The program of this edition of Tuned City is organized as one constant stream of talks, performances and  presentations. There are no parallel events unless overlaps are part of the intended dramaturgy. Nevertheless, some events might happen unannounced or even unnoticed – pay attention! The installations running permanently for the whole event 1.-3. June, 10:00 – 19:00. Some of them will have performative activations or link with presentation moments in to the program. The Acts of Listening group will circle around Tuned City like a satellite, injecting, adding, commenting, extending, blurring, questioning and challenging the proceedings.

DAY 01  02  03

talks + lectures   performances + installation-presentations 

Day 01 (01.06)

‘Listening Politics’ is departing from the human voice, from the articulation of thought, the soliloquy, oral histories and the use and misuse of language. It strives to delve into systems of power and law, the production of space through social interaction and the constitution of the political by way of negotiating interests: From disembodied voices and voiceless bodies; intentional hearing – being close, immersed or taking distance; from speaking to an audience and listening as an active act; sketching the layout and sensing the limitations and borders, thus aiming at the very structures of a city of discourse.

Chair: Lucia Farinati (IT/UK)

10:00 – 13:30 / Theater

Messene. A multiperiod and multisensory site
Introduction by Nikos Tsivikis (GR) – Archaeologist (Messene Excavation Project / Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz) location: Theater map >>> An introductory trip into past and Read more.
A performance in different acts
BMB con. – Justin Bennett (UK/NL) and Roelf Toxopeus (NL) location: each morning around the main location of that day Read more.
Media Archaeology and the Politics of Listening
Keynote by Prof. Kate Lacey (UK) – Media History and Theory (University of Sussex) location: Theater map >>> It seems Read more.
Eleni Kavouki (GR) location: Agora map >>> Onomatopoeia is the word that mimics the sound of the object or action Read more.

15:00 – 18:00 / Theater

Tacit Voices of Space, Bodies and Material Culture: Meaning, Transformation and Participatory Communication in Neolithic Communities and beyond
Dr. Jannis Kozatsas (GR) – Research Fellow (Theoretical Archaeology and Anthropology of Technology, Panteion University of Athens) location: Theater map Read more.
A Certain Geography
Maria Papadomanolaki (GR/UK) – Sound Practitioner & Researcher (University of Brighton) location: around Theater map >>> A Certain Geography is Read more.
Comparative Analysis of the Rule of Law in Ancient and Modern Greece
Kosmas Koteas (GR) – Lawyer (Koteas and Associates Law, Athens) location: Theater map >>> This study outlines the evolution of Read more.
Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt (CA) location: Theater map >>> This intervention works with the resonant properties of certain public spaces of ancient Read more.
The Force of Listening
Lucia Farinati (IT/UK) – Researcher (Cultural/Critical Studies, Kingston University) location: Theater map >>> Lucia Farinati presents and draws out ideas Read more.

18:30 – 19:00 / Mavromati (house across taverna)

Stelios Giannoulakis (GR) location: House across Taverna map >>> ‘Plethora’ combines site-specific soundscape composition with improvisation on circuit bent devices Read more.

20:00 / Theater

Savina Yannatou (GR) + AGF aka Antye Greie Ripatti (DE/FI) featuring Dimitris Tigkas (GR) location: Theater map >>> Nicht die Read more.

Day 02 (02.06)

Written in the formations of landscape, constantly transformed by geological activities and forces of weather – settlements have grown by need or will. Typologies between imagined or forgotten pasts. Analogue filter storage systems. Oscillating between natural media, manufactured, engineered, constructed – ruined, grained down consistently by natural processes and decay to small particles, becoming something else or sediment again. Excavated, read, analysed, transcribed, decoded, preserved, filed, mediated and forgotten: This day listens to issues of materiality and interpretation, archaeology and beyond.

