Alecto is a multimedia group consisting of Kakia Gkoudina (composition / electronics / visuals) and Kendra Wheeler (saxophones). Their work centers around experimenting with “storytelling” through combinations of visual and audio stimuli. Using the inherent characteristics of each medium, their aim is to develop the aesthetic and narrative experience of each work they compose and perform. A most important element of their artistic practice is drawing from “local” / personal experiences that transcend any one culture or person. This glocalization of ideas is critical to their output. This is why their work is consciously political, and is fully intended to be part of communal conversations.
Mourning; for Alto Saxophone and Electronics. In "Mourning" the music works in tandem with Audre Lorde’s voice and words, along with a sound design of demonstration songs, prison songs, MLK and Harvey Milk’s speeches, as well as, other sociopolitical soundscapes in order to create a well scripted narrative.
Hampton by Alecto
This is a piece of solidarity dedicated to everybody who struggles for justice and equality. This fight is the fight of the oppressed against oppression. This fight is everybody's fight. Please feel free to download and listen to this piece if you like it. For those that may not know who Fred Hampton or Jessye Norman are, we encourage you to look into them and their work ❤ If you feel the need for monetary support, please do consider any of the following organizations that are in the forefront of our struggle: Breonna Taylor GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor The Bail Project: https://bailproject.org- Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com Black Lives Matter - Detroit: www.blmdetroit.com Reclaim the Block: https://www.reclaimtheblock.org The Transgender District- Communities United Against Police Brutality: https://www.cuapb.org House of GG: https://houseofgg.org Fair Fight: https://fairfight.com NAACP: https://www.naacp.org