Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Yannis Floriniotis : An astronaut with no return

He is one of the most interesting showmans
in south europe and the balkans but he remains one of the most under rated singers .
he doesn't get nearly the credit he deserves for being a top superstar
in Greece. His difference with the usual common succesful pop figure is obvious.
the photographs here are a preview of the book to be published by Tassos Vrettos,
the singer Yiannis Floriniotis and Yiannis Kurudis. the whole concept was published in the fanzine of the group exhibition with the fashioned title "what remains is future"
curated by Nadia Argyropoulou in Patras. Responsible for that version was the artist Tassos Vrettos and Yannis Floriniotis. i will come back soon
with more information about the future book.

Yiannis Floriniotis : i believed that people liked more what i presented than my voice

Manos Hatzidakis : feeling can also boom inthe debased. When the famous american
or french songs, ae being sung by great popular singers, they immobilie logic and place themselves
within us in a way that cannot be justified by their content-of course it is a the way that they are
being sung by a great voice or a capable singer. this applies to the widely sung fairy of the EastSehrazat. this rose of Ispahan, becomes, through the singing of Floriniotis,
exceptionally serious and alarmingly beautiful.

Extract from the radio broadcast of the third Programme, dedicated to Yiannis Floriniotis.