With a creeping pun between Medea and Media (the new media), Medea Electronique was founded in 2006 and consists of creative people who share the mood for innovation, moving in the greater field of contemporary art. Active in fields such as music, animation, multimedia, art installations, interactive technologies and multimedia event production, the members of the group merge separate research and practice fields in an effort to develop a particular style. The activity of Medea Electronique includes contemporary theatre performances, experimental audiovisual performances and installations, site specific works, electroacoustic music compositions. Furthermore, since 2009 the Medea Electronique organises the 10-day artistic residency Koumaria, in Sellasia Sparta, considered to be one of the best, at an international level, in the field of new media art and improvisation practice. Its work has been presented at the Onassis Cultural Center, the Visitor Centre of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Benaki Museum, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the French Institute of Athens, Vyrsodepseio, in Booze in festivals and events.
Iro Akrivou Art Manager
Art manager / curator from Athens, Greece. She holds a BA in Economics and Regional Growth from Panteion University. She continued her studies with a MA in Gestión Cultural (Art & Culture Management) from UIC Barcelona. Athens based she works both nationally and internationally while she speaks 5 languages. Among her collaborations are many festivals, cultural organizations and events.
Alexandros Drymonitis Musician – Coder
Alexandros is a musician working in the field of experimental electronic music. With a background in avant-garde music and classical guitar, he now explores timbre and form through electronic music programming and electronic music instrument building. His main focus is on the control boundaries using digital signals and on interactivity using various sensors.
Academic background: MMus in Guitar, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, BMus in Guitar, Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Guido De Flaviis Musician (saxophone)
Guido De Flaviis took a first-class honours Bachelor Degree under M° Mario Marzi’s guidance at Conservatory”G.Verdi” of Milan. He finished, with honors, the Master Degree at the Dutch National Academy of Music “Swellinck”in Amsterdam, under Henk van Twillert’s guidance. Being specialized in performing classical and contemporary music with all the sizes of saxophone but also free improviser, he regularly plays in prestigious festivals and theaters all over Europe and collaborates internationally with composers making recordings and CD productions as saxophone solo and as a member of chamber music groups. He has been collaborating with different orchestras, such as the orchestra of Greek National Opera, the ERT National Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra of Thessaloniki, the Armonia Atenea – Friends of Music Orchestra (Athens Kamerata), the Onassis Cultural Foundation, the Greek National Theatre and with the Italian “Scaligeri” ensemble of “La Scala”, the Cantelli orchestra of Milan. The S.Cecilia orchestra of Rome. He is a member of Medea Electronique collective.
Manolis Manousakis Composer – Sound Artist
Manolis is a Composer / Sound designer with a passion in recording soundscapes. He gained his footing in live theater while being at Columbia College in Chicago, where he studied composition and film. He has composed works for small ensembles, solos, electroacoustic installations, video art and multimedia shows. He has also composed the original music for theater shows, documentaries, tv series, short films and theater dance shows. He is deeply engaged in both independent avant-garde theater and in the popular theater. Manolis resides in Greece. Academic background: Ph.D. in Cross-arts Production Methods Utilising Collectives, DMU, Leicester, UK (2016), MA in Electroacoustic Composition, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, BA in Music Composition with a minor in Film, Columbia College, Chicago, USA.
Vicky Bisbiki New Media Artist
She is an artist that combines new technologies and programming languages to describe and explore today’s perception of the world and our role in it through the potentials of audiovisual interactive artworks. She has completed a Bachelor degree in AudioVisual Arts of Ionian University and the Greek-French Master’s degree in Art and Technology of the Image at the University of Paris VIII and Fine Arts of Athens. She has presented her work and participated in collaborative projects in several productions, festivals, cultural research, and conferences such as the European Projects EASTN and Performigrations, NEON & Marina Abramovic Institute presented at Benaki Museum, Centre Dramatique National la Commune in Paris. In her most recent occupation, she worked as a 3d data visualization specialist giving her the opportunity to research and develop artistic projects if the field of Data Art. She is member of the Medea Electronique collective.
Angeliki Poulou, Performing Arts Theorist – Curator
Curator and theorist of Media and Performance Art. Member of Medea Electronique art collective. She is the academic curator of the EU Programme Ancient Drama: Interdisciplinary and inter-artistic approaches at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens. Collaborator for contemporary Greek dramaturgy at the Greek Play Project platform. She has been working as a tutor at Sorbonne University (Paris 3) and at Nanterre University (Paris 10) from 2012 to 2015. She is Dr in performing arts with a thesis entitled Staging Greek Tragedy in the Digital Era (Co-direction: University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).
