Cadenza for an Actor and a Violin, 2004
1 male - 1 violinist
A man's need to feel important.
An artist's need to overcome mediocrity.
The "cursed" relationship of a musician with his art, as this unfolds through another musician’s life narrative – one who also acts as the hero’s alter ego. A leading character in the play is the "other" man, who never appears on stage.
This play is inspired by the life and work of composer Nikos Skalkotas. After a conscious dramaturgical choice which led to the specific dramatic form, he does not, however, exist as dramatic persona; his presence is indicated indirectly, through a violinist who remains hidden, playing live music whenever it is deemed dramaturgically necessary.