Title: Percussion pictures
Code: Antart 001
Release date: February 2012
Over the last 20 years, Vagelis Karipis¢ occupation with percussion instruments has established him as a musician of eminent greatness for the Greek music. Today Vagelis Karipis displays his new music project namely ¡Percussion Pictures¢.
11 musical pictures where percussion compositions predominate….11 musical dialogues between Vagelis Karipis and leading musicians coming from Greece and all over the world. Arto (Avant Guard) Tuncboyaciyan, Karim Ziad, Pantelis Stoikos, Giannis Kirimkiridis, Haig Yazdjian, Socrates Sinopoulos, Harris Labrakis, Kostas Tatsakis, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Aggelos Polyhronou, Kostas Meretakis engage in musical discourses with the captivating Greek percussionist, and along with the valuable contribution of the sound engineers Sotiris Papadopoulos and Vagelis Lappas, enable us to embark upon a journey to a place where Balkan colored sounds encounter the African groove, free improvisation meets Macedonia and oriental rhythm comes across with funky spirit…
The CD ¡Percussion Pictures¢ was released in November 2011 by antart Productions, a newly established and independent music company. For the company, this release points out its first effort to enhance awareness and promote a distinguished and rigorous music flow recently originated, albeit has been characterized by ¡market experts¢ of the music industry as ¡anti-commercial¢.
The cover of the album is an elite art work by the painter Ms Froso Kalogeropoulou, while the graphic design and editing was made by Ms Grigoria Mavroeidakou.
This edition encompasses a booklet translated in three different languages (Greek, English and French) as it is addressed to the European as well as to the global public.
Another conspicuous characteristic found in this edition is the accompanying booklet in Braille system i.e. a method used by blind people to read and write, rarely found among music editions, pertaining to the utter disapprobation of any social discrimination expressed by both the artist and the company. Blindness can no longer deter access to universal information, education and entertainment. In relation to the latter, special acknowledgments should also be made to Ms Christina Tsekou in recognition of her essential contributions to this booklet.
It inherently sets a hallmark of the enduring prominence of a notable musician.