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Neighborhood stories become music

May 22, 2017

How can a neighbourhood-archive be turned into music? And how can this music reflect the history and essence of the neighbourhood in its turn? 

 

On Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May 2017 at 21:00 on the Small Stage of SGT, the stories of Dourgouti become music at a concert by the Artefacts Ensemble.

 

Dourgouti was the location of the Dourgouti Island Hotel Project (DIHP), the previous project of UrbanDig. It is now the place of reference for the concert on 26 & 27/6.  A field of intense research and artistic activity on the part of Ohi Pezoume and the UrbanDig Project, Dourgouti has been subject to an aesthetic, historical and sensory mapping leading to the creation of a rich and vibrant cultural archive. For this concert, the groups which formed to carry out the mapping, and which collaborated in doing so, rework the archive material to create six dramatized routes through Dourgouti (the old name for Neos Kosmos) and its archive.  These routes were the ‘libretti’ given to the composers Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Panayiotis Kokoras, Giannis Kyriakidis, Esthir Lemi, Nicolas Tzortis, who created five a musical works for the routes so that the ARTéfacts contemporary music ensemble to play them.

 

On Friday after the concert, there will be a conversation with the composers.  From Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 May 2017, 17: 00-23: 00, there will be an exhibition in the foyer with elements  of the scenarios and history of the space.

 

On Monday, May 29, 18: 00-20: 00, those who have attended the concert can also participate in a feedback lesson * with Thodoris Vazakas and Giorgos Sachinis, and coordinator Christos Polymenakos, for this musical experiment.  

 

In September one or more of the musical compositions will become a dance performance in the public space of Dourgouti by the UrbanDig team.

 

Concert ticket price (all other actions have free entrance *)

 

Residents of Kosmos & Koukakion: € 5 (Only from the showrooms of the Home with ID and DIEC account where your home address appears)17: 00-23: 30Normal: 12 €Reduced, Friend or Small Tie (5-9 people): 10 €Large Dinner (10+ persons): 9 €Disabled & Unemployed: € 5Disabled person: € 7

To coincide with the concert, Ohi Pezoume / UrbanDig will curate and stage an exhibition at the OCC of the material produced, which will include the experience of visually navigating Dourgouti with the help of Clio Muse, a digital tours application. In September, there will also be a new dance performance on the streets of Neos Kosmos which, inspired by this collaboration, will provide the neighbourhood with a new in situ cultural experience.

 

 

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