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ATARAXIA is an ensemble that, since many years, works in the balance between avantgarde and tradition writing music, setting up performances and giving concerts consisting of several art forms like theatre, poetry, painting and dance in castles, squares, parks, concert halls, and theatres all over Europe and Latin America. We define ourselves 'craftsmen of the sound' because of the wild, unusual mix of sacred and profane, early and contemporary, neoclassic and experimental music we create. We feel like "travelling minstrels" inspired by the inner and geographical voyages we make in places that still preserve the charge of centuries and the mystery of history. Walking along old paths and listening to the call of the stone we become a 'living crossroad' between the Mediterranean and Celtic cultures. We make researches and write music about European legends and Greek and Latin myths. Our lyrics are written in several ancient and contemporary languages, we try to give a musical shape to the treasures and revelations hidden inside each language. Contemplation, dream experiences, twilight and elegiac atmospheres, ritual movements and our memories float in the mysterious garden of Psyche and Desire where enveloping textures of notes meet the echo of both acoustic and contemporary instruments. Four minstrels paint whimsical musical landscapes opening passages on far-off dimensions able to stir up emotions and memories. We walk along a path that has its origins in a very far time. The Ancient Spirits are still speaking.

Discography
From 1994 until now, the band has released several albums with different European labels.

Tours and concerts
Ataraxia have performed more than 200 concerts in the following countries: * Italy * France * Germany * Belgium * Holland * Poland * Spain * Greece* Portugal* Argentina * Mexico * Russia * Austria* Slovenia * England * Chile
ATARAXIA's best performances take place in natural or architectural fascinating environments where magic flows as it happened in the primordial drama.

 
   
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Ataraxia live
23 December 2007 - Zoe Club Address 2007 - Zoe Club - P.zza A. Garibaldi 13 - Milano.
 
Ataraxia links
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