Panayiotis Kokoras

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Panayiotis Kokoras is an internationally award-winning composer and computer music innovator. He is an Associate Professor and CEMI Director – Centre for Experimental Music and Intermedia at the University of North Texas. Born in Greece (1974), he studied classical guitar and composition in Athens, Greece, and York, England; he taught for many years at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (among others). 

His music has been performed in over 1000 concerts around the world by renowned ensembles, orchestras, and soloists. His compositions have been selected by juries in more than 300 international calls for music and have received 84 distinctions and prizes in international composition competitions. His music appears in 54 album compilations in print or online. He has given over 90 lectures, workshops, and presentations at festivals, conferences, and universities. His service includes participation in more than 80 juries, committees, and boards in competitions, conferences, and journals.

Kokoras's sound compositions use sound as the only structural unit. His concept of "holophonic musical texture" describes his goal that each independent sound (phonos) contributes equally to the synthesis of the total (holos). In both instrumental and electroacoustic writing, his music calls upon a "virtuosity of sound," a hyper-idiomatic writing which emphasizes on the precise production of variable sound possibilities and the correct distinction between one timbre and another to convey the musical ideas and structure of the piece. His compositional output is also informed by musical research in Music Information Retrieval compositional strategies, Extended techniques, Tactile sound, Hyperidiomaticity, Robotics, Sound, and Consciousness. More information at http://www.panayiotiskokoras.com

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Featured Pieces

for violin, cello and piano

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Instrumentation
for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello

14 E
Instrumentation
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Michelangelo's Empire Turbine for ratchet (2020)
Cymatics for cymbal (2018)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Viper Snake (2020) for two percussionists and electronics. 8 minutes (2020)
Mosaicing for flute and electronics (2016)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Asphyxia for Bb Cl, A. Sax, Perc I, Perc II, Vln, Vla (2017)
Crama for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello (2006)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Rhino for baritone saxophone and electronics (2017)
Superstrings for electric guitar and electronics (2014)
West Pole for piano and electronics (2009)
T-totum for snaredrum and electronics (2009)

Instruments and Electronics


Viper Snake (2020) for two percussionists and electronics. 8 minutes (2020)
Rhino for baritone saxophone and electronics (2017)
Mosaicing for flute and electronics (2016)
Mutation for Bb clarinet and electronics (2014)
Superstrings for electric guitar and electronics (2014)
West Pole for piano and electronics (2009)
T-totum for snaredrum and electronics (2009)
Morphallaxis for flute, percussion, cello and electronics (2008)
Sonic Vertigo for mixed choir (SSSS,AAAA,TTTT,BBBB) and electronics (2003)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Conscious Sound for Bb clarinet, piano, violin and cello (2014)
Susurrus for violin, cello and piano (2011)
Holophony for string quartet (2003)
Metasound for flute, trombone, percussion and double bass (2002)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Morphallaxis for flute, percussion, cello and electronics (2008)

String Quartet


Holophony for string quartet (2003)

Symphony Orchestra


Feedback for symphony orchestra (2001)
Asphyxia for Bb Cl, A. Sax, Perc I, Perc II, Vln, Vla (2017)
Conscious Sound for Bb clarinet, piano, violin and cello (2014)
Crama for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello (2006)
Cymatics for cymbal (2018)
Feedback for symphony orchestra (2001)
Holophony for string quartet (2003)
Metasound for flute, trombone, percussion and double bass (2002)
Michelangelo's Empire Turbine for ratchet (2020)
Morphallaxis for flute, percussion, cello and electronics (2008)
Mosaicing for flute and electronics (2016)
Mutation for Bb clarinet and electronics (2014)
Rhino for baritone saxophone and electronics (2017)
Sonic Vertigo for mixed choir (SSSS,AAAA,TTTT,BBBB) and electronics (2003)
Superstrings for electric guitar and electronics (2014)
Susurrus for violin, cello and piano (2011)
T-totum for snaredrum and electronics (2009)
Viper Snake (2020) for two percussionists and electronics. 8 minutes (2020)
West Pole for piano and electronics (2009)