20 January 2021

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Stylianos Dimou to the Department of Music. Dr. 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 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.

Dr. Dimous・ 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 :Amici della Musica di Cagliari:, 1st Prize at the International Prize for Composition :Luigi Nono;, etc. Dimou's music engages a plethora of :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 V 2015, etc. His music has been performed by major orchestras and ensembles such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Brussels Philharmonic, the Sigma Project Quartet, the MULTILATeRALE ensemble, International Ensemble Modern Academy 2014/15 & 2019/20, etc.

Dr. Dimou holds an MA in Composition (Eastman School of Music, 2013), and a Doctoral Degree in Composition (DMA, 2019) from Columbia University, having pursued advanced artistic research and graduate studies as a Deans・s Fellow. His 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 V Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility (ICM) and the Lucerne Festival Academy).

To learn more about Dr. Stylianos Dimou: https://www.stylianosdimou.com