Who we are

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.