Sat, Sep 09|
ROSS DALY & SOLIS BARKI
Contemporary Modal Music Cretan Lyre & Percussion Duo
Time & Location
Sep 09, 2023, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Megalochori, Megalochori 847 00, Greece
About the event
Ross Daly has traveled the world, mainly in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, studying various forms of local music traditions. In 1982 he established an educational institution called Labyrinth Musical Workshop, which since 2002 is situated in the village of Houdetsi, on the island of Crete. Seminars and "master classes" are conducted every year at Labyrinth with some of the greatest teachers of traditional music from around the world. It is a meeting point for musicians and students and is recognized as the leading institution in Greece today, in the field of education of modal and traditional music in general.
Daly has released more than 35 albums of his own compositions and of his own arrangements of traditional melodies collected during his travels.
Ross Daly is the originator of the term Contemporary Modal Music, which refers to contemporary compositional works which draw their influences and inspiration from the broader world of Modal musical traditions which are found primarily (although not exclusively) in the vast geographical region between Western Africa and Western China.
Solis Barki was born in Athens. He is a musician, comedian and deals with illustration and comics. He has been taught Mediterranean, Persian and African percussion by Michalis Klapakis and Lefteris Grigoriou. He specializes in a wide variety of percussion instruments from around the world as well as other types of musical instruments such as the didjeridoo, with which he creates rich sound colors and vivid images.
He was a member of bands such as "Magic Carpet", "Theros", "Dingo", "LyrAvlos" and has collaborated with musicians such as Ross Daly, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mimis Plessas, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Zohar Fresco, and many more in concerts in Greece and abroad.
He has participated in many recordings, while he also participates in theatrical and dance groups, such as the National Theater, as well as in fairy tale and storytelling performances.