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Φλώρος Φλωρίδης
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Floros Floridis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, currently splitting his time between Thessaloniki, Berlin and Hydra.

He studied Physics and Mathematics in Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki where he got his diploma. Exploring his evident creativity beyond science, Floridis then studied classical clarinet under the Romanian professor Konstantin Ugureanou and started his career as a professional musician in the 70s.

He counts as one of the main figures of jazz in Greece, not least because in 1979 Floridis together with Sakis Papadimitriou recorded the first modern jazz album that was produced in Greece - "Improvising at Barakos" (double LP). That moment marked the roots of the Greek domestic scene which then grew to the one we know today.
His rich and diverse career as well as his ever-progressive vision has been and keeps on pushing his work down often unexplored avenues and certainly beyond the Greek scene from very early on.
Building a name as a top impro and free jazz performer and creator, he had the opportunity as a leader and co-leader to collaborate and record with international avant-garde names like Peter Kowald, Guenter "Baby" Sommer, Paul Lytton, Okay Temiz, Nicky Skopelitis, Paul Lovens, Phil Wachsman, Carlos Zingaro, Hans Schneider, Louis Moholo, Vincent Chancey, Jean-Marc Montera, Milos Petrovic, Ivo Papazov as well as with prominent Greek musicians Savinna Yannatou, Dimitris Polizoidis, Babis Papadopoulos, Michalis Siganidis, Kostas Vomvolos, Ilias Papadopoulos and in Berlin with Michael Griener, Jan Roder, Chris Dahlgren, Olaf Rupp and Ulrich Gumpert.
This has resulted in the release of more than 40 albums throughout the years whilst he has also contributed in various productions of other artists in Greece as well as abroad.
Beyond these productions, Floridis has played concerts and festivals in Greece, Europe and USA with a great number of European and American musicians - Evan Parker, Peter Broetzman, Ken Vandermark, Irene Schweitzer, Ivo Papazov, Andrew Cyrille, Barre Phillips, Conny Bauer, Johannes Bauer, Mathias Bauer, Hans Reichel, Sirone, William Parker, Steve McCall, Andre Jeaume, Barry Guy amongst others.
Some of the international groups, in which he was a founder and/or member, are The Black Sea Orchestra, The Inter-Balkan Orchestra and The Florina Brass Band. Floridis also participated in the well-known Greek group Chimerini Kolimvites ("Winter swimmers") for more than 20 years and in the Euro-American Orchestra of Cecil Taylor in Berlin in 1987.

Besides his work as a musician Floridis worked as a producer for the National Greek Radio ERT 2 from 1995 to 1997. Between 1997 and 1999, he collaborated with the LYRA label as a producer, including the production of the albums The Black Sea Project by The Black Sea Orchestra and the second album of The Florina Brass Band. He also founded the label j. n. d. records (later j. n. d. re-records).
Floridis has composed and selected music for films, theater plays and dance performances. Since 1997 he has collaborated with theatre director Roula Pateraki. Amongst others he was responsible for the music of the plays "Splendid's" by Jean Genet and "Chomata" by George Veltsos. In film he composed the soundtrack for "Anna's Summer" (2001, by Jeanine Meerapfel), "Fictional Lies On Right Occasions" (2002, by Jeanine Meerapfel), "Marie Langer - Roman der Erinnerungen" (2003, by Lester Y. Cano Alvarez), "Faruk's Cafe" (2004, by Anna Schwingenschuh, Hakan Kurucu, Vera Bongartz, Jan Bonny, Zrinka Budjimila and others), "Mosconi or to whom the world belongs" (2005, by Jeanine Meerapfel), "Wer sich nicht wehrt, kann nicht gewinnen" (2006, by Jeanine Meerapfel) and "Der Deutsche Freund" (2012, by Jeanine Meerapfel).
As the first impro-jazz-musician in Greece he founded the International Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music of the Municipality of Thessaloniki in 1984 where he was the artistic director and coordinator for 8 years, attracting some of the top international names of the jazz scene.
For the festivities of the Cultural Capital of Europe – Thessaloniki 1997 he organized the 9 Days of Jazz Festival whereas more recently, he was the artistic director and organizer of the Impro Days Hydra (2008) and Impro Jazz "Megaro of Music" Thessaloniki (2010) festivals.