Chair: Eric Lewis (CA)

10:00 – 13:00 / Ekklesiasterion

A performance in different acts
BMB con. – Justin Bennett (UK/NL) and Roelf Toxopeus (NL) location: each morning around the main location of that day Read more.
Archaeology as Cultural Identity: Branding Greekness.
Keynote by Prof. Dimitris Plantzos (GR) – Archaeologist (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> Contemporary Greece Read more.
Remarks on the Architecture of the Ancients
noid (AT) location: around Ekklesiasterion map >>> I will not attempt to fill this absence, rather I will try to Read more.
Space, Sound and the Law: From Solon to Xenakis – the Greek Entanglements of Spatial, Sonic and Human Law
Prof. Eric Lewis (CA) – Philosopher (McGill University, Montreal) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> Early Greek theories of space developed hand Read more.
Agora Circuit
Raviv Ganchrow (US/IL/NL) location: north/east Agora near Measuring Tables map >>> Agora Circuit patches locational energetics through anthropogenic sedimentation at Read more.

15:00 – 19:00 / Ekklesiasterion

Sounding Ruins
Dr. Michael Gallagher (UK) – Social and Cultural Geographer (Manchester Metropolitan University) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> This talk is about Read more.
Els Viaene (BE) location: Stoa north of Agora, around the waterfall and along the rivermap >>> The Potamoi are the Read more.
Resonant Geometries
John Grzinich (US/EE) location: Close to Villa Romana map >>> ›Resonant Geometries‹ is a performative exploration in redefining geometric space Read more.
Curated Decay: Arts of Losing, Noticing, Listening
Prof. Caitlin De Silvey (UK) – Cultural Geographer (University of Exeter) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> How might a focus on Read more.


20:00 / Ekklesiasterion

Yann Leguay (BE) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> This project is a kind of media archaeology, digging into obsolete hardware for Read more.
Magnetic Storms (SOLO for amplified Objects)
Hanna Hartman (SE) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> Smoke rises vertically. Wind felt on face. Dust and loose paper. Umbrellas used Read more.
Concierto Orientado a Objetos
Fernando Godoy (CL) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> Performative installation based on light, movement and acoustic sound. The action uses a Read more.

Day 03 (03.06)

Multiple invisible cities exist beyond and among its material layers. Dense mythologies and complex believe systems reinforce the respective findings, yet establish alternative narratives at the same time. Oracles, cults and rituals are of constituting presence for the atmosphere of the place. But measurable energies and detectable charges, conductive and piezoelectric potentials, radiations, air pressure fields and all sorts of related phenomena also inhabit a wide range of this spectrum. Listening and sensing as subjective practice and productive speculation culminate in the final instalment of this series, but by no means conclude it.

Chair: Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR)

10:00 – 13:00 / Ekklesiasterion

A performance in different acts
BMB con. – Justin Bennett (UK/NL) and Roelf Toxopeus (NL) location: each morning around the main location of that day Read more.
Energies as Optic in the Arts and Music
Keynote by Prof. Douglas Kahn (AUS) – Historian and Media Theorist (National Institute of Experimental Arts, The University of New Read more.
The Afters
Shift Register – Marin Howse (UK/DE) + Jamie Allen (CA) location: Workshop east of Ekklesiasterion map >>> presentation June 3rd: Read more.
The Tone of Prime Unity
Will Schrimshaw (UK) – Artist and Researcher (Edge Hill University, Lancashire) location: Ekklesiasterion map >>> In The Soundscape R. Murray Read more.
Yiorgis Sakellariou (GR) location: Stadium map >>> Nympholepsy is a musical response to the immediate environment and history of ancient Read more.

14:00 – 18:00 / Agora

Tactics against Antiquity: Contemporary Ancient Messene
Marinos Koutsomichalis (GR) – Artist and Researcher (NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim) location: starting at Agora Read more.
Cevdet Erek (TR) location: Stadium map >>> The title refers to the instrument performed by Erek, a large drum with Read more.
Staging Greek Tragedy in the Digital Era
Aggeliki Poulou (GR) – Media Theorist, Researcher (University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) location: Stadium Read more.
Closing Talk – Ancient Messene
Closing talk by Prof. Petros Themelis (GR) – Professor Of Classical Archaeology, Director of the Ancient Messene Project location: Stadium Read more.
Black Anthenna
Gilles Aubry (CH/DE) + Nathalie Mba Bikoro (GA) location: Palaestra map >>> The artists re-examine the entangled histories of German Read more.


19:00 / Mount Ithome

Black Seas Messene
Steve Bates (CA), ILIOS (GR), Nikos Veliotis (GR) location: Mount Ithome map >>> ›Black Seas‹ is a project about a Read more.