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Yannis Kyriakides

Yannis Kyriakides (Greek: Γιάννης Κυριακίδης, born August 1, 1969) is a composer of contemporary classical music, and sound art. His music explores new forms and hybrids of media, synthesizing disparate sound sources and highlighting the sensorial space of music. He has focused in the majority of his work on ways of combining traditional performance practices with digital media, particularly in the use of live electronics. The relation between music and narrative has been explored in many pieces that utilize text films as a multimedia element.

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Yannis Kyriakides (Greek: Γιάννης Κυριακίδης, born August 1, 1969) is a composer of contemporary classical music, and sound art. His music explores new forms and hybrids of media, synthesizing disparate sound sources and highlighting the sensorial space of music. He has focused in the majority of his work on ways of combining traditional performance practices with digital media, particularly in the use of live electronics. The relation between music and narrative has been explored in many pieces that utilize text films as a multimedia element.

Yannis Kyriakides was born in Limassol, Cyprus and emigrated to the United Kingdom when he was five years of age. He studied music at the University of York, and later moved to the Netherlands to study composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with composers Louis Andriessen and Dick Raaijmakers. He currently lives in Amsterdam where he is artistic director of Ensemble MAE, co-founder of the record label UNSOUNDS and composition teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has been associated with ensembles such as the Asko Ensemble, musikFabrik, Ensemble MAE, Icebreaker, Seattle Chamber Players, and Ensemble Integrales and musicians such as Andy Moor from the Ex and trumpeter Marco Blaauw. He also regularly collaborates with visual artists and filmmakers HC Gilje, Joost Rekveld and Stefanos Tsivopoulos, as well as choreographers Leine & Roebana, Guy & Roni, and theatre maker Paul Koek. In 2007 he was featured composer at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and his opera An Ocean of Rain opened the Aldeburgh Festival in 2008. Prizes have included the Gaudeamus International Composers Award in 2000 for his conSPIracy cantata, and an honorable mention for the CD 'Wordless' at the Prix Ars Electronica in 2006. He has written over 80 compositions. « hide


Resorts & Ruins
02/25/2013

Airfields
2011

Antichamber
2010

3.8
2 Votes
Wordless
2006

4
1 Votes
The Buffer Zone
2005

Highly Coloured Places
2005

The Thing Like Us
2004

A ConSPIracy Cantata
2001

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