"Effect devices: A known unknown universe"

The “proper” and the “unorthodox” use of effect devices with electric, acoustic or no instruments...

Coordination: Jannis Anastasakis

18 - 24 August

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Duration: 30 Hours

Timeline: 10.30 – 14.00 & 17.00 – 19.30

Language: Greek, English

This workshop is addressed to all musicians, regardless of instrument played or amount of experience, and aims to introduce them to the multiverse of effect pedals, loopers, sound generators with a focus on their live applications. The materials covered will span everything from the widely known distortion, delay, reverb effects or the more unique and “out there” filters, ring modulators and bit crushers!

There will be discussions on topics such as pros and cons of analog and digital effects, playing through laptop software or standalone hardware devices, extensive analysis of loopers as well as live looping and live sampling techniques.

Technical issues will also be addressed such as converting an acoustic to an electric instrument, correct audio and power connections, amplifying the end signal (amps, DIs, mixers etc).


Anastasakis optJannis Anastasakis  

Jannis Anastasakis was born in 1984. Today he is considered to be in a league of his own as a guitar player, improvisor and soundscape artist in Greece.
His unique, in-depth approach of the guitar as an ambient sound generator, and the extended use of effects (he is also the builder and designer of the JAM pedals) and analog synths, results in a very personal sound and delivery, that sets him apart from all other players in his country. He is coming up with unique and fresh sounds that take the music from ambient to psychedelic and off limits to new territory!
He has collaborated with great artists such as: Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Christian Fennesz, Gilad Atzmon, Thodoris Rellos, Savina Yannatou, Floros Floridis, Michalis Siganidis, Lena Platonos, Harris Lambrakis, Haig Yazdjian, Dionysis Savopoulos to name a few. He has also collaborated with the National Theatre of Greece and he is also a member of several projects like Horseloverfat (with Thodoris Rellos), Michalis Siganidis‘ Unlimited Shrimp and Elektronik Meditation.