Sam Warner – trumpet/flugelhorn
James Allsopp – bass clarinet
Nikos Ziarkas – guitar/electronics
Thodoris Ziarkas – double bass
Gaspar Sena – drums
Valia Calda was founded in London by Thodoris and Nikos Ziarkas. A project that combines their mutual interest for composing music which draws influences from the Greek Folk tradition whilst involves through free improvisation.
A diverse rhythmic language and a vast variety of sonic possibilities are brought into compositions, merged with arrangements of folk tunes. The material is embraced by each member’s unique approach and creativity, exploring collectively the group’s musical boundaries.