About

Shonorities is a diverse group of performers and composers committed to promoting a range of repertoire that encompasses a wide spectrum of musical styles including old, contemporary and traditional pieces. By blending a variety of musical cultures, Shonorities aims to show the potential of the cross cultural collaboration in the contemporary music creation. The collaboration with choreographers and dancers, lighting designers and the inclusion of electronics enhance the performance experience. The unity of the concerts is achieved by introducing a theme that underscores the repertoire.

 

Shonorities’ past projects feature works for a variety of instrumental combinations including female voice and traditional Japanese instruments supported by organisations such as the Japan Foundation, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Sawakawa Foundation, Japanese Embassy in Greece, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, British Council and the Greek-Japanese Association. Past performances include the Tokyo University of Music and the Arts, Sogakudo Hall, Sapporo Kitara Concert Hall, Kushiro Cultural Hall in Japan, Canterbury Christ Church University and Riverside Studios in the UK, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Parnassos Concert Hall, Nakas Conservatoire, Hellenic American Union Theatre and participated in festivals such the Canterbury Festival the Ekon Festival (UK) and the Art Pass Festival (Japan). In 2010 the group recorded Basil Athanasiadis’ CD ‘Clouds that I Like’ that was released under the UK-based label Saragasso. In 2013 more pieces by Basil Athanasiadis for unique combinations of western and traditional Japanese instruments, were recorded in Japan for new CD releases in 2014 and 2015.

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