Natassa Mare 4tet

Natassa Mare 4tet

 Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, GRC
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The ensemble combining the greek music genre of Rempetiko with elements from the wide field of jazz, the subtle presence of free improvisation and contemporary vocalisms, is a dynamic musical collaboration, full of energy, characterized by the great sensitivity and extremely theatrical hermeneutic character of Natassa Mare.

Biography

NATASSA MARE has sung, taught and participated in a large number of festivals and organisations (European Youth Parliament, Unesco, European Worldwide Music, Gaia, Continental Arists etc.). She collaborated with: Ministries of Macedonia, Thrace & Culture, Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Mayoralty of Culture, Education & Tourism, Greek University of Fine Arts, National Television Orchestra etc. She organized and presented a variety of musical and theatrical performances. Her two albums,“a”, and “The Embrace” with British guitarist Jason Carter, got internationally great critical acclaim. Member of Artists without Frontiers, she collaborated with Christine Alavoine and Marc Roger under the auspices of History Institute of Thessaloniki, and “Institut Francais”. She performs with «Seul à trois», «kmnTrio», «Natassa Mare 5tet» and «Mediterra» and records for the Centre of Contemporary Music Research of Athens (founded by Iannis Xenakis).

NICKOS HARIZANOS studied Composition, Orchestration, Harmony and Counterpoint in Athens and afterwards he continued his studies in Composition at Manchester University graduating with a research Master’s degree (MMus). He was offered a place for PhD studies in Composition at University of Cardiff. His music has been performed in 28 countries. He has received numerous of first prizes and distinctions in International Composers Competitions. He is member of the Greek Composers Union, the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association and Research Centre of Contemporary Music (founded by Iannis Xenakis). His works are published by Da Capo Music Ltd and Contemporary Music Research Centre.

Lyrics

GIA SENA (For you...)

Written By: Natassa Mare Moumtzidou

Lyircs by Natassa Mare Moumtzidou

Some nights I dream
that I slowly levitate and I am leaving inside the silence,
I am diffused and spread above the city, the sea...
I am flowing, penetrating and covering space with my presence
I am continually expanding, spreading, flowing...

I am climbing the mountains like a wave and there, ? am entrancing breaths, blinks, the tiniest vibrations...
As if I were lava, round, larger than the whole world, I feel infinite and boundless...
I am covering voids, scratches, gaps between words and actions.

There are nights that I travel in your body and I discover places, blue oceans, vibrating worlds. With my fingertips and the feeblest breath...

There, I find my way through time, towards time...
There, I find my way out.

For you, for you, all I love, all I live
For you...
Wherever I go, whatever I find
For you...
You, whatever I love...
You...

Je t appelle

Written By: Natassa Mare Moumtzidou

Lyrics by Natassa Mare

Quand je voyage je pense toujours à toi?.
Entourée par le ciel je me rappelle le regard, la façon que tu souris, le nom...
Quelques fois j' imagine la main sur mon épaule, la bouche à mes cheuveux, les petits souffles au coup...
Peut-être c' est matin, ou soir, mais toujours je voyage à côté de toi.
Je te regarde avec les yeux de mon âme et tu me regardes aussi.

Écoute-moi, tous les pays, pourvu que tu y sois, sont toujours mes pays...

Tu es la gentillesse, tu es la force
tu es le compagnon eh bien tu es l' amant...
Le départ et la fin...
Lumineux, passionné...

Quand je voyage, entourée par le ciel, je traverse le temps,
je t' appelle...
Je vois la terre voler autours de moi.

Je te trouve toujours dans mes bras.

Discography

1. Natassa Mare "A"
2. Natassa Mare & Jason Carter "The Embrace"