Harris Lambrakis

Ney player, Greece | harris.lambrakis@gmail.com

ABOUT

Born and raised in Athens, I started playing music at a very young age under many good teachers. I graduated from the Music High School of Pallini and the Music Department of the University of Athens with direction in ethnomusicology. I was fortunate to collaborate with internationally renowned musicians such as Haig Yazdjian, Savina Yannatou, Michalis Siganidis, Ross Daly, Kostas Tatsakis, Periklis Papapetropoulos, Christos Tsiamoulis, Antonis Apergis, Bijan Chemirani, Michel Doneda and others. For the last 20 years I have been participating in recordings and concerts worldwide. I also teach ney, giving seminars and masterclasses in Greece and abroad.

CALENDAR & BLOG

This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this eighth meeting we will play the makams Kürdilihicazkâr - Nihâvend - Neveser - Nikriz - Sâzkâr. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this ninth meeting we will play the makams Dügâh - Bestenigâr - Karcığar - Isfahan - Şevkefzâ. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
Announced the postgraduate program entitled "Musical Arts" in the Department of Music Science & Art of the University of Macedonia.

Direction traditional music: "Greek Folk Music Culture: Interpretation and Performance, Poetic (Composition)."

Offered items: Violin, Clarinet, Lute - Folk Guitar, Lyra of Pontus, Ney, Oud, Poetic (Art of Composition and Poetry in Traditional Music), Lyra of Constantinople, Lute, Santur, Folk Song, Bouzouki.

Teach: Thimios Atzakas, Manos Ahalinotopoulos, Helen Kallimopoulos, Athena Katsanevakis, Kyriakos Gouventas, Harris Lambrakis, Urania Lambropoulou, Dimitris Mystakidis, Elias Papadopoulos, Katerina Papadopoulou, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Lefteris Tsikouridis and others.

The courses are expected to commence in February 2015, the spring semester.

More information on the site of the department
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

