french horn, vocals
Elena Kakaliagou is a french horn player from Greece, living in Berlin. Her path in music brought her from the classical music field to contemporary and improvised music, passing as a master student by the cities and scenes of Austria, Finland and Germany.
Her use of extended technics and classical sound language is often combined with voice and text. She is co-founder of the Finnish RANK Ensemble and the Austrian improvisation trio PARA. Furthermore she is member of Zinc & Copper and Zeitkratzer.
She has worked with great artists like Hilary Jeffery, Robin Hayward, Ingrid Schmoliner, Thomas Stempkowski, Reinhold Friedl, James Andean, Solmund Nystabakk, Saara Olarte, Matias Guerra, Riikka Innanen, Annika Fuhrmann, Christos Farmakis, Amir ElSaffar, CC Hennix, Phill Niblock, to name but a few.
Her focus on detail and her interest in the acoustic of various in and outdoor places brought her to fantastic festivals and venues like Uncool/CH, Schrattenberg/AT, Artacts/AT, Issue Project Room/USA, Tampere Biennale/FI, Musica Nova/FR, Kaleidophon/AT, Maerz Musik/DE, Super Deluxe/JP and many more.
Photo © Thomas Plattner