‘Υλη[matter]HYLE (they/them) are pleased to present A concert* by David Louis Zuckerman’s new compositions for string trio Friday, September 11, 2020 Doors open at 20:00Concert starts at 21:00 ATHENS TRIO: LISTENING IMBUES WHAT IS HEARD WITH IDENTITY
David Louis Zuckerman is an American composer and artist based in New York. He was invited to live and work in Athens at Ύλη[matter]HYLE for the months of August and September. Due to the pandemic’s remaining travel restrictions, his travel from the U.S proved impossible and instead he decided to create a number of musical compositions for a trio of string instruments to be performed live in Athens by local musicians. In particular for David Louis Zuckerman: «A gesture, which at first appeared too simple and in need of development, after some weeks suddenly begins to look complex, and inversely, spaces of complexity grow less daunting. At a certain stage in this process of shifting awareness all conceptual categories are eradicated, and you can begin to see, with clarity, what remains as a possible music. I am already with you and what travels now without a passport, it is a revolt.» This event also celebrates Ύλη[matter]HYLE’s five years of activities and its newly legal status as a non profit organisation. Bios: David Louis Zuckerman is a composer, who has worked across mediums in performance, installation, new orchestral music, theater and cinema. He is currently based in New York City and New Haven, Connecticut. Chrysi Tzavla holds a diploma in violin with an excellent grade and 2nd prize from the Musical Horizons Conservatory (2020), class of George Mandila, and a graduate of the Department of Music Studies of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens.Despoina Spanou graduated from Rhodes Music School and holds a First Class Bachelor degree in Music Studies from Ionian University, specialized in Music Execution- Violoncello.Spyros Kokonetsis is now preparing for the diploma under the supervision of professor Mr. Elias Sdoukos at Orfeio Conservatory. He, also, studies at the Department of Music Studies of Ionian University. About ‘Υλη[matter]HYLE:The word matter in greek is pronounced like hyle. ‘Υλη[matter]HYLE (they/them) were initiated in 2013 by visual artist Georgia Sagri with the vision of creating an open studio where issues of care and social empathy amongst her peers in the local and international art scenes could emerge. It is a semi-public / semi-private space in the center of Athens that aims to bring together art, politics and sciences as if their coexistence is a new undisciplined field of thought, action and living. Its character anchors to a feminist approach that aims to challenge authoritarian and patriarchical modes of living as well as binary relational constructions such as public vs private; personal vs political. Situated in an apartment in a central transit node at Omonia Square it shapes working, personal and communal living space, while it acts as an intimate relational source for the growing artistic community of local and international friends and peers. Its maintenance is collective and sustained by the artists, writers, researchers, poets, and organizers, who also contribute with their practices, in an expanded sense. Collaborators share time, reflect, work or even do nothing at Ύλη[matter]HYLE, and through these processes they form the space’s public program and challenge their work.
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