ODC ENSEMBLE (GR)

ENGITA

9th July, 10:00pm > 11:30pm
Casa Gesualdi | Trono
Via mezzocannone, 19

Stabat Parthenope

Concept/Text: Elli Papakonstantinou
Music /composition/guitar, live electronics, loops: Tilemachos Moussas

According to Greek legend, Parthenope cast herself into the sea and drowned when her songs failed to entice Odysseus. Her body washed ashore at Naples, on the island of Megaride, where the Castel dell’Ovo is now located. When people from the city of Cumae settled there, they named their city Parthenope in her honor.
This concert /musical improvisation drives from the myth of Parthenope and Pergolesi’s masterpiece Stabat Mater. Music composer Tilemachos Moussas and the director Elli Papakonstantinou form a dynamic unconventional duo. The music composition fuses Pergolesi’s original music scores with industrial and jazz elements, scatting and text improvisation.
During the performance a wide range of texts about Parthenope such as Homer’s Odyssey are intertwined with baroque music and the lament of the Virgin Mary; the figure of virgin Serine, here, is in dialogue with the Virgin Mary. This music journey from antiquity to Christianity with planted texts explores sound, femininity and stereotypes.

ODC ENSEMBLE (GR)

Elli is a radical artist based in Greece. She conceives, directs and co-writes multidisciplinary performances with an emphasis on musicality, new media and philosophical discourse. In the forefront of European avant-garde, her art questions traditional expectations of audience participation with a focus on active citizenship.

Elli has studied and lived in the UK for over a decade and has worked in many countries. She and has created and presented her work in places like theEdinburgh Festival, (“Edinburgh 1st award 1997”) (UK), Athens and Epidavros Festival (GR), Princeton University, (U.S.A.), Opera House Cairo (EG), LaMaMa theatre, NY, (USA), THEATERHAUS GESSNERALLEE Zurich (CH), National Theatre of Greece (GR), SGT- Onassis Foundation (GR), Inauguration Ceremony of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (EG), Benaki Museum (GR), Bora Bora (DE), International Festival Iraq, etc.
Her last création with ODC Ensemble “Revolt Athens” toured at the Neukollner Oper Berlin (GE), Musikteatretage Festival (AU), Antic Teatre International Barcelona (SP), Hellenic Festival of Athens (GR), etc. The show is on tour. Upcoming stop is the Operadagen Festival, Rotterdam and the BE Festival (UK)
Elli is currently working on her new site-specific creation “Luisette, the backstage of a revolution” commissioned by the Hellenic Festival of Athens and Cultural Capital Eleusis21 (due to premier in June 22).

Tilemachos Moussas
Tilemachos Moussas was born in Thessalonica, Greece.
After his studies at Agostini Music School he was offered a place and a scholarship to Berklee Music School.
He has worked with many important musicians such as:
Damo Suzuki, Savina Yannatou, Blaine Reininger, Julia Kent, Pamelia Kurstin, Lena Norin, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Missirli Ahmet, Georgia Sylleou, Thanos Anestopoulos,
and has performed with artists such as Chico Freeman, Sheila Jordan, Jerome Rothenberg .
Tilemachos and his band have played as guest in concerts for bands and musicians such as:
Anouar Brahem, Nouvelle Vague, Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), Ozric Tentacles, etc
Tilemachos composed the music for several plays and performances such as:
“RE-VOLT Athens” directed by Elli Papakonstantinou -“Pulsar” directed by John Britton, “Adio Adio Amore” (part of the music) choreographed by Daphnis Kokkinos Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and many other theatre & dance performances. He has also composed the music for several films
Tilemachos has played and performed in many well known concert halls and in Festivals all over the world such as:

• BE festival, Birmingham , UK
• Operadagen Festival, Rotterdam
• Musiktheatertage , Wien, Austria
• Neukollner Oper , Berlin, Germany
• ODEON, Paris, France
• International Festival for Experimental Theatre, Cairo, Egypt
• International Festival of Ancient Drama, Delphi, Greece
• Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels Belgium
• Hellenic Festival Athens Greece
• Wiener Festwochen Vienna Austria
• Oriente Occidente Festival Trento Italy
• IX Festival International de Danca Contemporanea Faro Portugal
• Mostra Sesc de Artes Mediterraneo Festival Sao Paolo Brazil
• Biennale Lyon France
• Arts Festival Singapore
• European Monodrama Festival Bitola FYROM
• SANI Jazz on the hill festival Greece

His cd’s “Kyknostalagma/Swan Drip” and “Newborn” has been released by Ankh records. He also works as an educator in Special Education.

