Gurdjieff Music Concert
plays Gurdjieff / De Ηartmann
COSMIC RHYTHM | piano and flute concert
VIDEO ART by Orfeas Peretzis
live streaming worldwide from
Thursday 8 July 2021 at 8pm CET (Brussels time)
The Cultural Centre of Kifissia
the Gurdjieff Circles and RODA Theater
of the Gurdjieff Foundation of Greece
Music composed by the Greek philosopher Gurdjieff and performed by Takis Paterelis in a
piano and flute concert, is live streaming from the Cultural Center of Kifissia, Athens. The
roots of this music must be sought in traditional melodies, in dervish music, in dances and
religious hymns from distant monasteries and holy places of Asia and North Africa.
Takis Paterelis, pianist and well-known jazz saxophonist, studied at the Athens Conservatory
and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. “Gurdjieff was a seeker. His music has nothing to
do with any other known music, it is self-existent and independent, it is a music with a
different focus than what we are used to”, he states.
The COSMIC RHYTHM Concert includes 19 pieces of music by Gurdjieff/De Hartmann. Their
sound will be “illustrated” by simultaneous video art, directed by Orpheas Peretzis.
Gurdjieff’s music is particularly original, dynamically austere and widely expressive. The
Greek philosopher of Pontus Georgios Georgiades, who came to be known as G.I.
Gurdjieff [1866-1949], wrote down and orchestrated these melodies with the help of his
disciple Thomas de Hartmann [1885-1956] of the Imperial Opera in Saint Petersburg, upon
his return to Moscow, and later, in Paris and New York.
Takis Paterelis piano and flute
Orfeas Peretzis VIDEO ART
Maria Peretzi/ TRIA ALPHA production
Friday 26 February 2021 at 8pm CET (Brussels time)
Duration 75 min
Takis Paterelis was born in Athens. He started piano lessons at the age of six in the Athens
Conservatory under the guidance of Aliki Vatikioti. He graduated con laurea, and later
studied jazz, improvisation and orchestration at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a
saxophonist, he has collaborated with prominent Jazz musicians in Greece, Europe and
America, and has worked extensively with students. Since 2005 he is a member of RODA
Theater, where the ideas of Gurdjieff are studied through the theatrical and musical
experience under the guidance of Maria Peretzi. Takis Paterelis has recorded the CD “Cosmic
Rhythm”, the CD “Seekers” and has participated in a series of public concerts produced by
RODA Theater, performing Gurdjieff music.
Orfeas Peretzis was born in Athens. He studied Psychology, Film and Video Directing and
Scenario in the UK. He is directing documentaries and short films. His Video Installations
have been shown in various group exhibitions and his VIDEO ART “SEEKERS” with Roda
Theater was performed in MEGARON, the Athens Concert Hall.
- Hymn from a Great Temple,
- Afghan melody
- Reading from a Sacred Book 12. 22/3/1927
- Cosmic Rhythm 13. First Obligatory
- Hymn for Christmas Day, No
- Hymn for Easter Thursday
- Sayyid Chant and Dance, No
- Tibetan Dance
- The Circles 16. Hymn from a Great Temple,
- Greek Melody 17. Dervish Melody
- Easter Hymn and Procession
in the Holy Night
- Persian Song
- No 24 19. Oriental Song
- Dervish Dance, No 27