Exhibitions around the world!Luthieros going global...
A unique participation to such an historical festival was a wonderful experience for the Luthieros crew. What’s more, we had the chance to meet The World Music Ruth 2018 awarded Dine Doneff (for the “innovative original compositions and improvisations”)
on our stand and also announce the German version of our website; http://antikleier.com/.
The Rudolstadt-Festival (till 2015 TFF (“Tanz- und Folkfest”) Rudolstadt) is a German folk, roots and world music festival. It takes place annually on the first full July weekend in Rudolstadt/Thuringia. Until 2010 it was preceded by a special concert at the Heidecksburg-castle and started officially on Friday evening at the market place of Rudolstadt. In 2016 more than 300 concerts on 20 stages took place during the festival and 90.000 visitors had been coming.
The variety of the festival is simply overwhelming: Global pop from Spain and the vocal play of the Inuit, classical Iranian percussion and techno-trance from Turkey, Norwegian folk rock and German-Lebanese Ethno Jazz. For four days, there are about 300 performances by 150 bands and solo artists. It is one of the largest and most prestigious world music festivals in Europe. This range of concerts, workshops and talks attract up to 25,000 visitors a day.
Pirenostrum of Spain !
La Feria Pirenaica de Luthiers is the oldest music gathering of the Spanish Pyrenees mountain region. We had the chance not only to introduce (being the first Greek exhibitor to participate) Luthieros’s craftsmanship to the Iberian Peninsula with hundreds of visitors but also to organise an Ancient Greek lyre concert at the Saint Paul’s church of Boltaña. Hasta la proxima!
Within the framework of the event the audience examined, touched and played with the reproductions of ancient musical instruments, met the people behind the project and learn about all the stages of its development. The audience had also discover how easy it is to express oneself through ‘playing’ an ancient lyre!
A short concert took place within the Cyprus Museum where the audience had the chance to listen to the oldest surviving, complete musical composition, (the Seikilos Epitaph) and other surviving ancient melodies, along with modern improvisations with the accompaniment of an 11-string lyre (chelys type), vocals and duduk.
“Calling Upon the Muses at Cyprus Museum”
The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works presented at Wednesday, 6th of April 2016 the musical event titled “Calling Upon the Muses” will take place in the Cyprus Museum, in collaboration with the Luthieros Music Instruments and Seikilo.
The event “Calling Upon the Muses” at the Cyprus Museum, invited the audience to examine reproductions of ancient instruments: the lyre (chelys and barbitos types), the phorminx, the cithara , the sambuca and the bendir. The reproductions of these ancient instruments have been designed and crafted by the Anastasios Musical Instruments Workshop (www.luthieros.com), in collaboration with the 3D Laboratories of the International Hellenic University (Thessaloniki) (reverse engineering & 3D modeling) and the Electronic Media Laboratory of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (sound analysis).
Luthieros in Musikmesse…
Luthieros (Anastasios Music Instruments, Hall 3.1, D 42) participated at Europe’s biggest music instrument exhibition Frankfurt Musikmesse at 2015, presenting for the first time the reconstructed fully functional replicas of all types of Ancient Greek lyres!
Whats more, the ancient lyre was for first time revived, amusing the audience during Lina Palera and Danis Koumartzis’s music presentation!
The Gift of Gods!
A series of events that include Ancient Greek Instruments Exhibition, lectures & discussions, live performances by top musicians, workshops on how to construct ancient Greek lyres, and music workshops on playing ancient drums and lyres took place at October of 2015 at Thessaloniki, Greece. This is a short music documentary about it.
The Gift of Gods II took place at 2016, with the third series to be announced for 2017 soon!
International Book Fair…
Ancient Greek melodies played live at the 12th International Book Festival Thessaloniki, a co-organized event by iWrite Publications and Luthieros Music Instruments!
The Thessaloniki International Book Fair (TIBF), an institution that has brought radical change in the field of books and has become today a meeting point for all book professionals and fans in our country is co-organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, TIF-HELEXPO and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, with the support of the Greek Publishers and under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme of Central Macedonia 2014-2020.
Houdetsi Music Festival in Crete!
Houdetsi Village has been an international attraction for musicians since 2002 as Labyrinth Musical Workshop organizes seminars and master classes with musicians from all over the world for the last 10 years. Houdetsi Festival as well as Labyrinth Musical Workshop’s activities are an initiative of Ross Daly who is also the artistic director of both. We had the chance to participate to the festival by presenting our work in a unique place with a great music heritage.
A recognition from Spain!
The academic research of the R&D team of Luthieros MusicInstruments is once again recognized and this time is by Alzapúa, the official magazine of the Federación Española de Guitarra e Instrumentos de Plectro (FEGIP) in Spain!
Promitheia & Attika Dionisia…
Luthieros participated in several festivals dedicated to the Ancient Greek civilization by presenting several music snippets as saved from the Antiquity. Both in Olympus mountain (where ancient Greek Gods lived according to the Ancient Greek Mythology) and in the city of Athens, acts of ancient Greek Theatre and Culture were accompanied by music originally composed by Luthieros’s musicians.
In the national public Television and Press…
A documentary on recreating both renaissance and ancient musical instruments – featuring Luthieros MusicInstruments members (master luthier Anastasios) and Seikilo‘s music instructor Danis Koumartzis. Borders‘a tv show (ΕΡΤ3) dedicated a significant part of their last emission to our work and the final result is great! You can watch the hole emission here!
Music Village presentation…
Presenting the Greek Ancient Lyre of Οργανοποιία “Αναστάσιος“ at Music Village // Μουσικό Χωριό – Διεθνής Μουσική Κοινότητα along with Sokratis Votskos’s duduk and Andrie Euripidou’s voice!
The inception of MUSIC VILLAGE occurred in 2006. Its aim was to create an artistic and educational community around music. Having hosted more than 500 musicians, educators, academics, self-taught artists and more than 50,000 visitors who attended its activities, supported the idea behind its existence and shaped its identity, it is our firm belief that it fulfilled this aim. In its eleven years of operation Music Village has produced a high number of recorded archival material as well as music recorded in Greece and abroad as a result of the symbiotic collaborations among its artists; it has inspired five documentaries and hundreds of photographs and videos, freely available online, plus student and academic theses who used it as their object of study; it instigated the creation of other artistic communities around the country. All these achievements highlight its dynamic character and perspective as an ever-growing musical network which was born in Agios Lavrendios and is spreading in and out of the Greek borders.