PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2019
Friday 24 May 2019 - Sunday 26 May 2019
The Turntable Project: an interactive audio-visual performance for children above 6 years of age, using turntables and vinyl records as the main media for producing sound and image.
In the Turntable Project children become acquainted with vinyl as an object and with the turntable as a medium of sound production/reproduction to create their own sounds using very simple methods and techniques. Two musicians play old vinyl records, manipulate their surface, experiment with the turntable’s pitch control and, by using pedal effects and live looping, create a multidimensional musical/visual environment. At the same time, a video artist uses a spinning vinyl as the main visual theme in a live projection of moving images through video feed and animation.
Next, in a game of improvisation, the children “play” with the sounds and images they create on stage. Simultaneously, they experientially familiarize themselves with fundamental practices/techniques of turntablism, through which, according to the composer John Oswald, “the record player becomes a musical instrument”.
Gnous Company: Michalis Moschoutis: music | Vasilis Tzavaras: music | Erato Tzavara: video artist