Music Village 2018 - Agios Lavrentios

July / August, Aghios Lavrentios Pelion

Dear friends,

Since 2006 Music Village has been transforming the medieval village of Aghios Lavrentios to a site of artistic creativity, music making and education. All these, in a natural habitat of an unspoken beauty!

Music Village is organised by arTree, a non profit civil partnership, in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Municipality of Volos and the Local Community of Aghios Lavrentios.

This summer, after a year of silence, arTree is happy to announce a new series of workshops under the umbrella of particular themes and titles.

Thirty two coordinators coming from the field of music theatre, dance, performance art and art science will take over this year activities.
Four weekly periods full of acts, workshops, concerts and a two day conference will take place as follows:

1st period / July 16 - 23
Workshop for vocal research
Spiros Sakkas (Greece), Natasa Zouka (Greece), Taxiarchis Chanos (Greece)

2nd period / August 6 – 12
Satellite workshops

Piano practice: Dealing with technical and performance issues - Charalampos Aggelopoulos (Greece)

"Let us sing correctly!"
Musicianship Training according to Zoltán Kodály’s Pedagogical Philosophy

Angeliki Ploka (The Netherlands / Greece), Yasmin Folini (Hungary / Greece),

Erifili Damianou (Greece)

SEEd[σπόρυ] workshop
Intensive dance & Alexander Technique workshop, with live music

Georgia Paizi (GR/UK), Thodoris Ziarkas (GR/UK)

Music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,
a workshop for instruments and voices

Dimitris Kountouras (Greece)

Conference August 17-18
Pseudonymity, identity and otherness in artistic creation

Organised by Kostas Chardas (Assistant Professor at the Department of Music, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Eleni Papargyriou (awaiting appointment at the Department of Greek Literature, University of Patras)

3rd period / August 19 – 25
The Other Self

Workshops, concerts, shows and projects related to artists, past and present, who communicate their work through different identities.

Workshops will be holding every day interactive sessions
“SHAKE OUT THE DUST_through the looking glass”
, a workshop on moving images and on moving beyond stories

Konstandina Efthimiadou - dance (Greece)

“Polystylistics and aesthetics”, an anti - theory workshop
Periklis Liakakis - composition (Austria)

“A Story within A Story within A Story”,
a workshop about dissolving the musician’s ego
Hayden Chisholm - saxophone (New Zealand / Serbia)

“Communicating personas”,
a workshop on artistic personas with the harp as a starting point!
Sissi Rada - songwriting / Sissi Makropoulou - harp (Germany / Greece)

“Aesthetical lapses and musical identities”,
a workshop on the musician’s psychological make - up, orchestration and songwriting

Lefteris Moumtzis - songwriting/orchestration/multi-instrumentalist (Cyprus) & Fotis Siotas -violin/viola/orchestration (Greece)

“Journey to the present”, open class about creativity, active listening, simultaneous navigation and stillness, in application to improvisation, the marriage of composition and execution.
Antonis Anissegos - piano/composition / unu - electronics (Germany)

“Su casa mi casa - what is yours is mine”
, a workshop on sound because of the piano!

Thodoris Kotepanos - piano/orchestration (Greece)

4th period / August 27 – September 2
«Alive puppets – Live musicians»
Days of Music Puppet Theatre

Workshops will be holding every day interactive sessions

Michel Villée (Belgium) – acting and puppeteering
Stathis Markopoulos (Greece) – manipulating the Audience - Puppet workshop on the semiology of magic
Eleni Voyiatzidou (Greece), Alexandros Seitaridis (Greece) artists coordination

Workshop coordination and group motivation:
Irini Sgouridou, (Greece) Konstantis Mizaras (Greece), Julianna Bloodgood, Rafal Habel, Elena Moudiri Chasiotou (Greece), Hayden Chisholm (New Zealand / Serbia), James Wylie (New Zealand / Greece)

Musicality of the Body
Julianna Bloodgood - Rafal Habel

Sinafi Trio in Residency:
Ensemble and vocal works for traditional oriental instruments

Fotini Kokkala - kanun (Greece/Turkey),
Μarina Mohamend -
ud (Greece/Turkey),
Elena Moudiri-Chasiotou -
voice & percussion (Greece/Turkey)

doc/fic – decollage
Μichalis Siganidis in Residency

«Song and Wind»
Hayden Chisholm, James Wylie

Frame the Music”, Photography Workshop
Nickolas Chryssos (Greece), Nefeli Papaioannou (Greece)

We are welcoming you all professionals and amateurs, music, theatre and dance lovers, art lovers and well being funs, to MUSIC VILLAGE 2018. Join us and enjoy all that will be happening these days.

May we remind you that attendance of concerts and performances are ticket free events!

Best regards,
The Music Village team,

Kostas Makrygiannakis
Thimios Atzakas
Alexandros Seitaridis
Dimitris Zacharakis
Maya Papageorgiou