St Paul's Sessions are an innovative multi-platform of live events organized by Groove Productions, bringing together some of the most inspiring ambient, post-classical, electronica and experimental artists from all over the world since 2016.
This new season's St Paul's Sessions 4 (2019-2020) recreate a fresh-faced platform of arresting artists, consisting of Alessandro Cortini, NIVHEK, Neon Chambers (Sigha & Kangding Ray), Cayetano, Andy Stott, Demdike Stare, Sidsel Endresen and Stian Westerhus, exploring the connection between contemporary music, generative arts and digital performance.
St Paul's Sessions 1 (2016-2017): Tim Hecker, William Basinski, Christian Fennesz, Peter Broderick, Julia Kent, Cayetano, Serafim Tsotsonis, Keep Shelly in Athens, Moa Bones, Tendts, Maria Panosian
St Paul's Sessions 2 (2017-2018): Lubomyr Melnyk, Jlin, Laurel Halo, Prurient, Peter Broderick, Grandbrothers, Murcof, Federico Albanese, Porter Ricks, The Man From Managra
St Paul's Sessions 3 (2018-2019): Mouse on Mars, Rival Consoles, Arve Henriksen, Max Cooper, Moritz von Oswald, Marc Ribot
ZAPPEION MEGARON in Athens is a part of national heritage of Greek civilization. It is designed by the famous Danish architect Theophil Freiherr von Hansen in 1878 and is a part of national heritage of Greek civilization. The Zappeion Megaron is named after Evangelos Zappas, a man from Epirus who envisaged the rebirth of the spirit of ancient Greece and devoted his life to the revival of the Olympic Games and the promotion of the Αrts.
The Zappeion building is a tribute to this great man who brought the Olympic Games back into the modern world, having played the role of the official Olympic village for the Olympic games of 1896 and host of the fencing events.
The classic architecture of this building is completely breathtaking. With an oval shaped open area flanked by a two-storey colonnade, the building is painted in traditional rust colors, a feature common in several ancient Greek buildings.
The Zappeion Megaron is easily accessible with a short walk from Syntagma Square metro station. A walk through the National Garden is definitely required. Address: Queen Olga's, Av., Athens 105 57 www.zappeion.gr
BENAKI MUSEUM of Greek Culture is housed in one of the most beautiful neoclassical-style buildings in Athens, near the National Garden and Syntagma Square.
Following its most recent refurbishment (1989–2000), the building houses a unique exhibition on Greek culture arranged diachronically from prehistory to the 20th century.
The Benaki Museum is easily accessible with a short walk from Syntagma Square metro station. Address: 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave., 106 74 Athens www.benaki.org
DIPLAREIOS SCHOOL is one of the few examples of 1930's Greek modernist Architecture stilll standing and it is a private, non-profit organization that provides free education and training. It was founded by Professor in the University of Athens Kiparissos Stefanos, who wanted to establish an educational organization where Greek children will have free vocational studies.
It has seen many changes in use, operationg as a school for manufacturers and craft makers, city-planning offices and a nursery school. The building, representing the obsolescence of its manufacturing sector, was chosen to illustrate the historiography of the Greek economy. Already out of use for a couple of years, the Diplareios School was in a state of material disrepair.
The Diplareios School is easily accessible with a short walk from Monastiraki metro station. Address: 3 Theatrou Square, 105 52 Athens www.diplareios.edu.gr
Monday 21st October 2019 Zappeion Megaron Athens 21:00
Thursday 7th November 2019 Diplareios School Athens 21:00
Thursday 21st November 2019 Zappeion Megaron Athens 21:00
Friday 31st January 2020 Zappeion Megaron Athens 21:00
Andy Stott & Demdike Stare
Friday 14th February 2020 Zappeion Megaron Athens 21:00
Thursday 12th March 2020 Zappeion Megaron Athens 21:00
Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus
Friday 3rd April 2020
Benaki Museum Athens 21:00