Biography

Kokoras is an internationally award-winning composer and computer music innovator. He is Associate Professor at the University of North Texas. Born in Greece, he studied classical guitar and composition in Athens, Greece and York, England; he taught for many years at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (among others). Kokoras’s sound compositions use timbre as the main element of form. His concept of “holophony” describes his goal that each independent sound (phonos), contributes equally into the synthesis of the total (holos). In both instrumental and electroacoustic writing, his music calls upon a “virtuosity of sound,” emphasizing the precise production of variable sound possibilities and the correct distinction between one timbre and another to convey the musical ideas and structure of the piece. His compositional output is also informed by musical research in Music Information Retrieval compositional strategies, Extended techniques, Tactile sound, Augmented reality, Robotics, Spatial Sound, Synesthesia.

His compositional output consists of 65 works ranging from solo, ensemble and orchestral works to mixed media, improvisation and tape. His works have been commissioned by institutes and festivals such as the Fromm Music Foundation (Harvard), IRCAM (France), MATA (New York), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), ZKM (Germany), IMEB (France), Siemens Musikstiftung (Germany) and have been performed in over 600 concerts around the world. His compositions have been selected by juries in more than 130 international calls for scores and have received 60 distinctions and prizes in international competitions, among others Franco Evangelisti Prix 2012 (Italy), Destellos Prize 2011 (Argentina), Prix Ars Electronica 2011 (Austria), Metamorphoses 2010 & 2000 (Belgium), Giga-Hertz Music Award 2009 (Germany), Bourges 2009, 2008 and 2004 (France), Gianni Bergamo 2007 (Switzerland), Pierre Schaeffer 2005 (Italy), Musica Viva 2005 and 2002 (Portugal), Gaudeamus 2004 and 2003 (Holland), Jurgenson Competition 2003 (Russia), Takemitsu Composition Award 2002 (Japan). He is founding member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) and from 2004 to 2012 he was board member and president. He is currently secretary of the Interactional Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (CIME/ICEM) and Conference Chair for the ICMC 2015.

Education

2000-2003PhD in Composition
(Dr Tony Myatt) The University of York. United Kingdom
1999-2000MA in Music, Composition
(Dr Tony Myatt) The University of York. United Kingdom
1997-2001Diploma in Composition 
 Grade: Unanimously Excellent, First Prize Athenaeum Conservatory. Athens / Greece. (K.Varotsis, Y.Ioannidis, Henry Kergomard)
1992-1997Degree in Classical Guitar 
(Prof E.Asimakopoulos) Grade: Unanimous Excellent. Filippos Nakas Conservatory. Athens / Greece
1995-1997Degree in Fugue
 Grade: Excellent (Prof Y. Ioannidis) Athens Music Society 
Conservatory. Athens / Greece
1993-1995Degree in Counterpoint Grade: Excellent (Grade: Excellent (Prof Y. Ioannidis). Athens Music Society 
Conservatory. Athens / Greece
1992-1993Degree in Harmony
(Prof Y. Ioannidis) Grade: Excellent. Filippos Nakas Conservatory. Athens / Greece.

Composition Competition Prizes and Distinctions

  
2017Null-state’s Chaosflöte Commission Competition. 2nd place winner. Mutation. Jury: Benjamin Whiting, Melody Chua. Florida/ USA.
2017Exhibitronic Residency Commission Competition. Winner. Granular Mosaicing. Jury: Lucie Prod’homme, Elizabeth Anderson, Benjamin Thigpen, Pierre Jodlowski, Henrik Von Coler, Nathana Lle Raboisson, Ludger Brümmer, Roger Cochini, Mario Mary, Nicolas Thirion, Armando Balice, Frederic Perreten, Yérri-Gaspar Hummel, Pedro Castillo-Lara. Strasbourg/ France <http://www.exhibitronic.eu/>
2017XI Destellos Competition 2017.Finalist. Superstrings. Jury: Regis Renouard-Larrivière (France), Annette Vande Gorne (Belgium), Roeland Luyten (Belgium), Dante Grela (Argentine) and Nikos Stavropoulos (Greece). La Plata/ Argentina.
2016MA/IN 2016 – MAtera INtermedia Festival.Honorable Mention. Mutation. Jury: Alessandro Cipriani, Leigh Landy, Ludger Brümmer, Giampiero Gemini, Fabrizio Festa, GillesGobeil, Åke Parmerud, Elio Martusciello, Wayne Siegel. Matera/ Italy.
2016Follow My Score – 2016 Commissioning Project with Ensemble DalNiente. Semifinalist. Jury: Pierluigi Billone, Ashley Fure, Marcos Balter, Heather Roche, Dmitri Kourliandsky, & Evan Johnson. Boston, MA/ USA.
