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Live Drafts: EIRINI KARTSAKI

6 July, 7.30pm

COLLAPSING

“Banging against the wall and collapsing,
hitting yourself against the wall,
trying to tear the wall down and
hitting against the wall in a way so brutal and collapsing.”

Performance maker, Eirini Kartsaki and electroacoustic music composer/performer Tasos Stamou come together with a live electroacoustic composition to create imaginary landscapes and narratives that talk about the monstrous, the odd and the weird in the relationship with ourselves, our bodies and each other; with a desire to tear open and permeate the material, they reveal what is inside the body, the sound, the song.

Kartsaki’s work has an interest in the monstrous and female body and the relationship between sexuality, childlessness and reproduction. Stamou works with continuous and interrupted sound, repetition and loops to explore space between ancient and contemporary music. Join them and explore weirdness and monstrosity through song, text and electroacoustic sound.

18+

 

Credits


  • Eirini Kartsaki
  • Tasos Stamou
About Eirini Kartsaki

Eirini Kartsaki is a performance practitioner, writer and Lecturer in Drama at East 15 Acting School, University of Essex. Her monograph Repetition in Performance: Returns and Invisible Forces was published by Palgrave in 2017. Her writing is concerned with notions of desire, repetition and the unfulfilled. Her practice has been presented nationally and internationally (Sadler’s Wells, V&A, The Basement, Whitechapel Gallery, Arnolfini, Soho Theatre, Palais de Tokyo, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon). She has published in journals Performing Ethos, Choreographic Practices and Performance Research. She has edited an issue of Performance Research ‘On Repetition’ (20: 5, 2015) with Theron Schmidt, and a special issue of Performing Ethos on ethics and one-to-one performance with Rachel Zerihan and Brian Lobel (3: 2, 2012). Her collaboration with Angelina Kartsaki as Tante&Tante has received the Audience’s Award (2016) at BE Festival and the Champ Libre Award (2017).

 

www.eirinikartsaki.com/

About Tasos Stamou

Tasos Stamou is a electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist.

During a decade of sound performances and recordings, Tasos Stamou has developed a unique style of live electroacoustic music composition. Long and continuous pieces are created in situ using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”. His work explores the space between ancient and contemporary transcendental music, using both traditional and advanced media.
His gear consists of acoustic (prepared strings, reeds, recorders, objects) and electronic instruments (self-made electronics, modular synthesizer system and live processed feedback loops). Based on sustained tonal textures and free improvised instrumental solos, his live compositions create a particular and unique atmosphere of ritual noise.

Although mainly a solo performer and recording artist, he frequently collaborates with other sound artists, improvisers and experimentalists (such as Adam Bohman, Steve Beresford, Alan Wilkinson, London Improvisers Orchestra, Mike Cooper, Andrea Parkins, Kuupuu & Lau Nau, Terry Day, Adachi Tomomi, Ilan Manouach, Ignaz Schick, Magda Mayas, Arma Agharta, Thodoris Ziarkas, etc.) at various venues and festivals for innovative music.

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