The lineup of Windcraft Music Fest 9 features winds in many different musical styles: from the atmospheric music of Gaba Project & Achilleas Tigas and Vassilis Philippou’s “Colourful Emptiness”, to People of the Wind & Yiannis Dionysiou and Stereoteismo’s unique approach to traditional Eastern music and from the exceptional jazz and world music fusion of La Pêche and Human Touch to the progressive sounds of Sonica & Toms Rudzinskis and Sustainable Resound, who mix acoustic with electronic elements. Moreover, the Windcraft Band returns with a rock attitude, presenting famous tunes with their brass sound, while the Windcraft Voices explore the musical traditions of the Mediterranean through acappella vocal arrangements.
SATURDAY 22 JULY 2023
SAT. 22 JULY 2023, 19:00 | ORCHARD
Inspired by emotions and based on simplicity and improvisation, Vassilis Philippou's compositions explore the quest for wholeness and serenity within the vastness of space and stillness of time.
Vassilis Philippou: Piano, Compositions
Odysseas Toumazou: Guitar
Savvas Lagou: Violin
Elias Ioannou: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
SAT. 22 JULY 2023, 20:15 | ORCHARD
Stereoteismo is a quartet based in Rome that seeks points of intersection between the classical Arabic repertoire, Balkan music, flamenco and other Mediterranean musical styles.
Samah Boulmona: accordion, voice
Federico Pascucci: tenor saxophone, clarinet, ney
Iacopo Schiavo: Andalusian guitar, oud
Shanti Colucci: drums, percussion
SAT. 22 JULY 2023, 21:30 | ORCHARD
An unbridled Balkan quintet, La Pêche invades the stage with a sparkling sound and a contagious enthusiasm. The winds and the electric guitar weave hypnotic oriental melodies, with the drums and double bass adding the intoxicating groove.
Paul Bertin: saxophones
Loïc Vergnaux: clarinets
François Gozlan: guitar
Teddy Moire: double bass
Benoît Joblot: drums
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF THE
INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE CHYPRE.
SAT. 22 JULY 2023, 23:00 | ORCHARD
Sustainable Resound mix jazz, techno as well as classical influences together in order to create something that is always balancing between acoustic instruments, electronic elements and improvised music.
Evgenii Tanaisov: live electronics
Balthasar Wilzopolski: trombone
Felix Bork: trumpet, keyboard
Enyalios Evangelou Papadopoulou: drums
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF THE
EMBASSY OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
SUNDAY 23 JULY 2023
GABA PROJECT FEAT.
SUN. 23 JULY 2023, 19:00 | ORCHARD
Gaba Project is an innovative band by Vasilis Vasiliou and Christina Polycarpou which combines the mystifying timbre of the handpan with the rich sound of the Cretan lyra. At Windcraft Music Fest they will share the stage with Achilleas Tigas on traditional wind instruments and Nicolas Tryphonos on double bass.
Vasilis Vasiliou: Handpan, Percussion
Christina Polycarpou: Cretan lyra
Achilleas Tigas: Ney, traditional flutes, kaval
Nicolas Tryphonos: Double bass
PEOPLE OF THE WIND FEAT. YIANNIS DIONYSIOU
SUN. 23 JULY 2023, 20:15 | ORCHARD
People of the Wind is an explosive trio inspired largely by the ecstatic traditions of the zurna stretching from West Africa to the Far East. Their interpretation of traditional musics with the use of western instruments results in an innovative and exciting sound with rhythm and dance at its core. The band will be joined by Yiannis Dionysiou, who will skillfully interpret some traditional songs from Cyprus and Asia Minor.
James Wylie: saxophone
Fausto Sierakowsi: saxophone
Alexandros Rizopoulos: percussion
Yiannis Dionysiou: voice
SUN. 23 JULY 2023, 21:30 | ORCHARD
Human Touch, one of the most important and popular bands of the Greek jazz scene, will present their original and engaging musical compositions, offering their listeners an experience full of images and emotions.
Stavros Lantsias: piano, drums
David Lynch: saxophone, flute
Yiotis Kiourtsoglou: bass
SUN. 23 JULY 2023, 23:00 | ORCHARD
At this year’s Windcraft Music Fest, the Cypriot powerhouse group Sonica unites with one of the Baltic’s leading saxophone players, Toms Rudzinskis, to present a new, previously unperformed repertoire as well as feature a few tunes form their debut album. Sonica’s new work combines the familiar, dark synth trance with elements of dance music, making it groovier than ever.
Christos Yerolatsitis: keys, electronics
Andreas Panteli: keys
Stelios Xydias: drums
Toms Rudzinskis: saxophone