ALEA III Summer Meetings 2017

ALEA III Summer Meetings 2017

Island of Naxos, Greece

An invitation to audio / visual artists, composers and performers to create new projects.

Project Description Form

Artistic director Theodore Antoniou invites audio / visual artists, composers, performers (singers, intsrumentalists, conductors) to spend ten days on the splendid island of Naxos and meet colleagues from other parts of the world, play music, exchange ideas, propose new projects and enjoy the beaches and the 5,000 year history of an island in the heart of the Aegean Sea.

Concerts / Events

Collaborate to create new works in:

Video Art, Animation, Silent Film, Installations, Projection Mapping, Time-lapse, Performance Art, etc.

Following the initial ten-day acquaintance period (late August 2017), participants can work together for a year and present finished projects in Naxos during July and August 2018, as well as in Boston during the 2018-2019 season.

We would suggest considering sources of inspiration related to the history, the traditions, the music, or any other aspect of the island of Naxos and the Archipelago, although this is not a requirement.

In the course of the August 2017 residency participating artists, composers and instrumentalists are encouraged to present their work during scheduled activities which include:

  • Daily meetings and presentations (10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 7:00 – 10:00 pm)
  • Evening concerts, events, projects in towns and villages on the island
  • Masterclasses
  • Chamber music rehearsals of works from the 17th to the 21st century (participants choose the repertory)
  • Discussion and analysis of 20th century works
  • Instrumental demonstrations
  • And more

Bring your works, your instrument, your film, your ideas for a project to work together with peers.
The meetings are free and open to all who wish to be active participants or spectators.

Should you be interested to participate please send an email to:
To propose a new project, please fill out the Project Description Form.
We are available to discuss any issue related to your project.
Please let us know if you need help organizing your trip to Naxos and/or finding accommodations.

Just a reminder: 2017 marks 450 years from the birth of Claudio Monteverdi (born 5/15/1567)

Concerts / Events 

All events are free to the public.

Piano Portraits
Friday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Village of Halki, Main Square

Works by J.S. Bach, Martinu, Rota, Skalkotas, Konstantinidis, Hadjidakis, Mozart and Tsimekas.

Eirini Ntelezou and Vana Mimidou, piano

Kostas Vasiliagkos, voice

Panagiotis Zacharakis, flute
Rick Ranti, bassoon


Music for two guitars and friends
Saturday, August 26, 9:30 p.m.
St. Antonius Catholic Church at the harbor, Chora 

Music for two guitars, winds and strings in the splendid ambience of the 15th century church under the candlelight.

Alexandra Christodimou and Yannis Petridis, guitar duo
Andrea Bonsignore, oboe
Rick Ranti, bassoon
Kathleen Osborne, viola
Susanne Cordahi, cello

Vocal Music for a Summer Evening
Sunday, August 27, 9:00 p.m.
Village of Halki, Main Square

Vocal works by Μachaut, Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Lorca, Villa-Lobos, along with Spanish, Italian, Sephardic, Latin American and Greek songs.

Thaleia Moutopoulou, voice, recorders and percusion
Xrysostomos Kalogridakis, guitar
Andrea Bonsignore, oboe

Treasure Hunt
Tuesday, August 29, 10:30 a.m.*
Several Villages of the Tragaia Region

Maps, riddles and concept are designed by concert pianist / mathematician Christos Yonas. The hunt will take participants on foot through locations, sites and monuments of ancient, Byzantine and Venetian eras.

Starting point: Village of Halki, High School Auditorium.
Duration: 4 hours.

To sign up please use the contact details below:

Tel: (+30) 6942917909, (+30) 6947168651

*Ιn case of high participation the treasure hunt will also take place on Monday, August 28, 10:30 a.m.

An unusual walk at the top of the Castle
Tuesday, August 29, 8:00 p.m.
Venetian Castle, Chora

30 musicians and artists from Greece, USA, Russia, France and Germany use music and images to transform buildings, halls and alleys at the top of the castle, dated back to the very beginning of the 13th century.

  • Music for instruments and voices from Giullaume de Machaut to the just completed works.
  • Improvisations
  • Traditional music
  • Video Art
  • Silent films with live music
  • Installations
  • Art exhibitions (open at 7:00 p.m.)

Starting point: the terrace at the 4th floor of the elevator.

Music Scores
Wednesday, August 30, 9:30 p.m.
Village of Ai Vlassis, Tragaia

An unpredictable program where musicians prepare (or not) music scores and bring them to play with peers.
Artists of all media can show their work.

Reception to follow.

To participate please send an email to