Οpen Day: Minimalism(s) / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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Οpen Day: Minimalism(s)

6 ΜΑR 2016
Multiple stages
Come to the OCC for an encounter with a unique musical genre: minimalism. Everyone is welcome!
16:00-20:30 | All-day free entrance events
21:00 | Concert at the Upper Stage
Tickets for the concert:
Full price: 12 €
Reduced/Small groups
(5-9 people): 9 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €
The annual OCC Open Day is now an established event. Every year, the OCC is opened up to the public and visitors can move freely through the building, choosing the activities that interest them to create their own aesthetic journey.

In this, our fourth annual Open Day, we won’t be focusing on the work of just one composer, but seeking to make an initial foray into the wide-ranging musical genre that is minimalism. Alongside the work of celebrated composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, and John Luther Adams, we will also be presenting artists from around the world who are less well-known in our country along with some up-to-the-minute compositions.

Minimalism, a term introduced by the composers and critics Michael Nyman and Tom Johnson,  describes an aesthetic trend which has dominated contemporary music since the last third of the 20th century. As a concept, minimalism is far broader than most people think. By definition, it includes works which use minimal (to no!) musical material/scores or instruments with limited capacities; compositions in which creative process and form are one and the same; music based on drones, static sounds, or near-unprocessed recordings of nature; works with exceptionally slow, virtually imperceptible changes and an almost obsessive emphasis on repetition; microtonal compositions; and works which embody principles from non-European musical cultures or engage in a dialogue with jazz and rock.

Every space in the OCC—the lobby, the Upper and Main stages—will be home to singers, musicians, actors, performers, students and art-lovers taking part in a marathon performance of emblematic musical works and happenings, most of which have never been performed in Greece before. At the same time, visitors will be able to browse through scores and books and watch films and videos by and about the artists. Finally, the tribute also includes concerts in the Upper Stage featuring soloists and ensembles.

credits

Concept, arrangement, museological & directorial oversight, realisations, orchestrations, organization: Anargyros Deniozos
Musical direction: Andreas Levisianos
Lighting: Manos Arvanitakis
Video: Manos Arvanitakis, Foteini Korre
Programming, Electronics: Nikos Palamaris
Assistant: Pythagoras Kotsoulas
Organizational oversight: Katerina Tsesmetzi
Line Production: Dimitra Dernikou, Chara Mourla

With (in alphabetical order):
Maria Anisengou (cello), Thodoris Vazakas (percussion), Dimitris Ventourakis (piano), Manos Ventouras (horn), Fanis Vernikos (trumpet), Dimitris Gkogkas (trumpet), Paul Grennan (cello), Giannis Gounaris (horn), Patrick Evans (viola), Andreas-Rolandos Theodorou (trombone), Angelica Cathariou (mezzo soprano), Giannis Kalyvas (tenor), Marina Kolovou (cello), Vasillis Liarmakopoulos (bass), Anna-Rosa Mari (flute), Kostas Mavrogenis (baritone), Stathis Mavromatis (saxophone), Phaedon Miliadis (violin), Alexandros Michaelides (clarinet), Alexandros Botinis (cello), Kostas Botinis (percussion), Stefanos Nassos (piano), Guido De Flaviis (saxophone), Anna Pangalou (mezzo soprano), Beata Pincetic (piano), Leonidas Palamiotis (trombone), Spyros Polichronopoulos (electronics), Lorenda Ramou (piano), Vicki Ray (piano), Christos Sakellaridis (piano), Irina Salenkova (violin), Elias Sdoukos (Viola), Iro Sira (violin), Kostas Seremetis (percussion), Yiorgos Skrivanos (flute), Kostas Tzekos (clarinet), Marinos Tranoudakis (percussion), Dimitra Triantafyllou (violin), Nikos Tsalikis (piano), Nafsica Tsara (flute), Ana Chifu (flute), Irini Fotinaki (soprano)

With:
Ionian Festival Ensemble
Athens Percussion Group
Ensemble Continuum (@Athens)
Pallini Musical High School Experimental Music Ensemble (curated by Valia Christopoulou): Danae Giannopoulou, Phaedon Efthymiou, Konstantina Nastouli, Despina Parlavantza, Giorgos Prattis, Giorgos Tsomidis, Irini Frangi, Korina Fragoulopoulou

The event is being staged with the friendly participation of Vicki Ray and the generous assistance of Lauren Pratt from the James Tenney Archive in Los Angeles.

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Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
Companions: 10 €
Unemployed: 5 €

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Companions: 5 €
Unemployed: 4 €

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Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities: 5 € -
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Unemployed: 5 €

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