A musical performance with sounds that will take you far and wide across time and distance. A musical journey to India. Each raga symbolizes and invokes the elements of nature, capturing emotions, sensations, images. An invisible painting of ether. A story of sound, vibrations, rhythms ,phrases and colors, where our imagination can create the reality that we dream.
Iasonas Psarakis is a Greek-born composer, filmmaker and musician of North Indian Classical and World music, soloist of Sitar, Esraj and many other world music instruments, presently based in Santiniketan, Kolkata, India and Crete, Greece. His career spans from European classical to Middle Eastern Music and journeys through Hindusthani Classical Music under the guidance of his gurus: Ameena Perera
(daughter of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan), Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Shiraz Ali Khan,Amie Maciszawski and Sabyasachida Sarkhel.
He graduated from Sangit Bhavan – Visva Bharati University (BMus-HCM-Sitar/performance arts, final grade A+) and is a holder of scholarships under ICCR India along with 4 other Indian Merit scholarships. Iasonas published his first album “Clay” (2014), a music album which was recorded in Lebanon with elements of Indian Classical Music and sounds of Iran. He has showcased his music in theatres, concert halls, auditoriums, collectives, cultural venues, street performances, radios, international music festivals and archaeological sites in Greece, Egypt, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, India, Italy, Bangladesh,Turkey, Italy.
In 2019 the world-renowned cultural organization “Bibliotheca Alexandrina” organized his first solo concert in Cairo, in the palace Beyt al Sinnari . He recently performed in the historical theatre “Apollon”(Ermoupolis) and Theocharakis B&M Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music in Greece. Iasonas is also the founder and composer of the musical art collective “Iasi Ensemble” whose debut music album named “Astris”, produced by Nikolas A Gkinis, is going to be released soon and includes collaborations with esteemed musicians and artists from Iran, India, Greece, Pakistan and China.
Spiros Vasiliadis was born in Athens. He has been involved with music from a young age. Since 1989, he has been a student of Shankartal in tabla playing. He studied classical guitar with Ahmed El-Salamouny and music education at the P. Palos School in Munich (1987-1991). He has also attended seminars on musical instrument construction in Greece and abroad. He has been practicing the profession of musician since 1987. He is a member of the Panhellenic Music Association and the Association of Artistic Instrument Making.”