In the recent years, the not widely known creative side of Floridis as a painter has gained exposure internationally. In the past, examples of his work had frequently been featured in some of the music albums he has produced but nowadays it is being featured in solo as well as group exhibitions. In some special occasions, himself is introducing his work at the opening of such exhibitions, by playing solo. This gives the audience yet another perspective to his work by combining additional senses.
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ρει2014 Floros Floridis - Syrtis Major album art Floros Floridis, Miloš Petrović, Veljko Nikolić Floros Floridis, Miloš Petrović, Veljko Nikolić - Syrtis Major(CD, Album) Ρει ρει2014 Greece 1996 Sell This Version
none Floros Floridis - Anna's Summer album art Floros Floridis Floros Floridis - Anna's Summer(CD, Album) Not On Label (Floros Floridis Self-released) none Germany 2001 Sell This Version
LIFT 081 Floros Floridis - Ο Χαμένος Τα Παίρνει Όλα album art Γιάννης Αγγελάκας Ο Χαμένος Τα Παίρνει Όλα (as Φλώρος Φλωρίδης) Γιάννης Αγγελάκας - Ο Χαμένος Τα Παίρνει Όλα (Album) Hitch-Hyke Records LIFT 081 Greece 2003 Sell This Version
MLK 3217 Floros Floridis - Μακρυγιάννης Κοντογιάννης Κι Η Ελλάδα Ακόμα Ζει album art Χάρης Παπαδόπουλος, Μανώλης Ρασούλης Η κόλαση μου είσαι εσύ Χάρης Παπαδόπουλος, Μανώλης Ρασούλης - Μακρυγιάννης Κοντογιάννης Κι Η Ελλάδα Ακόμα Ζει(CD, Album, Enh) Music Links Knowledge MLK 3217 Greece 2015 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

