WHO['S] IS WHO[ON]
MICHALIS SIGANIDIS - ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE-ATHENS | October 12-14, 2018
Concept – Original Score – Script
Gavriil N. Pentzikis
Video, Lighting Design
Video Editing - Visuals
COM.ODD.OR / Sofia Pappa
Coordination / LineProducer
Friday 12 through Sunday 14 of October, 2018
Doors Open: 20:30
Show Begins: 21:00
Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens | Exhibition Hall (-1)
Michalis Siganidis meets the emblematic jazz sax player Evan Parker and his artistic fellow travellers. Beckett, Sachtouris, musicians in shop windows; the audience circulates freely among them influencing the sound and the aesthetic outcome. The OCC exhibition hall meets Amsterdam’s Red Light district.
Faces in shop windows: the OCC exhibition hall meets Amsterdam’s Red Light District. How does it all connect with what the group is about to play? Who is this mysterious Hamm? The connecting tissue is the poetry of Samuel Beckett and Miltos Sachtouris, which has been a staple in Michalis Siganidis’ work for years.
Siganidis, one of the most idiosyncratic musicians of the Greek scene, absolutely individual and consistent, comes to the OCC with an audio-visual installation, with the participation of friends and partners with whom he goes back a long way. Evan Parker, an emblematic sax player of contemporary jazz, joins them in a surprise guest appearance.
The audience will move freely among the musicians, impacting on the sound and aesthetics.
WHO[‘S] IS WHO[ON] – (dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return)
since the cinema is not fond of death*
*From Miltos Sachtouris’ poem "The Morning and the Evening"
Characters / Performers
Beckett: Evan Parker
Pentzikis: Gavriil N. Pentzikis
Hamm: Dimitris Hainis Apostolakis
Singer 1: Martha Mavroidi
Singer 2 “do not touch”: Savina Yannatou
Mandala widow: Natalia Manda
Musicians [the singing children]
Harris Lambrakis: piano, hammond, ney, samples, voice
Michalis Siganidis: double bass, electric guitar, voice, samples
James Wylie: alto saxophone
Kostas Anastasiadis, Vasilis Mantzoukis: drums
Panayotis Manouilidis: electric bass guitar, electric guitar, voice
Jannis Anastasakis: electric guitar, special effects, sitar
Zoe Patini Keselopoulou: percussion, voice
The performance is commissioned and produced by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens.