Tania Giannouli

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Tania Giannouli (* 1977 ) is a Greek composer and pianist who also works in the field of improvisational music.

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Giannouli studied classical piano (soloist diploma with distinction and 2nd prize) as well as music theory and composition (diploma with distinction and 1st prize) at the Athenaeum and Orfeion Conservatories . Her main interest is the interdisciplinary game; therefore she is often involved (both as a performer and as a composer) in projects that combine music with images, text and language. Her music for film and video has been performed internationally at festivals and biennials, as well as in galleries and museums. She has worked with video artists and filmmakers such as Istvan Horkay and Marcantonio Lunardi . Giannouli's compositions have also been performed by the Camerata / Armonia Atenea String Orchestra , the Dissonart Ensemble , the Athens Youth Orchestra and the Galaxy String Quartet .

She also turned to improvisation. She was a founding member of the groups 4 + 1 ( Live at Sfendoni on Triple Bath , 2010) and Schema Ensemble (she performed with Schema at the 2010 international festival for electronic music Synch ). In 2012 she made her debut with the New Zealand label Rattle Records in a duo with the Portuguese woodwind player Paulo Chagas; the album Forest Stories received great international recognition and was included in the lists of the best annual production of 2013 by several Greek music media. In 2014 she founded the Tania Giannouli Ensemble as a quintet, which performed in Greece, Austria, Turkey and Spain and with which she recorded her second album for Rattle, Transcendence ; this album was also well received by critics in Greece and abroad. This was followed by their album Rawa , which contains entirely improvised music, which was created together with the New Zealand Maori musician Rob Thorne and the electronic musician Steve Garden. With her current trio Giannouli played piano, trumpet and oud with Andreas Polyzogopoulos and Kyriakos Tapakis at the JazzFest Berlin 2018.

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Individual evidence

  1. Meeting (Freejazzblog)
  2. JazzFest 2018