Odes to the prince @ KATO theater

At the 7th and 8th of April, the “Kato” theater of DiaRtiriteo, Theotokopoulou 14, Heraklion Crete, will host the musical performance “Odes to the prince”. The performance was realised by Odysseas Grammatikakis as a part of his frantic aerostat project, with the collaboration of visual artist Danae Syrrou. The work is based on poetry by Nikos Alexis Aslanoglou (1931 – 1996).

The poems, characterised by subtle irony, loneliness, longing and desperation in mostly urban landscapes, are the motive as well as the main structural element of the work, in which the musician blends the poet’s words with the sounds of musical instruments, noise generators and everyday objects, creating repetitive patterns that sometimes remain uncertain and sometimes evolve to create full melodic structures. Danae Syrrou’s abstract video works are not simply images that accompany the sound, but essential elements so that the audience can transform the poet’s words into sentimental and spiritual journeys.


Friday 7 and Saturday 8 of Apil 2017

“KATO” theater, diaRtiriteo space, Theotokopoulou 14, tel. 2815 109 406

Starting time: 21.00

Duration: 50-70 minutes

Entrance: free, with donations


music: frantic aerostat
video: Danae Syrrou
introductory text: George Vailakis
recitation of introductory text: Antonis Arkoulakis

All poems by Nikos Alexis Aslanoglou, from “Odes to the prince”, written from 1971 to 1975