Polymathic sound artist and educator Dave De Rose is poised to offer a fresh perspective on the experiential art scene in Athens with this monthly curations residency at the KET starting October 26th 2023.
Having spent the past decade passionately pursuing musical innovation with a commitment to pushing genre boundaries, this residency promises an engaging trip into the world of multimedia artistry in collaboration with a plethora of creative artists in the Greek capital.
With a career that has included collaborations with renowned artists like Moloko, Mulatu Astatke, Rokia Traore, and Mark Ronson, among many others, De Rose has spent the past 14 years pursuing underground music projects. He’s a core member of the space-age Gnawa project Electric Jalaba and the Athenian newborn Rave At Your Fictional Borders, as well as the director of Agile Experiments (2018-present). Agile Experiments has been well received by the underground experimental jazz community worldwide, releasing 11 LPs in 5 years. Catching the attention of the British Library’s “Sound Archive” project early on, they requested to have it in their catalog to archive and preserve the music as part of the nation’s audio and cultural heritage. Dave’s own label, DDR Records, boasts 25 independent record releases encompassing anything from ambient, songwriter-funk, free improv, jazz, and electro-acoustic techno.
“Dave De Rose presents…” offers a different performance every month. For the October 26th 2023 session Dave is joined by three carefully selected exceptional collaborators:
Candy Karra – dance / movement
Dimitra Kousteridou – sound / electronics
Iakovos Pavlopoulos – drums / percussion
Candy Karra, a dance performer, facilitator, and educator based in Athens. Currently pursuing her MA in Fine Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Candy’s professional journey has taken her across stages and festivals in Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Spain, and New York. She has also shared her knowledge and passion for dance, teaching in various contexts and collaborating with organizations like the Onassis Stegi and Cavafy Archive.
Dimitra Kousteridou, a composer, researcher, and sound artist, currently residing and working in Athens, Greece. Her innovative approach to composition explores tactile and sound aspects within site-specific installations and performances, often originating from improvisation. Dimitra’s work has been showcased at conferences, festivals, and exhibitions worldwide, reflecting her dedication to multidisciplinary forms and the exploration of sound.
Iakovos Pavlopoulos, a percussionist, performance artist, and improviser who has spent the last 15 years working in Greece and the Netherlands. Iakovos has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, pushing the boundaries of percussion and improvisation. His artistic journey has been marked by a rich tapestry of collaborations, reflecting his commitment to pushing the limits of sonic exploration.