TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
An immersive space with eight speakers placed around the listener for multichannel audio projection. Two different works are projected within the space; Changing Moods by Thanasis Epitideios and Aquarius by Apostolos Loufopoulos.
Changing Moods is created using iNature, an application developed by Thanasis Epitideios utilising the Pure Data language. Though this application sounds are generated and mixed in real-time via noise generators and oscillators, utilising renown sound synthesis techniques such as FM, additive, subtractive etc.
Aquarius is an acousmatic work, which is based on real recordings of wind, rain and thunder soundscapes, organised as a musical atmosphere. The combination of these two works reflects a study on the hybridity, which arises through convergence between the natural (sound) world and a new, digitally modelled and electronically generated sound world.
This study is carried on as part of the doctoral research of candidate Thanasis Epitideios regarding digital modelling of Nature and sound mimesis.
Created in the sound studio of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University, using equipment and research developed within the creative grounds of the HAL Action (Hub of Art Laboratories), operated by the Department of Audio & Visual Arts in Corfu.
Curated by Hub of Art Laboratories (Greece)
Apostolos Loufopoulos, PhD, is a composer, sound designer and producer, Associate Professor at the Department of AudioVisual Arts. He studied at City University, London (PhD) and at the Ionian University, Greece (BA). He writes electroacoustic music, music for theatre and audiovisual arts. His creative contribution includes 19 international awards (Αrs Electronica, Bourges, Noroit, Metamorphoses, Space of Sound, Franco Evangelisti, Musica Nova, SCRIME, I. Xenakis, D. Dragatakis. etc), 15 discography publications (INA-GRM, Musiques & Recherches, Ionian University, CyberArts, Touch Records) and numerous appearances at important events worldwide. His research profile mainly focuses on the sonic study of nature and its transformation to sound art, including postdoctoral soundscape research and involvement in numerous research programmes, through which a number of academic studies and papers have been published in journals and renown conferences. He is a founding member of HELMCA and the Greek Society for Acoustic Ecology.
Thanasis Epitideios graduated from the Department of Sound and Musical Instruments Technology of the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands (currently Department of Ethnomusicology, Ionian University) and holds an MA in “Sonic Arts and Audio Technologies”, a postgraduate programme of the Department of Music Studies and the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University. He is into the field of electroacoustic music, soundtrack techniques with different audiovisual genres and multimedia. Since 2009, he has been an active member of the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) and he participates in the organization of the annual festival of electroacoustic music “Electroacoustic Music Days”. His works are performed both in Greece and abroad. Since February 2023 he has been working on his PhD research on "Nature and sound mimesis".