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Tectonics Athens

16-18 JUN 2017
Multiple stages at the OCC and at Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)
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.
Full price: 5 €
People with disabilities, Companions & Unemployed: 2 €
 
Daily Pass, Saturday 17 June: 16 €
Daily Pass, Sunday 18 June: 18/06/2017: 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.

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Festival Concept-Conducting: Ilan Volkov
 
Featuring: Athens State Orchestra, Fred Frith, Ellen Fullman, Ghedalia Tazartes, Alvin Curran, Nate Young, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Lori Goldston, Robyn Schulkowsky, Manuel Zurria, Giuliano d’Angiolini, Konrad Sprenger, mines, Mama Luma, Giannis Angelakas, Kostis Kilymis, Elena Kakaliagou, Vassilis Tzavaras, Danae Stefanou, a group of traditional musicians from Karpathos, a 15-piece improvisers ensemble and more, 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.
 
Festival curator: Ilan Volkov
Festival co-curator: Michalis Moschoutis

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PROGRAMME
 
Friday 16 June | Diplareios School
21:30 Ellen Fullman-Long String Instrument (60 min)
22:45 mines (30 min)
23:15 Tashi Wada (20 min)
 
 
Saturday, June 17
OCC | Upper Stage
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
19:45 Christian Wolff, Burdocks [1970-71] – performed by a large group of musicians
 
OCC | Main Stage
20:30 Orchestra Concert – KOA conducted by Ilan Volkov, plays Yannis Kyriakides, Morton Feldman, Jani Christou, Christopher Fox featuring Fred Frith
 
OCC | Upper Stage
22:30 Danae Stefanou & Michalis Moschoutis (20 min)
23:15 Ghedalia Tazartes (40 min)
 
Diplareios School
00:30 Ellen Fullman and Konrad Sprenger (60 min)
 
 
Sunday, June 18
OCC | Upper Stage
19:00 Works by Anastassis Philippakopoulos and Orestis Toufektsis (55 min)
 
OCC | Main Stage
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
22:30 Mama Luma  (20 min)
23:15 Lori Goldston (30 min) 
00:00 Nate Young (30 min)

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