Dr. Ioannis Panagiotou is a UK-based artist and composer. Ioannis' art uses cross-media narratives for exploring issues of memory, migration and identity. His artworks take the form of audiovisual performances, installations and concerts. His art creates symbiotic relationships, where different media, materials, beings and events interact with each other by being approached as characters in the same play. This play aims to activate lost memories and sociocultural ghosts of the past.
Ioannis' works have been presented internationally in Japan, UK, Lithuania, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and Greece. His audiovisual work Umwelt has received international recognition, having been exhibited and performed in well-known festivals such as b-side Festival, Dialogues Festival and Tériade Museum of Modern Art. For this work, Ioannis worked with Plus-Minus Ensemble, Red Note Ensemble and the Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra.
In addition, Ioannis has made projects for PLUG Contemporary Music Festival, Greek National Opera, Audio Visual Arts Festival, Days of Electroacoustic Music, Vilniaus rotušė, and the Museum of Asian Art. He has also worked with F-Wakaba Dance, Edinburgh Quartet, Decoda, St Andrews New Music Ensemble, Theros Theatre Ensemble, Peter Nelson Ensemble and Portativ Ensemble.
Ioannis is a Tutor in Composing for Screen at The University of Edinburgh, as well as a Tutor in Music and Sound for Games at the Academy of Music and Sound, having occasionally taught this course at the Glasgow School of Arts. He has also made research and taught at the Royal Academy of Music (Aarhus), Ionian University, and the HMP Portland Prison. He is also an Artist in Residence at the Zurich University of the Arts, as well as a member of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (HELMCA). Moreover, Ioannis is the Artistic Director of the Peter Nelson Ensemble and works in the European Commission in Brussels.
Ioannis holds a PhD in Composition and Transdisciplinary Arts from The University of Edinburgh and has received an MA in Composition from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has also received an Integrated MA from Ionian University, where he studied Composition for Film, Theatre and the Performing Arts. Ioannis studied Composition with Martin Parker, David Fennessy, Simon Steen-Andersen, Juliana Hodkinson, Gareth Williams, Oliver Searle and Dimitra Trypani; Sonic Arts and Interactive Composition with Alistair McDonald; Film Music with Yati Durant; Fine Arts with Kevin Dagg and Bill Psarras, and Byzantine Musicology with Dimitrios Giannelos.
contemporary art practice, contemporary music, composition, curatorial practices, multimedia, music for media, community music
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