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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Athens Science Festival – Performance and Workshop

Athens Science Festival took place From 17 to 22 Μarch at Technopolis, Athens

I held a workshop on Circuit bending and Improvisation

as well as a live performance with circuit bent devices

I edited the material from this recording into a shorter piece

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RSLG Quartet

RSLG is an improvisation ensemble with Vassilis Roupas on piano and pre-recorded sounds, Michael Soulakis on double bass, Yiannis Leloudas on drums and Stelios Giannoulakis on live electronics – circuit bent toys and other devices. We have collaborated with Eftihia Georgakopoulou on vocals as well as with poet and performer Vassilis Tsonoglou

RSLG QUARTET on Mixcloud

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ICMC 2014 – what an experience!

I worked for the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference that took place in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 20 September 2014.

Served as a member of the music jury. As one of the curators I prepared electroacoustic fixed media and mixed media concerts for the conference.

the concert program

As a technical adviser at IEMA (Center of Research in Music and Acoustics), one of the key organizers of the conference, I was part of the team that designed the two main sound systems for the concerts and collaborated with the Onassis Cultural Center house engineers and stage crew in running rehearsals and concerts during the whole of the conference.


I had the chance to meet and work with so many top figures in the Electroacoustic and Computer Music field – in tight time schedules and real concert conditions – a fantastic experience!

With John and Maureen Chowning and Kostas Moschos at ICMC2014, invited composers’ concert, Athens Observatory


Here with Jean-Claude Risset, tending the mixing desk at the invited composers’ concert.

I performed sound diffusion of fixed media musical works, including my piece Materialization 

Last but not least, I did a presentation/workshop on circuit bending and improvisation, which matched to a late night performance on circuit bent devices.

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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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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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