The meetings will take place every Monday afternoon in Athens, Greece. For more details please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
Concert with Savina Yannatou and Primavera en Salonico at Teatro Piccolo in Milan as part of the festival "Milano incontra la Grecia".
A live at Peran, Dekeleias 20 - N. Philadelphia with Periklis Papapetropoulos, Stratis Psaradellis, Katerina Papadopoulou, Stefanos Dorbarakis and Vangelis Karipis. Program consists by compositions of P. Papapetropoulos and repertoire from Greece and Turkey.
My school, Pallini's Gymnasium and Lyceum for Music is celebrating the anniversary of 25 years of continusly operating. It's really a big gladness to participate in this fest, taking place into the theatre of the school.
After two years, one more collaboration with Taximi, the greek-scandinavian folk group, Kyriakos Gouventas, Andreas Katsigiannis, Spyros Goumas and classical wind orchestra of Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker in the work of Förklädd Gud (1940) by Lars Erik Larsson, a symphonic poem about ancient greek mythology and God Apollo.
A collaboration with the exceptional duet "Selâniknâğme" of Barıs Bal (tanbur and yayli tanbur) and Görkem Saoulis (kanun) at Peran music stage.
Michalis Siganidis and his new group Siganidae 5 presents at Baumstrasse his new record "97%" and some of his older hits.
Martha Mavroidi's project with collaboration of Nedyalko Nedyalkov (kaval) from Bulgaria and Yurdal Tokcan (ud) from Turkey present at Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. Watch video from the concert here.
Martha Mavroidi's project with collaboration of Nedyalko Nedyalkov (kaval) from Bulgaria and Yurdal Tokcan (ud) from Turkey plays in a concert for Tinos World Music Festival.
Concert in Passionskirche, Marheinekeplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg organized by ECM and the greek embassy in Berlin.
14.7 Vamos festival | 16.7 Fagotto (Chania) | 17.7 Kiparissi (Heraklion) | 18.7 Ano Platanias (Chania) | 20.7 Ammoudi Beach
Improvisation, or taksim, is an extremely widespread term in modal music. In many instances, rhythm is added to the equation and then we can say that we have modal rhythmic improvisation (or more simply the rhythmic solo). The musician is called to build solos into a given rhythm, usually derived from the repertoire of a particular region. In this workshop we work on various methods to approach rhythmic improvisation, taking as a starting point repertoires familiar to the musicians involved. Then, we examine the structures and forms that have been developed through various music traditions. For more informations, please visit the site of Labyrinth workshops in Houdetsi, Crete and Ross Daly's site.
Together with Vangelis Karipis and Manolis Kanakakis, a concert in Sitia for the Mediterranean Festival of Sitia
Michalis Siganidis and his group Siganidae 5 (James Wylie, Kostas Anastasiadis, Harris Lambrakis, Lefteris Moumtzis and Michalis Siganidis) presents older and newer compositions from his new released album "98%" in Kodra, Kalamaria. Concert starts at ... More infos here.
Kostas Vomvolos is taking care of this two-days meeting with the subtitle "Old donkey, new walking?" Presentations from Thomas Korovinis, Kyriakos Gouventas, Harris Lambrakis, Lefteris Moumtzis, Georgia Tenta, Giannis Dionysiou. Events start at 18.30, Infos here.
Michalis Siganidis and his group Siganidae 5 (James Wylie, Kostas Anastasiadis, Harris Lambrakis, Lefteris Moumtzis and Michalis Siganidis) presents at Six D.O.G.S. older and newer compositions from his new released album "98%". Live starts at ... Infos here.
Taking part in the campaign for supporting a very nice place in Athens, Zp87, Giorgos Kontrafouris, Harris Lambrakis and Nikos Sidirokastritis will meet, bringing their home food to eat together... Video from the live.
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the first meeting we'll discuss about makams Rast, Beyati, Karcigar, Nihavend, Acem and Acem Kurdi. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
A live for the festival "The Little Paris of Athens". The café-restaurant "Akrovatis" is located on the street Psarron 26 & Maizonos in Metaxourgeion. The live starts at 22.00
In these two concerts in Lefkosia and Limassol, Periklis Papapetropoulos and Harris Lambrakis will play the music of Istanbul, the city that defines the term "Ottoman music".
A two-days seminar in Cyprus about the makam music in Istanbul.
A celebration for the 200 years of the New Method in Byzantine written music. The concert will take place in the ceremonial hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, together with Christos Tsiamoulis, Panos Dimitrakopoulos and Stratis Psaradellis.
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 2nd meeting we'll discuss about makams Ussak, Saba, Hicaz, Acem Asiran, Mahur and Beyati Araban. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This new group of Maria Simoglou is starting in Marseille and is gonna play greek but not only music, together with two great musicians as Stratis Psaradellis and Stefanos Dorbarakis. The final concert for the residence will take place in Cite de la musique de Marseille at the 14th of November.
Mousiko Steki Iliou, Agiou Fanouriou 99 (2nd floor of Cultural Center of Ilion). Free entrance. The concerts starts at 21.00

