CRITICALLY REVERED RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Greek pianist/composer Tania Giannouli follows her 2012 Rattle debut (Forest Stories, with Paulo Chagas) with a recording featuring the newly formed Tania Giannouli Ensemble.
With influences as diverse as contemporary classical, Greek folk music, modern jazz, world music and European avant-garde, Transcendence is an intoxicating, musically literate tour-de-force. These richly textured, beautifully balanced compositions are performed with great rigour, lyricism and passion, but above all they are strikingly honest and direct.
Produced by Tania Giannouli
Engineered by Philip Marinelis
Mixed by Costas Bokos
Photography by Ilias Bourgiotis
Design by UnkleFranc
Printing by Studio Q, and George Kalatzis at Orfanos, Greece
Released: 27 May 2015