Steve Paraskos, Masonik, Chris Cobilis, Eleventeen Eston, Mega Mike, Petros Vouris and Nefeli Perdikouli
8pm Tuesday 6 October
Hellenic Club, Stirling St, Perth
as part of National Experimental Arts Forum hosted by Symbiotica
Beyond preservations of nationalist identity, there is an ethos that surpasses stifling anachronisms and cultural stereotypes. Such a belief is that culture is a living organism, constantly mutating and advancing outside the confines of borders. This was historically evident between 323 BC -31 BC, where Hellenic art and science spread across many nations far from Greece, interacting with other cultures and broadening its wisdom into a cross-cultural phenomena known as the Hellenistic age. In the 20th Century, Hellenic composers such as Iannis Xenakis and Jani Christou had embraced a trans-historical philosophy, seeing themselves as a continuation of such an ethos that espoused the inseparable symbiosis of art and science. After all, it was the technological advances of the 20th Century that saw artists reunited with the sciences; an ideal that closely paralleled the Hellenic ethos that preceded it. In this spirit we fast-forward to 2015 and 12,482 km from Greece to Hellenic Ēkhōs in Perth’s night of performances by Hellenic Composers and performers Steve Paraskos, Masonik, Chris Cobilis, Eleventeen Eston, Mega Mike, Petros Vouris and Nefeli Perdikouli. This will be the very first Hellenic Ēkhōs, a night celebrating Club Zho’s long history with The Hellenic Club of WA.
Tura and Symbiotica are supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts in association with Lotterywest and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Zho 122 is supported by the City of Perth