Map for Mousiko Steki Iliou
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 3rd meeting we'll discuss about makams Segah, Huzzam, Evic, Ferahnak, Bestenigar, Mustear and Kurdi. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 4th meeting we'll discuss about makams Isfahan, Pencgah, Sazkar, Cargah, Rehavi, Pesendide and Suzidilara. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 5th meeting we'll discuss about makams Kurdilihicazkar, Buselik, Hisar Buselik, Hisar, Kucek and Sipihr. Meetings will take place at RootArtSpace at Thission, Athens. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 6th meeting we'll discuss about makams Sultaniyegah, Ferahfeza, Dilkes Haveran, Muhayyer Sunbule, Gerdaniye, Yegah and Nuhuft. Meetings will take place at Aliko at Psirri, Athens. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 7th meeting we'll discuss about makams Sehnaz, Hicazkar, Evcara, Suzidil, Seddaraban and Suzinak. Meetings will take place at Aliko at Psirri, Athens. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
A concert for the opening of the church of Hagios Georgios. More infos here.
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 8th meeting we'll discuss about makams Nikriz, Neveser, Zavil, Segah Maye, Dugah Maye and Nisaburek. Meetings will take place at Aliko at Psirri, Athens. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
An open seminar that will be held every month in Athens, exploring the ottoman makam through the centuries and its relations with the other musics of the area. Sophia Kompotiati will also give short lectures about the ottoman era. On the 9th meeting we'll discuss about makams Huseyni, Muhayyer, Huseyni Asiran, Muhayyer Kurdi, Neva, Tahir and Gulizar. Meetings will take place at Aliko at Psirri, Athens. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
The Ottoman Empire may have fought wars from Algeria through to the Indian Ocean, and Poland through to Ethiopia, it may have had in its dominion most of the known languages and religions of the times, but when we talk about Ottoman Music we mostly refer to the music of Constantinople. So the main subject of this workshop are the so called makams and in a broader sense the whole music of the Constantinople. The idea is to approach this set of makams practically, through a wide repertoire - mainly from Ottoman music. The workshop’s main focus will be on listening exercises, the recordings and practical exercises on the instruments, although the required analysis will take place as well. Wherever necessary, the repertoire will be extended beyond Ottoman music, based on old recordings of taksims, and gazels. The set of makam that this workshop will concentrate on are: Rast, Bayati, Saba, Hicaz, Segah and Huzzam. Musicians of all levels, playing instruments relevant to this genre of music are welcome, as long as they have a basic knowledge of reading music. Visit the site of the Music Village.
Improvisation, or taksim, is an extremely widespread term in modal music. In many instances, rhythm is added to the equation and then we can say that we have modal rhythmic improvisation (or more simply the rhythmic solo). The musician is called to build solos into a given rhythm, usually derived from the repertoire of a particular region. In this workshop we work on various methods to approach rhythmic improvisation, taking as a starting point repertoires familiar to the musicians involved. Then, we examine the structures and forms that have been developed through various music traditions. For more informations, please visit the site of Labyrinth workshops in Houdetsi, Crete and Ross Daly's site.
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. Also, the months of October to January Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 1st meeting we'll discuss about makams Rast, Bayati, Karcigar, Nihavend, Acem and Acem Kurdi. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. Also, the months of October to January Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 2nd meeting we'll discuss about makams Ussak, Saba, Hicaz, Acem Asiran, Mahur and Beyati Araban. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. Also, the months of October to January Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 3rd meeting we'll discuss about makams Segah, Huzzam, Mustear, Irak, Evic, Ferahnak and Bestenigar. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. Also, the months of October to January Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 4th meeting we'll discuss about makams Huseyni, Muhayyer, Huseyni Asiran, Muhayyer Kurdi, Muhayyer Sunbule, Segah & Dugah Maye and Dilkes Haveran. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
A concert with free entrance and live broadcasting.
The venue of the festival is here and the concert starts at 22.00. Look here for more details.
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

On the 5th meeting we'll discuss about makams Basit Suzinak, Zirguleli Suzinak, Sehnaz, Hicazkar, Evcara, Suzidil and Seddaraban. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
Live starts at 21.30, soon more details...
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

On the 6th meeting we'll discuss about makams Kurdi, Kurdilihicazkar, Buselik, Hisar Buselik, Hisar, Kucek and Sipihr. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

On the 7th meeting we'll discuss about makams Sultaniyegah, Ferahfeza, Sevkefza, Neva, Tahir, Gulizar and Gerdaniye. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

On the 8th meeting we'll discuss about makams Isfahan, Dugah, Pencgah, Sazkar, Cargah, Rehavi and Pesendide. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 10.00 till 15.00. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

On the 9th meeting we'll discuss about makams Nikriz, Neveser, Zavil, Yegah, Nuhuft, Nisaburek and Suzidilara. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Aliko at Psirri, Athens. Hours: 15.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
Will be played the piece "In C" of Terry Riley. Look here for more details.
This workshop will concentrate on music coming from Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, and the surrounding countries that used to be a part of the Ottoman Empire. We will focus on a few maqams, or modes (depending on your point of view), and we will try and see how they form, modulate, mutate, and adjust themselves in the different situations occurring through various repertoire.

