Subset Festival • New music festival

Club Night | DJ Sets: Aroent, Electric Indigo
The Athens Epidaurus Festival at the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos

Electric Indigo

DJ, composer, musician, Electro Indigo has performed in 45 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. She started her DJ career in Vienna in 1989 and lived in Berlin for three years (1993-1996), where she worked at the legendary Hard Wax record store. In 1998 she founded female:pressure, the international network for female*, non-binary and transgender artists in electronic music which garnered a Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2009.

She represents an intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music. In her compositions and live performances, she emphasizes the spatial placement and precise structures of subtly elaborated sounds. Her new album, Ferrum, was released on Editions Mego in March 2020. The Republic of Austria awarded Electric Indigo the Kunstpreis Musik 2020.


Thessaloniki-born and Berlin-based producer and DJ, Aroent follows an approach focusing on unconventional club-oriented rhythmic structures and inventive sound effects. His productions are characterized by their dense programming and momentaryblasts of flavour across a broad range of sounds and genres.

His DJ sets draw inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, blending elements of IDM, techno, bass and deconstructed club music. Since 2020, he has released two EPs, Say on Infinite Machine and Eleese on Awkwardly Social, and has contributed to the Athens UHD compilation on Trial&Error with the track “T Capsule”.

The Subset Festival borrows a mathematical term (“subset” ) for the name of an avant-garde new music festival held as part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival at the brand-new stages of the Athens Conservatoire. This five-day event will incorporate a wide range of artistic works, in the hopes of bringing diverse versions of contemporary musical creation and presentation into contact with each other. Within these five days, the three Athens Conservatoire stages will host by turns musical ensembles, sound and visual installations as well as musical performances in a multifaceted and particularly extroverted musical platform.

Drawing on a series of works chosen by the Athens Epidaurus Festival open call, artists from around the world, established and up-and-coming alike, will present their works in Athens and converse with one another, involving every one of us in this dialogue. With that in mind, participating artists will share their modus operandi with the audience in the form of special workshops and discussions. At the same time, directors and curators of similar events from across the globe will have the opportunity to be familiarized with the diverse contemporary Greek music scene.

The Subset Festival includes two commissions to contemporary Greek ensembles, TETTTIX and Trigger Happy, both of which are creating new works/installations for the Festival at the new stage of the Athens Conversatoire. Furthermore, established contemporary music artists, Greek and international, are participating (Ergon EnsembleVinyl -terror & -horrorMMMΔ & ALEM) as are avant-garde electronic musicians from Europe, Greece (Saber Rider) and foreigners (Robert HenkeKali MaloneHeklaSébastien Roux), some of whom are making their Greek debut. Special emphasis will be placed on the outreach of the programme through laboratories by Triger HappyTETTTIXSébastien Roux AND Robert Henke in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Athen.