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1. Works:

2. Biography:

Dr. Epameinondas P. Fassianos (Epa Fassianos) is a Greek Composer of Electroacoustic Music. He was born in Athens in 1982. He has attended both the University of York (MA in Music Technology) under the supervision of Professor Andy Hunt and the University of Sussex (MA in Composition for Media and Film and MPhil in Musical Composition) under the supervision of Professor Ed Hughes. His BA in Greece was in Informatics and Computer Technology. He has also obtained his Piano Diploma in 2003 with Professor Dimitris Toufexis. In parallel, he has obtained the Diplomas in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue respectively.

He holds a PhD Degree in Acousmatic Music Composition. He obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester (NOVARS Research Centre), under the supervision of Professor David Berezan. His area of interest was: Creating works of Acousmatic Music based on aspects of Greek Culture (Religion, Traditional Greek Instruments, Mythology).

Between 2014 and 2018, his works have been performed in eight MANTIS Festivals of Electroacoustic Music, organised every six months by the NOVARS Research Centre of the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK). In addition, his works have been performed in the following festivals: MA/IN Matera Intermedia Festival 2017 (Matera, Italy), MISE-EN_Place Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018 in Bushwick Studios (Brooklyn, New York City, USA), Ecos Urbanos Electroacoustic Music Festival 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico), WOCMAT 2018 Conference: Electroacoustic Music Concert (Hsinchu City, Taiwan), Dialogues Festival 2019 (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom), Diffrazioni Firenze Multimedia Festival 2019 (Firenze, Italy), ECHOCHROMA XVIII Experimental Electronic Music Festival (Leeds, United Kingdom), and EASTN-DC 2018: European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity (Manchester, UK).

Epa Fassianos's work Chromatocosmos has been awarded the First Prize in Category A in MUSICA NOVA 2018 Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Prague, Czech Republic, as well as the Third Prize in MUSICWORKS 2018 Electroacoustic Music Competition in Toronto, Canada. In 2019, Epa Fassianos's work ElectroSantouri was accepted in ICMC (International Computer Music Conference 2019) – NYCEMF (New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2019), New York City, United States of America. Moreover, the same work received an Honorary Mention in ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS Swiss Contemporary Music Festival 2019.

3. Research:

During his PhD studies, Epa's research investigated the practicability of diverse electroacoustic music compositional approaches and formats which were applied in a series of works that explored specific relationships between real-world and abstracted sound materials, through the strategic use of pitched, melodic and non-pitched materials (and specific characters and behaviors of those materials) as integral elements in the compositional process. All compositions were related to Greece at many different levels, in direct or symbolic ways. Epa was examining all these different levels in a musical way via electroacoustic music and presented unique aspects of Greece within an entirely innovative musical frame. In addition, Epa was exploring new electroacoustic music territories by undertaking a journey from real-world instrumental and concrete soundworlds based on aspects of Greek culture, music, mythology and religion, towards abstract soundworlds.

Real-world soundworlds consist of sounds, spaces and places that can potentially communicate human experiences: familiar impressions, aural images and evocations for the listener. Abstract soundworlds that emerge from real-world ones through various transformation processes also consist of particular sounds, spaces and places which can be very different from the ones emerging from real-world soundworlds. Developing innovative techniques and processes that explored the intersections, contrasts, connections and discourse between the two, was Epa's main overall research field.

The concept of external space as well as the exploration of motion and growth processes in spectral space, which were both established by Dennis Smalley in his article: Spectromorphology: Explaining Sound-Shapes (1997) were examined in both real-world and abstract soundworlds throughout Epa's portfolio works, all of which were in stereo format.

4. Events:

 

1.

ECHOCHROMA XVIII ​

EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ​

LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY ​

CALVERLEY BUILDING ​

THEATRE G01 ​

ELECTROSANTOURI PERFORMANCE DATE: 09-10-2019 ​

ELECTROSANTOURI PERFORMANCE TIME: 18:30 ​

LEEDS PREMIERE ​

LEEDS - LS1 3HE - UNITED KINGDOM

2.

ICMC 2019 / ​​NYCEMF 2019

​​NEW YORK PREMIERE OF ELECTROSANTOURI 

(2 - CHANNEL AUDIO, FIXED - MEDIA)

Concert 5: Monday 17.06.2019, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Fridman

New York University, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY

https://nycemf.org/2019-schedule-of-performances/

 

3.

ARS ELECTRONICA FORUM WALLIS 2019

Swiss Contemporary Music Festival

Schloss Leuk Castle

ElectroSantouri (2 - channel audio, fixed media): Honorary Mention

4.

April 6th 2019, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Spärck Jones Building

Presentation Time: 11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

SONIC ARTS FORUM

Presentation of Epa Fassianos' s PhD Portfolio Works (2014 - 2019)

5.

