- rage park by STAVROS GASPARATOS -

 
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ALBUM RELEASE BY INNER EAR - 20TH MAY 2019

- Press Release -

What would happen if you let yourself lose control, break out, without any impacts? The moment that we release previously repressed emotions is the core of the music performance “Rage Park” of composer and sound artist Stavros Gasparatos. “Rage Park” draws on pent-up rage and the need to express this rage and liberate oneself. It explores the thin line separating calmness and rage, inviting the audience to a positively liberating experience.

One year after the performance/installation at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the music of “Rage Park” is released for the first time. The album consists of 7 instrumental tracks recorded live on Venue B in July 2018 and featuring the musicians: Anastasis Mysirlis (cello), Mihalis Vrettas (violin), Pericles Timplalexis (violin), Panos Tsigos (piano, electronics), Stavros Gasparatos (piano, percussion, electronics). The album artwork is based on the work Spiked-Wire Frieze of the Greek artist Nikos Sepetzoglou. 

Stavros Gasparatos continues working on “Rage Park” with the collaboration of a great team of artists, preparing a performance/installation which will take place on The Contemporary Theatre of Athens on May 23rd and 24th.
In parallel with the release of the album, director Stathis Athanasiou presents his homonymous short length film, a music video trilogy that will premier on directorsnotes.com on May 7th. The three video clips that come from this film and accompany the release of the album can be viewed on the director’s channel on youtube.

“Rage Park” is out on limited edition solid white/black vinyl, cd and digital album on May 20th via Inner Ear.

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After creating a live performance and audio-visual installation as artists in residence at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, composer Stavros Gasparatos, actress-performer Serafita Grigoriadou and director Stathis Athanasiou, came back together to create this music video trilogy for Stavros Gasparatos’ new release, titled “Rage Park”.

Written, Directed & Edited by STATHIS ATHANASIOU Starring SERAFITA GRIGORIADOU Director of Photography OLYMPIA MYTILINAIOU G.S.C. Production Design ERMINA APOSTOLAKI 1st A.C. NEFELI MARIDA 2nd A.C. GIORGOS MAVIDIS Gaffer CHARIS POURNIAS Production Assistants LAERTIS LIAGKOS, DIMITRIS TZIVISKOS, AGATHI ATHANASIOU, MARION DELIGIANNI Hair & Make-up MARILENA GENTI Set Photographer VICKY PSYCHOGIOU Colorist MANTHOS SARDIS Cello ANASTASIS MYSIRLIS Violin MIHALIS VRETTAS, PERICLES TIMPALEXIS Piano, Electronics PANOS TSIGOS Piano, Guitars, Electronics STAVROS GASPARATOS Supporting Cast NESTOR KOPSIDAS, ARKAITZ BASTERRA, SOFIA BOTELLI, VASSILIS VASSILAKIS, FIORELA SOTERIOU, DYTIS Produced by BAKIS PRODUCTIONS Executive Producer STATHIS ATHANASIOU

Rage Park performance was commissioned by the Greek Festival in 2018. A performance/ installation based on composer Stavros Gasparatos’ music piece of the same title. Consisting of three distinct parts, Rage Park was performed live by a five-member ensemble of musicians inside an installation serving at once as a theatrical stage and as a music instrument. The composer invited three dancers/choreographers to interact with each other, compose a choreography and perform the three music parts. Rage Park draws on pent-up rage, and the need to express this rage and liberate oneself. Combining live music and dance performance, Rage Park explored the thin line separating calmness and rage, inviting the audience to a positively liberating experience.

 

Credits

Concept - Composition: Stavros Gasparatos
Dancers - Choreographers: Blenard Azizaj, Elena Antoniou, Marianna Kavallieratos
Set and costume design: Maria Tavlariou
Lighting design: Sakis Birbilis
Assistant to the set designer: Sofia Keramida
Set construction: Panagiotis Lazaridis
Assistant to the composer: Panos Tsigos
Musicians: Anastasis Mysirlis (cello), Mihalis Vrettas (violin), Pericles Timplalexis (violin), Panos Tsigos (piano, electronics), Stavros Gasparatos (piano, guitars, electronics)
Artwork: Nikos Sepetzoglou (Courtesy of the artist and Elika Gallery)
Production manager: Manolis Sardis – Pro4
Assistant to the production manager: Christina Polychroniadou