On 25th September at 20.30 the Municipal Art Gallery, Chalidon 98, presents the music night: “Attik in Paris and other stories”, with Giorgos Christodoulou and Haris Stavrakakis. As the president of the Hellenic-French Association of Chania, Stella Koutsoupakis said, “the artist and researcher, Giorgos Christodoulou will bring to light an essential but unknown side of our great composer Attik who lived in Paris from 1909 to 1929 where his music flourished.”
Part 1: Giorgis Christodoulou, voice and Haris Stavrakakis, piano and accordion, will interpret stories and songs from this unknown Parisian period of Attik, his great collaborations and his love affairs, his tours in America, Russia and Greece, and his humorous tracks.
Part 2: they will interpret a selection of the best Greek songs ever written at the time before WWII, presenting at the same time the history behind each one.
This music night is part of a series of parallel events organized by the Municipal Art Gallery in collaboration with the Greek-French Association of Chania, the French Consulate of Chania and the Printing Museum of Chania, from September 25th until Saturday 14th October.
Who was ATTIK?
Attik, whose real name was Kleon Triantafyllou, 1885-1944, was a significant Greek composer, also singer and lyricist at the beginning of the 20th century.
Apart from the Greek ‘soul music’ Rebetika in the first half of the 20th Century, there was another music genre, popular however with the higher classes. It was a genuine reflection of the artist’s soul.
Cleon Triandafillou, whose stage name was Attik, was a famous artist in this music genre. (e.g. “Τα Καϋμένα Τα Νιάτα” (Poor Youth)
More about Attik, the “happy sad composer”.
Source: Haniotika Nea