Four years after the first recorded work titled “Simplicity”, Andreas Rodosthenous comes back, evolving and suggesting his new work titled “Complexity”, which he is going to present at Technopolis 20 garden, on Sunday, 14th of July 2019, at 8:30pm with the “A.R project”.
This project tries to communicate the troubled and complex way of life that many people live today and leads to estrangement. The music is instrumental and this makes things more difficult to communicate without spoken word, but creates an even bigger challenge, for the musicians and audience, to find a common language that can be supported, with thoughts, expression and sound than just the notes.
This production is brand new since the compositions are not released yet. Music that has been created in the past four years. The contribution of the musicians in modern improvised and interactive music is of utmost importance; hence the compositions are completed on stage where each musician contributes in their own unique way, musicality and personality.
The “A.R project” consists of, Christos Yerolatsitis on the piano, Stelios Xydias on the drums and Andreas Rodosthenous on the electric fretted and fretless bass. Having a course for over 10 years, their influences from the modern jazz music scene as well as the world music scene, brought them together managing to acquire their own sound, individually and as a trio!
Entrance: 10 euro
Reservations are necessary at 70002420 (calls only)
Sponsor: Deputy Ministry of Tourism
A few words about the musicians
Andreas Rodosthenous (Electric Bass/Composition): he was born in Limassol, in 1977 and started playing music from a very young age, self-taught. He studied in the Rotterdam's Conservatory in The Netherlands where he had the chance to play along with Annaelis DeJong, Thierry Castel, Ilja Reijngoud in music stages like the Bim Haus, Dizzy Jazz club, Theater De Evenaar and many more. He had the opportunity to collaborate and record with Vasilis Papacostantinou and Christoforos Krokidis in Greece as well as local artists like, Savvas Chouvartas, Vasiliki Anastasiou, Nikolas Mavresis, Nicole Ardanitou and Savvas Isovitis. He has recorded and published his own music on the cd “Simplicity” in 2015, along with the musicians, Giorgos Morfitis on the piano, Alkis Agathokleous on the ney and Stelios Xydias on the drums. He also has appeared in festivals like the Fusion festival in Germany, EUNIC jazz festival in Berlin, Technopolis jazz festival in Athens and at the music:LX in Louxembourg.
Christos Yerolatsitis (keyboards): is a Cypriot pianist, keyboardist and composer. With an interest in various music genres, Christos’s music can be characterised as intuitive, expressive and diverse. Christos moved to The Netherlands in 2008 where he lived for 9 years. Soon after his arrival he got into the Dutch jazz scene and performed all around the country with well-known artists, such as Benjamin Herman, John Ruocco, Simon Rigter, Ben van den Dungen, Ben Van Gelder and others. In 2016 he appeared in the biggest theatres of the country with the “Eef van Breen Group” in cooperation with the extremely successful theatre production “Borgen”. In 2017 he moved to Mumbai where he got employed as the head of the Piano department of the True School of Music, one of India’s biggest music schools. During his stay in India, Christos has performed with many bands in music festivals and jazz clubs and shared the stage with names such as Ranjit Barot (John Maclaughlin’s drummer) and Erik Truffaz (trumpet) as well as Indian Carnatic musicians like Sabir Khan (Indian Sarangi player) and Bangalore Amrit (Indian Khanjira). Christos is currently based in Cyprus working with various International bands as a leader and a sideman.
Stelios Xydias (drums): is a drummer born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus. He had his education and B.A. in music 2011 grad. at the Codarts university of the arts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He won the Nicolas Economou scholarship in 2009. Known for his versatility going from jazz, groove and different styles keeps him very active in his region. He has collaborated with all the big names in Cyprus as well with some international artists like Guthrie Govan (guitarist), Gilad Atzmon (saxophonist), Offer Gannor (guitarist), Damien Erskine (bassist) and more. Living in Limassol doesn't keep him for appearing in international Festivals as he has performed in Berlin, Athens, Netherlands, London and more. He has appeared in albums from artists like Mighty Sugarcane, Cahit kutrafali, Buray, Andreas Rodosthenous and more, he has also released his personal EP album called “silence” which is a solo drums project in 2014. Fresh in the Bosphorus Cymbal Company as he got his Endorsement with them in 2018. Also he is deep in education by teaching drums in some big establishments in Limassol.