Athens Sound Walks – Big Village Dynamics

I recorded a series of routes in the centre of Athens during November and December 2009. Starting off from my house I walk in the streets, use the metro and end up wandering through the pedestrian zones at Thisio and Monastiraki, among people going for a walk and a coffee, hubbub and surreal music mixes from ambitious shops over dense tables. A weird and neurotic mosaic made of small personal worlds closely interweaved into the swirl of the big city that manages to condense its character within a bustling centre. I condensed recordings of many hours into this piece using montage techniques, with no other processing, in an effort to reflect the sonic and musical richness of this highly charged polymorphic material, which for me traces an important part of the social life of the city as a big village.

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About stelios giannoulakis

composition, sound design, engineering, improvisation
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