Book of Dreams (Metier)
As in the previous Shonorities album, the Japanese aesthetic permeates all and creates a deep impression, but here, it is sometimes much more subtle – an impression of philosophy rather than overt.
Soft Light (Metier)
‘Soft Light’, the new album from Basil Athanasiadis, is a fascinating mix of Greek and Japanese influences. Athanasiadis’ works are characterized by a strong visual identity, brought to life on this album.
Basil Athanasiadis continues his exploration of the Japanese/Zen aesthetic concept of ‘Wabi-Sabi’, an ambiguous and complex principle roughly translatable as ‘simplicity, emptiness, humility, primitiveness, impermanence, unpretentiousness’. Performers, Naomi Sato (sho, saxophone), Takafumi Fuimoto.
Stray Cats Dream (Sargasso)
In the follow-up to his ‘Clouds That I Like’ album Greek composer Basil Athanasiadis continues his exploration of the Japanese/Zen aesthetic concept of ‘wabi-sabi’, an ambiguous and complex principle roughly translatable.
Clouds that I like (Sargasso)
Performers: Shie Shoji (voice) Noriko Tamura, Keiko Hisamoto 20-stringed koto), Naomi Sato (sho) Ryoko Arai, Stelios Chatziiosifidis (violin), Sayo Takimoto (viola) Asako Hisatake (cello), Fujimoto Takafumi, Mizuho Hayashi, Missa Makino (percussion), .
Antiphon to Mary (Regent Records)
A varied selection of Christmas music, including the first recording of Basil Athanasiadis’ Antiphon to Mary for mixed choir and organ, sung with true Christmas spirit by the superlative Wells Cathedral Choir.
Aleksander Szram‘s debut CD including Basil Athanasiadis’ work for solo piano ‘Anamnisis’ in five movements. Inpired by Haruki Murakami’s ‘Norwegian Woods’, this work evoces reminiscences of the narrator of the novel sparked.
Terpsichore Bemused (Duton)
A CD (February 2005) celebrating the spirit of dance in music for two pianos, performed by John McCabe and Tamami Honma featuring a new work by the Greek composer, Basil Athanasiadis,.