Kostas Makrygiannakis Classical Guitar

The Pharos Arts Foundation and Louvana Records join forces in presenting the launch concert and live preview of the distinguished Greek guitarist Kostas Makrygiannakis’ debut album, Fragments. The album, which was recently released by Louvana Records, includes an assortment of concise and more extended pieces performed on a classical guitar, which are divided into three sections. These are original compositions by Kostas Makrygiannakis, as well as transcriptions of pieces by French Baroque composer François Couperin, which constitute a soundscape, an aural mosaic of narrative nature with direct references to other genres of music but also to choreographies which Makrygiannakis provided the music for. Through Fragments, the listener can wander in familiar soundworlds and experience works that tip the wink to the French Baroque, but also to Pink Floyd and Billy Joel, works sinking into the rhythmic intensity of the African-American tradition, and works conceptually conversing with the dancers as part of a performance show.

The concert will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019, at the Pharos Arts Foundation’s recital venue, The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, at 8:30pm, and the album will be available for sale during the event.

Kostas Makrygiannakis