Who we Are
Sound Meetings are organised by Danae Stefanou and Yannis Kotsonis, in collaboration with the Syros Institute and an expanding network of guest artists and collaborators. For a list of collaborations, see Links
Danae Stefanou is a performer and musicologist, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She studied music in the U.K. and worked as a researcher and part-time lecturer at the University of London until 2007. She plays in the electroacoustic improvisation duo Acte Vide with Yannis Kotsonis, and pursues practice-based and field research on improvisation in various educational contexts. She is currently co-ordinating a project on free improvisation initiatives in Greek universities, and is the editor and translator of the first Greek edition of Michael Nyman's Experimental Music (Editions 8, 2012).
Yannis Kotsonis is a musician, and programme co-ordinator of the (K)NOTmusic concert series, 2009-2013. He has composed electronic music for theatre, video dance, multimedia installations and film. He has released five solo albums (Manichope Sessions [Post Digital, 2005], Αnnick / Philomela [Low Impedance, 2009], Retroversion [Memoryformat, 2010], Honey [Organised Music From Thessaloniki, 2011], The Shape of Failures Past [Granny Records, 2013]) and has contributed to several compilations. With Danae Stefanou, they play in the electroacoustic duo Acte Vide, and run regular free improvisation workshops.