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.
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.