Contermporary, experimental music at the Borderline Festival

The Onassis Cultural Centre is hosting the Borderline Festival for the 6th year. The festival continues to explore and document the tendencies of contemporary experimental music, acoustic but mainly electronic.

Aiming to create a space where ideas can float freely and mix, where adventurous situations can unfold, the Festival deliberately avoids any thematic umbrella. Confronting the risks of kitsch lurking in postmodernism, it takes as a challenge the perspective of forming imaginary mosaics. Beginning with music’s fluidity and concert actions in the amphitheatre, these mosaics are gradually drawn into theoretical constellations, and into the process of thinking about, through and by means of music and its primal material, i.e. sound, while avoiding the academic and/or purely exhibitive approach of sound art.

To weave all this together, or to make it collide: that is the essence of an intense process meant to reveal contradictions and give rise to new and unexpected thoughts and experiences. This is not simply a meditation on identity and limits, but also a reflection on the dissolution of borders that allows for hybrid and fresh forms to emerge.

If one should single out a preoccupation pervading this year’s Festival, it would be the focus on the relationship of interior and exterior. It is an exploration on the multiple ways of being inside out, with regard to various levels of perceptions, the relationship of natural and artificial environments, and social and research contexts, as well as human co-existence in space.

In this sense, this year’s Festival is enriched by a variety of additional actions (not taking place inside the Onassis Cultural Centre or any other building), and various site-specific works that place emphasis on the aspect of procedure, among others.

The concerts of the opening day of the Borderline Festival ’16 will take place at ROMANTSO (Anaxagora str. 3-5, Omonoia).
For more information on the program of events visit the OCC web site.

7-10 APR 2016
Inside & Outside the OCC
Free entrance events
Ticket prices per set:
Full price: 5 €
People with disabilities: 4 € – Companions: 5 €
Unemployed: 4 €

PHOTO: © beetroot