LP 901 Floros Floridis - Αυτοσχεδιάζοντας Στου Μπαράκου album art Φλώρος Φλωρίδης* - Σάκης Παπαδημητρίου* Φλώρος Φλωρίδης* - Σάκης Παπαδημητρίου* - Αυτοσχεδιάζοντας Στου Μπαράκου (Album) J.n.d. Records LP 901 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
none Floros Floridis - Travesties  album art Tom Stoppard, Φ. Φλωρίδης*, Σ. Παπαδημητρίου*, Νίκος Παπάζογλου Tom Stoppard, Φ. Φλωρίδης*, Σ. Παπαδημητρίου*, Νίκος Παπάζογλου - Travesties (Cass) Improvisation Series none Greece 1979 Sell This Version
4, C 905 Floros Floridis - Τζζρρρτ album art Φλώρος Φλωρίδης* Φλώρος Φλωρίδης* - Τζζρρρτ(LP, Album) Improvisation Series, Improvisation Series 4, C 905 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
CVR 1002, C.V.R. 1002, 1002 Floros Floridis - Standard Deviation album art Rodondo Rocks Love Has Passed You By (as Floros Florides) Rodondo Rocks - Standard Deviation(LP, Album) CVR, CVR, CVR CVR 1002, C.V.R. 1002, 1002 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
1 Floros Floridis - Σε Ζητώ album art Μόνικα Δούκα Μόνικα Δούκα - Σε Ζητώ(LP, Album) Νίκμαρ 1 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
jnd 1, CP 962, μ. α. δ. Ι-Α Floros Floridis - Άδωνις 21.10.1983 album art L.*, S.* - F.*, M.* L.*, S.* - F.*, M.* - Άδωνις 21.10.1983(LP, Album) J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records jnd 1, CP 962, μ. α. δ. Ι-Α Greece 1984 Sell This Version
ANO KATO 002 Floros Floridis - Τρύπες album art Τρύπες Ακροβάτης (as Φλώρος Φλωρίδης) and 1 more… Τρύπες - Τρύπες (Album) Ano Kato Records ANO KATO 002 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
j.n.d. 2, CP 991, j.n.d. II-A Floros Floridis - Amore album art Mark Charig*, Taya Fisher, Floros Floridis Mark Charig*, Taya Fisher, Floros Floridis - Amore(LP, Album) J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records j.n.d. 2, CP 991, j.n.d. II-A Greece 1985 Sell This Version
j.n.d. III-A, CP 91028 Floros Floridis - Ellispontos album art L*, S*, F*, W* L*, S*, F*, W* - Ellispontos(LP, Album) J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records j.n.d. III-A, CP 91028 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
j.n.d VII, 91108 Floros Floridis - The Manager In Charge album art Floros Floridis, John Mourjopoulos* Floros Floridis, John Mourjopoulos* - The Manager In Charge(LP, Album) J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records j.n.d VII, 91108 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
VG 50264 Floros Floridis - Πάρτυ Στο 13ο Όροφο album art Τρύπες Έκτη Αυγούστου (as Φλώρος Φλωρίδης) and 1 more… Τρύπες - Πάρτυ Στο 13ο Όροφο (Album) Virgin VG 50264 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
j.n.d. 6, j.n.d IV, 91087 Floros Floridis - Krok Trio album art Floros Floridis, Dimitris Polyzoidis*, Michalis Siganidis* Floros Floridis, Dimitris Polyzoidis*, Michalis Siganidis* - Krok Trio(LP, Album) J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records, J.n.d. Records j.n.d. 6, j.n.d IV, 91087 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
3484 Floros Floridis - Μικρός Αδερφός album art Μιχάλης Σιγανίδης Μιχάλης Σιγανίδης - Μικρός Αδερφός(LP, Album) Lyra 3484 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
ΠΗ 10001/2/3/4 Floros Floridis - Ήχοι Του Χειμώνα - 30 Ζωντανές Ηχογραφήσεις album art Various Ο Ξένος (as Φλ. Φλωρίδης) and 1 more… Various - Ήχοι Του Χειμώνα - 30 Ζωντανές Ηχογραφήσεις(4xLP, Comp) Η Πόρτα Που Ανοίγει ΠΗ 10001/2/3/4 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
OM B 002 Floros Floridis - Human Aspect album art Floros Floridis, Vincent Chancey, Peter Kowald, Louis Moholo Floros Floridis, Vincent Chancey, Peter Kowald, Louis Moholo - Human Aspect(LP, Album) Om (2) OM B 002 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
ANO KATO 019 Floros Floridis - ΙΙ album art Ερασιτέχνες Εραστές Ερασιτέχνες Εραστές - ΙΙ (Album) Ano Kato Records ANO KATO 019 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
ρει 2001, none Floros Floridis - Pyrichia album art Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Ilias Papadopoulos Floros Floridis, Peter Kowald, Ilias Papadopoulos - Pyrichia (Album) Ρει, Ano Kato Records ρει 2001, none Greece 1991 Sell This Version
FMP 1260 / 1270 / 1280 Floros Floridis - Duos: Europa · America · Japan album art Peter Kowald Maria's Black Peter Kowald - Duos: Europa · America · Japan (Album) FMP FMP 1260 / 1270 / 1280 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CD 0072 Floros Floridis - Χειμερινοί Κολυμβητές album art Χειμερινοί Κολυμβητές Χειμερινοί Κολυμβητές - Χειμερινοί Κολυμβητές (Comp, Album) Lyra CD 0072 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
4592, YLP 4592 Floros Floridis - Οι Δακοκτόνοι album art Χειμερινοί Κολυμβητές Χειμερινοί Κολυμβητές - Οι Δακοκτόνοι (Album) Lyra, Lyra 4592, YLP 4592 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
FMP CD 21 Floros Floridis - Duos: Europa · America · Japan album art Peter Kowald Giorgos' Red Peter Kowald - Duos: Europa · America · Japan (Album) FMP FMP CD 21 Germany 1991 Sell This Version