Alkinoos Ioannidis

Live Looping

Jumping off cliffs and crossing steep paths while fleeing her pursuers, Frankojannou, the tragic heroine of Alexandros Papadiamantis’ novella The Murderess, has been etched in the memory of readers for the past 120 years. The character is now restored to her natural habitat, a country landscape, coming alive through Alkinoos Ioannidis’ music. The musician’s voice, an instrument in itself, is accompanied by several musical instruments, which Ioannidis performs, records and plays back in real time, using the technique of live looping. The artist is joined by actress Kora Karvouni as narrator and musician Harris Lambrakis (ney, keyboards).

The popular singer-songwriter conjures a sonic world within which the atmospheric universe of Papadiamantis’ novella unfolds. In the first part of the performance, the last two chapters of the masterful novella are set to music, opening a dialogue between three soloists at the crossroads of literature, music, narrative and sound, a combination of Papadiamantis’ world and modern technology. In the second part, new arrangements of popular Ioannidis songs will be presented through live looping.

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival will be realised in compliance with the special directives issued by the Ministry of Health, with consideration for public health and a sense of responsibility towards the public and artists.

Audiences are kindly requested to arrive at the venue 90’ prior to the start of the performance, to avoid inconvenience, in compliance with the health authorities’ instructions.

All seats (upper and lower tier) are numbered.

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