Daemonia Nymphe at the Garage in London, 24 Jan 2015
The Garage London
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 1RD London, United Kingdom
Tickets available: ticketweb.co.uk/event/daemonia-nymphe-tickets/151609
Daemonia Nymphe will perform songs from their latest album ‘Psychostasia’ as well as all their previous albums ‘The Bacchic Dance of the Nymphs/Tyrvasia’, ‘Daemonia Nymphe’ and ‘Krataia Asterope’.
They will also perform for the first time new compositions from their upcoming album!!
With special guests Spiritual Front and Sieben
Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou compose and improvise dark, ethereal music on ancient Greek instruments reproduced for them by craftsman Nikos Brass. Wailed Greek lyrics taken from Hellenic literature and a whole load of masks and ancient costume make for a captivating live experience.
An internationally acclaimed Greek duet whose music and lyrics are inspired by the ancient Greek civilization. Instruments similar to those used in ancient Greece, recitation of classical texts and a goth, dark soundscape reminiscent of Dead Can Dance.
"The performance is accompanied throughout by fantastic compositions from Daemonia Nymphe, a two person musical group who play a blend of traditional and more recognisable instruments. The music moves between providing a moody background to taking centre stage with songs sung ensemble by the 'Greek chorus', an impressive contemporary take on the ancient practice of singing and dancing through much of the drama" Medea
Plays to see
"I cannot end without praising Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou for the hauntingly beautiful music performed on reproductions of ancient Greek instruments" Medea Everything Theatre
Daemonia Nymphe has a unique brand of Greek-inspired folk music. Mostly playful and floaty, the acoustic songs are beautifully fragile ... this show feels like a strange dream where a Venetian ball meets pagan rituals.
''..It is further complimented by live music composed by Daemonia Nymphe and performed by Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou. These haunting tones underpin many of the scenes and further add to the melancholy of the piece.'' Medea
What's Peen Seen
Daemonia Nymphe (Spyros Giasafakis and Evi Stergiou) is an ethereal world music ensemble, the first artists worldwide to compose and perform improvisations with reproductions of ancient Greek instruments manufactured by Nikolaos Brass. Credits include: ten albums on labels of several nationalities (German, Italian French), live performances in Austria, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Greece (headliners in Wave Gotik Treffen Germany, Ethereal Fest Spain, Caivano Arte fest Italy, invited at Psalm/Styriarte Festival Austria,Exhibition Road fest UK), music composition for short films, documentaries (Treasures of Athens and Olympia/channel 5), theatre(Theatre Lab Company) and stand-up comedies (Colin Quinn’s Long Story Short Broadway, New York),singing contribution(with LBC) to Neil Davidge’s (Massive Attack) score for the game ‘Halo’ 4, collaboration with international musicians Peter Ulrich (ex-Dead Can Dance), Dessislava Stefanova (London Bulgarian Choir), Psarantonis, Dimitra Galani,Alkinoos Ioannides and Louisa John Krol among others, and compilations by European and International labels which include songs by Daemonia Nymphe along with tracks by Lisa Gerrard, Loreena McKennitt, Ladytron and many others.