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Θάνος Μικρούτσικος

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Thanos Mikroutsikos (Greek: Θάνος Μικρούτσικος) (1947- ) was born in Patras, Greece and is one of the leading composers of popular and classical music in his home country. He studied music theory and piano at the Patras Philharmonic Society and at the Greek Conservatory and continued under Yiannis A. Papaioannou. While studying music he graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Athens.

He blends a lot of musical traditions in his work, from popular to electronic. He has composed a lot of songs based on poems by Greek and foreign poets, such as Euripides, Aristophanes, Constantine P. Cavafy, Giorgos Seferis, Yannis Ritsos, Odysseas Elytis and Nikos Kavvadias as well as Bertolt Brecht, Nazim Hikmet, Wolf Biermann and Maurice Maeterlinck. He has also written operas, symphonic music, chamber music and music for the theatre and cinema.

One of his most popular works was the setting to music of poems by Nikos Kavvadias in his albums Grammes Orizonton (Horizons’ Lines) and Stavros tou Notou (Southern Cross). Some of the music was originally written for a TV series, the theme of which was marine. The songs were liked and he went on to the studio to record some more many of which were included in the aforementioned albums.

Thanos Mikroutsikos has also been involved in Greece’s political life since the 60’s. During the turbulent years of the military junta (1967-1974), he was persecuted by the regime for his anti-dictatorial activities and ideas.

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  • MrMusicVibe

    θα ετοιμάζει κανένα έπος και θα είναι σε απομόνωση πουθενά υπό συνθήκες μοναστικής ζωής

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • thanos2014

    pou xathike o petrelis gmt

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • thanos2014

    ETSI SAS GAMAEI O PETRELHS

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • MrMusicVibe

    Κατάντια είναι που γράφεις "thanos" και το πρώτο αποτέλεσμα είναι ο πετρέλης...

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MrMusicVibe

    καλά ρε παιδιά, ακούστε και τπτ άλλο από το παλικάρι, κρίμα δλδ

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Apostol_666th

    I think it's his best song and one of my best songs ever

    2 Nov 2009 Reply
  • jensnystrom

    I hate ΟΙ ΕΦΤΑ ΝΑΝΟΙ ΣΤΟ S/S KYRENIA

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Jinxster

    He has more than that. This man is a musical genius and a piano virtuoso.

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Khaaan

    he has a cool name

    6 Jun 2008 Reply

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