ITHAKI

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My new video, filmed at a stunning location; Zalongo. 

I'm excited to share with you my new solo guitar composition and video, Zalongo. 

Recorded and filmed on location at the magnificent monument of Zalongo in Epirus, Greece. A site with an immense historical heritage and the most stunning scenery. 

I hope that you like it, and please let me know what do you think. 

Konstantine

Ithaki; New Solo Album is Out 

I'm delighted to announce the release of my second solo album, Ithaki

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!  

I composed Ithaki during an intense two-week process but took me almost a year to grasp its meaning.

I'm thrilled to be able to share it today with you. You can listen and purchase the digital album on my website and all major digital outlets (iTunes, Spotify, etc...). 

Listen to Ithaki // Buy Ithaki

From Foreign Lands (Anatolia) 

"Από ξένο τόπο” or "from foreign lands" is a traditional song from the greeks of Anatolia. It seems to be a quite suitable and natural piece to work an arrangement for my time in Kraziai - Lithuania since I'm not only away from my homeland but also from my family in Berlin. Therefore it quickly became the soundtrack of our stay here at this Art Residency together with my new friend and great artist Matthias Jun Wilhelm. 

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https://www.instagram.com/matthiasjunwilhelm/

 

Mournful Hymn 

Music can be quite a spiritual experience, this Sunday I went to the church in Kraziai - Lithuania. In spite of the subfreezing temperature, the woman who was playing the organ kept singing this mournful hymn even a few minutes after everybody has left the church. The moment stayed with me and here is my interpratation.