Subset Festival ⊆ – New Music Festival

Evi Nakou & Vassula Delli | Laurel Halo with Leila Bordreuil
In co-production with the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos

Evi Nakou & Vassula Delli 
We habitually maintain

We habitually maintain is a work about the automated ways that link architecture, sound, and the labour of maintenance in basement spaces and the human bodies. Field recordings of machinery, live and processed sound, and non-verbal sounds produce a score performed by musicians Evi Nakou and Vassula Delli: a sonic and textual composition about the unseen and unheard machine and human labour that ‘maintain’ us so that we keep on going about our lives.

Laurel Halo with Leila Bordreuil

American composer and pianist Laurel Halo is based in Los Angeles. Her first album Quarantine, released on Hyperdub in 2012, was announced album of the year by ‘The Wire’. At the Subset Festival, alongside Leila Bordreuil on cello, she will be performing Atlas, her new album with which she has been touring the world’s biggest festivals and concert halls since late 2023.

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.