for electroacaoustic tape
....ice cold wind... A door opened with echoing noise. It was leading
out of a strange room with very high ceiling. I had no idea how I'd got
there. My brain was flooded with memories which were not my own and behind
the walls all these sounds... Nothing I felt at that moment could compare
to what I experienced wandering through the building. Was I trying to
get out? I wasn't sure. I sensed that the corridors I was walking down
and the stairs I was climbing existed just for me, because of me! There
for me to wander around in amazement and disbelief.
The Maze was composed in Studio 1,
University of Wales Bangor. The studios are located in the magnificent
old university building, The Main Arts Building, which was the main source
of inspiration and sound material for the piece.
Stelios Giannoulakis is an engineer,
composer, sound designer and instrumentalist born in Greece, 1971.
He took his first degree in Electronic and Biomedical Engineering at the
National Technical University of Athens. He studied Digital Music Technology
at the University of Keele with Mike Vaughan and Rajmil Fishman gaining
Masters of Arts with distinction and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in
electroacoustic composition at the University of Wales Bangor under supervision
of Dr. Andrew Lewis.
He uses extended computer aided sound transformation, editing and synthesis
techniques to integrate any conceivable sound into his pieces as part
of an intense and playful musical activity. Constant experimentation with
materials and stylistic approaches in his work helps developing a personal
musical language that draws from many different compositional and aesthetic
directions. At the same time he enjoys performing and recording with a
number of live bands and acts.
His music is being regularly performed in festivals and conferences. At
the 1999 Bourges International Electroacoustic Competition he received
a mention for Zrrraam. In April 2001 he was involved as a composer in
the BBC Conversations in Colour live webcast project. He has been commissioned
by Cesare Studio de creation musicale to create a piece for a special
place of passage in Reims France.
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