Tectonics Athens

16-18 JUN 2017
Multiple stages at the Onassis Stegi and at Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)
Have you ever seen a 25-metre long string instrument? Can traditional music coexist with noise? Is it possible for a symphonic orchestra to be more radical? Following New York, Glasgow and Tel Aviv, the festival that defies genres comes to Athens.
Full price: 5 € per concert
People with disabilities, Companions & Unemployed: 2 €
Daily Pass:
Saturday 17 June: 16 €
Sunday 18 June: 12 €
*Daily pass includes full access to the concerts of OCC's Main & Upper Stage
“How can an orchestra, the 19th-century beast, be more radical and experimental?” Taking this question as its starting point, Tectonics Festival has travelled to Glasgow, New York, Oslo, Reykjavik, Adelaide and Tel Aviv, breaking down sound barriers along the way and bringing together seemingly incompatible musical practices. The Festival is the brainchild of the celebrated conductor Ilan Volkov and started out in 2012 in Iceland—the only point on the globe where the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America meet on land. It has been subjecting the map of 21st-century musical idioms to seismic shocks ever since.
At Tectonics Athens, symphonic works, free improvisation, noise, chamber music, sound installations and folk music will be coming together, clashing and complementing each other over three days where everything is possible. The collaboration between Ilan Volkov and the Athens State Orchestra lies at the heart of the Festival, with the celebrated Israeli maestro and festival curator conducting the orchestra in works by Jani Christou, Morton Feldman, Yannis Kyriakides and Christopher Fox.

In parallel, acclaimed artists from the international music scene will be joining forces with Greek musicians to explore various trends in contemporary music in a series of performances at the OCC and at the building of Diplareios School.


Festival Concept-Conducting: Ilan Volkov
Festival co-curator: Michalis Moschoutis

Featuring: Athens State Orchestra, Fred Frith, Ellen Fullman, Ghedalia Tazartes, Alvin Curran, Tashi Wada, Nate Young, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Lori Goldston, Robyn Schulkowsky, Giannis Aggelakas, Manuel Zurria, Giuliano d’Angiolini, Konrad Sprenger, mines, Yannis Kyriakides, Judith Hamman, James Rushford, Manuel Lima, Samuel Dunscombe, Yael Barolsky, Ram Gabay Mama Luma, Kostis Kilymis, Elena Kakaliagou, Vassilis Tzavaras, Danae Stefanou, Ilan Manouach, Stephanos Chytiris, Thaleia Ioannidou, Yannis Kotsonis, Anna Papoutsi, Panagiotis Krabis, Angelos Liakakis, Laetris Kokolanis, Marios Dapergolas, Faidon Miliadis and a group of traditional musicians from the island of Karpathos, performing among others works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Jani Christou, Christian Wolff, Eliane Radigue, Christian Marclay, Christopher Fox, Yannis Kyriakides, Tashi Wada, Orestis Toufektsis and Anastassis Philippakopoulos.


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Friday 16 June | Diplareios School | Free admission. Reservations at infotickets@sgt.gr
21:30 Ellen Fullman-Long String Instrument (60 min)
22:45 mines (30 min)
23:15 Tashi Wada (20 min)

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Saturday 17 June
OCC | Upper Stage | 5 € per concert
17:00 Giuliano D'Angiolini, Manuel Zurria and musicians from Karpathos (70 min)
18:45 Dafne Vicente Sandoval plays Éliane Radigue and Tashi Wada (40 min)

OCC | Foyer | Free entrance
19:45 Christian Wolff, Burdocks [1970-71]
With: Ilan Volkov, Robyn Schulkowsky, Judith Hamman, James Rushford, Manuel Lima, Samuel Dunscombe, Yannis Kyriakides, Yael Barolsky, Ram Gabay, Elena Kakaliagou, Ilan Manouach, Stephanos Chytiris, Thaleia Ioannidou, Yannis Kotsonis, Anna Papoutsi
OCC | Main Stage | 5 €
20:30 Orchestra Concert – KOA conducted by Ilan Volkov, plays Yannis Kyriakides, Morton Feldman, Jani Christou, Christopher Fox featuring Fred Frith
OCC | Upper Stage | 5 €
22:30 Danae Stefanou & Michalis Moschoutis (20 min)
23:15 Ghedalia Tazartes (40 min)
Diplareios School | Free admission. Reservations at infotickets@sgt.gr
00:30 Ellen Fullman and Konrad Sprenger (60 min)

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Sunday 18 June
OCC | Upper Stage | 5 €
19:00 Works by Anastassis Philippakopoulos and Orestis Toufektsis (55 min)
OCC | Main Stage | 5 €
20:30 Christian Marclay’s, Screenplay (30 min) performed by Elena Kakaliagou, Kostis Kilymis and Vassilis Tzavaras
21:20 Alvin Curran,  Robyn Schulkowsky, Giannis Aggelakas play John Cage and Alvin Curran
OCC | Upper Stage | 5 €
22:30 Mama Luma  (20 min)
23:15 Lori Goldston (30 min) 
00:00 Nate Young (30 min)

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