Greek jazz musician and composer Michalis Siganidis meets emblematic jazz sax player Evan Parker and his artistic fellow travelers: Samuel Beckett and Miltos Sachtouris, at the Onassis Cultural Center exhibition space, on October 12, 13 and 14 at 21.00.
WHO[‘S] IS WHO[ON] is an audio-visual installation featuring Beckett, Sachtouris, musicians in showcases (reference to Amsterdam’s Red Light District), during which, audiences will be free to circulate among the artists, thus impacting on the performance’s audio and aesthetic outcome.
Evan Parker is a saxophone player of contemporary free jazz. He has collaborated with many musicians and has also been influential in forming an autonomous, characteristic jazz trend in Britain.
Michalis Siganidis, one of the most idiosyncratic Greek musicians, began working on Miltos Sachtouris’ poetry goes back to 1989, when he released his second solo album titled “In the morning and at night”. His musical references come from jazz improvisation works but he is inspired by Frank Zappa, not so much in terms of his music but his satirical take at humanity and his oblique take on reality.
Concept – Original Score – Script: Michalis Siganidis
Stage Director: Yorgos Voudiklaris
Text Editing: Michalis Siganidis, Gavriil N. Pentzikis
Set Design: Natalia Manda
Video & Lighting Design: Tasos Palaioroutas
Video Editing – Visuals: COM.ODD.OR / Sofia Pappa
Production Design: Konstantinos Sakkas
Coordination and Line Producer: Danai Giannakopoulou
Production Management: Delta Pi
Produced by: Onassis Stegi
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
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.