Tectonics | Athens | June 16-18


The Onassis Cultural Center is hosting Tectonics, the brainchild of celebrated conductor Ilan Volkov which began in 2012 in Iceland – the only point on the globe where the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America meet on land – and has since traveled to Glasgow, New York, Oslo, Reykjavik, Adelaide and Tel Aviv, breaking down musical barriers along the way and bringing together seemingly incompatible musical practices. On Friday, June 16, the action will be at the Diplareios School in downtown Athens (3 Theatrou Square, Omonia), where American composer, instrument builder, and performer Ellen Fullman will present “The Long String Instrument,” an installation/musical instrument with strings 25 metres long which she has been developing over the past 30 years, at 9.30 p.m. At 10.45 p.m., Mines, Volkov's trio, will play an unusual combination of instruments and improvise entirely by ear. Next, Tashi Wada draws on American experimental, microtonal and drone music for work that is also inspired by the interdisciplinary performances and artists associated with Fluxus. His show starts at 11.15 p.m. For program details and ticket prices, visit www.sgt.gr.