“Dave De Rose presents…” #5

Thursday 15 February 2024 | 21:00
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Over the last few months, the multifaceted sound artist Dave De Rose (Moloko, Mulatu Astatke, Rokia Traoré, Mark Ronson…) launched a monthly cycle of live performances that was quickly embraced by the city’s artistic communities and KET’s audience.

The first versions of the performances brought together artists from the fields of improvisational music, dance and video art: Savina Yannatou, Saber Rider, Petrina Giannakou, Erato Tzavara, Niki Kokkoli, Nikos Papavranousis, Nefeli Papaioannou, the music group Rave At Your Fictional Borders, Candy Karra, Dimitra Kousteridou and Iakovos Pavlopoulos.

For the fifth night of the season, he performs with Dimitris Hatzizisis (aka Foken), Dimitra Alibinisi and Eva Stavrakaki.

Foken: violin & FX
Dimitra Alibinisi: dance / movement
Eva Stavrakaki: dance / movement
Dave De Rose: drums

Dimitris Chatzizisis is a musician born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Beginning his classical violin studies at an early age, he quickly started to blend traditional Greek music in his playing. Further musical exploration led to him taking up the guitar and incorporating effects and live loop recording in his approach to both instruments, while simultaneously studying contemporary composition. He is performing and making music under the moniker Foken and has collaborated and performed with artists such as Freedom Candlemaker, Dave De Rose, Σtella,  Fotis Siotas, Alkinoos Ioannidis and more. For the last few years he has been involved in performing and composing for theatre and exploring free improvisation concepts with the trio Λoukia.

Dimitra Alibinisi graduated in 2017 from the ATEI of Thessaloniki and from the professional dance school “Chorochronos”. She has attended seminars by Akram Khan, Peeping Tom, Kibbutz, Jukstapoz, Human Fiellds, Shahar Binyamini, Malta Dance Festival etc. In the framework of the Forest Festival, she has collaborated with K.Th.B.E. as a dancer (dance group “Kinesthesia”). She lives in Athens where she teaches contemporary dance and improvisation.

Eva Stavrakaki is a graduate of the school of Interior Architecture and Object Design and the professional dance school “Chorochronos”. She has participated in video dance festivals and has attended seminars in Greece and abroad (Akram Khan, Peeping Tom-Joss Baker, Sharon Eyal-Gon Brian, Shahar Binyamini, Roy Asaf, Noa Zuc, etc.). In 2022, he presented the solo “Submersion” in collaboration with Leonard Schulz and Agnes Ehlich. The project was hosted in several international festivals. She works in Athens as a dance teacher and dancer.

With a career that has included collaborations with renowned artists like Moloko, Mulatu Astatke, Rokia Traore, and Mark Ronson, among many others, Dave 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.