Melentini (Μελεντίνη)


[tab] [tab_item title=»Bio»] Melentini is a musician(trumpet/piano/singer) and song writer , founder of the the Running Blue Orchestra (cello / Electric guitar, bassoon , bass , drums) and also the lead singer and main songwriter in the electronic group Sequence Theory Project. She has also composed a series of music pieces for short films, theatrical plays and has also appeared in theatrical roles as an actress for several years. She has worked in Education as a music teacher in primary schools, junior high and as a piano/keyboard instructor in the conservatoire. Her latest album – «Explosions around, the desert inside»- is a solo work with the participation of exceptional musicians performing in her own orchestration which includes symphonic strings, theremin , brass and was released by Restless Wind in February 2013. She has also an unreleased project with the electronic musician Pan Pan which is a remix of 4 tracks of her solo album in a minimal ambient/beat/electronic style.

Melentini’s solo work has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, avant-garde, ambient, electronic, with references to vintage pop, dark cabaret, Icelandic post rock, Irish folk songs and Balkan lullabies. Her main characteristic is the minimal structure.

Melentini was hosted as a speaker in Tedx University Of Macedonia performing live at the Byzantinum Museum. She was also hosted in the National television of Hellenic broadcasting corporation to perform live with her band in a cultural show. Her song “gone are the days” was selected by the Guardian uk in a list with the 40 best songs around the world in March 2013. Her album “Explosions around, the desert inside” was included within the best 10 albums of the alternative Greek scene in the year 2013 by the main urban magazines, music critics and journalists in Greece.


Sequence Theory Project

  • Toyland (2010)
  • The Collapse Of Civilization(2012)

Solo album

  • Explosions around, the desert inside (Restless Wind, 2013)


  • with Universe217: trumpets in “II” ( Ep, 2009)
  • with Universe217: trumpets – keys in “Familiar Places” (Venerate Industries, 2011)
  • with Universe217: trumpet – keys in “Never” (Catch the soap, 2013)
  • with Universe217 and Superpuma: trumpet – keys in “Intercourse” (Split 7”, 2013)


  • “Detective Story” by Athina Pappa, Theater (2008)
  • “Hungry Anyone” by Athina Pappa, Theater (2010)
  • «Driving lessons» by Bill Kalamakis, Shortfilm , A co-production of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (2013)
  • «Happy Medium» by Inside Noise, Dancefilm (2014)
[/tab_item] [tab_item title=»Reviews»] [column col=»1/4″] THE GUARDIAN (ALBUM REVIEW)
March’s best music from across the MAP

Review of “Explosions around, the desert inside”

Ο προσωπικός δίσκος της δημιουργού των Sequence Theory Project παίρνει σάρκα και οστά στο Six Dogs

Ένα ωραίο βίντεο για ένα ωραίο τραγούδι

Τη λένε Melentini, και δεν πίνει αλκοόλ ούτε στις δικές της συναυλίες
[/column][column col=»1/4″] ATHENS VOICE (ALBUM REVIEW)
Ονειρική μελαγχολία χρωματισμένη από τον ήχο του πιάνου…

Πλούσιες μελωδίες που σαν κύματα σε παρασύρουν

Με τρομάζει η τυποποίηση

η πιο ξεχωριστή τραγουδοποιός και ερμηνεύτρια που ανέδειξε η σύγχρονη ελληνική μουσική σκηνή εδώ και πολλά χρόνια

Η Melentini επιλέγει τα αγαπημένα της soundtrack
[/column][column col=»1/4″] STARDUST RADIO (ALBUM REVIEW)
Η Μελεντίνη, μελοποιεί μια συλλογή από ποιήματά της …

Αισθάνομαι ότι ζω στη χώρα του… Υπαρκτού Σουρεαλισμού

Melentini & Running Blue Orchestra

Πολιτικοποιημένος τελικά σημαίνει απλά συνειδητοποιημένος;

είναι υπέροχο πλάσμα η μελεντίνη. κι αξίζει να την ψάξεις …
[/column][column col=»1/4″] LIFO (INTERVIEW)
Με έχουν επηρεάσει από τη μια τα παιδικά μου χρόνια, κάποιοι σοφοί δάσκαλοί μου στη μουσική …

Η Μελεντίνη λίγο μετά την παρουσίαση του πρώτου της προσωπικού δίσκου μιλάει στο

Θ. Εξηντάρης (ALBUM REVIEW)
Βασικό χαρακτηριστικό του δίσκου είναι ο διάχυτος λυρισμός

Ένας εντυπωσιακός δίσκος, μια εξίσου εντυπωσιακή παραγωγή
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MELENTINI / The Running Blue Orchestra official teaser 2013

official teaser for Kyttaro(directed by Simon)

cover for the X-Mas collection.

secret gig @ Hub

Melentini – The Desert Inside (Live)

Melentini – Angel’s Lullaby (Live)

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