2016KLANG! electroacoustic composition competition 2016. Second Prize for Connotations for string orchestra and electronics. Jury members: Jérémy Lair, Julien Guillamat, Michel Pascal, Sophie Lacaze, Gilles Gobeil, Denis Smalley, Jonty Harrison and Annette Vande Gorne. Montpellier/ France.
2016SIME 2016 – Electroacoustic Music Competition. Finalist for Sense. Jury: Natasha BARRETT (UK/Norway), Patrick KOSK (Finland), George BRUNNER (USA), Ricardo DE ARMAS (Argentina), Michael OBST (Germany), André DION (France), Diego LOSA (France/ Argentina), José Augusto MANNIS (Brazil). Lille/ France.
2016Frame Dance Composition Competition. Winner for Paranormal. Jury: Frame Dance Members and the Baylor Percussion Group. Houston, Texas/ USA.
2015List Prize 2014. Finalist for West Pole. Jury: Mario Baroni, Azio Corghi, Fabrizio Ottaviucci. Bologna/ Itlay.
2015Feeding Music EXPO 2015 International Composition Competition. Finalist for Mutation. Jury: Sandro Gorli, Carlo Boccadoro, Enzo Restagno, Ramón Encinar, Jean-Luc Hervé, Unsuk Chin, Liza Lim, Cristian Morales-Ossio. Milan/ Italy.
20152nd Annual ORTUS International New Music Competition presented by KHORIKOS and Dorian Artists Corp. Finalist for Sonic Vertigo. Jury: Khorikos Vocal ensemble art director and members. NYC, NY/ USA.
2014di_stanze 2014 – community festival of sound arts. Premio Speciale for T-totum. Jury: Emanuele Casale, Giuseppe Rapisarda, Javier Torres Maldonado. Carlentini/ Italy.
2014Destellos Prix – 7th International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition. First Prize for Jet. Jury: Gilles Gobeil (CA), Eric Chasalow (USA), Gregorio Jimenez (Spain), Federico Schumacher (Chile) and chaired by Elsa Justel (Argentine-France). Mar del Plata/ Argentina.
2014Metamorphoses 2014 – The 8th biennial competition for acousmatic competition. Finalist for Sense. Jury Stéphane Roy (Canada), Hans Tutschku (Germany), João Pedro Oliveira (Portugal), Jean-Louis Poliart (Belgium). Brusssels/ Belgium.
2014FNMC 2014 – Flute New Music Consortium Composition Competition. Finalist for Cycling. USA.
2014Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition. Finalist for Cycling. Jury Ensemble members of Earplay. San Franscisco, CA/ USA.
2013Kazmierz Serocki 13th International Composer’s Competition 2013. Second Prize (no first) for Susurrus. Jury: Paul Patterson (UK), Jacek Rogola (Poland), Lidia Zielinska (Poland). Warsaw / Poland.
2013Percussive Arts Society – PAS Composition Contest for Snare Drum. Third Place for T-totum. Chair: Josh Gottry. Indianapolis, IN / USA.
2013Mivos/Kanter String Quartet Composition Prize 2013. Finalist for Holophony. Jury: violinists Olivia De Prato and Joshua Modney, violist Victor Lowrie, and cellist Mariel Roberts. New York / USA.
2013ensemble et cetera composition competition. Finalist. Jury: clarinetist Curt Miller, percussionist Dustin Donahue, and bassist Scott Worthington. San Diego, CA / USA.
2012Composition competition Qwartz / RFI – Quartz Radio France International competition-. Winner for Digi Dragon, Eastern Spring, Mnemonic Generator. Jury: Stephane Poulin (Head of music publishing group AEF) and Alexandre Grauer (President Qwartz Music Awards) Paris / France.
2012Boston New Music Initiative’s Commissioning Competition. First Prize for Crama. Boston / Machassusets.
2012XV edizione del Concorso di composizione Franco Evangelisti. First Prize for Shatter Cone. Rome / Italy
2012University of Utah New Music Ensemble Composition Competition. Winner for Susurrus. Salt Lake City, Utah / USA
2012International Composers Pyramid Prize. Finalist. Canterbury / England
2012Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Choral Composition Competition. First Prize for Sonic Vertigo. Kansas City / Kansas
201111th International Contest – Carl von Ossietzky Composition Award. Honourable Mention for Paranormal. Oldenburg / Germany
201119th Edition of the Musica Nova International Electro-acoustic Music Composition Competition. Finalist for Jet. Prague / Czech Republic
2011XXIII edition of Computer Space Competition. First Prize for Construct Synthesis. Sofia / Bulgaria
2011Transitio_MX 04 – Electronic Arts and Video Competition. Finalist for Construct Synthesis. Mexico City / Mexico
2011Destellos Prix – 4th International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition & Visual-music First Prize for Magic. Mar del Plata/ Argentina.
2011International Composition Competition at Kunstuniversität Graz. Finalist for Susurrus. Graz / Austria
2011Prix Ars Electronica International Competition for CyberArts -. Honorable Mention for Magic. Austria.
