Αργος Σιδηρος // Crude Iron

FIRST ACT

Music theatre for narrator, voices and small ensemble. 

Based on the novel “Crude Iron” by Sofronis Sofroniou. The work presents the first act of a larger composition. The piece was developed and rehearsed through the workshop “Nama…Pur” – a polyrhythmic ritual. 

When a chess player is fatally shot in New York’s Union Square, he is transferred to the planet of Little Life, where he gets ten more years to live. Shortly after his arrival, he is tasked with reconstructing 4001, a novel by Austrian author Robert Krauss, and embarks on a search to find out whether Krauss is on Little Life himself. Through a series of striking episodes, Crude Iron takes the reader on a delirious journey spun in the vertigo of memory, literature and cinema.

Music: Andys Skordis 
Text: Sofronis Sofroniou 

Narrator: Alexandra Kazazou 
Recorder/Vubraphone: Yiorghos Smak 
Piano/Vibraphone: Nick Cassey 
Clarinet/Marimba: Louisa Vianden 
Saxophone/Marimba: Orfeas Grammatikopoullos 
Percussion: Dimitris Zacharakis, George Mandikas 
Voices soloists: Savina Yiannatou, Elena Pouliou, Zoi, Thanos 

Chorus from the workshops: Free vocal improvisation, Polyphonic body, Enter Pulsation 
Lights: Alexandros Seitaridis 

During the framework of “Vibrating Body I” – Music Village 2019 

Performed at Stratonas, Ayios Lavrentios , Pelion (GR)

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