PROGRAM / BIG BANG ATHENS 2018
18 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Thodoris Ziarkas, Tasos Stamou & Stephanos Chytiris /
This musical trio invites children to improvise with traditional and electronic instruments and produce sounds inspired by traditional, jazz and electronic music. Next to each musician’s instrument there are small replicas of “big instruments” in miniature version, where children can try out exercises on free improvisation to the accompaniment and guidance of professional musicians. Through these musical examples, we see how accessible and creative free improvisation can be as an artistic and educational tool of expression and communication between groups and individuals.
Apart from free improvisation with performances in Café Oto and Clapton Sessions (London), TV Control Center (Athens), Basement (Salonika) and Ekhmés Festival (Volos), Thodoris Ziarkas, Tasos Stamou and Stephanos Chytiris have also been investigating the theoretical principles of free improvisation. They have organised lectures on improvisation and are experienced soloists having been tutored by as well as having worked with outstanding performers of the international improvisation scene.
Composer, double bassist: Thodoris Ziarkas
Electroacoustic composer-electronics: Tasos Stamou
Drummer: Stephanos Chytiris