2010Biennial Metamorphose International Acousmatic Composition Competition ??finalist for Construct Synthesis. Brussels / Belgium
2010Digitopia Miniatures Competition 2010 – First Prize for Day End. Italy
2010IX International Imagen Festival. Special Mention for Soundboarding. Manizales / Colombia
2009Bourges – 36e Concours International de Musique et de Art Sonore Electroacoustiques -. Honorable Mention West Pole. France
2009Musici Mojanesi V˚ Edition First Prize for Delirium. Treviso / Italy.
20092nd European competition for live-electronic music projectss Finalist for T-Totum. Goteborg / Sweden.
2009Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music First Prize for West Pole. Karlsruhe/ Fribourg, Germany.
2008Bourges – 35e Concours International de Musique et de Art Sonore Electroacoustiques -. Honorable Mention for Morphallaxis. France.
2008Sam Houston State University Percussion Ensemble Composition Contest. Finalist for Paranormal. Huntsville, Texas / USA.
2007Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award. First Prize for Crama. Lugano / Switzerland.
2006ICE 21st Century Young Composers Project– composers International Contemporary Ensemble – .Winner Composer. Chicago/ USA.
2006Brave New Works Composers Competition 2005. First Prize for Holophony. Michigan/ USA.
2006V Pierre Schaeffer 2005– International Computer Music Competition -. Finalist for Response. Pescarese / Italy.
2005Música Viva Electroacoustic Composition Competition. First Prize for Anechoic Pulse. Lisbon/ Portugal.
2005Point de Repere 2005– Projet Itinerant, Electroacoustic Music and Audiovisual Competition -. Second Prize for Anechoic Spin. Paris / France.
2005III Concurso International De Miniaturas ElectroacusticasFinalist for Anechoic Spin. Granada / Spain.
2004Look and Listen Prize. First Prize for Paranormal. New York/ USA.
2004Gaudeamus Composition Prize 2004. Finalist for Paranormal. Amsterdam / The Netherlands.
2004Bourges – Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques-Prix Residence for Slide. Bourges / France.
2003JTTP 2003 – Jeu de temps / Times Play Fourth Place for Breakwater. London/ England.
2003Insulae Electronicae  International Competition of Electroacoustic Music. First Prize for Slida. Milan/ Italy.
2003Gaudeamus Composition Prize 2003. Honourable Mention for Holophony. Amsterdam / The Netherlands.
20032nd International Jurgenson Competition of Young Composers. First Prize forr Holophony. Moscow / Russia.
2003The Second Seoul International Competition for Composers.Second Prize for Friction. Seoul / Korea.
2003Megaron New Music Workshops 2003. First Prize for Holophony. Athens / Greece.
20021st Computer Aided Composition Competition 2002 ?œRAM-AKMH. Highest Distinction for Slida. Athens / Greece.
200224th Luigi Russolo International Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition. Finalist for Response. Varese / Italy.
2002The Ensemble Eleven Young Composers Competition 2002. Finalist for Firction. Manchester / England.
2002Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2002. Second Prize for Feedback. Tokyo / Japan
2002Noroit Prize 2002 Biennial Acousmatic Musical Composition. Second Prize for Response. Arras / France.
2002Musica Viva 2002 Electroacoustic Composition Competition. First Prize for Response. Lisbon/ Portugal.
2002Musica Nova 2001 International Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition. Finalisttfor Response.for Response.Prague / Czech Republic.
2001IV CIMESP 2001 International Electroacoustic Music Contest of São Paulo. Honourable Mention for Response.SaoPaulo / Brazil.
2001XXIII Luigi Russolo 2001 International Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition. Finalist for Breakwater.Varese / Italy.
2000Metamorphoses 2000 Biennial Acousmatic composition competition. Second Prize for Breakwater. Brussels /Belgium.

Grants and Scholarships

2017UNT Scholarly and Creative Activity (SCA) Award 2017 for the project: Qualia an original electroacoustic composition using programmable high precision roboticsUniversity of North Texas, Denton, TX/ USA.
2014UNT Scholarly and Creative Activity (SCA) Award 2014 for the project: Clang an original sound composition for amplified clarinet with custom-made reed, electronics and tactile sound. University of North Texas, Denton, TX/ USA.
2012Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship (JF-SRF) Awardee for his project – Sense: an original sound composition for surround sound 5.1 and tactile transducers. University of North Texas, Denton. USA.
2009Greek Minister of Culturee(Direction of International Relationships)Greece. Travel grand to participate at the ISCM-WMD09 in Sweden.
2006Goulandri Foundationoulandri Foundation Greece. Travel grant to participate at the ISCM-WMD2006 in Stuttgart / Germany.
2005Gaudeamus Foundation & Royaumont Foundation Fees and Travel grant to participate at the Royaumont Composition Session in France.
