Tuesday, December 27, 2011

two shows coming up in early january:

thursday, Jan 5;
athens, greece, Knot Gallery; 8:30pm
*(w/live video by Para Lia) + Yorgia Karydi

tuesday Jan 10;
milan, italy, The Lift; 9pm
by reservation only: liftthe1 [at] gmail com

see you there!

Monday, December 19, 2011

installed 'perspectives' at Oxford Brookes the other day, as part of the MA's sonic art module

'perspectives [oxford]'
microphones, speakers, mixing-board and electronics
Oxford Brookes University, 12.12.2011

'perspectives' uses a combination of acoustic and mixing-board feedback. Sound is fed from the microphones to the mixing-board, where it is routed towards an internal loop, as well as the speakers. The internal loop is also routed to the speakers, creating this way a complex set of interactions between external (acoustic) and internal (electronic) feedback. The aim of this work is to amplify the sounds present in the space (either those coming from inside or near the chosen room, or from people knowingly or unknowingly participating), and to heighten the awareness of the particular environment.

Friday, December 2, 2011

'undistilled [11.2011]'
audience-assisted presentation;
printed postcards, narration, desk, chair
Oxford Brookes University, 22.11.2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

'something like seeing in the dark: an attempt to communicate with Leif Elggren, currently in New York'
paper, ink marker; october 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

'more noise ahead'

is the tentative title for some new material I've been working on

these are also the words found in the url of my tumblr blog, where I've been posting whatever comes to mind or comes through my camera lens for a while now: http://morenoiseahead.tumblr.com/ (some posts in greek, some in english, some contain no words at all)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

stephen cornford, patrick farmer, sarah hughes, kostis kilymis
// no islands

(improvisations and a realisation of John Cage's 'four6')

 [2011, another timbre, cd edition]

Thursday, June 23, 2011

new disc soon on 'another timbre'

the great UK label, Another Timbre, will be releasing by mid-July a cd containing some of my playing. It is a beautiful recording featuring myself, Stephen Cornford, Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes, and comprising of two pieces of improvisation and a realisation of John Cage's 'Four6'. The title chosen for the cd is No Islands and it will be part of a series of cds on the same label -released simultaneously- called Silence and After.

at46  No Islands  |  John Cage’s Four6 + 2 improvisations by Stephen Cornford [amplified piano] / Patrick Farmer [turntable & electronics] / Sarah Hughes [chorded zither] / Kostis Kilymis [electronics]

The music was recorded late March in Oxford by Simon Reynell and for myself it is a great memento from a handful of very fruitful days I spent with Patrick and Sarah back then, working on a bulk of music that walked the fine line between free improvisation and the realisation of open scores.

Many thanks to Patrick & Sarah; Simon for recording and making the music available; Michael Pisaro for the score that he wrote for us but one that we unfortunately couldn't capture in all its beauty; Q-O2 in Belgium; etc, etc...

other cds to be released on the same series:

Tierce. Jez riley French, Daniel Jones, Ivan Palackẏ.
Divisions that may be autonomous but that comprise the whole. Performed by James Saunders, Tim Parkinson, Angharad Davies, Philip Thomas, Rhodri Davies, Stephen Chase, Edges Ensemble.

Droplets. Dominic Lash, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes. Improvisation & realisations of scores by Eva-Maria Houben and Taylan Susam
A Pauper’s Guide to John Cage & Early Morning Melancholia. Anett Németh.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kostis Kilymis, Leif Elggren 12"

[then they are totally sealed secrets]
Kostis Kilymis, Leif Elggren
1-sided 12"
Firework Edition Records / Excrete Music

Kostis Kilymis - electronics, objects
Leif Elggren - voice, text and dance

december 2010, we were all in Xanthi for Nicolas Malevitsis' "bye-bye butterfly" festival (aka: the closing down of all absurd operations), where I was to collaborate with none other than legendary swedish artist Leif Elggren. As usual, I had very few ideas on how our collaboration could turn out, only thing I knew was that Leif was only going to be reading from his texts and I would have to fill in the rest of the sounds. I guess lack of preconceptions helped in getting both our minds and spirits at the same place by the time of the actual performance, and the result was this powerfull 14 minutes of music that you can now find pressed to vinyl. Thanks to Leif & Nicolas for pushing the release forward.

