Street narratives from the city: Hear the space, see the sound!
Maria Karamoutsiou, theatre/ drama pedagogue Greece
Alexandra Karamoutsiou, music teacher, musicologist, Greece
Vivian Doumpa, urban planner, geographer, Greece
Workshop 2,5 hours
The workshop hours are 9:30am-12:00 according to the timetable.
Part of the 2018 ATHENS GREECE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE/DRAMA & EDUCATION CONFERENCE
organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)
Language: Greek, English
This workshop is addressed to teachers of all subjects, music, theater and drama educators and all of those who want to experiment with space and sound as part of a performance. Participants, divided into groups, are invited to, sonicly explore and observe public space around “Moraitis School” (roads, parks, courtyard, etc.). During their sound wandering, participants select environmental elements of their interest and “translate” them, using expressive mediums of their choice (sound, movement, speech, image) and present them to the rest of the groups. These “translations” are then transferred on paper with the form of graphic or verbal score. These scores are then combined, and performed collectively, in order to create a performance.
Previous music training is not required. The needed materials, will be provided, but it would be helpful, to bring your musical instruments or sonic objects (bags, bottles, packs, newspapers, etc.) as well as stationery of your choice.
Through this workshop we intend, for the participants, to reflect on and familiarize themselves with the concepts of space and sound, on the implementation of self-action and collective creation in educational process and on using open scores and performance as an educational tool in music and drama education.
Maria Karamoutsiou was born in Thessaloniki. She studied at the School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki and piano at the Conservatory of Northern Greece. In her bachelor thesis she combined the fields of music and theater. In Greece she worked as a drama educator for several years and collaborated in educational projects with the Hellenic Drama/Theater Education Network, the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, the International Puppet Theater and Pantomime Festival of Kilkis, Greece and others. In 2016 she received her MA in Drama/Theater Education from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In her master thesis she dealt with the Drama/Theater Education in the urban public space and the promotion of the political participation of teenagers through it. She was assistant director at the Theater of Ulm and has directed a performance for children with the Greek theater group Prova ZH in Zurich. From 2016 she works as a drama/theater practitioner in the field of music theater at the Theater of Würzburg.
Alexandra Karamoutsiou was born in Thessaloniki in 1987. She graduated from the Music Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has recently finished her postgraduate studies at University of Athens on “Music, Culture and Communication”. At present she is a PhD Candidate of the Music Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Simultaneously she is playing the violin and singing while she is exploring the field of experimental music, Greek “rebetika” and Cuban music. She has been working as: a violin teacher, music-teacher at primary education, educator at public IEΚ since 2012. Her research interests are focusing on the bilaterally formative relationship between music phenomenon society, politics and philosophy. At the moment she is conducting research on the DIY musical activity of Thessaloniki.
Vivian Doumpa was born in 1986 in Thessaloniki, Greece, where she was trained as a musician until she graduated high-school. She decided to combine her passion for music and arts with that of urbanism, by studying urban and spatial planning (BEng) and urban geography (MSc). She has recently completed a scholarship program on cultural management. She currently works as a creative placemaker, while in the meantime she conducts independent research on issues related to music in public space and busking.