Title: Nosferatu -A monopoly - 2 CD
"Nosferatu A Monopoli" was recorded in one continuous take during a showing of the complete version of the 1921 silent movie "Nosferatu" by F. W. Murnau, in the "Nino Rota" conservatoire in the city of Monopoli, Italy. The composer and the contralto Georgia Sylleou, were invited by the jazz pianist, Gianni Lenoci, teacher at the conservatoire, for a musical workshop in which also the artist and poet Mario Volpe and six students/musicians of the conservatoire participated.
The music, over one and a half hours in duration, follows, scene by scene, from beginning to end, this masterpiece of the silent movie era.
Sakis Papadimitriou, since 1989, has written music for 25 silent movies. However, for the first time, his music is performed by a Tentet. The musicians, playing 20 different instruments and with different experiences and backgrounds, (jazz, classical, ethnic, contemporary) while retaining their idiosyncrasies are transformed into an ideal musical ensemble creating the compact sound of a chamber orchestra, thus reaching every limit of one's imagination and creating an exceedingly highly inspired poetical atmosphere.
The musicians are:
Sakis Papadimitriou, Piano, Musical Director
Georgia Sylleou, Vocals
Gianni Lenoci, Synthesizer, Piano, Live Electronics
Mario Volpe, Sound Objects, Bambu Flutes, Live Electronics
Fabrizio Scarafile, Tenor Sax
Luigi Tridente, Soprano Sax
Francesco Massaro, Contralto and Baritone Sax, Flute
Francesco Angiuli, Double Bass
Giuseppe Amatulli, Violin
Marcello Nisi, Drums and Percussion
It is worth mentioning that instead of the usual plastic case we decided to make a high quality cardboard jacket which unfolds twice to the left and twice to the right. Each of the two cds has its own inner sleeve and is inserted, a la LP, into the sides of the jacket. There are Liner Notes in English, Greek and Italian.