2005Greek Minister of CultureGreek Minister of Culture (direction of international relationships) Travel grant to participate at thee ISCM-WMD2005 in Zagreb / Croatia.
2005J. F. Kostopoulos FoundationJ. F. Kostopoulos Foundation grant to participate at the Gaudeamus Competition 2004 in Amsterdam / Holland.
2004Hellenic Culture Organization travel grant to participate and compete at the Gaudeamus Music Week & Competition 2004 in Amsterdam, Holland.

Commissions

2018Lucem for ensemble and electronics, commissioned by Earport. Düsseldorf/ Germany.
2018Pandora’s Box for UMS n JIP and Dissonart Ensemble. Commissioned by Forum Wallis – Festival for New Music / Integrations. Leuk/ Switzerland.
2018Time capsule for electroacoustic sounds. Hommage to Giannis Ioannidis. Athens/ Greece.
2018Cymatics for percussionist Nuno Aroso (Cymbal). Duration 7 minutes. Porto/ Portugal.
2017Rhino for baritone saxophone and electronics for saxophonist Pedro Bittencourt. Duration 8:55. Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil.
2017Ballet De La Nuit – GRAND BALLET: THE SUN electroacoustic sound composition for Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne. Duration 60 minutes. France. [call for]
2017Timeless Soundbox, electroacoustic sound composition for Beatriz Ferreira 80th anniversary. Duration 1:31. Belgium.
2018New work for Ensemble Dissonart (Flute, Clarinet, piano violin, viola, cello, doublebase and electronics). Thessaloniki/ Greece.
2017New work for UMS ‘n JIP (recorders and voice). Switzerland.
2017New work for Nuno Aroso (Cymbals and electronics). Porto/ Portugal.
2017New work for clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Percussions, Accordion, Mandolin, Guitar, Harp, Cymbalum, Cello, Double bass for C-Barre Ensemble & GMEM. Marseille/ France.
2016New work for clarinet, sax, percussion, percussion, violin, viola for Artefact Ensemble. Athens/ Greece.
2016Mosaicing for flute and electronics for Elizabeth McNutt. Denton. TX / USA.
2015Hippo for clarinet, piano and violin commissioned by TrioPolis. Denton Texas/ USA.
2015Association for string orchestra commissioned by Asionieta String Orchestra. Athens / Greece.
2014Mutation for clarinet and electronics, comissioned Milan Expo2015 for Enemble Divertimento. Milan / Italy. [call for]
2014Conscious Sound for clarinet, piano, violin, and cello commissioned by Festival Mixtur for Ensemble Taller Sonoro. Barcelona/ Spain. [call for]
2014Superstrings for electric guitar and electronics for Stefan Östersjö. Malmo/ Sweden.
2013Ghost Notes for fl, cl, perc, perc, pno, vln, vc, db & elec commissioned by Boston New Music Initiative. Boston / Massachusetts. [call for]
2013Hiss and Whistle for alto recorder, tenor and electronics commissioned by Ensemble UMS ‘n JIP. Switzerland.
2013West Pole Reloaded for piano, celleto and electronics, arranged for CCRMA Ensemble. Palo Alto, CA/ USA.
2012Sound Theatre Act II for fl, cl, pno, percq, vln, vc commissioned by Ensemble Interface. Thessaloniki/ Greece.
2012Sound Theatre Act III Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival, ICP Ensemble. Canterbury, Kent / UK
2012Mnemonic Generator for electroacoustic sounds. Commissioned by L’Espace Du Son International Festival Acousmatic for the 80th Anniversary of composer Françoise Bayle. Brussels / Belgium.
2011Kydoimos for symphony orchestra commissioned by State Orchestra of Athens. Athens / Greece.
2011Unfairy Tails, Music Theatre for ensemble and electronics. Siemens Stiftung/ Ensemble Dissonart/ ArtTree. Greece.[call for]
2011Susurrus for piano violin and cello for Pharos Foundation New Music Festival. Nicosia / Cyprus.
2010Jet for recorders and electronics for Bosgraaf Eric.
2010Magic for tape commissioned by ZKM in Karlsruhe/ Germany.
2010Construct Synthesis for tape commissioned by IMEB to be premiered in Bourges/ France.
2009Cycling for solo flute for Mario Caroli. [call for]
2009Bombination for piano for 80th Birthday of Boguslaw Schaeffer premiered in Tyrol/ Austria.
2009Motion Tracks for Greek Music Fete premiered in Athens/ Greece.
2008Delirium for Trio IAMA premiered in Thessaloniki/ Greece.
2008West Pole for Stephan Ginsburgh. Belgium/ Brussels.
2008Soundboarding for Bosgraaf Eric and Elias Izhar premiered in Amsterdam/ Netherlands.
2007Tug of War for Athens Saxophone Quartet premiered in Thessaloniki/ Greece.
2007Bold Ridge Apex for Ermis Theodorakis. Athens/ Greece.
