Marina Tantanozi is a musician, flutist and improviser from Thessaloniki, Greece, currently based in Basel, Switzerland. She pulls from a wide range of musical influences such as new music, jazz, free improvisation and traditional middle-eastern music, to compose a sound world where she extends the techniques and expressions of the flutes, combining voice, spoken text, microtonal textures and electronic processing.
She is passionate about interdisciplinary collaborative work and has worked with composers, visual artists, theatre directors and dancers in various art projects all over Europe. She has an ongoing collaboration with the dancer and choreographer Sonia Ntova.
As a performer, she has appeared with Eve Risser’s White Desert Orchestra and Joyful Noise and performs regularly with i n s u b m e t a orchestra, tangent+mek and FRENESI among others. She regularly performs solo concerts, using a set-up with amplified flutes and FX.
She studied Musicology and Music Pedagogy at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Flute Performance at the Maastricht Conservatory in Holland and Improvisation at the Musik Akademie in Basel, in the class of Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin.
She is the co-founder and curator of KlangBang, a concert series dedicated to improvisation and new music, based in Basel, since 2015.