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Yorgos Dimitriadis

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Yorgos Dimitriadis is a Berlin based percussionist, improviser, active in the fields of improvised music and contemporary jazz. In his original solo work he uses drums, cymbals and microphones to compose in real time sonic landscapes, with the emphasis in timbre, sound color and long durations.

Since 2006 he works and lives in Berlin, connecting with the international improvisers scene, participating in different groups and projects: from solo performances to appearances with the 25 piece BerIin Improvisers Orchestra and the ensemble Zinc & Copper. His current projects are: Kopfkino (solo for drums & microphones), Duos with Achim Kaufmann, Ignaz Schick, Andrea Parkins, Axel Dörner, Kern (w/ Edith Steyer, Matthias Müller), Glue (w/Tom Arthurs, Miles Perkin), Grix (w/Antonis Anissegos, Floros Floridis), Fabric (w/Frank Paul Schubert, Mike Majkowski).

He has performed worldwide, as a soloist and in collaboration with an array of renowned international artists like Achim Kaufmann, Axel Dörner, Ignaz Schick, Andrea Parkins, Audrey Chen, Hilary Jeffery, Robin Hayward, Paul Dunmall, Tristan Honsinger, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Conny and Matthias Bauer, Frank Gratkowski, Ulrich Gumpert, Amir ElSaffar, Tobias Delius, Marc Turner.

Festival appearances include Jazzfest Berlin, Jazzdor Berlin/Strasbourg, Enjoy Jazz, Onassis Cultural Center Athens, Nice Jazz Festival, Theatre de la Bastille, Paleo Festival Nyon, Jazz and More Festival Sibiou, Soundance Festival, Moving Silence Nicosia and others.
He can be heard on recordings on Jazzwerkstatt, NoBusiness, Creative Sources, FMR and Not Applicable labels.

He studied drums at the New Conservatory Thessaloniki, Greece and in Boston U.S.A. with Alan Dawson and Bob Moses. In 1994 he was offered a two-year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris from the Greek Ministry of Culture. For the next twelve years Dimitriadis was an active member of the Paris jazz and improvised music scene, playing locally as well as participating in festivals world wide.