2006Fanfare Magno Arcano commissioned by Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra premiered in Athens/ Greece.
2005Morphallaxis II for Katrin Zenz premiered in Volos/ Greece.
2005Formation II commissioned by University of Athens Orchestra premiered in Athens/ Greece.
2005Pink Ball for GCU Greek Composers’ Union premiered in Athens/ Greece.
2004Crama commissioned by Fromm Foundation (Harvard University) premiered in New York/ USA. [call for]
2004Morphallaxis commissioned by IRCAM premiered in Paris/ French. [call for]
2003Holophony for Athens Megaron Workshops premiered in Athens/ Greece.

Lectures, Workshops and Presentations

Nov 23, 2017Online Presentation. On Anechoic Pulse (co/ Eldad Tsabary. Concordia University. Toronto/ Canada.
Nov 15, 2017Presentation. Video Game Music. Booker T Washington. Dallas, Texas/ USA.
Nov 09, 2017Masterclass. Investigating the Sound Potential. L’espace du Son. Brussels/ Belgium.
Sep 27, 2017Presentation. Sound Qualia: observer, time, experience. CIME Conference at CEAMMC. Moscow/ Russia.
Sep 12, 2017Presentation. Guggenheim Proposal Presentations. University of North Texas Denton, Texas/ USA.
Sep 11, 2017Presentation. Music Now on Qualia. University of North Texas Denton, Texas/ USA.
Jun 20, 2017Keynote Presentation. Being Sound: Hyperidiomatisism, Consciousness, and Dionysianism. Delian Academy of New Music. Mykonos/ Greece.
May 31, 2017LectureComposing Sound. Contemporary Music Lab Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki/ Greece.
Apr 7, 2017Keynote Presentation. Sound Composition. KIEV International Electroacoustic Workshops. Kiev/ Ukraine.
Feb 16, 2017Guest LectureMUMH 3010 – Video Game Audio Tools (co/ Amy Cooper. University of North Texas. Denton/ USA.
Feb 21, 2017Online Guest LectureRecent works (Composition Seminar co/ Evis Samoutis). Ithaca College. Ithaca, New York/ USA.
Feb 16, 2017Guest LectureMUCP4680/5680 History and Techniques of Electroacoustic MusicUniversity of North Texas. Denton, Texas/ USA.
Mar 25, 2016Keynote Presentation. NSEME2016 – National Student Electronics Music Event | The Sound is the Music | University of Ocklahoma. Norman, Ocklahoma/ USA.
Nov 15, 2016Online Presentationon Mosaicing (co/ Matias Giuliani). Astor PIazzolla conservatory. Buenos Aires/ Argentina.
Mar 5, 2016Keynote Address. NSEME2016 – National Student Electronics Music Event | The Sound is the Music | University of Ocklahoma. Norman, Ocklahoma/ USA.
Feb 13, 2015Paper Presentation. iARTA Symposium | Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology. Techniques and Technologies in Sense – compositional methods for work involving sonic immersion and development of a six-channel tactile transducers system. Denton TX/ USA.
Oct 3, 2014Paper Presentation. CIME/ ICEM Conference 2014 International Confederation of electroacoustic Music. Sense: an electroacoustic composition for surround sound and tactile transducers. Denton TX/ USA.
Sep 19, 2014Paper Presentation. ICMC 2015. Auditory fusion and holophonic musical texture in Xenakis’ Pithoprakta. Athens/ Greece. [call for]
Sep 19, 2014Round Panel. ICMC 2015. Iannis Xenakis: Technology and Philosophy. Chair: Makis Solomos, With Agostino Di Scipio, Jean-Claude Risset, Curtis Roads, Benoît Gibson. Athens/ Greece.
Sep 18, 2014Poster Presentation. ICMC 2015. Sense: an electroacoustic composition for surround sound and tactile transducers. Athens/ Greece. [call for]
Apr 29, 2014 Paper Presentation. NUNC!. Perspectives on Instrumental Sound-based Composition. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL/ USA. [call for]
Apr 24, 2014 Composers Presentation. Festival Mixtur. Barcelona / Spain.
Mar 24, 2014 Composers Presentation. Music Now. University of North Texas, College of Music, Composition Division. Denton, TX/ USA.
Oct 11, 2013 Paper Presentation. Resonance Conference Soundscape Composition strategies using real-time corpus-based timbre browsing. Krakow / Poland.
Oct 08, 2013 Installation/ Poster. Cemicircles FestivalSense: Touch the Sound.. Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Dallas/ USA.
Nov 08, 2012 Discussion Panel. TAMS Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at UNT. Musical Metamorphosis: Has the Music Industry Lost Its Substance?. Denton, TX / USA.
Nov 26, 2012 Composers Presentation. Music Now composition departmental meeting. Evolution of Compositional Style. University of North Texas. Denton, Texas / USA.
