Sound of Color #6

Friday 1 March 2024 | 21:00
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Once a month, Jannis Anastasakis (guitar, analog-synths, live-electronics) and Natalia Manta (digital & analog-visuals) invite musicians and visual artists at KET to create together an in situ, audiovisual project.

In the sixth “Sound of Color” of the year, they improvise with José Lencastre (saxophone), Nicky Kokkoli (saxophone) and Simos Riniotis (drums).

Lisbon-based improviser, composer and saxophonist, José Lencastre is an iconic musician of the Portuguese free jazz and improvisation scene. He has collaborated with Carlos Zingaro, Ernesto Rodrigues, Miguel Mira, Peter Evans, Susan Alcorn, Michael Formanek, Raoul Van der Weide, Onno Govaert, Joost Buis, Clara Lai, Dirk Serries, Martina Verhoeven, Miguel Petruccelli, Aleksandar Scoric, Sakina Abdou, Peter Orins, Bart Maris, John Dikeman, Kresten Osgood, Ziv Taubenfeld, Albert Cirera, Zbgniew Kozera, Vasco Trilla. He lived from 2012 to 2016 in Brazil, where he studied local rhythmic, melodic and harmonic music traditions (choro, frevo, ciranda…). While in Pernambuco he put together Inconsciente Coletivo, a trio of sax, keyboard and drums that played mostly his own compositions. Back to Lisbon, together with Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernâni Faustino and João Lencastre, José formed Nau Quartet. The group has released four records so far that have been highly acclaimed both in Portugal and abroad. Lencastre regularly tours Europe.

Nicky Kokkoli was born in 1996 in Athens. An active member of the Greek jazz and free improvisational music scene, she has also performed in venues such as Fylkingen (Stockholm) and Cafe OTO (London). She has collaborated with the London Improvisers Orchestra, Sofia Jernberg, Maggie Nicols, Lisa Ullén, Christer Bothén, Martin Küchen, Bram De Looze, Sharif Sehnaoui and others. She is a member of the Swedish-Greek band Ahanes whose first album, “Petrichor”, was recently released by the legendary Clean Feed label. In recent years, she has been studying Middle Eastern music and Greek traditional music, with the aim of creating a personal musical style.

Simos Riniotis is a musician and improviser, member of the improvisational trio The Coal (with Dimos Vryzas and Yannis Arapis) and the avant garde group Skraut (with Giorgos Varoutas and Haris Lambrakis). With drums and various small objects as the basis of his sound palette, sometimes with a minimalist approach and sometimes under the influence of a chaotic maximalism, he attempts to create a transitional space that will be the meeting place for the other voices. Apart from his permanent collaborations, he has worked with important musicians and sound artists in Greece and abroad.