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Eventless Plot: Structures (Creative Sources)

Three configurations of delicately detailed, reductionist electroacoustic improv from the Greek Eventless Plot trio of Vasilis Liolios (inside piano, e-bow piano, objects & psaltiri), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (objects, guitar, MAX/MSP) and Aris Giatas (piano), in one piece as a trio, then with guest Chris Cundy on bass clarinet, and a third with Louis Portal on percussion.
 

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Vasilis Liolios-inside piano, e bow piano, objects, psaltiri, bells, singing bowls, semi modular analog synth

Yiannis Tsirikoglou-objects, guitar, electronics, Max/MSP

Aris Giatas-piano, psaltiri, objects, bells

Chris Cundy-bass clarinet

Louis Portal-percussion


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UPC: 5609063402797

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs279
Squidco Product Code: 24305

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded and composed by Eventless plot in various places in Thessaloniki and The Hague

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Eventless Plot are a Greek trio: Vasilis Liolios (piano, synth, psaltery, singing bowls, objects), Yiannis Tsirikoglou (guitar, electronics, objects) and Aris Giatas (piano, bells, psaltery), here joined on one track by bass clarinetist Chris Cundy and on another by percussionist Louis Portal. They perform three pieces, I believe all improvised, one one which ("points of attraction" has appeared online as part of Simon Reynell's "Anonymous Zone" offerings.

"interior/interaction", like most of the music here, offsets plucked tones (the psaltery and guitar) against long held ones (electronics and, on this track, bass clarinet), using quasi-tonal pitches and keeping the sound field fairly full and active, kind of halfway between a standard eai and dreamy efi approach, the latter possibly occasioned by Cundy whose phrasing has a decidedly jazzish tinge. "points of attraction" makes great use of the singing bowls, nicely augmented by synth and prepared piano, a fine combination of timbres, the singing, high pitches girded by deep ka-bongs and mysterious banging and scrapes. A strong, vibrant piece, thoroughly investigating and scouring a discreet aural territory, very impressive. With Portal on hand, percussion is at the for near the beginning of the final track, "co_exist", but things surprisingly give way to a dense, electronics phase with organ-like held tones surging through prickly static. Something of a mid-60s Riley vibe here, though thick and viscous--again, focussed and driven. While the first cut I found a bit hit and miss, the other two are quite strong, causing curiosity about the trio's subsequent direction. Recommended."-Brian Olewnick, Just Outside

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Artist Biographies

Vasilis Liolios, Βασίλης Λιόλιος, is an improvising pianist and sound artist, known for the groups Eventless Plot, V.I.A., and Rete.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4199719-Vasilis-Liolios)
5/23/2024

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"Yiannis Tsirikoglou based in The Hague, the Netherlands. He studied at the Institute of Sonology in the Hague, - a famous school for electronic music. He is also a member of the Thessaloniki-based critically acclaimed experimental band Eventless Plot."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/release/3359671-Yiannis-Tsirikoglou-Dust)
5/23/2024

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"Aris Giatas, Άρης Γκιάτας is a Greek improvising pianist known for the group Eventless Plot, and V.I.A."

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/3330264-Aris-Giatas)
5/23/2024

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"Playing bass clarinet, various saxophones, and other unusual woodwind instruments Chris splits his time between the UK where he lives and Canada. He has toured internationally with Cold Specks, Timber Timbre, Guillemots, and Fyfe Dangerfield and regularly accompanies songwriters such as Little Annie, Baby Dee, Devon Sproule, and Edd Donovan. His practice extends from popular music to theatre, experimental and improvised performances and he has appeared on over sixty commercial recordings. Recently Chris has started to release a series of albums under his own name.

Chris grew up in Medway, Kent and was drawn into the local music scene at a young age where he become friends with Billy Childish - artist, musician, and founder of Hangman Records & Books. During visits to Childish's kitchen Chris was exposed to the exploits of homemade music-making. This formative period instilled a DIY approach and by the time Chris was 14 he had already started out as a street busker. After hearing the Eric Dolphy Memorial Album he took up bass clarinet. He is self-taught.

He went on to study painting at Cheltenham art college. During this period he began to establish experimental projects including Grace & Delete - a duo with fellow painter and electronics musician James Dunn. He also started to explore self-developed playing techniques such as multi-phonics, circular breathing, micro tonality and generally speaking a more tactile approach to the instrument. This led him to working with composers including Thanos Chrysakis, and Pete M Wyer. At Cheltenham he also met songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield who he has continued to collaborate with on a number of occasions since - most notoriously as an additional saxophonist for the Mercury Prize nominated indie-pop group Guillemots.

Other projects include several albums with electronica group Longstone and performing music for Nofit State Circus. One off sessions have seen Chris performing with Moby, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Vieux Farka Touré, Fatoumata Diawara, Alexander Hawkins, and Lisa Hannigan. He has also written theatre music and recently worked with composer Jon Nicholls on an original soundtrack for Florian Zellar's The Mother starring Gina McKee."

-Chris Cundy Website (http://www.chriscundy.com/about.html)
5/23/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Interior / Interaction 8:32

2. Points Of Attraction 10:13

3. Co_Exist 14:13

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