Apr 20, 2012 Workshop. SynthermiaOn MAX 4 Live at Noesis Technological Center. Thermi, Thessaloniki / Greece.
Oct 24, 2012 Lecture. Third International New Media Art Day. Topic: Performer vs Electronics: performing music for instrument and electronics. Beijing/ China.
Jan 23, 2012 Lecture. Music Now at University of North Texas. Denton, TX / USA.
Jan 23, 2012 Master Class. Composition Students at University of North Texas. Denton, TX / USA.
Nov 16, 2012 Lecture. Composing for instruments and electronics. University of North Texas. Thessaloniki.
Nov 4, 2011 Paper Presentation. Iannis Xenakis – In Memoriam International Conference (3-5/11). Auditory Fusion in Xenakis’ Pithoprakta. Nicosia / Cyprus. [call for]
Sep 17, 2011 Paper Presentation. International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) (14-21/9) Performer vs Electronics: performing music for instrument and electronics. Istanbul/ Turkey. [call for]
Oct 29, 2011 Presentation; on Construct Synthesis at the Computer Space Forum in Sofia / Bulgaria.
Oct 5, 2011 Paper Presentation. Hellenic Society of Acoustic Ecology. Corfu/ Greece.
Sep 27, 2011 Discussion Panel. Integra outreach invited artist. Copenhagen/ Denmark.
Jul 11, 2011 Workshop. Board of European Students of Technology –BEST – Feel the Sound: Sound Engineering and Psychoacoustics – (06-15/4). Midi programming and automations in the virtual studio. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece.
Nov 23, 2010 Discussion Panel. Integra outreach invited artist. Birmingham / England.
Oct 29, 2010 Presentation. HELMCA Electroacoustic Music Days Festival. 10 Years Helmca. Corfu/ Greece
Aug 2-8 2010 Master Class. Music Village A. Lavrentios Orchestrating the nature: Acoustic Ecology and Soundscape Composition. A. Lavrentios, Pilio/ Volos.
Mar 21, 2010 Seminar. Dissonance Festival – Extended Techniques, Thessaloniki.
Mar 20, 2010 Seminar. Dissonance Festival – Transcontextuality. Thessaloniki.
Jul 11, 2009 Composers Presentation. The Liszt School of Music Weimar Academy (12/7) Weimar / Germany. [call for]
Jul 15, 2009 Workshop. Music Village Summer Academy (15/7) Sound Walking. SS. Laurentios, Volos / Greece.
May 30, 2009 Presentation. 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Art (30/5). The performance art in Greece in the 60s. Thessaloniki / Greece.
May 22, 2009 Composers Presentation. Macedonia University of Thessaloniki (22/5). Thessaloniki / Greece.
Feb 18, 2008 Research and Creation Seminar (18/2) at Ircam on Morphallaxis. Paris / France.
Jan 23, 2008 Composers Presentation. CCRMA Colloquium Stanford University (23/1). Palo Alto, California / USA.
Nov 30, 2007 Paper Presentation. Conference of Intersciplinary Musicology (CIM) Sound Scale: perspectives on the contribution of flute’s sound classification to musical structure. Thessaloniki / Greece[call for]
Sep 6, 2007 Lecture. Guest lecturer of CCRMA’s Stanford University overseas seminar (3-17/9). Electroacoustic Techniques & practices. Thessaloniki / Greece.
Jul 23, 2007 Workshop. Synch Festival (22-24/7) on computer music and live electronics at the Synch Festival. Athens / Greece.
Jul 11, 2007 Presentation. 4th Sound & Music Computing (11-13/7) Composers’ Forum Holophony, Morphopoiesis, Construct Synthesis, Sound Scale. Lefkada / Greece. [call for]
Nov 24, 2006 Paper Presentation. 4th International Conference of Cyprus Musicological Society (24 & 25/11). Sound proximity: a sound classification model in electroacoustic music. Nicosia / Cyprus.
Nov 25, 2006 Workshop. 4th International Conference of Cyprus Musicological Society (24 & 25/11). composing with computers. Nicosia / Cyprus.
Sep 29, 2006 Demo. 3rd Forum – Sound Arts and Technologies – (28/9-2/10). Shrill Bars a sonic exploration on sound illusions. By Sonic intelligence Inc. Thessaloniki / Greece.
May 20, 2006 Seminar. Master Course on Electroacoustic Music (20-21/5). Composing with Linux. Ionian University Corfu / Greece.
Feb 26, 2006 Composition Seminar. Department of Compsoition – State Conservatory of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki / Greece.
Feb 20, 2006 Composers Presentation. Department of Composition – State Conservatory of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki / Greece.
Sep 7, 2005 Poster Presentation. ICMC 2005Towards a Holophonic Musical Texture. Barcelona, Spain. [call for]
Jun 24, 2005 Paper Presentation. TEMU ConferenceWorking with audio and video on Linux. Heraklion, Crete/ Greece. [call for]
Feb 28, 2005 Presentation. AKMH Music College on Electroacoustic music. Athens / Greece.
