Music Village 2021

August 2021
Aghios Lavrentios Pelion Greece

Every summer since 2006, Music Village Arts Community transforms the medieval village of Aghios Lavrentios into a place of symbiosis through art, music performance and education, settled in a natural and architectural habitat of outstanding beauty.

Music Village is organised by arTree, a civil non profit partnership, supported by Demieriada Metropolis, the Local Society of Aghios Lavrentios, and the Greek Ministry of Culture.

This year, there will be 16 symbiotic workshops coordinated by instructors with rich artistic, scientific and educational background, experts on sound, movement and theatre. All these workshops and projects will take place the last two weeks of August, bringing the art of sound in contact with the human body, technology, music production, theatre, dancing, speech, folk and intellectual oral tradition and improvisation. These subjects will inspire various and symbiotic projects, live performances and spontaneous events, as every year happens.

With great impatience, cheerfulness and expectation for live symbiosis, we invite students, professionals of the performing arts together with researchers in humanities and teachers, to take part in the Music Village workshops, collaborative events, lectures and residencies during the summer. In addition like every other year, Music Village is open to all friends and art lovers who desire to experience the artistic coexistence and osmosis during these days in Aghios Lavrentios.

Last but not least, be sure that the production team will take all the necessary precautions regarding the COVID-19/SARS -2 pandemic dictated by the Greek Ministry of Health.


18-24 August 2021
The Art of Piano
On the Trail of Great Interpreters
Coordination: George - Emmanuel Lazaridis

A Workshop on Opera Singing with Dimitris Tiliakos
Coordination: Dimitris Tiliakos, Yannis Tsanakaliotis

Maskmaking Workshop
Coordination: Martha Foka

The Other Side - A
Coordination: Simos Kakalas

The Other Side - B
Coordination: Periklis Liakakis

We are Movers
Coordination: Konstantinos Moraitis

Theatrical Clown Workshop  <<--  FULL 
Epic Imbalance
Coordination: Gözde Atalay Kokkoris
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

Polyphonic Body: The Radiant Storyteller  <<--  FULL 
Coordination: Julianna Bloodgood & Rafał Habel
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

25-31 August 2021

The Musician's Mindset
Coordination: Lefteris Moumtzis (Cyprus)

The Poetics of Body
Coordination: Athanasia Kanellopoulou

Ney and Maqam Modal Music
Coordination: Nikos Paraoulakis

Agios Lavrentios Dance Orchestra   <<--  FULL 
Coordination: James Wylie (saxophone), Fausto Sierakowski (saxophone)
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

Workshop on Vocal Traditional Music   <<--  FULL 
Coordination: Avgerini Gatsi
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

Workshop on “Rebetiko”   <<--  FULL 
Costas Skarvelis - Practical and modal approach to his repertoir
Coordination: Dimitris Mystakidis, Evgenios Voulgaris
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

Meditation in Movement and in Stillness   <<--  FULL 
Coordination: Yorgos Fotiadis, Marianna Astraka
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

Workshop on Free Vocal Impovisation   <<--  FULL 
Coordination: Savina Yannatou
 Please contact our secretary for alternative options or for the waiting list.

Best regards,

the founding members
Thimios Atzakas, Kostas Makrygiannakis, George - Emmanuel Lazaridis

and the Music Village team
Alexandros Seitaridis - IT / production manager
Dimitris Zacharakis - HR manager / production assistant
Maya Papageorgiou - Administration
Anastasia Stavrou - Production assistant


1 - 3 JANUARY 2021

Dear friends,

Since this very peculiar year is coming to an end, let us share with you some bright moments of it.
Photos and videos of last summer Music Village which wouldn’t be possible without everyone’s great sense of responsibility, commitment, joy and above all, faith to life.
Words can not entirely express how grateful us, as Music Village Team, are to you for your support and your flowing energy.
Thank you all so very much!!!

Here is so a cherished audio and video banquet of our last events! We hope you will enjoy watching them as much as we did!

Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing no later than the end of February Music Village 2021 schedule of workshops and seminars.

We wish you a happy and flowing new year!

Stay healthy, stay positive, share love and creativity!

The Music Village Team

(Eastern European Time UTC +2)

FRIDAY 1/1/2021

18.00 – 18.15
Music Village Trailers 2020

Τrailer 1 (first period):

Τrailer 2 (second period):

18.30 – 19.35
Butoh Performance with Yuko Kaseki
Thimios Atzakas - KoTaMo // James Wylie - sax // Fausto Sierakowski - sax // Thodoris Ziarkas - contrabass

SATURDAY 2/1/2021

18.30 – 19.05
Canciòn de Arrabal
Κostas Raptis - bandoneon // Kostas Makrygiannakis - guitar // Maria Anissegou - cello

19.30 – 20.30
Evgenios Voulgaris Solo
Composition, oud, voice: Evgenios Voulgaris

SUNDAY 3/1/2021

18.30 – 19.30
Udopia Trio (Atzakas / Wylie / Ziarkas)
Thimios Atzakas – oud, composition // James Wylie – saxophone, kemanche, composition // Thodoris Ziarkas - contrabass

19.45 – 20.30

Leftokarya και guests
Natassa Tsakiridou: φωνή // Giannis Tsanasidis (lyra) // Iakovos Moysiadis (lute)
Guests: James Wylie (kemanche) // Nikos Paraoulakis (ney) // Manousos Klapakis (percussion)

Access from 1.1.2021 / / 10.00 AM (Eastern European Time)

Simos Kakalas

Savina Giannatou

Manos Achalinotopoulos

Evgenios Voulgaris

Tsakiridou / Tsanasidis

Access from 1.1.2021 / / 10.00 AM (Greek Timezone)

Sound and consciousness - Pavlos Kavouras (no engish subtitles)

Bagpipes - Cassandre Balosso – Bardin (english)