Κυριακή, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011
experimental musics fest in volos 21-23 / 2 / 1997 catalogue
another catalogue this time from a 3 day fest that took place in the city of volos back in late feb 1997. back then costis drygianakis (one of the founding members of the greek experimental band 'optical musics' in mid 80's) was an extremely active figure of the greek experimental musics scene being a member of optical musics, the key figure behind the legendary & sadly defunct 'edo'(here) records but also for a period of some 4 years (more or less) got involved in various activities in cultural organisations of the city notable for some trully memorable performances, theatre pieces he helped to set up. a story which sooner or later someone should sing for his behalf but to the point right now...
fall 96 chondros / katsiani and ilios perform in thessaloniki at the basement of the record store 'lotus' (home also of the also defunct poeta negra label)a live set that for thessaloniki networkers of the time will remain as the live set where someone was having a haircut and pieces of his hair were used to saw a buton on his shirt, someothers were trying to vomit on stage but couldn't manage to do so, etc etc etc. a few months later in feb 97 they are invited to set up a 3 day fest in volos in the form of experimental mixed media kinda music, theatre, performance, etc. so this one was set up.
regarding the condros / katsiani photos. a series of photos of the kiss w/ the measuring tape have been used back then in lotsa mags and catalogues. notably also the gallery x in exarhia, athens 97 or 98 chondros / katsiani exhibition that started w/ the kiss that led to the unfolded measure out of their mouths.
the page photo w/ thanasis having the lights taped on him is taken from the 51 weekends events that was held in alli poli gallery (konst melenikou, thess/niki) in 96 is the one that during the performance due to a short circuit problem luckily he wasn't burned alive. due to a fuse problem he started getting burned, electricity was cut and the performance as far as i recall stopped.
i have scanned and uploaded the catalogue of the event (sorry in greek), is the catalogue in its entity as long as people who might seek also infos on the town can found ads of sponsors including shops that might have closed or might have transformed into something else. sadly cannot track down in the archive the video tape of the event in order to rip and upload but hope one day in the future i'll manage to find it. till then enjoy!
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