Subset Festival ⊆ – New Music Festival

Ov Off Ensemble – Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou | Giorgos Poulios
In co-production with the Athens Conservatoire

Curated by Stavros Gasparatos


Ov Off Ensemble - Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou
άϊζο/ Iso, the bird II

Revisiting earlier work, the composer Nefeli Stamatogiannopoulou presents, especially for Subset, άϊζο/Iso, the bird. II, a music experiment that is written for eight speakers, recorded material, visuals, flute, birbynė, percussion, rhodes piano, vocals, double bass and a conductor. Each musician/performer worked indepently on their parts as solo and these solos converged on stage. In this music and stage composition, starring Iso, a bird that lived in a cage, the artist, focuses on a personal system of notation and creation, takes the relationship between sound composition, movement, and dramaturgy of sound further to a singularly atmospheric and cinematic approach


Giorgos Poulios

Giorgos Poulios has written music for dozens of theatrical and dance theatre performances of artists such as Euripides Laskaridis, Dimitris Papaioannou, Christos Papadopoulos, Roula Pateraki, Katerina Evangelatos, and Dimitris Karantzas, while his musical oeuvre is presented in concerts, theatres, and festivals around the globe since 2004.
Inspired by his collaborations in both Theatre and Dance, the self-taught composer and musician showcases a solo concert-performance as part of the Subset Festival’s programme. On stage, between a sewing machine and a steam press, he attempts to retrace his primary musical references, conveying the beauty in combining disparate elements.

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.