An Open Space collaboration between musicians from the Syrian and Greek Youth Forum & members of ARTéfacts contemporary music ensemble, facilitated & challenged by intermedia duo acte vide.
In the spring of 2021, musicians from the Syrian and Greek Youth Forum, an international Athens-based active citizens collective, teamed up for a series of 12 open meetings with members of ARTéfacts contemporary music ensemble.
The frequency, structure and end-product of these open space meetings was not pre-determined, but the two groups had a mutual goal: to engage in a collaboration from scratch, that would lead them down unfamiliar paths, allowing them to question and collectively re-shape their established concepts about what music does and what it is meant to sound like. The collaboration was facilitated & challenged by Intermedia duo acte vide.
Material that emerged during these meetings has been documented and compiled by acte vide in Multimodal Sound Sketches, an album with original audio recordings, and Multimodal Community Scorebook, a collection of text scores & graphic scores.
The final meeting was a short informal performance of compositions developed during the project. The video from this final performance, documented on camera by Louizos Aslanidis, will receive its first screening during the project presentation at Borderline Festival on the 9th of April 2022.
Video: Louizos Aslanidis
Facilitators: acte vide (Ioannis Kotsonis, Danae Stefanou)
Participants: Louizos Aslanidis, Hussain Badran, Salman Duski, Guido de Flaviis, Kareem Al Kabbani, Costas Seremetis, Spyros Tzekos, Theo Vazakas, Becka Wolfe