June 2017 Visual artist and composer Hee-Seung Choi worked on the “public image” of Ida, based on the book of Gertrude Stein and the mountain massive Ida that is located in Crete, while music theater performer Lieneke Pisters continued her research on “Energy” at the ResidenceSEA in Heraklion, Crete.
Jørgen Teller from Denmark stayed at the ResidenceSEA in April 2017. Due to the location of the ResidenceSEA, there is the constant sound of the sea entered. This sound entered his dreams, which Jørgen translated into fantastic electronic music, which he performed at the end of his stay at the BlowUp Bar in Heraklion.
In March 2017, Brazilian poet Rafa Carvalho came to the ResidenceSEA in Heraklion. His project is focused on the sea, so we had lots to talk about. At the end of his stay he made an amazing and long performance. Rafa took all of us in the audience on a travel with an old sailor, on a travel of life, on a travel into the stories of the sea. It was a truly beautiful evening.
In August 2016 Rocamadour (Fleur Khani) and Berten Vermander came to the ResidenceSEA to work on music and to raise awareness through art about our often thoughtless pollution. Truly, Rocamadour’s music resonated in me, and I really enjoyed how she played with her own voice, lyrics and beats. Furthermore, Berten’s trash beach sand castle “Poseidon’s Pride” and all the arrangement of the different beach trash findings into an artistic landscape inside the ResidenceSEA was so fantastic. Imagine, we would all collect our trash, how much fantastic art we could make, and how easy we could keep especially the sea life safe and, more generally, our environment clean.
The last pictures of the vocal ensemble Take 5 from Heraklion, Crete, have been added in 2014. Now, we have 2016, and they have given more concerts since then. So, it is about time to update the gallery of the wonderfully sounding Take 5 with more recent promotion and concert photos.
In June 2016, Mike Cooper stayed at the ResidenceSEA. He is a musician, composer, video artist, but most of all he is an improvisor with a great sense of humor and very curious mind. At the end of his stay, he presented his ongoing project “Island Gardens“
At the end of July, Tasos Stamou gave a very intriguing live sound performance at the ResidenceSEA. Additionaly, he was exploring sounds of Crete through hacking music toys, recording Cretan music and sounds at several occasions and mixing everything to create a unique sound experience with many different layers.