Mar 18, 2003 Lecture. Yonsai University on composition Friction. Seoul / Korea
Mar 10, 2003Composer Presentation. at IEMA (Research Institute of Music and Acoustics). Athens / Greece.
May 19, 2002Composers Presentation. York University. Music Department. York / UK
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Professional Service

2018Competition Jury. CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE COMPOSICION PARA MEDIOS MIXTOS. Buenos Aires/ Argentina. <https://sites.google.com/view/dsmc/mega-jury-concurso-internacional>
2017-2018Board Member. Elected secretary of ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. <http://www.cime-icem.net/members/>
2017-2018ICEM Coordinator for Greek Federation HELMCA. Greece.
2017Competition Jury. Spatialization Competition Espace du Son – Musiques & Recherches. Brussels/ Belgium. <http://www.musiques-recherches.be/agenda/item/5446-spatialisation-competition-espace-du-son>
2017Board of Directors. 35th General Assembly of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music CIME / ICEM. Moscow/ Russia. <http://www.cime-icem.net/cime-moscow-call-submission-form/>
2017Competition Jury. MA/IN 2017 MAtera INtermedia Festival Competition. Matera/ Italy. <http://www.materaintermedia.it/>
2017Competition Jury. Culturescapes composition competition for young Greek and Swiss composers. Switzerland.
2017Competition Jury. First International Electroacoustic Composition Competition IANNIS XENAKIS 2016.Thessaloniki, Greece. <http://www.xenakis.web.auth.gr/Xenakis/Competition.html>
2017Competition Jury. ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commissioning Competition. USA. <https://www.seamusonline.org/ascapseamus/>
2017Competition Coordinator. Prix CIME 2017 – Electroacoustic Music Competition. <http://www.cime-icem.net/prix-cime-2017/>
2017Conference Reviewer Music Track. ICMC 2017– International Computer Music Conference. Shanghai/ China. <http://www.icmc2017.com/en/>
2017Conference Reviewer Paper Track. ICMC 2017– International Computer Music ConferenceShanghai/ China. <http://www.icmc2017.com/en/>
2017Conference Reviewer Music Track. 13th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR). Matosinhos/ Porto. <http://cmmr2017.inesctec.pt/welcome/>
2017UNT ServiceScholarly and Creative Activity Award (SCA) committee, Division Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC), UNT Innovative Spaces Member, Guest Artists Coordinator, CEMI Director, Mentor MUCP 4670 Introduction to Electroacoustic Music, TF Teaching observation, Miscellaneous meetings with prospective undergraduate and graduate students, CEMI staff orientation, Letters written in support of employment applications and graduate school applications & scholarships.
2016Music Committee Reviewer. ICMC2016 – International Computer Music Conference. Utrecht/ Netherlands
2016Music Committee Reviewer. ICMC2016 – International Computer Music Conference. Utrecht/ Netherlands.
10/2-4, 2015General Assembly. ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. Lisbon/ Portugal
2015-2016Board Member. secretary ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music.
2011-2017Field expert. EACEA European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
2014ICEM Coordinator for Greek Federation HELMCA. Greece
2015Article Reviewer. Mousikos Logos Journal. Editor Kenneth Owen Smith. Nicosia/ Cyprus.
2015Jury Evaluations. IRCAM Artistic Research Residency. Paris / France.
2015Competition Jury. VIII Destellos Competition 2015 Competition. La Plata/ Argentina.
2014-2015Conference Chair. ICMC2015 – International Computer Music Conference in Denton TX/ USA. Host University of North Texas, College of Music Composition Division.
2014-2015Board Member Secretary. ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music.
2014Organizing committee. for the ICEM Conference and Festival 2014. Denton Tx/ USA
2014 Music Committee Reviewer. 3rd Conference of the Hellenic Society of Acoustic Ecology. Athens / Greece
2014 Paper Committee Reviewer. ICMC2014 – International Computer Music Conference. Athens/ Greece
2014 Music Committee Reviewer. ICMC2014. Athens/ Greece
2006-2014Coordinator. ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music for Greek Federation HELMCA.
2011-2014Councilor. ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music board.
2011-2017Field expert. EACEA European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. Brussels/ Belgium.
2004-2012President (2005,’07,’09,’11), Vice President (2006,’08,’12). Secretary (‘04) and Founding Member. Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. Greece
2012Jury member. Ircam Forum Composition Competition. Paris / France.
2012Jury member. Macedonia University Composition Competition. Thessaloniki Greece.
2012Board Member. Annual General Assembly of ICEM. Beijing Central Conservatory. Beijing / China
2012Music Committee Reviewer. ICMC2009 – International Computer Music Conference IRZU. Ljubljana / Slovenia.
2012Jury member. 9th Beijing Musicacoustica Electroacoustic Music Competition. Beijing Central Conservatory. Beijing / China.
