SELF PORTRAITS BY NIKOS GYFTAKIS
Nikos Gyftakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1981. He studied Painting, at the School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1999 - 2005) and also Theatrical Stage and Costume Design (2001-2003) at the dpt. He now lives and works between Athens and Stockholm. - “It is in my portraits that the work of art is organized around a dominating, dynamic topic and it is fully radiant with movement, flow and musicality. With the line being the main medium, the curves replace the corners and the continuity comes in place of the discontinuity. The are no contour lines and the figures, the light, and the color, all flow in space and in the surroundings.”
This is still, to this day, one of the greatest videos I have ever watched. If you haven’t seen it before, do yourself the favor and watch it.
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Just read an article about a plane making an emergency landing because I woman wouldn’t stop singing Whitney Houston’s, “I will always love you,” at the top of her lungs. I’m taking a 16+ hour flight to Sydney at 4:50pm today. I’ll bring ear plugs just in case.
little gifts of loneliness: now winging selves sing sweetly ➙
now winging selves sing sweetly
e. e. cummings
now winging selves sing sweetly,while ghosts(there
and here)of snow cringe;dazed an earth shakes sleep
out of her brightening mind:now everywhere
space tastes of the amazement which is hope
gone are those hugest hours of dark and cold
This is a track that I recorded with my friends Todd Martino and Mark Gardner at the Blue Door Studios of Noah Guttell. Todd is on organ and Mark, piano. We improvised this song during a session in a practice room in the Jazz Studies hallway at Arizona State University.
Todd, Mark and I met as undergraduates studying music, electrical engineering and biohazard informatics at Arizona State University. Inspired by the common musical reasoning that emerged nearly instantaneously upon beginning to play with one another, we collected hours of live improvisations over a period of three weeks and distilled them into our self-titled album “haploid 23”: www.cdbaby.com/cd/haploid23
This is a track that I recorded with my friend Todd Martino at the Blue Door Studios of Noah Guttell.
During a break in the recording of the album we were working on, Todd and I recorded this in one brief inspired take with no prior arrangement or planning.
Todd and I met as undergraduates studying music and electrical engineering, respectively at Arizona State University. Inspired by the common musical reasoning that emerged nearly instantaneously upon beginning to play with one another, we collected hours of live improvisations over a period of three weeks and distilled them into our self-titled album “haploid 23”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/haploid23
A live performance of Clostridium can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O_nJpFIdDM&feature=share&list=UUJKtsfMQdtQmUUIrYBUkwGg