Nikos Veliotis is based in Athens Greece
video & intermedia:
I was about to say screenings include the One Minute Film & Videofestival, Aarau and the zeroglab nanofestival for videos under 10 seconds
'VOMVOS' cello + video - performance / music & video by N. Veliotis European premiere at Fruits de Mheres festival - France [aug04], European tour in Jan - Feb 2005
MASS, music by Looper (M. Kuechen sax, N. Veliotis cello, I. Zach percussion), video by N. Veliotis premiere in Athens - Jan 05
qpdbqp (2002) for 6 improvisers (piano, saxophone, clarinet, harp, cello & electronics) included in the Chris Burn ensemble cd by Musica Genera.
FULL (2003) for 8 cellos, included in the FULL cd by antifrost
aceghd (2004) for string quartet (violin, cello, guitar & contra guitar), included in the Quartet cd by hibary music.
Nikos Veliotis runs the 2:13club in Athens. Activities include monthly concerts of improvised and experimental music and the annual Athens 2:13 festival.
appearances & screenings include:
The involuntary and sudden cut off from reality generated by the accidental discovery of a photograph triggers a daydreaming behavior
The constant tendency to mentally escape to an on the spot visualized utopia only to jump to a different one later on - switching from one fictitious utopia to the next so long as reality is effectively avoided.
Vomvos reflects a flight from reality in a highly magnified manner stretching the length and impact of an emotional fugue - state from a split second flash to a full hour floating performance.
Vomvos’ visual material relies totally on found photography downloaded via the internet. The audio part consists of overtone - rich, near silence drones played live on the cello with a BACH.Bogen.
Performance runs for 61' without break