Creating with Interdisciplinary Practices,
Narrating through Material Structures,
Ioannis Panagiotou is a Greek UK-based artist, composer and researcher. He is the creator of interdisciplinary performances, installations, concert music and music for media (theatre, dance, animation, film, performance art).
Works of him have been commissioned by The New What Now, Dialogues Festival, PLUG Contemporary Music Festival, Greek National Opera, Audio Visual Arts Festival, Corfu's Museum of Asian Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, RCS Bridge Week, St Andrews University and the Days of Electroacoustic Music. He has also collaborated with contemporary ensembles such as Red Note, Decoda, Edinburgh Quartet, Plus-Minus Ensemble, Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra, St Andrews New Music Ensemble, Rush Hour Ensemble and Portativ Ensemble.
The installation "The Memory Passage" has been nominated in the Electroacoustic category of the Scottish Awards for New Music.
Ioannis is a PhD candidate in Creation with Interdisciplinary Practices at the University of Edinburgh. He works as Teaching Assistant at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Ionian University and he has a partnerships with the University of the Aegean as workshop leader. He is also a member of HELMCA (National Federation member of the CIME) and has worked as a researcher in Hybrid Arts at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus.
He has received funding from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's Bridge Week and the Equality and Diversity Fund and the Postgraduate Research Fund from the University of Edinburgh.
Ioannis has received an MA in Composition from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a BMus Degree from the Ionian University, where he studied Art and Composition for Film, Theatre and the Performing Arts. He has studied Composition with Martin Parker, Simon Steen-Andersen, Juliana Hodkinson, Niels Rønsholdt, Gareth Williams, David Fennessy, Oliver Searle, Dimitra Trypani, Vassilis Kitsos and Dimitris Maragopoulos, Sonic Arts and Interactive Composition with Alistair McDonald, Film Music with Yati Durant, Art with Kevin Dagg, Bill Psarras and Nikos Kokkalis and Byzantine Musicology with Dimitrios Giannelos.
Finally, he has participated in seminars with Marcus Stockhausen, John McLeod, André Bellmont, Stelarc, Roy Ascott, Brian Eno, Keneth Hesketh, Thomas Simaku, Ed Bennet, Stephen Goss and Stavros Gasparatos among others.