research as practice

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smart tools, warp markers, multiple assignments, envelopes of u-name-it
density and volume fluctuations in improvisation mode
auditory systems & brain functions normal

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line out, speaker off, pitch control (potentiometer, body contacts, photocell momentary/latch), drone switch, pulse train switch, overdrive momentary/latch.

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Live @ 3ο ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΠΟΛΛΗΣ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ, six d.o.g.s

SteliosGiannoulakis @ six d.o.g.s. May2014 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

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Circuit bent toys performance

Stelios Giannoulakis @ ElectricNights2014 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

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live at Triple Bath Festival

Circuit bent toys live at the Triple Bath Festival, 7 Feb 2014, Anamesa Art Space, Athens Greece

Stelios Giannoulakis @ TripleBathFestival 2014 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

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noiz toyz


circuit bent toys, after being ruthlessly tested by my kids at home and randomly squeezed on summer beaches and multi-instrumental jam parties, where finally plugged into a very loud sound system – to do some heavy sound magic – at the fantastic Low Resistance drone&noise festival, 22 Dec 2013 at Vyrsodepseio, Athens.


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with a great miniature gift addition to my set (the orange box on the right) by dear friend MoCM

Stelios Giannoulakis performance @ Low Res Festival 23/11/2013 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

Stelios Giannoulakis & Dimitris Karageorgos @ LowResFestival 23/11/2013 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

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Fox Finder

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electroacoustic improvisation

About: Reclaiming the Past, Regaining the Real festival


Live @ KNOT Gallery


Giannoulakis Live Electronics @ Beton7 NOV2012 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

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performances (under construction)


Circuit bent toys @ Resistance drone&noise festival, 22 Dec 2013 at Vyrsodepseio, Athens.

Electroacoustic Days 2013, Corfu

Impro sessions @ Polytexno, Corfu

more….and more to come… past…

Musicircus A 6 hour multi-stage tribute to John Cage

8 channel perfromances of John Cage tape pieces (Fontana Mix/Williams Mix/Bird Cage/Essay/Music for The Marrying Maiden)


Multi-speaker diffusion setup design, Diffusion Performance of Materialization, Live Electronics Performance, Diffusion Performances of electroacoustic pieces by members of HELMCA

Hug the World telematic jam session

DJing Electroacoustics at bar Pi

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workshops (under construction)

Computer Music: Tools and Processes

Workshops on Sound Art and Music Technology

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Music and Sound Design for the new feature film “Pillow” by Konstadinos Kakogiannis

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I do composition and sound design work for Pinnatta. It is a smartphone application that enables the exchange of interactive messages. Pinnatta is available for download at AppStore and Googleplay and gives access to a continuously growing catalogue of extra smart, fun, smile inducing, personalized interactive messages for any occasion.


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Faidron & Schema

Stelios Giannoulakis – Cirquit Bent Toys, Effects
Faidron – Double Bass, Guitar, Cimbalom, Theremin, Bowed Cymbals, Electronics

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Athens Sound Walks – Big Village Dynamics

I recorded a series of routes in the centre of Athens during November and December 2009. Starting off from my house I walk in the streets, use the metro and end up wandering through the pedestrian zones at Thisio and Monastiraki, among people going for a walk and a coffee, hubbub and surreal music mixes from ambitious shops over dense tables. A weird and neurotic mosaic made of small personal worlds closely interweaved into the swirl of the big city that manages to condense its character within a bustling centre. I condensed recordings of many hours into this piece using montage techniques, with no other processing, in an effort to reflect the sonic and musical richness of this highly charged polymorphic material, which for me traces an important part of the social life of the city as a big village.

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Pivot Line

Acousmatic study with lines and dots in three parts. I recorded about one hour of improvisation on laptop and controllers, accompanying contemporary dance. This material included specific types of sound objects and sound behaviors, as well as certain elements of flow which were giving it a unique identity. Wanting to retain this basic character I concentrated on tightening the preexisting local and global structures and worked on the sound with old school montage techniques accentuating musical relationships among the lines and the grains.


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artworks-000033404408-f5e9ug-t200x200Stereo for multi speaker diffusion – 8:27

Noise, detachment and dreamlike transportation. A meditation on the soundscape of the city .

I made this piece using the sound of a horn/car alarm and the noises of cars and motorbikes. It is based on evolving drone soundscapes that keep the references alive and at the same time offer ways to trip out of, or to delve deeper into the sonic pool of urban every day life.


