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CMRC and the EMS Synthi 100: Electronic Music from Greece and Sweden


DOCUMENTA 14


Co-production:
documenta 14
Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall


With the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Sweden and Kungliga Musikalska Akademien

CMRC and the EMS Synthi 100: Electronic Music from Greece and Sweden

Concert of four solo works commissioned by documenta 14 for the rare EMS Synthi 100

The restoration of the historic EMS Synthi 100 is a documenta 14 project, which led to the commissioning of new compositions based on this instrument. These pieces, presented here for the first time, are performed by two Greek and two Swedish artists, tracing the history of electronic music in their countries through the archival recordings of the CMRC (Contemporary Music Research Center) and EMS (Electronic Music Studios) in Athens and Stockholm respectively. Preceding the performance is a presentation and discussion of the evolution of the EMS Synthi 100 with Marie Gavois (Fylkingen), Marinos Koutsomichalis (CMRC), Mats Lindström (EMS), Frances Morgan (PhD, Royal Academy of Art), and Paolo Thorsen-Nagel (documenta 14).

The commissions are performed by:
Panos Alexiadis
Jonas Broberg
Marinos Koutsomichalis
Lisa Stenberg

The discussion is held in Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall. In English


19 April:
- 19:00 - 19:30: Frances Morgan presentation
- 19:30 - 20:30: KSYME and EMS/Fylkingen archive recordings with commentary
by Marinos Koutsomichalis, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Mats Lindström and Marie Gavois
- 21:00 - 21:30: Marinos Koutsomachlis performs his d14 commissions
- 22:00 - 22:30: Jonas Broberg performs his d14 commissions
 
20 April:
- 19:00 - 19:30: Frances Morgan presentation
- 19:30 - 20:30: KSYME and EMS/Fylkingen archive recordings with commentary
by Marinos Koutsomichalis, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Mats Lindström and Marie Gavois

- 21:00 - 21:30: Panos Alexiadis performs his d14 commissions
- 22:00 - 22:30 Lisa Stenberg performs his d14 commissions