 

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9 luglio, 22:00 > 23:30
Casa Gesualdi | Trono
Via mezzocannone, 19

Stabat Parthenope

Concept/Text: Elli Papakonstantinou
Music /composition/guitar, live electronics, loops: Tilemachos Moussas

Secondo l’antica leggenda greca, Partenope si getta in mare e annega quando il suo canto non riesce ad ammaliare Odisseo. Il suo corpo viene trascinato fino a Napoli, sull’isola di Megaride, dove ora sorge Castel dell’Ovo. In suo onore, le genti cumane che vi si trasferirono, chiamarono la città Partenope.
Questo concerto/improvvisazione musicale prende le mosse dal mito di Partenope e dallo Stabat Mater di Pergolesi. Il compositore Tilemachos Moussas e la regista Elli Papakonstantinou formano un insolito e dinamico duo. Questa composizione musicale fonde brani tratti dalle musiche originali di Pergolesi con l’industrial e il jazz, lo scat e delle improvvisazioni testuali.
La performance è strutturata innestando testi su Partenope, come l’Odissea di Omero, con musica barocca e il pianto della vergine Maria. La figura della Sirena Partenope è qui in dialogo con quella della Vergine Maria.
Questo viaggio musicale dal mondo antico a quello della cristianità, innestato sui testi, esplora il suono, la femminilità e i suoi stereotipi.

ODC ENSEMBLE (GR)

Elli è un’artista indipendente di stanza in Grecia. E’ autrice, regista e co-scrittrice di numerose perfomance pluridisciplinari basate su elementi musicali, nuovi media con un impianto filosofico. E’ tra gli esponenti dell’avanguardia europea. La sua proposta artistica è rivolta a interrogare le aspettative tradizionali sul coinvolgimento del pubblico, focalizzandosi sulla cittadinanza attiva. Ha studiato e vissuto nel Regno Unito per più di una decina d’anni, e ha lavorato in molti paesi. Ha presentato le proprie opere in luoghi come Edinburgh Festival, (“Edinburgh 1st award 1997”) (UK), Athens and Epidavros Festival (GR), Princeton University, (U.S.A.), Opera House Cairo (EG), LaMaMa theatre, NY, (USA), THEATERHAUS GESSNERALLEE Zurich (CH), National Theatre of Greece (GR), SGT- Onassis Foundation (GR), Inauguration Ceremony of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (EG), Benaki Museum (GR), Bora Bora (DE), International Festival Iraq, etc.
La sua ultima opera con l’ODC Ensemble, “Revolt Athens” è stata presentato presso Neukollner Oper Berlin (GE), Musikteatretage Festival (AU), Antic Teatre International Barcelona (SP), Hellenic Festival of Athens (GR), Operadagen Festival, Rotterdam e il BE Festival (UK). L’opera è attualmente in tour. Attualmente sta lavorando alla sua ultima opera site-specific “Luisette, the backstage of a revolution”, commissionatole dall’ Hellenic Festival of Athens and Cultural Capital Eleusis21 (che ha debuttato il 22 Giugno).

Tilemachos Moussas è nato a Tessalonica, in Grecia.
Dopo aver concluso gli studi presso Agostini Music School, gli è stato offerto un posto e una borsa di studio alla Berklee Music School.
Ha lavorato con numerosi importanti musicisti:Damo Suzuki, Savina Yannatou, Blaine Reininger, Julia Kent, Pamelia Kurstin, Lena Norin, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Missirli Ahmet, Georgia Sylleou, Thanos Anestopoulos, ha suonato in performance con artisti come Chico Freeman, Sheila Jordan, Jerome Rothenberg.
Tilemachos e la sua formazione hanno suonato come guest in concerti di musicisti e formazioni come Anouar Brahem, Nouvelle Vague, Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), Ozric Tentacles, etc
Tilemachos ha composto le musiche per diversi spettacoli e performance come “RE-VOLT Athens” regia di Elli Papakonstantinou -“Pulsar” regia di John Britton, “Adio Adio Amore” (una parte delle musiche) coreografia di Daphnis Kokkinos Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch e numerose altre piece teatrali e performance. HA inoltre composto le colonne sonore di svariati film.
 

www.odcensemble.com
www.vyrsodepseio.com
www.moussas.com