidis, Ross Daly, Kostas Tatsakis, Pericles Papapetropoulos, Christos Tsiamoulis, Antonis Apergis, Bijan Chemirani, Michel Doneda etc.). For the last 20 years he has participated in recordings and concerts around the world, while he teaches ney by giving seminars and masterclasses. He is a member of various musical groups. In 2006, he founded the Harris Lambrakis Quartet.
Natalia Manda was born in 1994 in Athens. She was admitted to the School of Fine Arts in the category “Talents”, where she studied during the period 2011 – 2016. Entering the School in 2011, at the age of 17, she wins the second prize in a sculpture competition in Italy titled “Study of Public Space”. She studied with professor George Lappas in the Second Sculpture Lab. She completed her studies and curated her undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Aphrodite Liti. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree of 9.5 (nine and five). She has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and made her first solo exhibition in October 2017 at the Kappatos Gallery in Athens.
Jannis Anastasakis is characterized for his special approach to the guitar, as a generator of original and atmospheric sounds, as well as for his in-depth involvement with effects and live-sampling technique (he is also the designer and manufacturer of JAM pedals). His music is a blend of ambient and psychedelia that balances between melody and noise, often pushing the “allowable” boundaries. He has collaborated with great musicians such as Arve Henriksen, Christian Fennesz, Eivind Aarset, Lena Platonos, Savina Yiannatou, Thodoris Rellos, Harris Lambrakis, Floros Floridis, Haig Yazdjian etc.