This moment was captured in Karditsa, GR (my hometown), during “The Peasant” Live show. Three generations in one still. The woman on the left is my grandma. She’s dancing as I sing.
I wanted to introduce myself with this image, because I consider this moment to be one of my most sensitive and precious ones on stage. Let’s say that this photo sums up my perspective about what kind of art I’m here to create.
shot by V. Spyrou
It’s nice to show gratitude.
I am a Greek born countertenor artist, actor, director and teacher, based in NYC. I also write poems and compose songs.
All under one umbrella: freedom of expression.
I grew up in a small village. My inspiration comes from the mountains, the animals, raw tradition, folk culture and real people.
My active projects are AtBC, The Peasant and LFacting.
And They Built Churches (AtBC) is the name of a project that was born during my time in Los Angeles, when I found the space to re-define myself, spending much time alone and literally having no-one to play music with. So, I started looping my voice.
I play no instruments, so I started looping my vocals and creating a musical soundscape of melodies and frequencies. It was completely new for me and it felt totally crazy. It also felt therapeutic, from the beginning. Then, I realized it worked the same way for others too.
AtBC is a sound healing project, still a bit unconventional and very contemporary. The sessions are meditative, including psychedelic hues. ‘Psyche’ means soul (=ψυχή) in Greek, and ‘delia’ means obvious, clear, apparent (=δήλος). So, psychedelic is the state where the soul becomes apparent and that’s how I mean to apply it in the AtBC sound-bath sessions. I create an environment with Byzantine hymns, Countertenor vocals, Shamanic voice drones, animal voices and nature sounds, I even use numbers. All produced Live and Vocals only. No instruments, no pre-recorded samples.
Apart from AtBC, I also create music-theater performance Live acts, where I mix some of the above elements, in a quite different way though. It is a Live stage composition that includes English spoken word poetry, Ancient Greek Drama and Shakespearean monologues, Baroque opera and Greek folk music.
This is The Peasant show.
I have an acting career, too, in tv series, movies and theater, which has been my starting point in arts.
My soft spot lies with teaching workshops and coaching artists all over the world, all under one umbrella: freedom of expression. I have also been working with people with speech difficulties and people with blindness. As a teacher, I’m trying to help people move creatively beyond comfort zones and break the patterns that obstruct expression.
This is LFacting.
If you choose to support me directly, you’ll give me the opportunity to keep creating art exactly as I want to. Keeping all the values and beliefs high.
Any amount is deeply appreciated from the bottoms of my heart, as what you’re giving me the opportunity to do is priceless, in all sincerity.
Let’s enjoy life and stay grateful.
This will make us move better in this world.
projects: The Peasant, AtBC, LFacting
Greek born / NYC based
Countertenor Artist, Actor, Director, Teacher
other ways to support:
For USA residents:
For GR residents:
Εθνική τράπεζα – National Bank of Greece
Λάμπρος Φιλίππου – Lampros Filippou