Le Murate PAC | Progetti arte contemporanea | http://www.lemuratepac.it/en/

DIFFRAZIONI FIRENZE MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL 2019 | http://www.diffrazionifestival.com/home/

Live Performance of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

Chromatocosmos Performance Date: March 26th, 2019 (Multimedia Concert II)

Chromatocosmos Performance Time: 22:30

Italian Premiere of Land Of The Sirens (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

Land Of The Sirens Performance Date: March 30th, 2019 (Multimedia Concert XV)

Land Of The Sirens Performance Time: 22:30

Italian Premiere of ElectroSantouri (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

ElectroSantouri Performance Date: March 27th, 2019 (Multimedia Concert III)

ElectroSantouri Performance Time: 17:00

March 26th 2019 - March 31st 2019, City of Firenze, Italy

Via dell'Agnolo, Piazza delle Murate,  50122 Firenze (FI), Italy

6.

February 19th 2019, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

DIALOGUES FESTIVAL 2019 | https://digital.eca.ed.ac.uk/dialogues/

Performance Time: 7PM

Live Performance of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

Sound Diffusion by: Professor Pete Stollery

Saint Cecilia's Hall | Webpage I | Webpage II

The University of Edinburgh | https://www.ed.ac.uk/home

50 Niddry St, City of Edinburgh EH1 1LG, Scotland, United Kingdom

7.

December 14th 2018, City of Prague, Czech Republic

The Concert Of Laureats Of The Competition MUSICA NOVA 2018

Performance Time: 7PM

Czech Premiere of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

MUSICA NOVA 2018: First Prize in Category A

Divadlo Inspirace - Theatre Of Inspiration (HAMU)

Malostranské nám. 258, 118 00 13, Prague, Czech Republic

8.

December 7th 2018, Hsinchu City, Taiwan

WOCMAT 2018 Conference: Electroacoustic Music Concert

Performance Time: 12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Taiwanese Premiere of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

National Chiao Tung University - Guangfu Campus

CHSS Building No:3 - Room:101 - Sound Gallery 1

No. 1001, Daxue Road, East District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan 30010

9.

November 22nd 2018, Escuela Superior de Música, Mexico City, Mexico

Performance Time: 8:00 PM

ECOS URBANOS 2018

Mexican Premiere of Chromatocosmos (8-channel version, fixed - media)

10.

October 28th 2018, Beer Nouveau, Manchester, United Kingdom

Performance Time: 7:30 PM

MANTIS Festival: Autumn 2018

ElectroSantouri (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

11.

September 30th 2018, MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, New York City, United States of America (USA)

Bushwick Open Studio Festival of New Electro-Acoustic Works - 8:00 PM

US Premiere of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

12.

June 28th 2018, University of Manchester, UK

EASTN-DC: European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity

Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall - 2:00 PM

Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

13.

March 4th 2018, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Sonification Festival and Symposium 2018 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 2:00 PM

UK Premiere of ElectroSantouri (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

14.

December 5th 2017, Auditorium C, Conservatory Duni, Matera, Italy

Matera Intermedia Festival 2017 (MA/IN)

Performance Time: 9:30 PM

Italian Premiere of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

15.

October 29th 2017, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Festival: Autumn 2017 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 2:00 PM

UK Premiere of Land Of The Sirens (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

16.

March 5th 2017, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Festival: Spring 2017 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 2:00 PM

Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

17.

October 29th 2016, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Festival: Autumn 2016 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 6:00 PM

UK Premiere of Time Travel (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

18.

March 5th 2016, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Festival: Spring 2016 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 6:00 PM

UK Premiere of Chromatocosmos (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

19.

October 18th 2015, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Festival: Autumn 2015 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 2:00 PM

UK Premiere of Hydrotrilogy (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

20.

February 28th 2015, University of Manchester, UK

MANTIS Festival: February 2015 - Martin Harris Centre

The John Thaw Studio Theatre - 6:00 PM

UK Premiere of Icarus (2-channel audio, fixed - media)

5. Links:

 

1.

MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

https://place.mise-en.org/

 

2.

MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL

https://festival.mise-en.org/

3.

BOS 2018 Result Announcement

Bushwick Open Studios at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick

https://mailchi.mp/mise-en/bos-2018-result-announcement

 

4.

Matera Intermedia Festival MA/IN - Italy

http://www.materaintermedia.it

 

5.

NOVARS Research Centre

https://www.novars.manchester.ac.uk

 

6.

EASTN-DC: European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity

http://eastn.uk/manchester

7.

ECOS URBANOS 2018, Mexico City

Website

Event Page

8.

DIFFRAZIONI FESTIVAL 2019, City of Firenze

Website: http://www.diffrazionifestival.com/home/

9.

Le Murate PAC | Progetti arte contemporanea

Website: http://www.lemuratepac.it/en/

 © 2017 by Epa Fassianos