Neighborhood stories become music
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.