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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).
His works have been selected and performed in the following festivals of Electroacoustic Music:
2020:Musiques & Recherches: An Acousmatic Spatialized Concert – Espace Senghor – Centre Culturel d'Etterbeek – Brussels – Belgium – Sound Diffusion by: Professor Annette Vande Gorne
2020:TAMA Music Festival – Meisei University – Tokyo – Japan
2019:Days of Electroacoustic Music – Athens Conservatory – Athens – Greece
2019:Leeds Festival “Echochroma XVIII” – Leeds Beckett University (Leeds School Of Arts) – Leeds – United Kingdom
2019:ICMC 2019 / NYCEMF 2019 – New York University – New York City – United States
2019:SONIC ARTS FORUM – University of Huddersfield – Huddersfield – United Kingdom
2019:DIFFRAZIONI FIRENZE MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL 2019 – Le Murate PAC (Progetti Arte Contemporanea) – City of Firenze – Italy
2019:DIALOGUES FESTIVAL 2019 – The University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh – Scotland – United Kingdom – Sound Diffusion by: Professor Pete Stollery
2018:The Concert of Laureats of the Electroacoustic Music Competition: MUSICA NOVA 2018 – Divadlo Inspirace – Prague – Czech Republic
2018:WOCMAT 2018 Conference: Electroacoustic Music Concert – National Chiao Tung University – Hsinchu City – Taiwan
2018:ECOS URBANOS 2018 – Escuela Superior de Música – Mexico City – Mexico
2018:MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick Open Studio Festival of New Electroacoustic Works – Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn) – New York City – United States
2018:EASTN–DC 2018: European Art – Science – Technology Network for Digital Creativity – University of Manchester (NOVARS Research Centre) – Manchester – United Kingdom
2018:MANTIS Sonification Festival and Symposium 2018 – University of Manchester (NOVARS Research Centre) – Manchester – United Kingdom
2017:Matera Intermedia Festival 2017 – Conservatory Duni – Matera – Italy
2015-2018:MANTIS Festival Series – University of Manchester (NOVARS Research Centre) – Manchester – United Kingdom (Autumn 2018, Autumn 2017, Spring 2017, Autumn 2016, Spring 2016, Autumn 2015 & Winter 2015)
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 (Leuk, Switzerland).
In December 2019, he became a member of the Hellenic Association of Electroacoustic Music Composers (ESSIM).
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.
MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL
BOS 2018 Result Announcement
Bushwick Open Studios at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick
Matera Intermedia Festival MA/IN - Italy
NOVARS Research Centre