Viktor Mastoridis - Aegean Rhapsody
An album of Greek Bouzouki and Mediterranean Guitar instrumentals and songs in three languages, Aegean Rhapsody brings a mixture of moods: from sunny & dancing, via caressing, all the way to lyrical and reflective compositions, it paints a deep and rich picture of life.
Musical journey started with Blues and Rock; influenced by Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers etc; moved into Rap/Hip-hop/Rock fusion (band named Super Nova in the 80's Yugoslavia); after moving to the Netherlands started to be influenced by Balkan music (Greek, Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian; uneven rhythms; fantastic scales).
First instrument: acoustic guitar but soon moved to electric; 'discovered' and connected with the Greek bouzouki and its sound while on holiday in Greece in 1981; bought the first Macedonian tamboura in 1987; received a baglamas as a gift in 2006 and since then these instruments represent the core of Viktor's expression.
In UK wrote music for various publishers and TV and radio programs, including EMI Publishing (Olympics 2004),…
London - United Kingdom
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