Musicians of all levels, playing instruments relevant to this genre of music, are welcome, as long as they have a basic knowledge of reading music.

Visit the web page of the Fengaros seminars.
Improvisation, or taksim, is an extremely widespread term in modal music. In many instances, rhythm is added to the equation and then we can say that we have modal rhythmic improvisation (or more simply the rhythmic solo). The musician is called to build solos into a given rhythm, usually derived from the repertoire of a particular region. In this workshop we work on various methods to approach rhythmic improvisation, taking as a starting point repertoires familiar to the musicians involved. Then, we examine the structures and forms that have been developed through various music traditions. For more informations, please visit the site of Labyrinth workshops in Houdetsi, Crete and Ross Daly's site.
The concert will take place in the context of "Para Thin Alos" festival. Soon more details.
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 1st meeting we'll discuss about makams Rast, Beyati, Karcigar and Nihavend. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 2nd meeting we'll discuss about makams Ussak, Saba, Hicaz and Beyati Araban. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 3rd meeting we'll discuss about makams Segah, Huzzam, Evic and Ferahnak. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 4th meeting we'll discuss about makams Huseyni, Muhayyer, Huseyni Asiran and Muhayyer Kurdi. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
Live music on Hitchcock's "The birds". Look here for more details.
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 5th meeting we'll discuss about makams Suzinak, Hicazkar, Sehnaz and Evcara. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 6th meeting we'll discuss about makams Suzidil, Seddaraban, Sultaniyegah and Ferahfeza. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 7th meeting we'll discuss about makams Kurdilihicazkar, Buselik, Hisar Buselik and Hisar. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre. In addition, each month Sophia Kompotiati will make us short presentations-lectures on the history of Ottoman music (repertoire, composers, etc.).

On the 8th meeting we'll discuss about makams Rast, Beyati, Ussak and Nihavend. View here the complete program. Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.30 till 21.30. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This seminar will focus on the group spirit and unity using as tools the music and improvisation. This week we will work on the basic elements of communication (related and non-related to music) which will determine our attitude towards people. The seminar is open to all musical instruments and to singers and music writing is not necessary.
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
Live music on Hitchcock's "The birds". Look here for more details.
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
For more details, please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
The ney is a characteristically simple instrument with a very long history. It has been played simultaneously used in sacred and urban court music, as well as in rural folk traditions. It has had a continuous presence in a variety of different musical traditions, but it also lends itself well to use in new contexts and in new musical traditions.

What is the ney and what is it not? That is the central question of this seminar which we will examine. This search will begin from within ourselves and will extend to the limits of our perception.
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact at harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this first meeting we will play the makams Rast - Pençgâh - Suzinâk - Mâhur - Sûzidilârâ. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this second meeting we will play the makams Uşşak - Sabâ - Hicaz - Beyâti - Beyâti Arabân. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this third meeting we will play the makams Segâh - Hüzzam - Irak - Eviç - Ferahnâk. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this fourth meeting we will play the makams Hüseyni - Muhayyer - Hüseyni Aşiran - Kürdi - Muhayyer Kürdi. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this fifth meeting we will play the makams Bûselik - Hisar - Hisar Bûselik - Nevâ - Yegâh. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this sixth meeting we will play the makams Acem - Acem Kürdi - Acemaşiran - Sûltâni Yegâh - Ferâhfezâ. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com
This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). In this seventh meeting we will play the makams Şehnâz - Hicazkâr - Evçârâ - Sûzidil - Şedarabân. The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

