Jannis Anastasakis’ projects :


In July 2021 Spyros Polychronopoulos and Jannis Anastasakis, moved most of their studio equipment and musical instruments to Spyros’ grandparents’ house in Nyfida village (Lesbos island) to record an album.
Spyros worked on the recordings for several weeks shaping the multichannel recordings to form the “Nyfida” album.

This work found shelter at Lawrence English‘s record label Room40 and is released today as an interactive sound box!

Nyfida Sound Box is a versatile device inviting you, the listener, to challenge the enclosed composed material’s form and intended use in perpetuity.
Operating as an Audio Player for the compositions by Spyros Polychronopoulos and Jannis Anastasakis

  • Operating as an Audio Player for the compositions by Spyros Polychronopoulos and Jannis Anastasakis
  • Algorithmic Variation Employ an algorithm to simulate composer decisions and musician executions, resulting in endless unique variations of the material
  • Soundscape Generation Transform your surroundings into ever-changing auditory experiences, creating inherently distinctive soundscapes
  • Jamming Tool Interact with the album or the algorithmic variation of it, altering its sound through various effects and loops
  • Synthesizer Functionality Create distinctive sounds by morphing audio material according to your aesthetic preferences

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Arve Henriksen & Jannis Anastasakis

The acclaimed Norwegian trumpeter and composer, Arve Henriksen, meets the innovative guitarist and live-electronics performer, Jannis Anastasakis.
The two have previously collaborated on stage in 2014 (six dogs, Athens) and 2018 (Anglican Church, Athens).
They are currently working on the completion of their first album together, which will be completed in 2024.

Arve Henriksen, trumpet, voice, electronics
Jannis Anastasakis, guitar, live-electronics, analog synths

Anglican Church (2018)
six dogs (2014)

Sound of Color

Sound of Color, initiated 9 years ago at the TV Control Center (KET) in Kypseli, is an innovative audiovisual project crafted by Jannis Anastasakis, on guitars, synths, musical-saw and live-electronics, along with Natalia Manta, who specializes in analog and digital live-visuals.

This project delves into the dynamic interplay between sound and imagery, utilizing free-improvisation as its creative medium.

Sound of Color Sessions happen once a month @KET with various guest musicians and visual artists convening to co-create distinctive in-situ audiovisual experiences. The project also takes its unique fusion of disciplines to various locations around the world, fostering collaboration among artists from diverse backgrounds.

Notable collaborations have featured renowned artists such as Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Christian Fennesz, Rachel Eckroth, Giuseppe Doronzo, Thodoris Rellos, Michalis Siganidis, Savina Yannatou, Floros Floridis, Eratzo Tzavara, COM.ODD.OR, Irini Karayannopoulou, Deniz Angelaki, Best Before (Andreas Karaoulanis) and more.


PΕRΞ (PERKXX) is the new music duo project of the Athens-based musicians Jannis Anastasakis and Jeph Vanger.
Armed with analog electronics and drum machines as their primary tools, they sculpt a sonic experience that defies convention, blending noise, rhythm, and distortion.
Their live performances are a fusion of hypnotic repetition and pulsating low frequencies, enveloping audiences in a whirlwind of raw energy.

Jeph Vanger: Erica Synths Perkons drum machine
Jannis Anastasakis: Analog synths, live-looping


SMOOP was created in February 2024 in Portugal by Jannis Anastasakis, Nicky Kokkoli, Simos Riniotis and José Lencastre.
The quartet completed its first European tour playing in Lisbon, Porto and Parede. The recording of their first album took place in Athens, Greece.

José Lencastre, sax
Nicky Kokkoli, sax
Simos Riniotis, drums
Jannis Anastasakis, guitar, live-electronics, musical-saw, analog synths

“HORSELOVERFAT” : Thodoris Rellos & Jannis Anastasakis

The music duo of Thodoris Rellos (bari-sax, flute, voice) and Jannis Anastasakis (el.guitar, cl.guitar, effects, live-sampling, analog synth bass) present their first joined recording titled “HORSELOVERFAT” *, released on CD & limited-edition white LP.

The material and compositions in the record, where created during the duo’s live performances in the course of the past 5 years, the improvisations and experimentations with their instruments’ naturally produced sounds while referring to and drawing inspiration from american sic-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s short-stories.

* HORSELOVER FAT is Phillip K. Dick’s alter ego in his book “VALIS”
Philip is a given name, derived from the Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos, meaning: “horse-loving” or “fond of horses”)
Dick (in German) translates into FAT

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“plague” solo project

Jannis Anastasakis’ latest project.

The complete absence of the guitar is a new challenge, and ground noise is used as input source to be live edited and manipulated with effects. This project is going to be released soon.

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Elektronik Meditation

Elektronik Meditation” is an experimental audio-visual project by Jannis Anastasakis (guitars & effects) and Deniz Angelaki (live painting), coming from Athens, Greece.

Deniz Angelaki is using color as means of expression, along with the camera documenting every moment and detail that is taking place on the canvas. With a special projection technique, offers incredible attention to detail and creates a unique ambiance, providing a visual extension to the music of Jannis Anastasakis.

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Their performances are an amazing opportunity to experience the power of a marriage between the two different Arts as well as the power of improvisation.

Elektronik Meditation have released 3 independent albums titled, “Live CD/DVD”, “Purgatory” and “Vigeland”.
By the words of Adam Levy, “Purgatory is like if Brian Eno made a guitar record. Even the darker bits are poetic !”

They have collaborated with Arve Henriksen, Thodoris Rellos, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Harris Lambrakis and Jennie Kapadai.

They have toured all over Greece, Cyprus, Oslo (Norway), Istanbul (Turkey) and Eindhoven (Netherlands).

TV BOON trio : Floros Floridis / Jannis Anastasakis / Yorgos Dimitriadis

a new project formed by Floros Floridis (reeds, electronics) , Jannis Anastasakis (guitar, electronics) and Yorgos Dimitriadis (drums, electronics).

The band did a small tour, with 10 performances all over Greece and they released their first CD

You can also watch 2 video-excerpts :

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LYD quartet

an improvisational quartet formed by :
Sofia Sarri, vocals
Jannis Anastasakis, el.guitar, bass synth, live-sampling
Vasilis Tzavaras, rhodes, effects
Giannis Notaras, drums
Video of the project below :

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Phileas Frogg

Phileas Frogg is an improvisational kraut-psychedelic-rock trio consisted by :

Nikos Papanagiotou : drums
Trifon Koutsourelis : analog synths
Jannis Anastasakis : guitars, effects, analog synths

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Jannis Anastasakis used to be a member of Intravenus, a progressive-psychedelic rock band, from 2003 until 2013.

In 2012 they released their debut album, called “Oiseau”, which got really great reviews.
You can listen/buy the album here :

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