March New Moon

Only a few days left of March and to celebrate this month’s New Moon here is March New Moon [2017] Digital Art © Marina Kanavaki [art print and products available at my art shop @ Society 6] New Moon • Visible: 1% ↑ • Age: 30 days Ralph Towner: New Moon from his album: Old … Continue reading

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time diversion XXI

Sunday 26th, March 2017 Moon: Waning crescent • Visible: 4% ↓ • Age: 28 days Twenty-first and last clock*:   D.S.T. or The Lost Hour   D.S.T. or The Lost Hour Technique: graphic design, digital artwork D.S.T. or: The Lost Hour, is an homage to the hour gone missing during the months of summer for … Continue reading

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time diversion XX

Saturday 25th, March 2017 Moon: Waning crescent • Visible: 9% ↓ • Age: 27 days Twentieth clock*: One more to go as tomorrow we go D.S.T.   Poppies   Poppies Technique: watercolour digitally edited Original size: 16x15cm Poppies – watercolor by Marina Kanavaki © 2013   and for this last Saturday before D.S.T.: Arvo Pärt: Spiegel … Continue reading

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time diversion XV

Monday 20th, March 2017 Moon: Last Quarter • Visible: 52% ↓ • Age: 22 days Fifteenth clock*:   In Limbo – Sepia II   In Limbo – Sepia II Technique: Acrylic, Indian Ink, Watercolour [mixed media] Original size: 14x25cm from my watercolor, ink & acrylic series “In Limbo” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki   and for … Continue reading

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time diversion XIV

Sunday 19th, March 2017 Moon: Last Quarter • Visible: 62% ↓ • Age: 21 days Fourteenth clock*:   As Above So Below #3   As Above So Below #3 Technique: Watercolour Original Size: 34x24cm from my watercolor series “As Above So Below” *2012 © Marina Kanavaki and for an abundantly beautiful Sunday: Vijay Iyer With … Continue reading

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time diversion XIII

Saturday 18th, March 2017 Moon: Waning gibbous • Visible: 70% ↓ • Age:20 days Thirteenth clock*: Green by the Sea Green By The Sea Technique: Watercolour Original size: 17x17cm from my watercolor series “Dreamscapes” *2014 © Marina Kanavaki and for this Saturday: Brad Mehldau Trio: Secret Beach from the album: Pat Metheny / Brad Mehldau … Continue reading

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time diversion XII

Friday 17th, March 2017 Moon: Waning gibbous • Visible: 79% ↓ • Age: 19 days Twelfth clock*: Atom Flowers #15   Atom Flowers #15 Technique: Watercolour Original size: 13x13cm from Marina’s watercolor series “Atom Flowers” © 2013 and after a long week: Jan Garbarek: I Took Up The Runes from his album: I Took Up … Continue reading

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time diversion X

Wednesday 15th, March 2017 Moon: Waning gibbous • Visible: 92% ↓ • Age: 17 days Tenth clock*: Atom Sea #9 Atom Sea #9 Technique: Watercolour Original size: 13x13cm from marina’s “Atom Sea” – 2013 © marina kanavaki and for Wednesday waters: Philip Glass: Living Waters From his album: Anima Mundi [original soundtrack recording] Elektra Nonesuch … Continue reading

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time diversion IX

Tuesday 14th, March 2017 Moon: Waning gibbous • Visible: 97% ↓ • Age: 16 days Ninth clock*: Paths of Color [Red, Orange and Green] Paths of Color [red, orange and green] Technique: Watercolour Original size: 30x39cm from Marina’s watercolor series “Dreamscapes” 2013 © Marina Kanavaki and for this Tuesday: J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book … Continue reading

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time diversion III

Wednesday 8, March 2017 Moon: Waxing gibbous • Visible: 82% ↑ •  Age: 10 days Third clock*: Flowerthread No1 [orange blooms] Flowerthread No1 [orange blooms] Technique: Digital Painting © 2014 Marina Kanavaki and for the eighth day of March because it rains today… Brad Mehldau: When It Rains from Brad Mehldau album: Largo 2001 Warner … Continue reading

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time diversion II

Tuesday 7, March 2017 Moon: Waxing gibbous • Visible: 73% ↑•  Age: 9 days Second clock*: The Woods I Pink The Woods I Pink Technique: Watercolour Original size: 13×13 series titled: The Woods – 2012 © Marina Kanavaki and for the seventh day of March: Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy by Return to Forever Return … Continue reading

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mk-o: Transfiguration

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
TRANSFIGURATION from MK-O 3rd album BLUES FOR THE WHITE NIGGER Released April 6th, 2011 by Puzzlemusik. Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη & Oannes [Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής] Recorded and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios by George Priniotakis © All rights owned by Marina…

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Triptych duet

After Dmitri Shostakovich, I decided to take one of our own musical works [MK-O] to create an art video with. So here is ‘Triptych‘ from our latest album ‘Ether‘ [Etheras]   with my painting “Reaching“ Enjoy a beautiful weekend and Full Moon tonight!

