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Dine Doneff

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Born in West Germany to Macedonian parents and raised in the Northern Greek prefecture of Edessa, Dine Doneff (or Kostas Theodorou, his Greek citizenship name) has been active as a musician and composer since the mid-eighties. Faced with the choice between school and music, he left his home village and fled to Thessaloniki. Educated his inner soul by exploring life through music, he became a self taught musician. By the 90’s he was working as an arranger, ensemble director and producer on studio recordings. Alternating between touring abroad, he joined the group Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico in 2001, with four albums released by ECM; From 2002 to 2005 he taught at the Technical Education Institute of Epirus and the University of Macedonia

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Article: Album Review

Dine Doneff: In/Out

Read "In/Out" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Composer and bassist Dine Doneff's In/Out is a one-man show and a type of improvisation that seems mystical. Dubbed as a soundscape theatre for double bass and soundscapes, it is full-blown, free-flowing, and intensely narrative, an arc that is established by Doneff's interaction with samples and pre-recorded materials all performed live. Doneff is a ...

Album

In/Out

Label: Nered
Released: 2019
Track listing: Common Ground; Division Within; Contradiction; Homecoming; Unbelonging; Disquiet; Exile.

Album

Rousilvo

Label: Nered
Released: 2018
Track listing: Narrative; Penelopes Of Xanthogeia; Oblivion; Mirka; Natsko; Requiem; Aide Sl'ntse; Zaidi (Traditional Macedonian); Apatris; Kaimaktsalan; Implacable Grief; Song Of The Unquietness; 12 As A Story.

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Article: Album Review

Dine Doneff: Rousilvo

Read "Rousilvo" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


There is more to bassist and composer Dine Doneff's record Rousilvo than simply a blending of styles and genres and eras and approaches. Certainly among his many talents is his uncanny ability to blur the line between the avant-garde, free-improv, classical, world music and jazz. It's a maneuver he has perfected over the years as the ...


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