Basil Athanasiadis’ work is original in terms of research and creative work which is on an area of study that has been neglected. The compositions are of a high technical level of accomplishment and are of an unusual and absorbing nature, revealing a true understanding of Japanese culture and a deeply-felt response to their traditions […]
In the creatively faultless CD “Clouds that I Like”, all five works included, feature elements of asymmetry, non‐teleological thematic relation, fragmentation, flexible space and use of noise, unveiling unbelievably rich, astounding almost otherworldly timbres.
In Basil’s works, melodies or harmonies often feel improvised however, if the performer misses even a single note, the listener can immediately tell the difference.
‘Air Still’ by Basil Athanasiadis is a beautiful, atmospheric composition. A solemn approach of great poetry …