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A necessary and captivating survey of Greek Experimental Electronic Music, all bar one produced between the 1980’s and 2016. The wildly variegated abundance speaks to ideas of Greekness as a result of a unique, complex culture connected to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia for thousands of years. Thru the cross-section of this compilation we hear that character bleed out in bewildering forms. Basically, if you have a taste for work by Iannis Xenakis, whose ‘Voyage absolute des unari vers andomède’ is included inside, you’re probably going to be fascinated by the rest on offer, too
“An Anthology of Greek Experimental Electronic Music 1966-2016 aspires to map the heterogenous landscape of Greek experimental electronic music in all its contextual, sociopolitical, geographical and aesthetic disparity. With a single exception: it zeroes in on post-80s music. It comprises works of very different kinds by composers of all sorts of backgrounds that, still, can be thought of, as both "Greeks" and "experimentalists". Experimental electronic music is generally expected to be highly variegated, especially when examined in a breadth of several decades, and with respect to all sorts of artistic, academic, subcultural, and other influences.
What is not so obvious, however, is that the very notion of Greekness, as well as its contextual and historical offshoots, are highly diversified, too. This anthology is an attempt to map the various kinds of experimental music that has been produced by Greeks over the last few decades. More, it is also an attempt to delineate different understandings of what "Greek" or "experimental" may stand for, by means of zeroing in on the numerous, often overlapping, realities and micro-scenes that are associated with the former.”