Thursday, August 19, 2010

6th meeting, Wednesday, August 25th

MoKS presents:
Mecha/Orga, with Yiorgis Sakellariou
Wednesday, August 25th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

This edition of helikoosolek:tartu features a visit from Greek artist Yiorgis Sakellariou.

Yiorgis Sakellariou is involved with the contemporary and experimental music scene in Greece through his CD-R label “Echo Music”, and as a member of the Contemporary Music Research Centre, and the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. He is also a participant in the Ear to the Earth organization and he has composed music for film and theatre plays. Yiorgis recently spent a month in the village of Abeliona, in the region of Peloponnesus, in Greece. During that time he made a series of field recordings, including thunderstorms, funeral church bells and used the  material to compose an album.

Mecha/Orga is the project and recording name of Yiorgis Sakellariou. Since 2003, 2 CDs and 5 CD-Rs have been released and Mecha/Orga has been presented live in Greece, The Netherlands, the U.K., France, Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland. Mecha/Orga’s music and performances are mostly based on field recordings (from passing trains to waterfalls and from refrigerator drones to desert winds), which are filtered and mixed in real time, with the use of a laptop.

During this edition of helikoosolek:tartu we will have a performance/listening session, and Yiorgis will lead a question/answer session and discussion based on his work. Participants are encouraged also to bring any field recordings of their own that the group can listen to and discuss.

For more information on Yiorgis' work, please see:

helikoosolek:tartu is organised by MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva
Muuseum, Tartu Linnavalitsus and Eesti Kultuurkapital.

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