Who are Othon Mataragas and Ernesto Tomasini?
Othon Mataragas (1979, Athens – Greece), a.k.a. OTHON, is a London-based composer, pianist, songwriter, producer, DJ and club promoter.
For its part, Ernesto Tomasini (1968, Palermo – Italy) is an Italian actor, singer and writer living in Britain with a long career on the stage. In 2013 he was awarded the prize ‘Sicilian in the World’.
Taken from the Wikipedia entry about Ernesto Tomasini:
‘For six years he has been the muse of composer Othon Mataragas. As Othon & Tomasini they have performed in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls, theatres, museums and churches. They feature on the soundtrack of Bruce LaBruce’s film: Otto; or, Up With Dead People, they performed at the show of hat designer Nasir Mazhar for the London Fashion Week (an experience that Ernesto repeated on his own the following year) and were special guests at Marc Almond’s London concert at the Roundhouse. In 2010 they made their West End debut and performed at the National Portrait Gallery. Othon’s first album, in which Tomasini sings alongside Almond and David Tibet, was released in 2008 on the Durtro Jnana label. 2011 saw the distribution of their first single and music video together and Othon’s second album, Impermanence, in which Tomasini and Almond are joined by Camille O’Sullivan as guest singer, on Cherry Red/SFE. In 2012 the same label published their second single and video. In 2014 Othon released his third album and in it Tomasini sung two dance tracks’.
‘Last Night I Paid To Close My Eyes’: the video
Othon’s debut album, Digital Angel, was released at the end of 2008 on the Durtro Jnana label. His second album, entitled Impermanence, in November 2011; it was voted by leading Greek music website Postwave.gr the best Greek album of 2011.
I had the honor of attending the opening of the exhibition ’10 Years of Designer Jewelry in the Atlantic’ last week (unfortunately Irene could not make it to travel with me to Pontevedra this time). Besides being there as designer, I had the privilege of speaking on behalf of the ‘Asociación Joyas de Autor’.
I have written a brief chronicle of this event for the ‘Asociación Joyas de Autor’, you will find it here: “Inauguración: 10 Años de Joya de Autor en el Atlántico”.
It seems that this is the year of museum exhibitions for Decimononic.
After participating in the exhibition ’20 Years of Designer Jewelry in Spain’ with some representative pieces displayed in the National Museum of Decorative Arts (Madrid, Spain), we are glad to announce that our awarded Abbysal Cuff has been selected to be displayed in the exhibition ’10 Years of Designer Jewelry in the Atlantic’.
Who is Jeff Zentner?
Jeff Zentner lives currently in Nashville (Tennessee, USA) and is known for his work with the Southern Gothic trio Creech Holler (formed in in 2004).
His first solo album was ‘Hymns to the Darkness’ (November 2006), shortly after moving to the mountains of North Carolina from Tennessee. His second solo album was ‘The Dying Days of Summer’ (April 2009), followed by ‘A Season Lost’ (July 2012).
His songwriting is influenced by songwriters like Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen, and writers such as Cormac McCarthy, Joe Bolton, Jack Gilbert and Michael Ondaatje. His lyrics deal with time, death, memory and love.
Guests collaborators in his albums include Andria Degens (Pantaleimon, Current 93), Hannah Fury, Josie Little, Katiejane Garside (Ruby Throat, Queen Adreena, Daisy Chainsaw), Matt Bauer, Jay Foote, Sara Zentner…