Tasman

Tasman (Tasos Papastamou) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from Athens, Greece.
He studied the violin and at the age of 19 he became a member of the ERT National Symphony Orchestra.

His musical influences, however, are not only classical; in 1994 he began exploring the sound of the electric violin and soon he became a member of the band ‘Closer’. Their long-term collaboration leaded to several albums and live performances, including a tour in England and appearances at Synch and Rockwave festivals, next to major names of the Greek and international alternative music scene.

In 2007 he began his solo course composing for short films and dance theaters.
Alongside he collaborated with many Greek artists and toured the world, participating in key festivals, such as the International Jazz Festival of Montreal with Kristie Stasinopoulou.

In 2009 he recorded his first personal album ‘Solace’ and he was chosen by the Pet Shop Boys, among many other artists as the opening act for their concerts in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Highlights of his solo career include performances at Synch fest 2009, Athens Biennale 2009 and more recently, a performance at TEDx Heraklion.

In 2015, he released his second personal album, ‘Ambivert’ by Minos EMI/Universal and as he reveals:

‘Ambivert: A personality type that combines the traits of both introversion and extroversion; a psychology term that fully expresses every track of this album.
Bitter and sweet moments from the past six years, people who enchanted me, people who disappointed me, sounds that fascinated me.
Everything is balanced in this battle between introversion and extroversion.’

The synthetic capacity of Tasman is an innate mix of emotional sensitivity and trained technical knowledge successfully combining ambient, glitch and idm forms.
His albums have strong compositions that can be favourites, unlike what happens in the wider ‘accompanying’ musical world of electronic music.

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