Aptera (in C Minor, for solo classical Cretan lyra)
Pelagos (in G Minor, for solo cello)
Orthi Petra (Necropolis) (in D Minor, for classical Cretan lyra, cello, looper)
Trikymia (in G Minor, for solo classical Cretan lyra)
Cosmos (in C Major, for classical Cretan lyra, looper and electronics)
Metabasis (in C Sharp Minor, for cello, vocals, looper and electronics)
From February 16 to 25, Dom Radio will host a series of concerts by the famous cellist and composer Yiorgos Kaloudis (Greece). For many years he has been exploring the possibilities of playing the Cretan lyra, one of the most ancient musical instruments. Combining the techniques of cello playing and the features of the traditional Cretan lyra, he improved the instrument by adding a fourth string (lower cello C).
Yiorgos Kaloudis will give four concerts at Dom Radio presenting the rich possibilities of the lyra and an extensive repertoire: from Baroque music to modern compositions in which the unusual timbre of the Cretan lyra is enriched with electronics.
APTERA is the last concert of the cycle, revealing the extensive repertoire and performing possibilities of the Cretan lyre, an ancient instrument which descended from the Byzantine lyra of the 9th century, the ancestor of most European string bow instruments.
Yiorgos Kaloudis will present a collection of original compositions for classical Cretan lyra, cello, voice, and electronics. The classical Cretan lyra presents itself not only as a bow, but also as a percussion instrument, and meditations on its slightly whistling timbre and melodic possibilities turn into melancholic, airy soundscapes.