Subset Festival ⊆ – New Music Festival

Alexandros Drymonitis feat ARTéfacts ensemble • Techno unplugged
In co-production with the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos


A performance of live acoustic techno, code, and artificial intelligence. Programmer Alexandros Drymonitis writes live music scores through code writing and invites the ARTéfacts ensemble musicians to play techno with acoustic instruments!

He interacts with an AI model, prompting it to compose, producing techno musical phrases, while the AI controls the lighting, creating an ambience that matches the music being developed. The live code and the overall musical score are projected onto a screen while the audience navigates around the musicians, and even gets to dance!

The Subset Festival, the multifaceted music platform launched last year, held by the Athens Epidaurus Festival in co-production with the Athens Conservatoire, returns refreshed but always with a focus on the dialogue between contemporary music and new media.

Named after a mathematical term (subset ⊆), the Subset Festival together diverse versions of contemporary musical creation, incorporating a wide variety of artistic trends.

From 10 to 14 June, the renovated Conservatoire venues will host musical ensembles and soloists, established and up-and-coming alike, both from Greece and around the world, visual and sound installations and performances, as well as open call workshops.