Date and Time: 15/05/2021 (17:00-19:00), 20/05/2021 (19:15-21:20), 30/05/2021 (22:15-00:15)
The 'unspeakable water' refers to the small water collection located in the North inlet of the Melidoni cave in Rethymno, Crete, right next to layers of undisturbed remains of pyre dated back to the Minoan era. It seems that the place had a cult use during the Minoan era. The composition is an attempt to approach the past soundscapes of this place using the elements of fire and water in various ways. Materials that have been used include: recordings near by and within the small water collection, recordings of stalactite percussion and wind instrument improvisations, of the natural soundscapes of the wider area and of burning fire. Additionally many of the audio 'materials' used were created by sound synthesis methods.
Katerina Tzedaki (1964), born in Rethymno, studied music in Athens (1984-1991) with I. Ioannides, S. Vasilleiades and D. Kamarotos and Th. Rikakis. She has been coordinator of the Computer Music Lab of the programme of Psychoacoustics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki IPSA (1994-2000). She completed her studies in electroacoustic music composition at City University, (MA, 2002) and at De Montfort University (PhD, 2012) with Simon Emmerson. She is a founding member of the Hellenic Association of Electroacoustic Music Composers (www.essim.gr) and of the Hellenic Society for Acoustic Ecology (www.akouse.gr). Her music has been presented nationally and internationally. She is currently teaching at the Department of Music Technology and Acoustics of the Hellenic Mediterranean University in Crete. www.ktzedaki.net