(18.8 welcome date / 24.8 departure date)
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).
Jannis Anastasakis (b.1984) is considered to be in a league of his own as a guitar player in Greece. His unique, in-depth approach of the effects (he is also the founder of the JAM pedals company) and the guitar as an ambient sound generator, 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: Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Christian Fennesz, Haig Yazdjian, Giuseppe Doronzo, Thodoris Rellos, Michalis Siganidis, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Harris Lambrakis, Savina Yannatou, Floros Floridis, Lena Platonos etc and he has also worked with directors dancers and choreographers (Thodoris Abazis, La Coja Danca etc)
He also performs with his personal projects, “Elektronik Meditation” , “Sound of Color” and a new a duet with the visual artist, Natalia Manta.