FYTA FYTINI: An attempt towards the queerification of greek music.

Ieropoulos, Fil (2014) FYTA FYTINI: An attempt towards the queerification of greek music. In: Sound Gender Feminism Activism, 15th - 17th October 2014, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) London College of Communication.

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Within the dystopia of contemporary Greece, there is only one way: “something better change”. Before things change to the worse, structures have to be addressed and traditions questioned. The established creative world does not deal with a hands-on shifting of 28 power and the political avant-garde does not always understand the necessity of the creative re-appropriation of narratives behind the ideas of greekness, mostly involving national identity and patriarchy. Exactly at these crossroads, we have decided to establish Fytini, a net label / project that attempts to destabilise power structures as well as aesthetical clichés that dominate greek music. To achieve this queerification of musical traditions, we move in four parallel, equally important axes: - We highlight marginal subjectivities, stressing queer, feminist, psychoanalytic approaches and assist/form creative subcommunities around us. - We aim at destroying/dismissing traditional forms of the current music millieu, being influenced instead by DIY messthetics scenes from all over and hoping at creating new queer ears. - We despise artistic over-seriousness and dangerously separative mechanisms as the concepts of low and high-brow music. - We do not participate as a mediator in a financial exchange system, offering all music for free download. For the purposes of this event, we shall be presenting a performance, within which a young man who wants to start his own queer diy label visits a duo of professionals to get advice. The two professionals, the Queerologist and the Aesthetician, will instruct the well-meaning but clueless youth around the fundamental values of Fytini, going back and forth between form and content, the aesthetic and the political, and their inescapable conjunctions.

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