PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2019
Friday 24 May 2019 - Sunday 26 May 2019
Anna Linardou, Giorgos Varoutas /
Anna Linardou: vocals / Giorgos Varoutas: sound design & treatment
How many different songs can fit in just one room? Can the songs of the Mongolian steppe share the same space with Eskimo throat singing, Appalachian bluegrass, Pygmy yodelling, Lebanese lullabies, Thessalian folk songs and the extended techniques of free improvisation? Yes they can, because they all reside in the human voice; all they need is to be ‘woken up’!
In a musical room, a maiden lies in enchanted sleep—only the children’s music can awaken her! Alongside her sleeping body, a host of acoustic and electronic instruments; every child is invited to choose one and create their own sound with it. The children’s sounds are recorded and synthesized using live sampling. By the time the music rouses the sleeping maid, the room will be reverberating with a breath-taking vocal collage—a journey through the multiple worlds of the human voice!