• 05​ 10​ 2014 •
Nikos Veliotis Folklore Invalid. Experimental Homeland I

On the first weekend of October 2014, the Academy hosted “Sound of the Imaginary Homeland,” a mini-festival of lectures and concerts.

Curated by Academy-member Mark Terkessides and organized by Run United Music, the event explored how notions of “home” can be conveyed through music, and how the traditional German concept of Heimat – homeland – has been diversified through migration.

“How is the notion of Heimat developed and reinvented through music today?” was one of the questions it asked, and one possible answer can be found in the video above.

NIKOS VELIOTIS, a classically trained cellist from Athens, experiments with free improvisation and drone sounds.

The footage was filmed at the concert FOLKLOR INVALID. EXPERIMENTAL HOMELAND (King Georg, 5.10.2014).

Camera/Edit: Jan Kryszons