Against The Odds 2:
Iordanis Sidiropoulos is a multi – instrumental musician, composer and multilingual singer from Greece, living in Dublin. He sings in Greek, English, Italian (including some Italian regional languages) and in Spanish. Iordanis plays proficiently classical guitar, electric guitar and bass guitar, piano and violin and holds a diploma in sound engineering and a Conservatory diploma in electric guitar.
Iordanis composes his own songs and original sound tracks in different genres ranging from Neo classical, Greek traditional, contemporary music and progressive rock. He also composes film music and song covers.
FROM ROCK TO CLASSICAL MUSIC….AND BACK !
My name is Iordanis, I am a music composer from Hellas. For me music has no limits in genres or languages. Currently I have focused on the composition and production of film – instrumental music and there are many releases to come after my recent first piano album called “As The Leaves Fall”.
My journey starts in 2006 when I started discovering music (at the age of 15) and forming my first rock bands – I have been playing this style since the very beginning and still (The Fallen Ones) but later expanded in more interesting music mixtures and genres. I joined bands as a guitar player and bass player where I became familliar with both solo and rythm section and practiced a lot on both instruments. We gigged all around Greece playing in the most famous venues, theaters and festivals meeting many great people and playing with very talented musicians.
Solo Music Career:
Later on, around 2012 (aged 21 and after my one year military service), I started my own personal career as a solo singer/songwriter releasing my first studio album with greek lyrics (title: Χειμώνας – Winter). The album includes songs like “Θα σε Ξαναδώ – I will see you again” and “Balarina” that have found a great positive response from the music listeners and critics.
In 2016, in my second solo album, I had the great honour to collaborate with the biggest greek rock singer and a huge and important idol for me, Vasilis Papakonstantinou. I composed a song for him (song: “They Betrayed Us – Μας Προδώσαν“) included in that album (album title: Ψάχνω στο φως – Searching in the Light) which found a lot of success to people’s hearts. There were more songs though that found a great response from the music lovers, such as the ballad sung by me and one of the most important contemporary Greek female singers Rita Antonopoulou (Song: “The word changed soon – Ο κόσμος άλλαξε νωρίς“).
Every album was followed by numerous live shows and small gigs and there are many to come.
At the moment I am based in Dublin / Ireland and working on many projects such as instrumental Film score music and new Greek Albums that are already in demo version.
My Latest Full album release is called “As The Leaves Fall” released in August 2019 by M.O.Re.
There are more side projects such as the Seamus O Kelly´s poetry (Irish important poet) being turned into songs by me and soon to be recorded. The official performance took place in Dublin’s Mansion House in 2018 in the presence of Lord Mayor.
To conclude and introduce myself…My name in Greek is Ιορδάνης Σιδηρόπουλος…but for our international friends who find it a little bit complicated, let’s make it easier as just…iordAnis.
My Work – Shahmaran
Iodanis composed a brand new piece of music based on one of Nasrin´s paintings called Shahmaran which is the name of an ancient Persian Goddess.
Shahmaran, or the ‘snake goddess’ is considered to be the keeper of wisdom. The term consists of Shah (Iranian Ruler) and Maran (snakes). Shahmaran can be found within the book of ‘One Thousand and One Nights’. Some believe her image can protect against bad events. The snake is a symbol of water and in Persian mythology it is believed that the snake is a master of storm clouds. They dwell within the seas and in times of lightening, they guide the rain to earth and cause fertility. In this piece, I use Shahmaran to relay a symbol of source energy, rain and fertility. The fish (sustained by the ocean) is subject to Shahmaran yet is depicted as honouring the bringer of fertility. (Taken from www.nasringolden.com)
CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8: The Work
Call for submissions for visual arts and multidisciplinary projects by or involving migrant and culturally diverse artists for the Centre for Creative Practices’ 2025 programme
Deadline – 25/02/2024
The Centre for Creative Practices invites submissions from PROFESSIONAL migrant and culturally diverse artists and local artists working with culturally diverse artists for our 2025 visual arts and multidisciplinary programme. We especially welcome participatory, collaborative, multidisciplinary and experimental proposals by individual artists and collectives. All projects have to include an artist’s talk and a participatory workshop for audiences.
We are inviting project proposals for two strands of our programme:
- New Voices of Ireland Series
- Third Space
THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES aims to offer broad audiences a unique chance to engage with high-quality work by selected migrant and culturally diverse artists of various disciplines.
THIRD SPACE – collaborative projects between migrant and culturally diverse artists
Artists’ fees, production and marketing costs will be covered, and curatorial and production support will be offered by CFCP for the selected project. Up to 10 projects will be selected.
Interested artists should submit ONE SINGLE PDF document containing the following information:
- Project/Exhibition proposal – 500 words max
- CV/History of artistic practice – max 1 A4 page
- 6 images of recent work – with titles and medium, where appropriate with dimensions
- Artistic workshop proposal
- Project budget
- Proposed timeline venue
Please submit your proposals via email to email@example.com In the subject line please state: Programme proposal 2025, CFCP
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a call at 086-6084020.
The submission deadline is Sunday – 25/02/2024. Late applications will not be accepted.
CFCP is committed to professionally supporting, effectively showcasing and developing the talent of migrant artists, offering tailored artistic and capacity-building programmes, mentoring, and resources, and helping artists to access the local arts scene and build sustainable careers.
Migrant-centred and migrant-led, CFCP is acknowledged as a pioneer and catalyst for promoting cultural diversity, intercultural collaboration and exchange.
BACKGROUND TO THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES
The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.
The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:
- Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
- Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
- Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice