Dr. Stylianos Dimou
Research Assistant Professor
Composition, Music theory & analysis, Acoustic/Electroacoustic & Acousmatic music, Music programming & Technology
Office: Office: RRS634
E-mail: s_dimou_mus@hkbu.edu.hk
Stylianos Dimou is a Greek composer of acoustic, mixed, and electroacoustic music, as well as a conductor and performer. Fulbright Scholar and recipient of numerous awards and grants, his academic and artistic activities have drawn the attention of International Festivals and Institutions in Europe and the USA. His creative work comes directly out of the world of experimental avant-garde, embracing the aesthetics of acoustic and electro-acoustic complexity. At the forefront of his research area is the topic of vibrant complexity and live interactivity utilizing technologies aimed at the ultimate blending of instrumental and electroacoustic sounds.

Dimou's music engages a?plethora of ˇ§metallic" sonic entities, idiomatic frictions, granulated textures, and chaotic microtonal clouds. It explores aspects of organic, pitch intricacies in relationship with the evolution and the eventual exhaustion of repetitive mechanic rhythmicities.?His compositions have been commissioned by Festivals in Europe such as the Mixtur 2020, impuls 2019, ISACM/IKI Hamburg 2019, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival 2019, IRCAM/manifeste 2014, 2016 & 2018, Gaudeamus Music Week 2018 ˇV 2015, etc. His music has been performed by major orchestras and ensembles such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Brussels Philharmonic, Ensemble InterContemporain, the Arditti Quartet, the Sigma Project Quartet, the MULTILATeRALE ensemble, Talea ensemble, ICE ensemble, International Ensemble Modern Academy 2014/15 & 2019/20, ?etc.? Some of his awards include the Charles S. Miller Prize (2019) (graduate) from the GSAS of the Columbia University, his selection as a promising young Composer from the European-wide Ulysses Network/IRCAM 2018-2019, 1st Prize at the 2nd International Composition Competition ˇ§Amici della Musica di Cagliariˇ§, 1st Prize at the International Prize for Composition ˇ§Luigi Nonoˇ¨, etc.

Professor Dimou holds an MMus-BMus in Composition and Music Theory (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2011), MA in Composition (Eastman School of Music, 2013), ?Certificate of advanced training, in electroacoustic music and composition (the Cursus program, IRCAM 2018), and a Doctoral Degree in Composition (DMA, 2019) from Columbia University, having pursued advanced artistic research and graduate studies as a Deansˇ¦s Fellow. Dimouˇ¦s endeavors have been supported by numerous International Organizations such as the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the ?A.G. Leventis Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative, Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, Fondation Royaumont, the Federal ministry, EU, Culture and Media of Austria, the Artistic residency of the Tragerverein Herrenhaus Edenkoben, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH ˇV Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility (ICM) and the Lucerne Festival Academy.

Dimou's teaching interests include Composition, Music theory and analysis, and electronic/electroacoustic music, while his research activities focus on the creative symbiosis among humans and technologies in various different artistic mediums and performance practices.

Composer of acoustic, electroacoustic, and acousmatic music

DMA, Columbia University (2019)
MA, Eastman School of Music (2013)
BMus, MMus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011)

Fulbright Alumni (2011-13)
IRCAM, Cursus (2017-18)
Composer in residence at the Cite international des arts, Paris (2019)
OeAD-GmbH Scholar, Kunstuniversitat Graz (2018-19)

Composer in residence at the Tragerverein Herrenhaus Edenkoben (2020)

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