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amethyst two aka february 2017

Happy Amethyst Two, everyone! more about February: here 12 Months – A Journey Entranced / Wall Calendar By Artemis Marina Kanavaki in Calendars 28 pages, published 9/29/2016 12 months: a journey of numbers and colors. Each month a unique illustration. Each month an imaginary place. Original artwork created by Marina Kanavaki. and a reminder:

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mk-o: Star With No Name

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
STAR WITH NO NAME from album: BLUES FOR THE WHITE NIGGER BLUES FOR THE WHITE NIGGER is MK-O 3rd album Released April 6th, 2011 by Puzzlemusik. Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Lyrics written by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική – στίχοι: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη…

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Mehliana [Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana]: Just Call Me Nige (Live)

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
Mehliana (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana) performs “Just Call Me Nige” at Largo in LA, October 2013. The song is featured on the album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon • Nonesuch Records Video directed/recorded by Alex Chaloff

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Dmitri Shostakovich: Babi Yar

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No.13 In B Flat minor, Op.113 Adagio: “Babi Yar“ Poem “Babi Yar” by Yevgeni Yevtushenko Bass: Marius Rintzler Gentlemen from the Choir of the Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertgebouw Orchestra Bernard Haitink Babi Yar  by Yevgeni Yevtushenko Nad Babim Yarom pamyatnikov nyet. Krutoi obryv, kak gruboye nadgrobye. Mne strashno. Mne sevodnya stolko let, Kak … Continue reading

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mk-o: Marmonix

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
MARMONIX from MK-O debut album OVATION Released in December 2006 by Hitch-Hyke Music composed, arranged and performed by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O] Μουσική: Μαρίνα Καναβάκη & Oannes [Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής] Recorded and mastered at Artracks Recording Studios by George Priniotakis © All rights owned by Marina Kanavaki & Oannes [MK-O]…

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Johannes Brahms – Tragic Overture op.81

Originally posted on Σωκράτης Παπαχατζής / Socratis Papahatzis:
Johannes Brahms Tragic Overture op.81 Berliner Philharmoniker Rudolf Kempe Studio recording, Berlin, 19-23.I.1960

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a journey entranced

12 months: A Journey Entranced My visual journey through each month has reached an end. The final ‘little’ stone to complete it was the two calendars. The wall calendar I published a few weeks ago and now a full journal / planner for the year 2017. The latter [among other things] has been the reason … Continue reading

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peridot eight

August • 8 •  08:00 •  2016 and with August, I complete my artistic journey of months and numbers. A journey that began in September 2015*. There will be a post with all of them together, some time soon but on with this summer month… …………………………………………………………… • August colors: Orange, Red & Light Green •  … Continue reading

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ruby seven

July • 7 •  07:00 •  2016 and according to numerology, 7 represents Truth, Trust and True Desire! Be prepared for a very powerful spark of change! …………………………………………………………… • July colors: Red, Pink, Purple & Green • July Birthstone: Ruby, Carnelian • July Flowers: Larkspur, Tulip, Water Lily & Delphinium • Words of the month: Happiness, … Continue reading

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mk & o 89-98

Time for a musical post… …and a short trip down memory lane! There was a time, my husband [Oannes] and I hadn’t met and followed solo musical careers, before creating our duet, MK-O. Looking back at videos during those years, we came up with a couple of live performances. Fan to watch after all those … Continue reading

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amethyst two

14:39 UTC  [04:39EET] February 8, 2016 • New Moon Losar Tashi Delek, to those celebrating the New Year. So February is here and a New Moon too. With a rather indecisive weather [snowing one day, warm and sunny the next], the 29 day month [leap year], moves forward heralding Spring. • This month’s colors: Purple, … Continue reading

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a musical Monday

Happy November everyone! and Monday and new week! The eleventh month will soon have its image [as September and October did] – but till then here’s an update on my musical side. We’ve been uploading our full albums at You Tube. ‘Ovation‘ was our debut album, released in 2006. and this is the rearranged version … Continue reading

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Taking the “backward step”…

“Take the backward step and shine the light inward.” Zen Master Dogen A good friend* posted this a few days ago:  Dogen’s Backward Step. Stepping back to move forward – slowing down – pausing, or however one may call it**, is something I have been meaning to do for some time now but kept postponing … Continue reading

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Ether released!

