CULTURE

CONSTANTINOS BETA

‘2’ Those who have gone along to see the dance production ‘2’ – a box office hit now being performed – agree that the stage project and its music – written by local electronica pioneer Constantinos Beta, formerly of Stereo Nova – go hand-in-hand. Or, as the production’s choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, the man responsible for the Athens Olympics ceremonies, put it: «Constantinos’s music offered form and content to what I had in mind.» I still haven’t seen «2,» the performance, but have listened to this exceptional CD numerous times. I’ve fallen for the synthesizers, the digital sounds, as well as the guitar’s melancholy strokes. I’ve surrendered to the music’s calm, sweet, and trippy atmosphere. I also respect the sparseness. There’s nothing excessive here. And I’ve succumbed to the charm of one of Constantinos Beta’s most beautiful works, a work that stands on its own, regardless of the stage production.