Sunday 22 May 2005


Larissa’s Philharmonic Municipal Orchestra. Maestro Giorgos Minas, Director

Larissa’s Postal Square

Larissa’s Railway Station

Miltos Manetas, Vangelis Vlahos, Maria Papadimitriou

Pablo Leon de la Barra and Carlos Basualdo

Songs for Larissa, a Moving Musical Procession
a project by Pablo Leon de la Barra
with the collaboration of Larissa’s Philharmonic Municipal Orchestra
Maestro Giorgos Minas, Director
Going Public 05, curated by Claudia Zanfi
Larissa, May 2005

1. Serenade: a song or the performance of a song used to court somebody,
traditionally sung by a man in the evening outside a woman’s window. Also called
2. From the list of songs played by Larissa’s Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra,
ask the members of the band what songs they would like to play to the city of
Larissa. From the list of songs, ask myself, what songs would I like the band to
4. Select 5 to 10 of these songs.
5. Select 5 to 10 public places in the city of Larissa. Select them because they are
places of urban or social conflict, because they are abandoned, because they are
iconic or representative of the city, because they are where certain groups live
there, because they are special, because they need love etc.
6. During a day take serenade to the different places singing the selected songs: a
moving musical procession crossing the city of Larissa from one edge of the city
to the other.

Songs played by Larissa’s Municipal Philharmonic Orchestra:
1. Love Story by Francis Lai (at Milos/Larissa’s Contemporary Art Centre)
2. Beautiful Maria of my Soul by Robert Kraft (at Maria Papadimitriou’s Motel at
Filellinon Street)
3. My Way by Francois (at Fabiana de Barros Peripeton at St. Velisarios Square)
4. Never on Sunday by Manos Hadjidakis (at Larissa’s Postal Square)
5. What a Wonderful World by George Weiss and Bob Thiele (at Larissa’s Railway Station)