Romantso

Romantso, photo: Mathias Völzke

Romantso translates to “novel.” It was also the title of the popular Greek magazine that featured novel-length stories in each of its issues. It first launched in 1934; when, in 1956, its price dropped from six drachmas to three, the magazine sold three hundred thousand copies a week, reaching Greeks all over the globe and signaling the lifestyle trends of a newly emerging postwar middle class. The building that printed Romantso today hosts Romantso, a bar, club, gallery, and place for various other cultural and start-up activities in the historical center of Athens. It temporarily serves as home base for the peripatetic sound and music program Listening Space, curated by documenta 14 Sound and Music Advisor, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel. Listening Space programs also appear in other locations, including the Megaron concert hall, the Athens Conservatorie (Odeion), and designated outdoor areas.

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Upcoming Events

MAY
25
Listening Space
by Christina Kubisch
10:30 am, 12 pm, 4:30 pm, 6 pm, Romantso, Athens
by Keith Fullerton Whitman
9:30 pm, Romantso, Athens
JUN
15
Listening Space
with Lala Rukh
8 pm, Romantso, Athens
JUN
22
Listening Space
with Charles Curtis, Alvin Lucier, Anthony Burr, and David Grubbs
9:30 pm, Romantso, Athens
JUN
29
Listening Space
with Brandon LaBelle
7:30 pm, Romantso, Athens
JUL
6
Listening Space
by Jan St. Werner and Dessner brothers
Music performance
9:30 pm, Romantso, Athens
JUL
13
Listening Space
with Ed McKeon, IONE, Sam Auinger, and Bruce Odland
7:30 pm, Romantso, Athens
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