I have few copies now myself, but you're better off getting it from Firework Edition Records or select distributors wwide

Friday, June 3, 2011

sister overdrive

saturday june 11 : 21:00
at cinematheque, bios
peiraiws 84, athens

angelos kyriou

saturday june 18 : 20:30
xanthi folk museum, backyard
in the old city of xanthi

Sunday, May 22, 2011

poster for the berlin concert @ sowieso
duo w/ Lucio Capece, 28.05.2011

also that night: Chris Heenan, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Ferran Fages trio

Thursday, May 5, 2011

two upcoming performances:

live, site-specific presentation of work around ideas first developed in my 2010 cd, 'temporary perspectives'
this performace will take place over three days, and over long durations
audience is invited to enter or exit the performance at any given moment

may 17, 18 & 19 - 17:00-21:00
miltiadou 18, athens

Lucio Capece, Kostis Kilymis duo
(same night with Chris Heenan, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Ferran Fages trio)

may 28 - 21:00
So Wie So.
Weisestrasse 24, Berlin Neuköln.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

now on bandcamp

'temporary perspectives' is now also available as a digital release, through bandcamp. You can get it from this page here http://thesorg.bandcamp.com/album/temporary-perspectives

bandcamp provides downloads in many formats, including lossless ones, so you can expect to enjoy all the qualities of the music itself at a budget price, and without having to wait for the postman to deliver the cd at home

all organized music from thessaloniki titles will eventually find their way to this platform, and i'm curious to see how much interest there'll be in this.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

live tomorrow, at q-o2, brussels (BE)

25/03/2011 - 20:30

Q-O2 werkplaats 
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34, 1080 Brussel, tel. 02 245 48 24

Program for the night:
Patrick Farmer. Consisting of similarity and opposite - Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes
Compost and Height talk - Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes
Improvisation - Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis 
Michael Pisaro. A discrete reconciliation between balance and flux - Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

upcoming gigs / things

here's a brief rundown of what this month has in store for me...

march 20: 6daEXIt live, @ knot gallery, athens, greece

march 22-26: residency at q-o2, brussels, belgium (with patrick farmer and sarah hughes)
march 25: farmer/hughes/kilymis, @ q-o2 werkplaats

march 26-30: in and around london, uk
(some things already planned, but shoot me an email if you have anything interesting to suggest)

april 3: 6daEXIt live, @ espacio tres, thessaloniki, greece
(arts festival in the old kodra army barracks in kalamaria)

Friday, February 4, 2011


i have been invited by Patrick Farmer and Sarah Hughes to participate in the late stages of their recidency at Q-O2 in brussels, in late (22-26) march. Sound-chasing and soul-searching should be expected, as well as a concert at some point. More details on this, and on more things happening around those dates, soon...

Friday, January 28, 2011


6daEXIt rehearsal 24-1-2011 from alexis porfiriadis on Vimeo.

6daEXIt Rehearsal 17-1-2011 from alexis porfiriadis on Vimeo.

during the past couple of months, i've been participating in the regular rehearsals held by the 6daEXIt improvisation ensemble here in thessaloniki (the name of the ensemble translates phonetically to the greek word for 66, while of course toying with the word 'exit'). The ensemble started off in 2007 at the local university, as the offshoot of a music improvisation course at the department of music studies. The group's actions have music as their point of departure, but regularly include live painting, dance and some playing with light as well. Along with two laptop musicians who joined-in at the same time as i did, we re-intoduced electronics into the enseble's palette, and as a result the improvisations are now examining new areas and of course different kind of relationships between sounds.


Monday, January 3, 2011

syndromes sister overdrive track in compilation

a track by 'syndromes sister overdrive' (my duo with giannis kotsonis, more here) is now available in the 2nd annual protos orofos compilation.

protos orofos is an anti-venue in thessaloniki greece. Its compilations are cds available from free locally, and as downloads from the venue's website here.

the syndromes sister overdrive track was recorded during our concert there in october 2009, and it's called "μωβ και πράσινο" (that's "purple and green" for all you non-greek folks).