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Traces: contemporary dance & live electroacoustics by Aggeloskoni Da.Co. First performance, 27 Mai 2011, Argo theatre, Athens Greece

AggeloSkoni Da.Co. presents “Traces”, a dance piece of personal impressions. The visual artist Panagiotis Daramaras and the choreographer Angelica Papadatos meet on the stage for the first time, they collaborate and co-create materializing a memory, a moment of everyday, a trace of life. The performing body, female and male, is used as a vehicle for indicating the endless transformation which takes place when two people meet, interact, bond, mould, merge, in time only to reappear as two different beings. Composer Stelios Giannoulakis responds to movement and atmosphere through the piece with live electroacoustic music, structuring abstracted sonic materials in a similar journey of audible transformation, supported by sounds the performers make on stage.

A chair, a table and a textile coexist while moving in the covered with ashes monochrome set design, they leave their traces behind while changing roles, dimensions and images into a fluid sound-space of memories and free associations.

Concept/Choreography/Performance/Set design:
Angelica Papadatos, Panagiotis Daramaras
Composition & live music performance: Stelios Giannoulakis
Αssistant Choreographer/production manager: Kelly Karachaliou
Lighting Designer: Apostolis Strantzalis
Costumes: Nikos Antoniou
Voice: Mata Kourti

Production: AggeloSkoni Da.Co.


Traces - Performance @ Chania, Crete 2013 by Schema Musicalis on Mixcloud

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Game Over

A performance by DanceVacuum contemporary dance group

Concept, Choreography: Viky Vasilopoulou
Music: Stelios Giannoulakis
Dancers: Mairy Maragoudaki, Abdoul Houssein, Sedat Hayta, Doudou Gueye, Anouar Hossein, David Bayand
Lighting: Tasos Sklavounos
Fotography: Alexandra Kendrioti

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Dark Chair

33x45_i_skotini_karekla_2012-smalA sinister humoristic comment on power of authority, based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Modus Faciendi theatre group

Concept, Translation, Direction: Mary Maragoudaki
Lighting, Photos, Video, Stage Design: Tasos Sclavounos
Music, Sound Design: Stelios Giannoulakis
Players: Vazaios Manolis, Dimitris Vekiaris, Marilena Germanou, Vassilis Pachoundakis, Markos Stephanou

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Blue John & Schema Rambling Duet

Acoustic blues

John Paneris: guitar, vocals, harmonica

Stelios Giannoulakis: guitar, mouth harp, stomp box


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The Making of Balkan Wars: The Game


The Making of Balkan Wars: The Game” is a Personal Cinema project primarily focused on the social and cultural issues within the Peninsula and on the creation of a network between artists, art critics, writers and curators from South eastern Europe. It presents new media works created by the 51 participating artists that investigate the Balkan territory and way of life.

Both geopolitical war games and epic strategy video games are interrelated in this multi-media project. While virtual battle scenes are celebrated for their extreme realism, contemporary warfare has begun to resemble science fiction.
The reality (or virtual reality) presented by official narratives and industrial entertainment does not adequately describe the experiences of the people who are caught in the actual war games. In the real-time of global networks, and in video games, the simplification of cultures and history is itself a form of violence.
The Making of Balkan Wars: The Game is intended to counteract the sensational spectacle of war presented by the media by deconstructing stereotypes, focusing on the distortion of identities, and revising the dominant logic of explanation.

“The Balkan Mall” video game, the central node of the project is a multi-user, 3D video game created by the Personal Cinema group which hosts videos, sounds, images and texts contributed by the participant artists. The game is formed by 20 different spaces shaping an imaginary shopping mall, which is an elevation of social, historical and cultural elements of the Balkans. It is a poetic metaphor, which has many moments of ironic stance towards the prevailing multicultural concepts, historic and religious disputes and contemporary political developments in the area.

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The Making of Balkan Wars: The Game or The Documentary

The Making of Balkan Wars: The Documentary

Maya Bontzou (artist), Andy Deck (media artist), Dimitris Dokatzis (artist), Vasilis Kokkas (composer), Nikola Kozakis (artist), Ilias Marmaras (artist), Panos Papadopoulos (director/producer), Alex Spyropoulos (artist), Stewart Ziff (artist), Stelios Giannoulakis (sound designer), Giannis Scoulidas  (artist/programmer).

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more info & links to be added soon

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