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Dimitris Kamarotos (born in Athens, Greece in 1954) is a [[:Category: Greece|Greek]] musician, composer and sound designer.  
 
Dimitris Kamarotos (born in Athens, Greece in 1954) is a [[:Category: Greece|Greek]] musician, composer and sound designer.  
  
He first studied music, economics and computers in Athens before moving to Paris, where he studied composition, the clarinet, electronic music and music analysis with Daniel Charles, Emile Damais and Iannis Xenakis, electroacoustic music with Horacio Vaggionne and Marc Battier and music for films with Maurice Jarre. Later he was at IRCAM, studying the use of artificial intelligence as a compositional tool. He was an invited composer at IRCAM (1983) and worked with the 4X computing system to conduct research into the development of new techniques for controlling the sound of traditional instruments.
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He first studied music, economics and computers in Athens before moving to Paris, where he studied composition, the clarinet, electronic music and music analysis with Daniel Charles, Emile Damais and [[Iannis Xenakis]], electroacoustic music with Horacio Vaggionne and Marc Battier and music for films with Maurice Jarre. Later he was at IRCAM, studying the use of artificial intelligence as a compositional tool. He was an invited composer at IRCAM (1983) and worked with the 4X computing system to conduct research into the development of new techniques for controlling the sound of traditional instruments.
  
In Greece, since 1985, he has been involved in the foundation of the Center for Contemporary Music Research (CCMR-[[KSYME]]) with [[Stephanos Vassiliadis]] and Iannis Xenakis, where he worked as a research supervisor and created and directed contemporary and experimental music ensembles.
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In Greece, since 1985, he has been involved in the foundation of the Center for Contemporary Music Research (CCMR-[[KSYME]]) with [[Stephanos Vassiliadis]] and [[Iannis Xenakis]], where he worked as a research supervisor and created and directed contemporary and experimental music ensembles.
  
 
He collaborated with Brad Garton and Thanassis Rikakis (Columbia Univ.) and Perry Cook (Princeton Univ.) in the foundation of the computer music studio in CCMR (Athens) and the IPSA (Institute for Music and Psychoacoustics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).  
 
He collaborated with Brad Garton and Thanassis Rikakis (Columbia Univ.) and Perry Cook (Princeton Univ.) in the foundation of the computer music studio in CCMR (Athens) and the IPSA (Institute for Music and Psychoacoustics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).  

Latest revision as of 15:49, 11 February 2020

Dimitris Kamarotos (born in Athens, Greece in 1954) is a Greek musician, composer and sound designer.

He first studied music, economics and computers in Athens before moving to Paris, where he studied composition, the clarinet, electronic music and music analysis with Daniel Charles, Emile Damais and Iannis Xenakis, electroacoustic music with Horacio Vaggionne and Marc Battier and music for films with Maurice Jarre. Later he was at IRCAM, studying the use of artificial intelligence as a compositional tool. He was an invited composer at IRCAM (1983) and worked with the 4X computing system to conduct research into the development of new techniques for controlling the sound of traditional instruments.

In Greece, since 1985, he has been involved in the foundation of the Center for Contemporary Music Research (CCMR-KSYME) with Stephanos Vassiliadis and Iannis Xenakis, where he worked as a research supervisor and created and directed contemporary and experimental music ensembles.

He collaborated with Brad Garton and Thanassis Rikakis (Columbia Univ.) and Perry Cook (Princeton Univ.) in the foundation of the computer music studio in CCMR (Athens) and the IPSA (Institute for Music and Psychoacoustics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

His research has, in particular, led him to work and publish papers on the creation of physically modeled ancient instruments. and in the field of automated retrieval of music patterns as raw data (in Athens Univ.) and timbre recognition (in the National Technical Univ).

He is the founder and director of many music ensemble projects exploring the boundaries between contemporary, free improvised and electroacoustic music (Pros Ensemble 1984, A_music Ensemble 1988, Intermediary Space 1991, Five froyd and Two 1998), Electric Breath (2002).

He is also an active participant (through music composition and performance) in an exploratory approach of the music in theater, in particular focusing on the common reactions and vocal functions of the Greek Tragedy chorus (khoros). He has created music for more than 120 theater performances collaborating with the Greek National Theater, private theaters and international festivals. Some of the notable productions he was a part of include: “Dying as a country” (Théâtre de l'Odéon,2009), “Hercules Furens” (Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus 2011), “Phedre”( Comédie-Française, 2013), “The Circle of the Square”, (fest. Avignon 2014), «Faust» (Onassis C.C. 2014), “The Blind” (Greek Fest. 2015).