Subset Festival ⊆ – New Music Festival

Andys Skordis: «β»
In co-production with the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos


«β», a commission by Subset to Cypriot contemporary music composer Andys Skordis, is a multidisciplinary performance by four musicians, a conductor, electronics, and a VJ in live creation. The music is arranged as a cycle of seven pieces –the four longer ones being separated with short electronic pieces/interludes. The work is defined by the music, lights, text, and moving images as a ritual that unfolds in three stages: preparation – event – catharsis.

In the live video performance, the composer collaborates with Elia Kalogianni who creates the work’s visual context.

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.