Motionless opera

Annini Tsiouti, Oya Akin, Brice Catherin

Composer Brice Catherin’s Motionless Opera brings performers Oya Akin and Annini Tsiouti to TEDxUniversityofNicosia for a thought-provoking electroacoustic experience that promises to stir the dirtiest things we have inside us.

Oya Akin graduated from the Psychology Department of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. She started working as an actress for the Kyrenia Municipality Theatre Studio in 2000, and since then she has worked as an actress, co-director and director with numerous local and international theatre groups in Cyprus and abroad.

Brice Catherin is a multi-instrumental cellist, improviser, composer and art performer. Most of his recent projects explore the idea of democracy in art: the artists’ individual responsibilities and their place in the social group as well as those of the members of the audience are challenged and questioned.

Annini Tsiouti studied piano in Paris where she was awarded a scholarship. Since 2008 Annini has been living and working in Nicosia, where she is very active as a teacher, solo pianist and accompanist. She appears regularly in concerts everywhere, and has given first performances of many works by international composers.