Konstantine Margaritis is a greek guitarist-composer, based in Berlin. His playing and compositional styles create a rare amalgam of diverse elements ranging from the passionate portrayal of early romanticism to impressionistic assertions, infused with a strong temperament of various Mediterranean rhythms and ornaments.
Solo performances, a leading role in his trio Elusive Aura, multiple musical collaborations in different styles, three albums and an active didactic presence on his youtube channel are a few of the clues that suggest his multifaceted artistry.
“Ιθάκη είναι το οικείο αλλά άπιαστο”
Ithaki (Solo Guitar, 2019)
Ithaki is a concept album, and it consists of seven original compositions for classical guitar with a general thematical substance; the personal journey of self-exploration and realisation that we are called to carry out in our life's adventures, hopes and fears.
It is partly inspired by the famous poem by Konstantine Kavafis and the ten-year voyage of Odysseus as told by Hommer. But similarly to every kind of knowledge or experience that we assimilate, the only way for it to have any meaning at all is through deep personal involvement and lots of mistakes!
Ithaki cannot be defined. It is not a place, nor a destination. Ithaki is the familiar, the intimate; yet it is elusive, subtle and unattainable. Its melody is improvised and can never be set; it appears to be unchanging as much as it is erratic, unpredictable. Ithaki is what you make it be; you cannot ask for more.
Listen to Kimata
“Kimata achieves that which it sets out to do, and takes me away with its complex melodies and soulful composition. ”
— Adrian Bambace
“Kimata is an explorative journey of superb classical guitar and jazz music. ”
— Daniel Ondaro