What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
We‘ve been working together in several projects from late 90’s. Nine years ago we formed “Silent Move” and started performing live, improvising on classic silent movies. Our first movie was Murnau’s “Nosferatu”. Since 2009, we performed in festivals, made a record (“In seven parts”, Triple Bath) and collaborated with many artists.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Recently, we worked on some Alfred Hitchcock’s movies and recorded, with guest musician Michalis Katachanas on viola, our version “The Lodger”. This will be our second CD. This year’s performances at KET will start with our new version of Dreyer’s “Jeanne d’ Arc”, one of our favorite movies of all time.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Music-wise: from Keith Jarrett to Gyorg Ligetti, from Pink Floyd to Miles Davis, from Alva Noto to Robert Wyatt etc
Non-music-wise: Andrei Tarkovsky, Rene Magritte, Paul Auster, Miro and many more…
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
We try through our improvisations to use elements from post rock, 20th avant-garde, ambient and noise. We use a lot of pedals effects and loopers.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
Albums: Miles Davis “Bitches Brew”, Keith Jarrett “Sun bear concerts”, Tangerine Dream “Phaedra”.
Movies: Alfred Hitchcock “Vertigo”, Andrei Tarkovsky “The mirror”, Woody Allen “Manhattan”.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
Both, because it’s a completely different procedure.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
I think our version of “Jeanne d’ Arc” that can be heard in our CD (“In seven parts”), is a very important performance, a magical moment for us.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
As I said before, our second CD (our version of “The Lodger”) plus some new performances with new films.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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