Kypseli: Conversations in Movements is a new soundwork by Kareem al Kabbani and Tom Western. The piece is an archival collage of conversations recorded in Kypseli, Athens, in January 2020. We talk through the movements that brought us both to the neighbourhood (where we’d both been living the year before we recorded these conversations), and the movements that we’ve together been part of since then. The piece is made of the affections we can feel for a street or a square, the smallness we enjoy when feeling all the things that have moved through them before us, and the tenderness of friendship, belonging, and community organising.
This piece was commissioned for an event hosted by the Syrian and Greek Youth Forum and Movement Radio at Agora Kypselis on 12/11/2022