Dimos Moutsis

Dimos Moutsis (Greek: Δήμος Μούτσης, pronounced [ˈðimos ˈmut͡sis]; born 2 August 1938) is a Greek singer-songwriter and composer.

Dimos Moutsis
Born
Dimitrios Moutsis

(1938-08-02) 2 August 1938 (age 83)
Piraeus, Greece
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
Years active1967–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • violin

BiographyEdit

Moutsis was born in Piraeus. He was a student of the violin at the Athens Conservatoire from the age of seven and graduated at the age of twenty one as a prize-winning soloist. During the late 1960s, he met poet and lyricist Nikos Gatsos and fellow composer Manos Hatzidakis at a cafeteria which was a well-known haunt for musicians and artists (Flokas).

In 1967, Gatsos began to provide Moutsis with poetry he had written, thus allowing Moutsis to write his first songs. The first song Moutsis wrote was 'Βρέχει ο Θεός' ('God is raining'), a piece he had already composed the music for and for which Gatsos provided lyrics. The singer Stamatis Kokotas was the first to record this song. Over the next few years, he continued to write songs with Gatsos which were recorded by well-known artists of the time such as Vicky Moscholiou and Grigoris Bithikotsis, as well as with newcomers such as Manolis Mitsias and Dimitra Galani. In 1970, Moutsis orchestrated and produced the music for album 'Επιστροφή', with songs by Hatzidakis and Gatsos. During the same period, Moutsis worked with other lyricists such as Lefteris Papadopoulos.

He was a candidate for MeRA25 in the 2019 European Parliament elections.[1]

In 2021, he was accused of sexually assaulting singer Lydia Serbou when she was 15.[2]

DiscographyEdit

Albums
Year Greek Title Transliteration Translation Lyricist
1968 Κάποιο Καλοκαίρι Kapoio Kalokairi Some Summer Nikos Gatsos
1969 Ένα Χαμόγελο Ena Chamogelo A smile Nikos Gatsos
1972 Άγιος Φεβρουάριος Agios Fevrouarios Holy February Manos Eleftheriou
1972 Συνοικισμός Α' Synoikismos A' Settlement I Nikos Gatsos, Giannis Logothetis, Barbara Tsimpouli
1973 Στροφές Strofes' Turns Manos Eleftheriou, Nikos Gatsos, Giannis Logothetis, Pythagoras Papastamatiou
1973 Πρώτη Εκτέλεση Proti Ektelesi First Performance Vasilis Andreopoulos, Nikos Gatsos, Lefteris Papadopoulos, G. Stefanou
1974 Μαρτυρίες Martyries Testimonies Giorgos Chronas, Manos Eleftheriou, Giannis Logothetis
1975 Τετραλογία Tetralogia Tetralogy Constantine P. Cavafy, Kostas Karyotakis, Yiannis Ritsos, Giorgos Seferis
1976 Εργατική Συμφωνία Ergatiki Symfonia Labour Agreement Giorgos Skourtis (from the play Απεργία)
1979 Το Δρομολόγιο To Dromologio The Timetable Nikos Gatsos
1980 Χρυσές Επιτυχίες Chryses Epitychies Golden Hits
1981 Φράγμα Fragma Barrier Kostas Tripolitis
1983 Ενέχυρο Enechyro Pledge Dimos Moutsis
1987 Να! Na! There! Dimos Moutsis
1987 Πρώτες Εκτελέσεις Protes Ekteleseis First Performances
1990 Ταξιδιώτης του Παντός Taxidiotis tou Pantos Traveller of Everywhere Dimos Moutsis
1994 Για Πούλημα Λοιπόν Gia Poulima Loipon For Sale, Then Dimos Moutsis
1999 Ηρώδειο Irodeio Odeon (Live Recording)
2000 Οι 100 Μεγάλες Ηχογραφήσεις του Αιώνα Oi 100 Megales Ichografiseis tou Aiona The 100 Great Recordings of the Century (Tetralogy)
2006 Τα Τραγούδια του Δήμου Μούτση Ta Tragoudia tou Dimou Moutsi The Songs of Dimos Moutsis (Compilation)
2007 14 Μεγάλα Τραγούδια 14 Megala Tragoudia 14 Great Songs (Compilation)
2009 Ταξιδιώτης του Παντός – 4 Δεκαετίες Τραγούδια Taxidiotis tou Pantos – 4 Dekaeties Tragoudia Traveller of Everywhere – 4 Decades of Songs

Music for theatreEdit

Plays
Greek Title Transliteration Translation Playwright
Νεφέλες Nefeles The Clouds Aristophanes
50 Χρόνια Δάκρυα 50 Χρόνια Γέλιο 50 Chronia Dakrya 50 Chronia Gelio 50 Years of Tears 50 Years of Laughter Kostas Karagiannis
Λεπρέντης Leprentis Leprentis Michail Chourmouzis
Απεργία Apergia Strike Giorgos Skourtis

Music for filmEdit

Plays
Year Greek Title Transliteration Translation Director
1969 Ένας Μάγκας Στα Σαλόνια Enas Magkas Sta Salonia A Mangas In The Salons Kostas Karagiannis
1970 Ένα Αστείο Κορίτσι Ena Asteio Koritsi A Funny Girl Takis Vougiouklakis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Δανάη Στράτου & Δήμος Μούτσης: Το δεύτερο «κύμα» υποψήφιων ευρωβουλευτών του ΜέΡΑ25". CNN.gr (in Greek). 3 April 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Λυδία Σέρβου: Ο Δήμος Μούτσης είναι ο συνθέτης που με κυνηγούσε γυμνός στα 15 μου". ProtoThema (in Greek). 4 February 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.

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