Marina Tantanozi

flute, bass, alto, piccolo, ney and voice

Marina Tantanozi is a flutist, improviser and teaching artist from Thessaloniki Greece, based in Basel Switzerland. She pulls from a wide range of musical traditions, from classical, contemporary and new music to jazz, free improvisation and traditional middle-eastern music, to compose her artistic identity.

Her music is a sound world, where she extends the techniques and expressions of her flutes, combining voice and spoken text, microtonal textures and electronic processing. Her creative process focuses on the notions of communication and temporality.

She has collaborated with composers, visual artists, directors and dancers in various interdisciplinary art projects all over Europe. She currently participates in Eve Risser’s White Desert Orchestra, and performs regularly in varying contexts with INSUB META Orchestra, Samuel Duhsler, Roberto Maqueda, Olga Marulanda, SFM trio, FRENESI, Ensemble Le Pli and Yumi Ito Orchestra among others.

Marina holds a BA in Musicology and Music Pedagogy from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, a MMus in Flute Performance from the Maastricht Conservatory and a Masters of Arts in Specialised Performance Improvisation from the Musik Akademie Basel, with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin.

She is also a co-founder and curator of KlangBang, a series dedicated to improvisation and new music, based in Basel.