Meetings will take place in Perissos suburb of Athens, very close to the metro station. More details will be announced soon. Hours: 17.00 till 22.00. For participations please contact harris.lambrakis@gmail.com





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CURRENT PROJECTS

Harris Lambrakis Quartet
Parafono Records

Harris Lambrakis Quartet was formed in 2006 and is inspired from different genres of music; modal jazz, greek music, music of the eastern Mediterranean and improvisational music. We already have published two albums, Théa (2010, independent production) and Metéora (2012, Artway Technotropon/Polytropon Technis). Currently, Harris Lambrakis Quartet is mixing it's 3rd album, called "Lafina".

A song from our new album called "Xirovouni", filmed by "Home Sessions" team. Dimitris Theocharis (piano), Dimitris Tsekouras (double bass), Nikos Sidirokastritis (drums) and Harris Lambrakis (ney).
modal jazz      greek music




Ishikawa - Sidirokastritis - Varoutas - Lambrakis - Linardou
Underflow Records

Ko Ishikawa, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Giorgos Varoutas, Harris Lambrakis and Anna Linardou interpret the ecstasy of nature, wandering between ancient memory and imagination. Ancient instruments, such as the Japanese shō and the Middle Eastern ney, a piece of acacia wood and a voice, combined with electroacoustic guitar, electronic sound and live sampling, reflect a poetic contemplation of the human condition between the sea and the depths of the sky.

The album was recorded in Athens on January 17, 2019, at the Underflow Record Store and Art Gallery, which was arranged accordingly for the project's audio and video recording needs.

Live at Underflow Records (Athens, January 2019).
electronic music      improvisational music




The Solo Project
Indepentend

More than 20 years now, I keep working on a solo project that focuses on the sound of the ney and on every musical element exists around us.

Live at Fones Music Club (Athens, 1999).
ney      improvisational music




Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico
ECM Records

As a member of the group Primavera en Salonico, I participate since 1996 in numerous concerts in Greece and around the world, while I took part in 6 album recordings ("Songs of the Mediterranean", "Virgin Maries of the world", "Terra Nostra", "Tutti baci", "Sumiglia" and "Songs of an other"). Recently our new album "Songs of Thessaloniki" released by ECM Records.

Performed and recorded in Bimhuis in Amsterdam for VPRO, Vrije Geluiden telecast. Savina Yannatou (voice), Kostas Vomvolos (qanun), Kyriakos Gouventas (violin), Yannis Alexandris (oud), Michalis Siganidis (double bass), Kostas Theodorou (percussion) and Harris Lambrakis (ney).
world music      armenian music




Michalis Siganidis Group
MLK Records

I have been contributing mostly as a hammond organ player for the past 10 years alongside Michalis Siganidis, one of the most influential Greek musicians and poets.

Live at Six D.O.G.S. (Athens, October 2014).
tape music      greek music




Tatsakis - Lambrakis Duet
Independent

With the great musician Kostas Tatsakis we just recorded our first album, a total impro dialogue between drums and ney.

Live at Zp87 (Athens, January 2015).
drums      ney      improvisational music




OTHER PROJECTS & VIDEOS








Workshops & Masterclasses

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

The seminars and masterclasses I've given so far are divided into four main categories:
     a. The makam of Istanbul
     b. Greek repertoire for ney and other instruments
     c. Rhythmic improvisation in modal music
     d. Free improvisation


a. The makam of Istanbul

This masterclass developed as training course on the makam of Istanbul or the Ottoman makam in general. The central idea is the makam to be approached in practice with as much as possible repertoire and less talk. Important role in this process have the old sound recordings and practice on the instrument. Where appropriate and feasible, the repertoire extends beyond the Ottoman music. At the base, however, of the process remains the analysis of the old recordings (taksim, gazel and compositions). The masterclass covers all relative instruments may approach the particular music genre.

