The Music Village at the OCC / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

The Music Village at the OCC

25 - 27 January 2013
Upper Stage
One of Europe’s largest musical communities broadcasts its pioneering message from Mount Pelion: get to know it over a three-day festival.
18 € | Concs 10 € (concerts)
Free admission (screenings, lectures)
The Musical Village in Agios Lavrentios on Mountain Pelion is one of the largest musical communities in Europe. As an institution, it is founded on the free exchange of musical ideas and innovative educational models.

It’s manifesto embodies the principles of openness, innovation and eclecticism. Given that these qualities reflect our own philosophy so exactly, the OCC has chosen to support the community by inviting it to stage an explosive three-day festival of sounds from the Middle Ages into the future, with concerts, lectures, film screenings and workshops involving dozens of musicians.


Programme & performance coordination:
arTree – Thymios Atzakas, Kostas Makrygiannakis

25 January 2013

Open discussion with the Musical  Village – 17:00 (lecture at foyer +4)
Music Village documentary – 18:30 (Upper Stage)
Digital exhibition of photographs by Nikolas Chrysos (all 3 days)
Concerts (Upper Stage)
21:00 – 21: 40 – “Rimes-Fight” T.S. versus Allen
22:00 – 23:00 – Michalis Siganidis: “doc-fic-oh”

“Rimes-fight” T.S. versus Allen
Music by Humphrey Searle and Michalis Lapidakis to poetry by T.S. Eiot and Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, respectively.
Achilleas Anastasiadis: narrator // Nafsika Tsara: flute, piccolo // Kostas Makrygiannakis: classical & electric guitar // Kostas Raptis: bayan // Theophilos Sotiriadis: baritone sax // Maria Anisengou: cello

Michalis Siganidis: “doc-fic-oh”
Michalis Siganidis, one of the most important representatives of the Greek avant-garde, is a member of the Heimeinoi Kolymvites and Primavera en Salonico. 

Alkinoos Ioannidis: vocals // Kostas Anastasiadis: drums // Michalis Siganidis: double bass, guitar, narrative, tapes // Babis Papadopoulos: electric guitar // Harris Lambrakis: ney, keyboards // Vasiliki Tsagari: dance // Giannis Peiralis: video

26 January 2013

The scandal of Democracy – 17:00 (lecture at foyer +4)
11 voices – 19:00 (Upper Stage)
Digital exhibition of photographs by Nikolas Chrysos (all 3 days)

Concerts (Upper Stage)
20:00 – 20:40 – Erotic confessions of great poets and ordinary mortals
21:00 – 21:40 – The art of the folk guitar
22:00 – 22:50 – “Un-prepared”

11 voices
A film made in 2009 by the composer, saxophonist and producer Hayden Chisholm, one of the first and most active members of the Musical Village. The film sketches portraits of 11 contemporary musicians/improvisers active in different forms of contemporary popular culture in the Balkans.

The film features: Kyriakos Gouventas: violin // Haig Yazdjian: oud // Pantelis Pavlidis: lyre // Manos Achalinotopoulos: clarinet // Theodora Athanasiou: song // Kostas Anastasiadis: drums, tablas // Evgenios Voulgaris: yali tambour // Nikos Sragoudas & Giasemi Kantartzoglou: oud & song // Petar Ralchev & Nedyalko Nedyalkov: accordion & kaval

Erotic confessions of great poets and ordinary mortals
The idea for the performance was born in the Musical Village in 2011 at the “Mikros Erotikos” workshop, a collective music-theatre project.
Dramaturgy, direction: Martha Fridzila // Music coaching: Vasilis Mantzoukis

The art of the folk guitar
The concert will be dedicated to the classic guitar repertoire of the first half of the 20th century, and will feature core techniques in different idioms as well as the bass guitar.
Dimitris Mystakidis: guitar, lute, song // Theodora Athanasiou: guitar, bass guitar, Constantinopolitan lyre, song

The Greek-born and Berlin-based composer and improviser Antonis Anissegos on an ecstatic solo of prepared piano.

27 January 2013

Lecture / workshop: "The Body of the Musician" - 14:00 – 17:00 (Dance Room)
"Aphrodite & Adonis" by John Blow – 18:00 (Upper Stage)
Digital exhibition of photographs by Nikolas Chrysos (all 3 days)

Concerts (Upper Stage)

20:30 – 21:00 - The Happy Hour Choir: an orchestra of voices
21:20 – 22:00 – Ten to one: tradition today
22:40 – 23:40 - Seven Tears

Screening: Aphrodite and Adonis by John Blow
A baroque opera performed in semi-staged form at the Musical Village in the summer of 2012.
With: Chantal Santon, Thill Mantero, Nikos Spanos, Maria Thoidou, Konstantina Pitsiakou, Stamatis Pavlous, Iason Marmaras, Charis Andrianos, Dimitris Kountouras, Olivier Briand, Fani Vovoni, Andreas Linos, Electra Miliadou, Markellos Chrysikopoulos & the children’s choir of Agios Lavrentios

The Happy Hour Choir: an orchestra of voices
The Happy Hour Choir is a vocal group workshop which explores the capabilities and the limits of the human voice by treating it as a musical instrument. The Choir’s programme will include works both popular and lesser known which were either written or adapted for the human voice.
Coordination & coaching: Martha Mavroeidi

Ten to one: tradition today
Ten virtuoso musicians, most of whom came to prominence in the broad range of ‘traditional’ idioms and share a common experience: their immersion in the sound of today through their personal and very different ventures into composition and solo improvisation.
Antonis Apergis: guitar // Evgenios Voulgaris: yali tambour // Thymios Atzakas: oud // Katerina Papadopoulou: song // Kyriakos Gouventas: violin // Loukas Metaxas: percussion // Manos Achalinotopoulos: clarinet //Martha Mavroeidi: Constantinopolitan lyre, song //Nikos Paraoulakis: ney, percussion //Socrates Sinopoulos: Constantinopolitan lyre

Seven Tears
John Dowland’s work meets the world music tradition of Constantinople as an English Renaissance viol consort joins forces for the first time with historic instruments of the Levant. The works played are linked by fragments from compositions by George Koumentakis and instrumental improvisations hinging on the musical rhetoric and style of these two different worlds
Andreas Linos, Electra Miliadou, Iason Ioannou, Dimitris Tingas, Nikoleta Hatzopoulou: violas da gamba // Socrates Sinopoulos: Constantinopolitan lyre // Evgenios Voulgaris, Giannis Messalas: yali tambour // Sergios Voulgaris: percussion // Thodoris Kitsos: Renaissance lute
Conceived and conducted by Andreas Linos

27 Jan 2013

14:00 Dance Room
Free admission


The body of the musician (within the framework of The Music Village at the OCC)