“Dave De Rose presents…” #6

Thursday 21 March 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, Iakovos Pavlopoulos, Dimitris Hatzizisis (aka Foken), Dimitra Alibinisi and Eva Stavrakaki.

For the sixth night of the season, he performs with Elpiniki Saripanidou, evi nakou and Simos Riniotis.

Elpiniki Saripanidou: dance / movement

evi nakou: flute / noise / loops / fx

Simos Riniotis: drums

Dave De Rose: bass

Elpiniki Saripanidou is a performer and dancer based in Athens, and a graduate of the Greek National School of Dance. She has participated in dance and theater productions as a dancer and movement curator. Her artistic practice focuses on imagery and fictional character creation through disguise and the interplay of body, voice, sound and objects. In 2023 she presented in Athens the piece “Burst Forth”, a solo based on transformation.

evi nakou is a musician, sound artist and member of the Breakfast Club quartet. She has designed and facilitated improvisation and collaborative transdisciplinary composition workshops in Greece and abroad, including La Sonora in Argentina, Beit AlMusica in Palestine and Drum Works in London, as well as at the Korydallos Detention Centre, OKANA, Women for Refugee Women, Melissa Network for Migrant Women, in schools and community centres, and healthcare spaces. She is based in Kypseli and loves making sound with people from different life paths and places.

Simos Riniotis is a musician/improvisor based in Athens , Greece. He is a founding member of the improvisational trio The Coal (Dimos Vryzas/Giannis Arapis) and the avant garde trio Skraut (Giorgos Varoutas/Harris Lamprakis). Using a drum kit and several little objects as the basis of his sonic pallet, he attempts –  at times with a minimalistic approach or occasionally based on a much more chaotic maximalism – to create a liminal space that can be defined as the meeting point of each participating voice. Apart from his regular collaborations, he has additionally cooperated with many important musicians and sound artists both in Greece and abroad.

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.