ATHENS (2014-2020)
FENGAROS MUSIC VILLAGE (2015, 2016)

b. Greek repertoire for ney and other instruments

In this workshop we focus on repertoire and the local idioms from various regions of Greece (Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Roumeli, Peloponnese, Aegean Islands) and other countries, associated with the traditions of the Balkan peninsula and especially of Greece. The workshop explores ways of adapting "local" techniques on the ney and other similar instruments (oud, kanun, saz, lyre etc.)

APT-FRANCE (2007)
MUSIC VILLAGE (2010, 2011)
MOUSIKI SINAXI (2010)
LABYRINTH - ROSS DALY (2018, 2019)

c. Rhythmic improvisation in modal music

Improvisation, or taksim, is an extremely widespread term in modal music. In many instances, rhythm is added to the equation and then we can say that we have modal rhythmic improvisation (or more simply the rhythmic solo). The musician is called to build solos into a given rhythm, usually derived from the repertoire of a particular region. In this workshop we work on various methods to approach rhythmic improvisation, taking as a starting point repertoires familiar to the musicians involved. Then, we examine the structures and forms of improvisation that have been developed through various music traditions.

CODARTS - ROTTERDAM (2012)
LABYRINTH - ROSS DALY (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016)
NICOSIA (2012)

d. Free improvisation

Free improvisation (or whatever it is called periodically, free jazz or improvised music), is specific in terms of the objectives but extremely broad in regards to the material which it treats. Focusing mainly on group dynamics and mutual trust, the key objective of this seminar has been the mutual communication of the participants, without being concerned with which music materials were to be used by each. The act was often revealing, and the fact that many musicians with non-Western instruments participated in the seminar, added new features and sounds to the whole free improvisation scope and spectrum.

LABYRINTH - ROSS DALY (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2017)
UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (2012)


DISCOGRAPHY

This is a selected discography from 1995 till today.

AS AN ARRANGER / COMPOSER

Théa by Harris Lambrakis Quartet Metéora by Harris Lambrakis Quartet The Depths Above by Ishikawa - Sidirokastritis - Varoutas - Lambrakis - Linardou The lost album by Lambrakis - Tzavaras Occasional Dream by Occasional Dream Virgin Maries by Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico Basse Class by Michalis Siganidis Imerologio by Nikos Xidakis

AS A MEMBER OF THE GROUP / GUEST

Mika by Periklis Papapetropoulos Minore manes by Maria Simoglou Ensemble Songs of Thessaloniki by Savina Yannatou and Primavera en Salonico Talar by Haig Yazdjian Tale Yad by Oneira To mov provato by Saz Grubu Songs of an other by Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico Kismet by Stelios Petrakis & Bijan Chemirani Amalur by Haig Yazdjian Microcosmos by Ross Daly 97% by Michalis Siganidis Periplous by Amelia Muge & Michales Loukovikas Ikaros by Antonis Apergis Mikres Aggelies by Michalis Siganidis Sumiglia by Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico Oi dikoi mou filoi by Stelios Petrakis Orion by Stelios Petrakis Collection of Mediterranean flutes by FM Records Garin by Haig Yazdjian Ap' tin Tilo os tin Thraki by Pantelis Thalassinos Si la mar by Oneira White Dragon by Ross Daly Asate by Andreas Georgiou Songs of the mediterranean by Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico Sabbath Lift by Michalis Siganidis Terra Nostra by Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico Ammon by Vassilis Rakopoulos Tutti Baci by Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico & Elena Ledda Fones Krouston by Vangelis Karipis Choros ton pyrson by Vassilis Rakopoulos Wonderfall Quartet by Wonderfall Quartet Ta mystika tou kipou by Nikos Kypourgos


CONTACT

Email
harris.lambrakis@gmail.com

Phone
+30 6978022168

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