USSS studio residency 2016: Nikos Stavropoulos
Nikos Stavropoulos was born in Athens in 1975. He studied piano, harmony and counterpoint at the National School of Music and Nakas conservatoire in Greece. In 2000 he graduated from the Music Department of the University of Wales, Bangor where the next year he was awarded an MMus in electroacoustic composition studying with Dr. Andrew Lewis. In 2005 he completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield Sound Studios with Dr. Adrian Moore specialising in tape composition in stereo and multi channel formats, as well as music for video and live electronics. His works range from instrumental to tape and mixed media. He has composed music for video and dance and his music has been awarded mentions and prizes at international competitions (Bourges, 2000,2002, Metamorphose, Brussels 2002,2008 SCRIME, Bordeaux 2003, Musica Miso, Potrugal, 2004). Other interests include the performance practice of electroacoustic music, diffusion systems and teaching music and music technology. He is a member of Sonic Arts Net- work and Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association. In 2006 he joined the Music, Sound and Performance Group at Leeds Metropolitan University.