A-byssó café – For a community in struggle
A-byssó café presents: Rizitiko by Venus Volcanism listening party
Venus Volcanism is the musician and electronic artist Rena Rasouli. Her first solo mini-album “Rizitiko’ was released this spring. She uses traditional folk songs of her native island Crete as a basis for this work. The album will be played through for the first time in Iceland and a music video for one of the songs will be screened. All money collected this evening will go to support imprisoned female anarchist fighters in Greece.
‘Rizitiko’ evolved from Rasouli’s thesis titled “the music performances based in traditional dialect focuses on the healing ability of sound”. The songs were created and sung by folk troubadours. Expanding on these oeuvres, Rasouli seized on the idea that the melodic use of voice is the oldest form of therapy in human culture. This primary and ritualistic material was intertwined with electronic and natural ambient soundscapes. The resulting compositions express the omnipresent sensations and emotions that play a key role in the healing process whilst communicating an intense connection to the collective unconscious. Traditionally sung by men there are numerous reasons to believe that many of the songs were initially created by women. To sing them in a female voice projects a different approach to the traditional rendition – one closer to that of a lullaby.
Café opens at 20:00
Video and album playing at 21:00