- Recorded At – Knot Gallery
Acte vide is a duo that draw inspiration from spontaneity in performance and they are active in the Greek experimental scene since 2008. Their music is based on improvisation and real time interaction between musicians. Danae Stefanou and Yannis Kotsonis involve in their performances piano and laptop electronics as well as found objects in sight. This release is a 20 min improvisation recorded live on 21.12.2009 at the grand opening of Knot Gallery, a space for experimental music and theater in Athens. In the beginning of the recording Danae starts playing Eric Satie’s vexations, then Yannis joins in by manipulating the sounds coming from the piano. Gradually the duo starts to improvise in an instinctive way, drifting to unmapped extremes.From contemporary improvisation to modern classical music the duo succeed in defining in just 20 minutes their roots and mostly an uncompromised future.