“Dave De Rose presents…” #7

Thursday 18 April 2024 | 21:00
Info / Ticket Reservations: & ☏ 213 00 40 496

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, Eva Stavrakaki, evi nakou, Simos Riniotis and Elpiniki Saripanidou.

For the seventh night of the season, he collaborates with Ismini Slijper, WERA and Panagiotis Kostopoulos.

Ismini Slijper: dance / movement

WERA: cello / loops / fx

Panagiotis Kostopoulos: drums

Dave De Rose: bass

Ismini Slijper is a dance artist, choreographer, educator, and cultural event organizer living and working between Greece, The Netherlands, and Belgium. In her graduation year, she co-founded “Sidewards”, a Belgium-based collective consisting of 12 international alumni of the Conservatory of Antwerp that creates dance productions and curates cultural events. With the support of “Sidewards”, she created her first dance production ‘If you want, maybe not’ (2021) and founded the multidisciplinary festival FountainFest, “The Festival of Femxle Pleasure”. In October 2022, she moved to Athens to explore her roots and to orient herself in the artistic field of Athens/Greece. Since then, she’s had the pleasure to be part of mixed-abilities dance group Artogether and to collaborate with inspiring choreographers such as Katerina Gevetsi and Maria Koliopoulou, as well as to engage with her own projects such as “The Journey of Lost Things”, a family performance on the topic of loss.

Weronika  Amelia Kijewska is a polish  composer, cellist, singer, bassist known as WERA, currently living in Athens. She studied history of art, cultural studies and photography, but ultimately she followed music. Influenced by natural world, creative people, light&dark and many forms of art.

Panagiotis Kostopoulos was born in Patra in 1991. He started to study drums at the age of 13 with Kostas Kondilis and then with Vagelis Goumas and Sotiris Ntouvas. In 2013 he received a scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music της in New York. Soon he became the drummer of Billy Harper‘s band “Billy Harper Voices”. In NYC he collaborated with Jazzmeia Horn and Charenee Wade. Returning to Greece in 2015 he started to perform with the top artists of the Greek scene and various groups. He has also collaborated with the Modern Orchestra of ERT and with his quintet performed at the Onassis Stegi Panorama.

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.