Events ~ SUMMER NOSTOS FESTIVAL: Athens, Greece

LAND-18.06 | June 17-24, 2018

Featuring: Alec Hanley Bemis • Alexi Murdoch • Animal Collective • John Cale • Jóhann Jóhannsson • Kronos Quartet • Liane La Havas • This is the Kit • Yasmine Hamdan

Alec Hanley Bemis consulted on the 2018 edition of this free, outdoor festival thrown by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens, Greece. He acted as an artistic advisor, co-curating a line-up that included Animal Collective, John Cale, Lianne La Havas, Bongeziwe Mabandla, a memorial performance of Jóhann Jóhannsson's 'Drone Mass.' All shows took place at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center which the foundation built in Athens and donated to the Greek state. 

Headliners included:
• Jorge Mário da Silva aka Seu Jorge performing the songs of David Bowie
• John Cale
• Alexi Murdoch & Lianne La Havas (two artists of Greek heritage performing in the country for the first time)
• Animal Collective (performing 'Sung Tongs')
• Greek artists StereoNova, Onirama & Anna Vissi / Άννα Βίσση

Presentations on other stages & halls included:
• a memorial performance of Jóhann Jóhannsson's 'Drone Mass' feat. Theatre of Voices & ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble)
• Kronos Quartet w/ Sam Green
• Simone Dinnerstein performing Bach's Goldberg Variations
• Yasmine Hamdan
• Bongeziwe Mabandla
• The Barr Brothers
• This Is The Kit
• ACME will also perform their own set including pieces by Laurie Spiegel & John Cage
• Dame Evelyn Glennie
• Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls
• Achilleas Wastor - Αχιλλέας Γουάστωρ, Cliff Almond & Panagiotis Andreou performing Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons'

Late night DJ sets by
• Otim Alpha
• Sounds of Sisso (feat Bampa Pana & =MC Makavelli)
• Kampire - DJ

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The 2019 edition also included a number of artists from our circle — Bryce Dessner's “Triptych (Eyes for One on Another),”  So Percussion performing his "Music for Wood & Strings" and Stargaze.

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