Nympholepsy is inspired by the immediate environment and history of ancient Messene. The work links the archaic with the contemporary by establishing a dialogue between the ethereal (sound) and the material (the ancient ruins). It is an exploration of the blurred limits between myth and history and the relationship between deities and human beings, nature and the supernatural. The sonic material is based on the voice of Savina Yannatou which is manipulated and combined with environmental recordings.
In memory of Costas Sakellariou.
Nympholepsy was premiered on June 3, 2018 at Tuned City - Ancient Mesene - Athens (OCC) as part of the INTERFACES project and co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.