More than 40 years ago and along with his sister Angelica, Photis Ionatos began his career as a composer, singer and player and as a poetical writing translator.
He sings Greece and the signs of prayer and epic, pain or celebration of this country. His musical writing reproduces the deep, serious and amber colored tone of a hearth haunted by the poets of the exile and solitude.
He draws inspiration from the poetical language, magnifying the deep echo of the mythical wandering through the incantatory strength of the singing.
« RESURRECTION » (Arc en Ciel -Paris) 1973
« ANGELIQUE ET PHOTIS IONATOS » (Polydor -Paris1975)
« PHOTIS IONATOS chante Kavafis ,Elytis,RITSOS » 1978 (Studio Michel Dickenscheid-Liège)
« ITHAQUE » (Auvidis-Paris 1988)
« REBETIKA TRAGOUDIA (Autrement-dit-Mons)2004)
« PREMISSES D’EMMIGRATION » (Autrement-dit -Mons
A compte d’auteur:
« ORA » (Les heures) 2005
« ODYSSEAS » (Ulysse 2006)
« DERIVES » 2006