Friday, 5 November 2021

OUC035 : Kostas Boukouvalas / Lives


Cover art by Stella Bozinis

OUC035 : Kostas Boukouvalas / Lives

“Lives” are seven large scale compositions for piano, inspired by seven different philosophical aspects of Life.

1:Epic as Life
Some lives of ordinary people are more epic than the greatest heroic deeds of history
2: Live What You Are
The only way to happiness is to be yourself
3: Greek Dance for Life
Greek traditional music, as a whole, is a hymn to life
4: Half a Life after
There is always a time in every person's life to look back and take stock of what he has accomplished and what he has not.
5: Life Immortal
"When we exist, death does not exist. But when death is present then we do not exist" Epicurus, 341–270 BC. So, life has nothing to do with death. Life is immortal!
6: Learning to Live
Like all things, life is learned. That is why we must live close to the best "teachers".
7: For the Joy of Living
We do not always have to set big goals to make our lives meaningful. Sometimes it is enough to just enjoy it.

Live What You Are:

All compositions by Kostas Boukouvalas 
Piano interpretations by Kostas Boukouvalas


Kostas Boukouvalas is a Greek composer and pianist based in Athens.

Amateur theatre performances, short films, commercials, as well as school plays have been accompanied by his music. He has also been a member of art and electronic music groups from time to time.

In December 2011 he released his first personal recording “Few notes are enough to change the world”.

In 2016 he founded the ensemble “The Last of the Romantics”, with which he presents his music in various art venues in Athens.

In 2018 he composed the music for the “YOYO” Erasmus+ European Project (Educational Yoga for the YOLO Generation).

In March 2020 his second recording "Memories from a Sea View" was released (see OUC025)


Digital release on the 5th of November 2021.

Track listing:

1: Epic as Life
2: Live What You Are
3: Greek Dance for Life
4: Half a Life after
5: Life Immortal
6: Learning to Live
7: For the Joy of Living

And on Bandcamp:

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