Helen Papaioannou is a composer and baritone/alto saxophonist based in Sheffield, UK.
Her new solo project, Kar Pouzi, intertwines saxophone and electronics with a focus on squeezing out the maximum from small collections of sounds.
Helen has a fascination with the dynamics of group interaction, and has collaborated with a variety of performers and ensembles including Workers Union Ensemble, Ensemble neoN, Nieuw Ensemble, Galvanize Ensemble, Xenia Pestova Bennett and Pascal Meyer, Cobalt Duo, Michael Speers/Renzo Spiteri and LSO.
Garlic Hug, her duo with Alessandro Altavilla, combines a playground of instruments in droney swamps, hiccuping beats and clamorous riffs. Helen improvises and performs with various collaborators, and has played as one third of the bands Beauty Pageant and HOKKETT.
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