Subset Festival ⊆ – New Music Festival

Klara Lewis & Nik Colk Void | Arve Henriksen & Jannis Anastasakis
In co-production with the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos


Klara Lewis & Nik Colk Void
live-visuals Pedro Maia

Klara Lewis and Nik Colk Void have presented their work at numerous international festivals and venues, including the Semibreve Festival (Portugal), Dark MoFo (Tasmania), the Ultima Festival at Henie Onstad Art Centre (Oslo), the L.E.V. Festival (Gijon), the Conflux Festival (Rotterdam), the Donau Festival (Austria), and the Sonar Festival (Barcelona). In this collaboration, Lewis and Void’s unique approaches meet in a playful collage of Pop and Noise with guitars, synths, Eurorack modular systems, voice, sampling, and outboard processing intertwining their own distinct versions of tender techno and brutal ambient.

This live presentation is accompanied by the Pedro Maia’s live visuals.

Arve Henriksen & Jannis Anastasakis
live-visuals Natalia Manta

The acclaimed Norwegian trumpeter and composer Arve Henriksen (trumpet, vocals, electronics) meets the innovative performer Jannis Anastasakis (electric guitar, analogue synthesizer, musical saw, live-electronics).

The two have collaborated on stage before in 2014 (six d.o.g.s) and 2018 (Anglican Church). They are currently working on their first album together, which will be completed in 2024. Their concert will be visually curated by the much-admired sculptor and visual artist Natalia Manta with live analogue and digital visuals.

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.