Iordanis
Sidiropoulos

 

CFCP
NEW VOICES
OF IRELAND
SERIES 8

 

Against The Odds 2:
Open Studios

Iordanis Sidiropoulos

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.

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Career

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”.

Early days:

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“).

My third album was released in June 2018 (title: “Τα παιδικά μου ρούχα – My childish clothes“) by my own Music Of Revolution arts Network (M.O.Re) that was established the same year.

Every album was followed by numerous live shows and small gigs and there are many to come.

Currently:

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)

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Find out more

To find out more information please click the link below.

iordanismusic.com

CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8: The Work

CFCP
New Voices
of Ireland
Series 8

Against The Odds 2:
Open Studios

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Intro

The voices of migrants, the main agents of cultural diversity and collaboration, are rarely heard and in these challenging times there is a danger that they will be completely marginalised. Hence, the focus of this year’s New Voices Series – Against the Odds 2: Open Studios is on visibility and dialogue.

The aim of the New Voices of Ireland Series is to present migrant artists to the wider online community, to let them tell about their artistic practices, their new and previous works, their plans and about themselves,  their lives in Ireland and their artistic and personal roots.

Through the series we want to provide a platform for both physical and conceptual communication between migrant and local artists, their communities and their artworks.

The New Voices of Ireland Series have been developed and run by the Centre for Creative Practices since 2013. 

The New Voices of Ireland Series is curated by Monika Sapielak, an independent curator and Artistic Director of the Centre for Creative Practices.

The New Voices of Ireland Series is funded and kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

The
Programme

11th February
to 1st April 2021

In response to the COVID19 restrictions, the 8th edition of the New Voices Series – Against the Odds 2: Open Studios will be run as an online series of events.

Despite the lockdown and the adverse conditions in 2020, we wanted to continue our work on the New Voice of Ireland Series and give migrant and culturally diverse artists who all severely suffered due to the lockdowns and loss of jobs and income, an opportunity to work artistically and collaborate while isolating. Moving the programme online was the way to go. Working online also allowed us to select more artists than usual.

4th
March
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

Nasrin Golden

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A short animation inspired by Iordanis's composition “As the Leaves Fall” by which I was deeply moved. The music directed my imagination creating feelings of hope and happiness.

Iordanis Sidiropoulos

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I composed a new piece of music based on one of Nasrin´s paintings called Shahmaran which is the name of an ancient Persian Goddess.

11th
March
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

Diviane Helena

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Six videos, inspired by virtual meetings between two female artists and their exchange and studies about ancestry, femininity and traditional sacred rituals from Ireland and Brazil.

Barbara O'Meara

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Mobile phone videos & art installations. Filmed in synchronicity with Diviane in our different places of residence to communicate a sense of interconnectedness despite Covid-19.

18th
March
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

Irina Maldea

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An interpretation of the iconic and hallowed Irish landscapes that includes/imposes the immigrant stories and their inner journey.

Nkosikhona Ngcobo

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Migration leads to the new identity, “becoming”. “I AM” is the title of my video where “I” becomes “Identity”, “A’ becomes “Art” and “M” becomes “Migration”.

25th
March
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

Samantha Brown

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Listening to Gboyega’s music inspired me to walk to the local river leading me to thoughts of the many people that had travelled by sea as migrants, travellers or explorers.

Gboyega Akerele

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I titled this soundtrack ASHE (AMEN) - good wishes for our journey in life. The world needs a lot of courage in this extraordinary times and I hope my tune will inject some sunshine.

1st
April
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

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"WHY I MAKE" is a celebration of the power of art.
art can guide revolutions
art can be used as medication (…)
we are from different countries with different beliefs and cultures, but we can communicate through art

Roxana Manouchehri

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The visual conversation between the two artists from different backgrounds makes this conversation unique and challenging. The viewer get involved with images, texts and music in a fun and artistic way.

Press 
& Media

Feedback
Coverage
Engagement

Irish Times

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“The western world has to realise that there is much more to contemporary art than the Europocentric and America-centric approach, and that the rest of the world also ‘produces’ mature artistic voices and styles that are unique and actual.” Monika Sapielak, CEO of CFCP in the Irish Times on 10 February 2021

Arts Council of Ireland

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The CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8 was offically opened by Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council of Ireland. Maureen said about CFCP that:

"You (CFCP) are shortening the journey for Migrant artists to gain visibility in Ireland"
Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council of Ireland

Wicklow People & Bray People

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“We wanted to provide migrants and culturally diverse artists in Ireland with an opportunity to collaborate and exhibit.” Monika Sapielak, CEO of CFCP in the Wicklow People on 17 February 2021

BAM Magazine

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“In my video poems, just as in poetry, I am interested in layers of meaning. A new entity comes about from the interconnected footage, sound and rhythm.” Csillly Toldy in BAM Magazine

Westmeath Examiner

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“The event is a major celebration of the diversity within the artistic community of Ireland.” Nasrin Golden, multimedia artist in the Westmeath Examiner on 24/02/2021

CFCP
New Voices
of Ireland
Series 8

 

Archive

Catch up with the past events

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11th
February
2021

6.45pm - Vernissage
7.30pm - YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm - Q&A with the artists on zoom, live on Facebook

Leia Mocan

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Umbilical Cord, video, 14 min; An eulogy of transformation marking the continuous migration of self, interleaved with witness testimonials, historical and found imagery.

Zahra Khan

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Through prose and images, I am reflecting on my relationship with my mother and her country, my body parts, and the witch in Pakistani mythology.

Imogen-Blue Hinojosa

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A trailer for my short film " Bed Of Leaves" in which I seek to draw attention to the ever rising death toll of trans women of colour worldwide.

18th
February
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

Mirjana Rendulic

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"A death of a Star" is a personal piece reflecting grief of losing a father. Written and performed by Mirjana Rendulic and filmed by Mark McNally.

Chinedum Muotto

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Themes of patriarchy, religion, sacrifice, archetypes and memories are manifested in this piece weaving between childhood and adulthood to trace the effects of ‘fathering’ then and now. 

25th
February
2021

7.00pm – Introduction on Zoom
7.30pm – YouTube Premier live streaming
8.00pm – Q&A with the artists on zoom

Viviana Fiorentino

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‘Neither here, nor there’- a dialogue between two poets interspersed with reading in Italian, Hungarian and English. Reflection on home and belonging.

Csilla Toldy

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In my video poems, just as in poetry, I am interested in layers of meaning. A new entity comes about from the interconnected footage, sound and rhythm.

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
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The New Voices of Ireland Series is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Queries: If you have any questions, please contact monika@cfcp.ie or call 086-6084020         

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