Music Village 2020


Dear Music Village friends,

Music Village is about to transform the beautiful village of Aghios Lavrentios to a vessel of creativity! For fourteen consequent years artists from all over the world have been offering generously their art, knowledge, curiosity and will for discovering and sharing, to this magnificent gathering and cultural cross breading.

Even this year when everyone seems to be sceptical about everything regarding the unfortunate escalation of COVID-19 and the restrictions that occurred in such scale, the need of sharing the very important and vivid elements of creativity have lead us to take all the necessary measures so as to make sure that everything will be fine and safe for all!!!
So, Music Village is on for 2020!

In order to comply with the safety rules we decided to do the following:

- Classes will take place in 
OPEN SPACE ONLY, according to the current directions of the national health organisation. Music Village will revise this precaution to a wider use of buildings and other premises, only if specific safety order is given.

- Safety distances will be kept as suggested by the above organisation. Also, antiseptic products will be available in all areas where workshops will take place.

- Workshop premises and residencies will be disinfected on a regular basis.

- There is a top number of 12 participants in each workshop so as to facilitate the execution of the above precautions.

So, all of you who wish to come and share your art with us once again in Music Village 2020, you are mostly welcome!!!

We are, so much, looking forward to seeing you!

The Music Village Team


August 2020
Aghios Lavrentios Pelion Greece

It is the 14th year that Music Village transforms the medieval village of Aghios Lavrentios to a site of artistic creativity, music making and education. Since 2006, people from all over the world have been setting their annual gathering to exchange ideas, play music, dance, get inspired and get to know themselves better! 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 Municipality of Volos and the Local Community of Aghios Lavrentios and the Holy Metropolis of Demetriada.

This summer, arTree is happy to announce a series of workshops related to world music, jazz, film and theatre scoring, improvisation, dance, theatre, somatics and event management. Twenty two coordinators coming from the field of music, theatre, dance, performance art, art science and music production will take over this year's activities.

On the same time, Music Village holds concerts and performances every evening together with all the spontaneous events that come up out of everyone’s inspiration and group jamming!

Also, have in mind that this year, together with the existing hotel facilities there will be a hostel site available to those wishing to share a place with a group of people at the most reasonable price. You may find all the useful information about it, in the website listed at the end of the page.

Added on your own spontaneous artistic gatherings, two weekly periods full of acts, workshops and concerts will take place as follows:

18-24 August 2020

Root and Stem - perpetual momentum
Coordination: Yuko Kaseki (Japan/Berlin)

Behind the Mask
Coordination: Simos Kakalas

Meditation in Movement and in Stillness
Coordination: Yorgos Fotiadis, Marianna Astraka

Music on Stage - Making music for other performing arts and pictures in motion
Coordination: Periklis Liakakis

Workshop on Free Vocal Impovisation
Coordination: Savina Yannatou

25-31 August 2020

The secrets of Greek folk clarinet
Technique, repertoire, tunings, cultural connotations
Coordination: Manos Achalinotopoulos

The music form of «Sarki» from Instanbul in pre-war rebetiko
Coordination: Evgenios Voulgaris

Saga, Spoken word and improvisation in the music of Ponto
Giannis Tsanasidis (Pontian lyre, composition)
Natassa Tsakiridou (Song)

Polyphonic Body: The Radiant Storyteller
Coordination: Julianna Bloodgood & Rafał Habel

Makam Improvisation
Coordination: Nikos Paraoulakis