Marios Sarantidis Lyrical Singer
Marios Sarantides was born in Athens, Greece. He studied Media and Communication at Panteion University of Athens. He earned his Diploma in Music at the Academy of Theatre and Music in Munich as well as his Master of Arts based on Music-Theatre Performance and Opera under the guidance of his vocal teacher, the famous mezzo- soprano Daphne Evangelatos. He speaks italian, french, english and german. His Role Repertoire on stage varies from Mozart (Figaro, Leporello, Publio, Don Alfonso), Haendel (Melisso, Argenio), Glass (Galileo Galilei), Monteverdi (Caronte), Mayr (Rambaldo), Wagner (Kurwenal), Purcell (1 Witch/ Spirit), Stradella (Herodes), Rossini (Bartolo), Sondheim (Judge Turpin), De Falla (Cantaor/Emmanuel), Gilbert/Sullivan (Mikado), Strauch (Caronte), Rimsky Korsakov (Tsar Saltan), Janáček (Badger/Priest).
Dimitris Tigkas Musician (doublebass)
Dimitris Tigkas was born in Patras, Greece in 1982. He studied modern double-bass with Evgeny Bratushka at the Municipal Music School of Volos and then with Vasilis Papavasiliou at the Hellenic Music School in Athens, where he graduated. In September 2006 he moved to Amsterdam where he studied the violone(historical double bass) with Maggie Urquhart . He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He also got a bachelor’s degree in musicology from the University of Athens. He has played as a freelance musician in many orchestras, chamber music groups and electroacoustic ensembles. He is a member of the early music ensembles: Latinitas Nostra, Ex Silentio and Armonia Atenea and the Medea Electronique collective.
Sotiris Yfantis Architect – Scenographer
He is an Architect, scenographer and interactive designer. During his architectural studies at the National Technical University of Athens, he has been working as a scenographer in theatrical plays in Athens (Chessnale Athens Festival, Alma theatre). He has also participated in exhibitions in Barcelona as an interactive designer/artist and a curator (Corretger5, MUHBA Oliva Artes) within the framework of his Master in Advanced Architecture – Interaction at IaaC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya – UPC). Sotiris lives in Athens.
CIE SEBASTIEN PERRAULT
Sebastien Perrault Choreographer – Dancer
Sebastien Perrault joined the Ballet Junior de Genève from 2001 – 2003 where he performed choreographies by Thierry Malandain, Ruth Barnes, Kirsten Debrock and Sean Wodd, Pascal Rubble and Prisca Harch. In 2004, he danced in the French tour of the Jeune Ballet du Québec performing the choreographies of Helen Blackburn and Christophe Garcia. From 2005 to 2008, he performed in the Pietragalla Company for the creations Conditions Humaines and Sade ou le théâtre des fous. He then collaborated with the CFB 451 Company, Blanca Li’s Compagny, Shayela’s Company and the Thomas Duchâtelets’s Company (French-Japanese creation). From 2012 until 2018, he joined the Olivier Dubois company for the creations Tragédie and Les mémoires d’un seigneur and Auguri. As choreographer he founded the Compagnie Sébastien Perrault and creates : Né(e)(s) hermaphrodite(s), L’Ardent, La dépouille de Narcisse, Felles. His accomplishments include production and performance of Caïn (2011) and Nekyia (2014) which are performances referencing the Conscious and the Unconscious. In May 2016, he created À l’oeil nu, for 19 non-professional dancers at MPAA Paris. He developed the choreography and the music of Le vaste enclos des songes for the Ballet de l’Opéra National du Rhin at the Opéra de Strabourg in June 2017 and Regarde le silence s’enfuir for the Jeune Ballet Atlantique in May 2018.
His next creation De l’immensité du vide, planned for Autumn 2019 will have as its main theme, the Original Chaos.
Steven Hervouet Dancer
Steven Hervouet received his training at the CNSMD in Paris, France. He later joined the Junior Ballet of CNSMD embracing the creations of Edmond Rousso, Schlomi Tuizer, Hofesh Shechter, Cristiana Morganti, I. Galili and Trisha Brown. His accolades and collaborations include dancing with various choreographers intergrating the works of : Cécile Loyer – Histoires Vraies , Olivier Dubois/Ballet du Nord (Auguri, Tragédie), Cie F/Arthur Perole (Rock’n Chair, Scarlett, Stimmlos, Musique Maestro, Divine Hérésie), Jean-Christophe Boclé/Ektos for Coltrane Formes, Yoann Hourcade/Blandine for Supernova, Thierry Micouin/T.M Project for Synapse, Charlotte Rousseau/La Presque Compagnie for Oubli Total and John Scott for Hyperactive.
Marie-Laure Caradec Dancer
Marie-Laure starts playing music and dancing from an early age in Brittany. At 18 years old she came to Paris to take dance classes. As a dancer, she participates in heterogeneous projects. She works with Christine Roillet and François Kokelaere for creations for young audiences. She discovers the street art with Sydney Bernard, the hip-hop dance with Herwann Asseh and the Opera with Lionel Hoche. From 2008 until 2018, she joins the Olivier Dubois Company for the creations Faune, Revolution and Tragedy. She collaborates with Cécile Backès at the Centre Dramatique National de Béthune for the staging of David’s Lescot piece Mon Fric. As a choreographer, she creates and dances the solo Cri(e)s.