S Y N
a Cymatic Environment© by
at ‘ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen‘ Sound Gallery
14, 21, 28 January + 04 February 2018 | 2pm – 9pm
Live Presentation: 28 January 2018 | 7pm
«Sound is Ariadne’s helping thread;
it is the map of (Mother) Nature, revealing the structure and function of our society.»
[for Info + AV Material
from the Live Presentation of the 28th of January 2018, please, scroll down]
«SYN» by Athens-based composer Anna Stereopoulou is described by the artist as a Cymatic Environment©. It is based on the Unity of Different genres, presentation forms and Art-and-Science subjects, and forms a wider and more universal ‘soma’ of the Whole.
The recent invitation of its presentation at the ‘ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen‘ Sound Gallery (Berlin Premiere, January-February 2018) gives the sparkle to create a special and new version of its concept; the understanding of our Society, through History and through (Human) Nature & Body.
More specifically, the work functions as a ‘poetic’ simulation of two themes presented in parallel;
a. the structure and function of the Human Ear & the Balance of Body
(composer’s theme-based project / album, titled «electron») | Anatomy, Psychology, Philosophy
b. the structure of the Minoan Palace and Culture (Crete, Greece) | History, Architecture, Society
In other words, an acousmatic walk into a continuous Labyrinth, consisting of multiple layers and elements, as reflected in a repetitive and moving Core, which is finally met and reformed by its carrier; spectator oneself…
«A mind game that aims to reach the moment you discover the key within your own hand..!»
«Be clever, Ariadne!…
You have little ears; you have my ears:
Put a clever word in them! —
Must one not first hate oneself, in order to love oneself?…
I am your labyrinth…» – Friedrich Nietzsche
from Ariadne’s Lament (‘Dionysus to Ariadne’ excerpt), «Dionysus-Dithyrambs», 1888
Live Presentation ~ live]SYN[thesis
28 January 2018 @ 7pm
On Sunday, January 28th, 2018, at 7pm, Anna Stereopoulou presented her latest project, titled «SYN», for first time in Berlin, at the ‘ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen‘ Sound Gallery [Weichselstr. 49, 12045 Berlin-Neukölln].
The presentation of Anna Stereopoulou is characterised by the artist as a «Cymatic Environment»© and combines elements of Live Concert /Live Synthesis – Sound Installation – Lecture.
The concept of the Whole becomes Sound and Stage Design, by Anna Stereopoulou, who presents compositions and improvisations, during a «live]SYN[thesis», with feelings weaving between atmospheric and upbeat elements, creating a kind of Musical-Synaesthetic Enkoimesis + Awakening.
The work is inspired by the on-going artistic /scientific research of the composer [on the Human Brain and the Therapeutic Properties of Sound and Dreams on Human Psychology, as well as by other Arts & Sciences (Psychology, Philosophy, Astrophysics, etc.)], but also by her seminar series, titled «feelmusic», and her specialisation in Film Scoring. The specific art presentation of Athens-based composer Anna Stereopoulou is part of her concert series, titled «SYN» [World Premiere: «Teaching Hall» of the Music Library at Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall, Greece, May 30th, 2017 / Berlin and Germany Premiere, January 28th, 2018], as recently developed and designed especially for and as a response to the invitation of ‘ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen‘ Sound Gallery, showcasing parts of her recently released music album, titled «electron» [ἤλεκτρον – ḗlektron].
…a live]SYN[thesis traveling from the land of Minos and through our Labyrinth, our Ears our Soul.
Anna Stereopoulou: live]SYN[thesis [Synthesizer, Live Electronics, Live Mixing, Texts /Research
Guest Appearance: Wild Anima (Recitation + Vocals)
Genre: Sonic Moving Images [various styles: acousmatic, ambient /psychoacoustic, cinematic, electronica, etc.
Speakers used: ‘Cellar’ sound installation + Roland Mobile Cube (Voice)
Note: “The specific live act was also based on the concept of ohrenhoch‘s Knut Remond and it is named ‘Handbag Electronics’: the equipment must fit into a handbag size 30 x 30 x 10 cm.”
SYN a Cymatic Environment by Anna Stereopoulou | Berlin Premiere
Format: Sound Installation
When: 14, 21, 28 January and 4 February 2018
Time: 2pm – 9pm
When: 28 January 2018
Space: ohrenhoch – der Geräuschladen
Address: Weichselstr. 49, 12045 Berlin
LINKS of Full Info / Credits:
Event + Space: http://www.ohrenhoch.org/en/news.html
Audio-Visual Memo material
Video Recording of Anna Stereopoulou‘s live_SYN_thesis
28th of January 2018 @ ‘ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen‘ Cellar
thanks to Katharina Moos for the Live Streaming
please, visit the following link to Watch video
[select ‘2018_Jan_28_liveSYNthesis’ file + start from minute 30′]: http://ohrenhoch.tv/
A selection of Photos of SYN Sound Installation + live_SYN_thesis
thanks to Anima Pictures + Gerlind Becker for capturing + offering the Moments
many Thanks also to Wild Anima for joining part of the live presentation enriching it with her aetherial Voice!
©Copyright, Anna Stereopoulou, 2017-2018
A STEREOSCOPIC perspective of Music & Art©
Greek composer and pianist Anna Stereopoulou specialises in the field of Music Composition for Film & TV, also inspired by her on-going research on the Human Brain. She has presented her art in various cultural centres worldwide, notably at Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Royal Marines Orchestra (UK), «ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen» Sound Gallery (2016, Berlin), Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (Astrophysics Conference, Italy), Synch Festival (Greece), Piano City Milano (2013 & 2014, Italy), Off_Herzios Festival 2014 (Spain), and Portello River Festival & River Film Festival (Padova, Italy), at which she had also been working as Music Consultant / Programming. She has composed the score for various theatrical, dance and film productions, including «A Place Called Home» (dir. Maria Douza, 2014), for which she won the Best Original Score award at the 9th Cyprus International Film Festival.
«electron» [ḗlektron] by Anna Stereopoulou is her 5th solo album and the 2nd work of her concept-project trilogy [“…oneirograph…v.5.spindle” (2009-2010) – “electron” (2011) – “c i r c e :the black cut:” (2014-2016)], giving life to her latest project, titled SYN, as premiered at the “Teaching Hall of the Music Library” at Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall (May 30th, 2017 / Greece), and since then, developing in a «live_SYN_thesis» concept. Her solo records are available to listen and study at the Music Library of Greece «Lilian Voudouri».