The Buffer Zone

by Yannis Kyriakides

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The Buffer Zone explores boundaries of separation. The work is inspired by the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus that runs across the island and divides the two communities. In the performance the audience and the space is split into two halves by hanging video screens. On each side there is a musician (piano and cello) who play imaginary duets with a virtual instrument on the other side. The central character is a UN soldier (singer/actor) who guards the buffer zone and freely crosses from side to side. The sound world of the work consists of UN interviews, nature field recordings in the buffer zone, electronic sounds of military technology, piano, cello and voices.

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released January 1, 2005

Tido Visser [voice]
Marc Reichow [piano]
Nikos Veliotis [cello]
Yannis Kyriakides [composition, electronics]
Seamus Cater, Mara Tomanek, Mark Morse, Ayelet Harpaz [additional voices]

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Unsounds Label Amsterdam, Netherlands

Music label for contemporary composition, experimental, improvisation, sound art. Unsounds was founded in 2001 by guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex), composer/sound artist Yannis Kyriakides, and designer/visual artist Isabelle Vigier.

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