PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2019
Friday 24 May 2019 - Sunday 26 May 2019
Percussion Ensemble of Athens Conservatoire - Dimitris Desyllas /
For two successive days, Dimitris Desyllas and the Percussion Ensemble of Athens Conservatoire invite us to the enchanting, explosive and colorful world of percussive instruments. The ensemble’s musicians, being in constant movement, take us on a journey in the spectrum of 20th century creation, from John Luther Adams to John Cage; from Iannis Xenakis and marching band compositions to Tibetan timbres and minimalism. A journey for all ages.
The ensemble begins its performance at the open space’s center, by playing tubes and funnels that produce a wind-like effect and, as the musician move outwards, they create colorful soundscapes with Tibetan bowls, as they simultaneously incorporate the audience in their performance. From then on, for twenty minutes, the ensemble proceeds to perform the aforementioned musical compositions in specially designed locations within the same site, leading us to a crescendo and an outburst of emotions.
Concept, coaching, artistic direction: Dimitris Dessyllas (Soloist and composer, founder and general manager of the Kyklos ensemble, Artistic Director of the Typana percussion ensemble, professor and director of the Percussion School of the Athens Conservatory)
With: Percussion Ensemble of Athens Conservatoire - Beatrice Alithinou, Daphne Andreadi, Odysseus Ikonomopoulos, Athina Kantara, Aristides Lykos, Semeli Margariti, John Psarakis, Konstantinos Zafeiropoulos