ARTéfacts ensemble & UrbanDig Project / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

ARTéfacts ensemble & UrbanDig Project

Music for a New World

26-27 ΜΑΥ 2017
Upper Stage
Exhibition | Foyer 5+ | 25-27 MAY | 17:00-23:30
Neos Kosmos, the unique Athens neighbourhood, is to serve once again as the starting point for an unpredictable musical journey from Ochi Paizoume and the ARTéfacts ensemble.
Full price: 12 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 10 €
Large groups (10+ people): 9 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 7 €

Residents of Neos Kosmos & Koukaki: 5 € (on presentation of ID and a utility bill with a Neos Kosmos or Koukaki address)

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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? In this new musical experiment, the OCC invites and challenges Ochi Paizoume and the ARTéfacts ensemble to give us their answers to these questions.

A field of intense research and artistic activity on the part of Ochi Paizoume and the UrbanDig Project, this New World (Neos Kosmos) 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.

To coincide with the concert, Ochi Paizoume will curate and stage an exhibition at the OCC of the material produced, which will include the experience of visually navigating Dourgouti with the help of Clio Muse, a digital tours application. There will also be a new dance performance on the streets of Neos Kosmos which, inspired by this collaboration, will provide the neighbourhood with a new in situ cultural experience.


Dimitris Andrikopoulos
It’s now long now before the wind blows colder...
for saxophone, clarinet, two percussionists, violin, viola and narrator
Esthir Lemi
Prosopon: 61° North
for saxophone, clarinet, three percussionists, violin, viola and narrator
Nicolas Tzortis
for saxophone, clarinet, two percussionists, violin, viola
Panayiotis Kokoras
for saxophone, clarinet, two percussionists, violin, viola
Giannis Kyriakidis
The Musicians of Dourgouti
for saxophone, clarinet, marimba, piano, violin, viola, pre-recorded sound and projected text


Composers: Dimitris Andrikopoulos, Panayiotis Kokoras, Giannis Kyriakidis, Esthir Lemi, Nicolas Tzortis
ARTéfacts ensemble
Louizos Aslanidis: director
Ai Motohashi: piano
Guido De Flaviis: saxophone
Spyros Tzekos: clarinet
Laertes Kokolanis: violin
Marios Dapergolas: viola
Thodoris Vazakas: percussion
Kostas Seremetis: percussion
UrbanDig Project
George Sahinis, Eirini Alexiou, Eirini Iliopoulou, Matina Magkou, Anna Magoulioti, Giorgos Thanos, Rea Zekkou, Katerina Synodinou, Vaggelis Papadias, Nikolina Myofa, Meletis Zacharakis, Adriana Karastephani-Delakoura, Maria Chatzigianni, Michalis Euthimiou, Katerina Thanasoula

Friday 26 May
After performance talk with the participants
Chaired by Christos Carras, General Director and Artistic Director of Music at the OCC

26 May 2017

Cost: 5 € per student


Music for Neos Kosmos A musical experiment in Neos Kosmos, the "New World" the OCC calls home, from the ARTéfacts ensemble and the Ochi Paizoume performing art group

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