I was born somewhere on earth between blood and flowers.
I have learnt from the good, the bad and the ugly.
I love literature and painting.
I explore the sound of my trumpet.
Kame was born in 1985 in Greece, where he studied classical trumpet with Ioannis Karampetsos, music theory & analysis and pedagogics. Since 2013 he lives in Basel. Between 2015-2017 he attended the master in free improvisation with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin. His curiosity about different approaches of musical expression in other cultures led him start learning the shakuhachi in 2019 with the master Ueli Fuyûru Derendinger.
Deeply connected to the exploration of timbre, he created in 2017 the Microtone – Duplex trumpet. This instrument combines most ways of the construction of brass instruments from the Renaissance up to today. The result of this experiment is the main tool for Kame’s music.
Kame is a member of large ensembles (Insub Meta Orchestra, Unorthodox Jukebox Kollektiv) and he often performs in various formations (duos, trios etc). His work in transdisciplinary projects includes engagements with video-artists, painters, dancers and theater companies.
In 2019 he published his first works: Escape, Tsuru no sugomori & Materia Ignota and the DVD Basel walks, through which he reveals the big range of possibilities of the microtone-duplex. In the same year he published his arrangement of the remarkable traditional japanese piece for shakuhachi Tsuru no sugomori (Renpoken) in western notation. This work is an intuitive score in open instrumentation and, on the one hand it offers to musicians an open score through which they are challenged to create new paths in their musical interpretation, on the other hand it assists musicologists through an enough-detailed notation in their approach to the analysis of japanese traditional music.