I am happy to announce that after our physical album release, February 28, Ether is now available for download! For any of my friends interested in purchasing tracks or full album, here are the links: [and a big thank you in advance! 🙂 ] 3rd track from the album: House Of Serpents For a physical … Continue reading

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Happy March!

A very Happy March everyone! Our album was released yesterday! As promised, here is the album artwork* of Etheras [Αιθέρας] *Artwork: on a full moon Soon we’ll have it up for digital distribution. I’ll leave you with a video of one song from the album: Awakening [Ξύπνημα] and in the words of someone who’ll be … Continue reading

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MK-O new album – release date

Happy Hump Day! As they say, this is it! Our new album will be released this Saturday, February 28 with  KOKKINI KARFITSA, [insert of the newspaper AVGI.] The title of the album is: ETHERAS [Ether]   Many of my friends don’t live in Greece, so stay tuned for news on the digital distribution date!  😉 … Continue reading

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a happy new week

A beautiful new week* ahead! Album nearly done [mastering stage & artwork]. Here’s a little boost for the week ahead: from our second 2CD album: UNREEL Headbanging Funk   …with a smile: 🙂 Band page you may also find us here: MK-O @ Soundcloud MK-O @ Reverbnation MK-O @ CD Baby MK-O @ You Tube … Continue reading

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album underway…

A beautiful Sunday, everyone! Recordings are coming along nicely and as scheduled. However, because of that, I am busiest than ever. Hopefully in a week’s time, I’ll resume my ‘normal’ rhythms!   Till then, here’s another song from our first album [Ovation] EON      Have a beautiful week ahead!   Band page you may … Continue reading

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happy february!

Happy February everyone! Some of you already know about my artistic ‘duality’ [painting & music]. We [MK-O] are currently in studio recording our 4th album. A fun procedure which however is extremely time consuming, so I apologize in advance if I fail to visit your lovely blogs sometimes.   Hoping to redeem my self with … Continue reading

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Our album BftWN reviewed by Ken Ford-Powell

My good friend, Ken surprised me with a review of our 3rd album ‘Blues for the White Nigger’ As he says: “After I bought this Blues for The White Nigger album and discovered I liked it, I promised Marina I would review it – openly and honestly.” Ken is a very talented writer and Educational … Continue reading

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Cat’s “Passion Feature 13 : Marina Kanavaki”

“A Place for Sharing Passions” This is how Cat Forsley describes her site: “Fervour & Forever“. In her own words: “…a site about Pure Fervour and Passion . Things about Life that Really get To me – In a Good way  Things about people that Really Fascinate me  ALL IN ALL: PASSION FEATURES ON PEOPLE … Continue reading

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Frank’s “Take 5”!

Frank, at A Frank Angle has began a new series titled: Take 5. In this series he features one blogger answering five random questions about themselves. I had the privilege and great honor of being featured in his inaugural post. You can read the interview here: On Take 5 with Marina THANK YOU, MY FRIEND! … Continue reading

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The Soundcloud Radio

a big thank you to my talented friend Frizz! 🙂

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one for the doggies…

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month so please give those unfairly judged creatures and loveable companions a thought. Here are a few links for more information on pitbulls: • http://celiasue.com/2013/10/15/be-the-change-4-paws/https://www.facebook.com/SimpleDoghttp://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org/NPBAD-Campaign.htmlhttp://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org/October-is-National-Pit-Bull-Awareness-Month.htmlhttp://www.mspca.org/adoption/pit-bull-adoption/october-is-pit-bull-awareness.htmlhttp://www.delspca.org/pit-bull-awareness-month-adoption-special/http://www.examiner.com/topic/pit-bull-awareness-month and… remember Lennox: http://www.savelennox.co.uk/ Read about BSL here: http://www.aspca.org/fight-cruelty/dog-fighting/breed-specific-legislation Added November 1st, 2013 and … Continue reading

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mk-o links!

A most wonderful new week to everyone! A post from alter me and MK-O! We are announcing our new Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and get updates on our musical journey. click on the following images: Facebook Twitter A note to my friends: We would welcome your subscription to our … Continue reading

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MK-O site ready!

Finally! MK-O site is ready. You can visit our band page here or click any of the following 3 buttons to go directly to each album     I have a little request to make of my good friends! As the MK-O site is new and has been constantly upgrading, I managed [don’t ask!] to … Continue reading

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blogging …latency!

Mrs Hyde is currently making changes to the music site [MK-O] / uploading albums – tracks – videos – reviews etc. We are recording our new album and we wanted to change the look of our site, completely. So please excuse my her very very small absence. I will be back to my Jekyll self … Continue reading

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