Borderline Festival 2015 / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Borderline Festival 2015

06, 07, 08, 11, 12 March 2015
Now in its fifth year, the festival on the borderlines brings together some of the most edgy music and interesting names on the international music scene.
6-8 March 2015
Per set: 7 €, Concs 5 € | Unemployed 5 €
Day-offer: 15 €, Concs 10 € | Friends 12 €

11-12 March 2015
15 €, Concs 10 € | Unemployed 5 €

Akio Suzuki "oto-date": 5 € (Guided tours: 12:00 and 16:00. Maximum persons per tour: 30 persons)

The entrance to the parallel events is free.
To purchase the day ticket "Saturday 7 March", click here.
To purchase the day ticket "Sunday 8 March", click here.

Now in its fifth year, the Borderline festival continues to explore the contemporary trends that dominate today’s experimental, acoustic and—above all--electronic music.
More dynamic than ever, this year’s Festival is longer  and has a number of surprises up its sleeve among its wide-ranging parallel events, which include lectures, listening sessions, installations and a soundwalk. Applications of cross-cultural and inter-thematic theories and alternative modes of listening are some of the approaches the Festival has set out to develop through actions within and beyond the OCC.
Experimentation remains at the epicenter of the event, flanked by improvisation and a willingness to embrace risk and subversion and to challenge listeners and artists alike. Borderline is nourished by the continual search for new forms of expression and sound production which transcend conventional structures, spotlighting contrasting elements which have their roots in sonic deconstruction and the intensity of noise, but also in a quieter and more meditative approach.


Programme adviser: marionettentheaterevents



Friday 6 March

20:00 | Rie Nakajima / David Toop (JAP / UK) | Parking space -9
21:00 | C Spencer Yeh (USA) – live and video projection of Spectacle space  | Upper Stage
22:45 | Holly Herndon / Mat Dryhurst (USA) | Upper Stage

Saturday 7 March
21:00 | Costis Drygiannakis (GR) | Upper Stage
22:00 | John Butcher / Rhodri Davies (UK) | Upper Stage
23:00 | Aki Onda (USA / JAP) | Upper Stage

Sunday 8 March
20:00 | Performance of "Feral Choir" workshop | Foyer +5
21:00 | Streifenjunko (ΝOR) | Upper Stage
22:00 | Ben Vida with Tyondai Braxton and Amirtha Kidambi (USA) | Upper Stage
23:00 | Jason Lescalleet / Aaron Dilloway (USA) | Upper Stage

Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March
21:00 | Zeitkratzer (GER): ''Metal Machine Music'' by Lou Reed | Upper Stage

Jason Lescalleet | dj set at Some Bizzare bar | Saturday 7 March | 1:00
Akio Suzuki: "οto-date" – soundwalk | Sunday 8 March | 12:00 and 16:00*
Download the map, to visit the spots on your own (go to page 6).

Since the 1960's, the Japanese artist and sound researcher Akio Suzuki has been investigating the sonic qualities of both natural sites and architectural spaces by developing topography of sound. On his soundwalk project, oto-date, which means respectively "sound" and "point" in Japanese, the artist finds listening points in the city, and playfully invites audience to stop and listen carefully at given points on the map. By standing at these locations marked with the characteristic oto-date circular ear symbol, audience become more aware of both the aural and visual landscape, and that gives them the freedom to imagine their city in a new way.

Starting point of the soundwalk “oto-date” by Akio Suzuki: Metaxourgeio Metro Station (exit to Deligianni str.)
The walk takes place at an open-air location. The audience is advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as they will walk for about 1 hour.

Timetable: 12:00 and 16:00
The walk starts exactly at the above mentioned hours. Please be sure that you arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to the performance scheduled start time. You can also purchase your ticket at the starting point. Maximum participants 30 person.

*The marked listening spots selected by Akio Suzuki will remain visible after the walk. Use the map to visit them at any time.

6 - 8 Mar 2015

20 €


Feral Choir A vocal workshop for children and teens by Phil Minton

12 Mar 2015

Free Admission


Listening session with Jakob Ullmann

7 Mar 2015

Free Admission


Speech / presentation with Hillel Schwartz "On Grime, Time, and the Idea of Medea

7 Mar 2015

Free Admission


Speech / presentation with Kiwi Menrath "From Fake to Collaborative Imagination: A Lecture on Ursula Bogner"

11 Mar 2015

Free Admission


Speech / presentation with Steven Feld “Acoustemology and/as Companion Species Sound Art”

8 Mar 2015

Free Admission


Workshop with Hillel Schwartz "Translating Noise"

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