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“SOUNDS OF THE MUSES: Musical journeys through the material testimonies of the past”. Anastasia Papanastasiou, Lia Babaletaki

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Continuing the cycle of musical performances “SOUNDS OF THE MUSES: Musical journeys through the material testimonies of the past”, with hour-long performances of works and improvisations “commenting on” selected exhibits of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

In the third musical tour, violinist Anastasia Papanastasiou and flautist Lia Babaletaki visit the “world” of the Minoan frescoes, focussing on the large Procession Fresco from the West Entrance of the Palace of Knossos, dated to c. 1450 BC. The surviving areas of the wall-painting reveal a multitude of people in ceremonial procession, bearing valuable vases. The depiction includes the “Cup-Bearer”, a typical Knossian of the royal court, with a slim figure, an elaborate hairstyle and wearing a sealstone on his wrist.

Anastasia Papanastasiou and Lia Babaletaki will attempt to enter the corridors of Knossos in spirit, through the sounds of violin and flute, in a musical performance that will clothe the now-silent Minoan procession in modern harmonies.

Wednesday 3 August 2016, 18:30 – 19:30

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Room ΧΧΙΙΙ

Anastasia Papanastasiou, violin

Lia Babaletaki, flute