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.
Tassos Tataroglou (alias Kame) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and improvisor born in Greece. Since 2013 he lives in Basel, where he studied free improvisation with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin in the Music Academy of Basel. His interest 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, which combines most ways of the construction of brass instruments from the Renaissance up to today.
He is a member of the large ensembles Unorthodox Jukebox Kollektiv & Insub Meta Orchestra. His work in transdisciplinary projects includes engagements with video-artists, painters, dancers and theater companies. In 2016 he created the duo Incounterpoint vol.1 with cinematographer and video artist Kostas Tataroglou. In 2019 created the trio Ishi no Kuki with Thomas Zimmerman and Ludovica Bizzari.
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. His arrangement of the remarkable traditional japanese piece for shakuhachi Tsuru no sugomori (Renpoken) in western notation was published later in the same year. In March 2020 he released his first duo recording 2:1 with the greek contrabassist George Kokkinaris.