Greek pianist, composer, improviser and bandleader Tania Giannouli explores jazz as the most creative music form and regularly employs improvisation in her practice. Inspired by many different traditions and influences, her music and interdisciplinary projects span an impressive range of styles - a creative and borderless amalgamation of the global today’s reality. Her genre-defying "open sound language" is often described as lyrical, inspired, complex, eclectic, intoxicating and highly original. Her imaginative, explorative musical nature has led to four unique recording collaborations: “Forest Stories” (2012, with Portuguese wind player, Paulo Chagas), “Transcendence” (2015, featuring works composed for her Tania Giannouli Ensemble), “Rewa” (2018, a critically acclaimed, entirely improvised collaboration with traditional Maori instrumentalist, Rob Thorne) and “In Fading Light” (2020, an unexpected trio with trumpet player Andreas Polyzogopoulos and oud player Kyriakos Tapakis). All four albums received wide international acclaim and were included in numerous ‘Best of’ lists. She is much involved in mixed media and her music for video, documentaries and film has travelled to many festivals, museums, galleries and Biennales worldwide. Her concert music has been performed by the Camerata/Armonia Atenea String Orchestra, Dissonart Ensemble, the Athens Youth Orchestra and the Galaxy String Quartet. Tania Giannouli Trio performs exciting original compositions of an idiosyncratic blend of music, blurring the boundaries between East and West, contemporary, world and jazz.
21 October National Opera and Ballet, 20:00 NOB, 20:00