2011Organizing committee Electroacoustic Music Days Festival. Technical University of Crete / Greece.
2011Paper Committee Reviewer. SMC2011 – Sound and Music Computing Conference in Padova, Italy.
2011Organizing committee ICEM2011 (International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music) Festival and General Assembly. Technical University of Crete. Rethymnon/ Greece.
2011Artistic Contributions Committee WFAE 2011 – International Acoustic Ecology Conference organized by the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.
2011Music Committee Reviewer ICMC2011 – International Computer Music Conference. Huddersfield University. England.
2010Music committee. 2nd Conference of Acoustic Ecology. Department of Music Technology and Acoustics, Technical University of Crete. Rethymno / Greece.
2009Paper Committee Reviewer. ICMC2009 – International Computer Music Conference. McGill University. Canada
2009Board Member. Annual General Assembly of ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. Valencia / Spain.
2008Music organizing committee. 4th CIM – Conference of Interdisciplinary Musicology. Aristotle University. Thessaloniki / Greece.
2007Paper Committee Reviewer. CMJ – Computer Music Journal. MIT Press. Massachusetts, USA.
2007Organizing committee. 1st Conference of Acoustic Ecology. Ionian University. Corfu / Greece.
2007Music organizing committee. 4th SMC – Sound and Music Computing Conference. Athens University.. Lefkada / Greece.
2006Board Member. Annual General Assembly of ICEM – International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music. Bourges/ France.
2005Organizing committee. 4th Electroacoustic Music Days Festival. Technical University of Crete/ Greece
1995-2000ScriptSoft, Composition for Multimedia applications. Athens/ Greece.
1994-1996Athens Music Society, Classical Guitar Teacher. Athens/ Greece.
1992-1994Athens Choir, Tenor. Athens/ Greece
1989-1992Municipal Marching Band of Katerini, Tenor Saxophone Performer. Greece
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Workshops, Seminars and Residencies

2012International Composers Pyramid Workshop. (10-14/07)  mentors: Robert Saxton, Philip Grange, Daniel D’Adamo, Philippe Boivin long with Andrew Hanley of Edition Peters and performers from the London Sinfonietta – Canterbury / UK – Dunkerque / France. [call for]
2010Composer in ResidenceeZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (10/8-10-9). Karlsruhe / Germany
2009Composer in Residence. IMEB Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique Bourges (14-27 Sep). Bourges / France.
2008Composer in Residence at Ircam (21-28 March) musical assistant: Olivier Pasquet. Paris/ French.
2008Composer in Residence at Ircam (17-19 February) musical assistant: Olivier Pasquet. Paris/ French.
2007Composer in Residence at Ircam (16-22 December) musical assistant: Olivier Pasquet. Paris/ French.
2007Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (23-28 September). Ensemble Recherche. Lugano / Switzerland.
2007Composer in Residence at Ircam (3-16 June) musical assistant: Olivier Pasquet. Paris/ French.
2006Composer in Residence at Ircam (3-21 July) musical assistant: Olivier Pasquet. Paris / French.
2005Session de Composition – Voix Nouvelles (22/8-10/9) B. Ferneyhough, M. Levinas, J.L. Hervé. Contrechamps (Suisse). Asnières/ France.
2005Composer in Residence for 2 weeks at Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, HMT. Zurich / Switzerland.
2003Megaron New Music Workshop 2003, leader Lucas Foss. Athens/ Greece.
2003Orchestra Philarmonia Workshop. leader Andrew Hugill, De Montfort University. Lecister / UK.
2002New Music Players ensemble Workshop 2002. Active participant. Conducted by John Stringer. York/ UK
2002York Spring New Music Festival 2002. Selected composer for a workshop by the New Music Players. York/ UK
2001Composer in Residencee at Musiques et Recherches studio ?œMetamorphoses d?? Orphee?? Brussels (Ohein)/ Belgium.
2001Annual Northern Sinfonia workshop  Selected composer Conducted by Baldur Brönnimann. Newcastle/ UK.
2001New Music Players ensemble Workshop 20011 Active participant. Conducted byJohn Stringer. York/ UK.
20008th International Academy for New Composition & Audio-Art “Avantgarde Schwaz’ Leader Boguslaw Schaeffer. Tirol/ Austria.
2000Capricorn ensemble workshop Active participant. Conducted by Roger Marsh. York/ UnitedKingdom.
1997Filippos Nakas Centre of Music Studies Classical Guitar Seminar with L. Zoi & E. Asimakopulos. Patra/ Greece.
1992-1994Contemporary Music Research  Electroacoustic Music Composition Course. Prof. A.Kergomard. Athens.
199215th Classical Guitar Festival with Kostas Kotsiolis. Volos/ Greece
1991Municipal Conservatory of Katerini Classical Guitar Seminar with Kostas Kotsiolis. Greece