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Dimitris Maronidis

CategoriesAleatoric, Contemporary, Electronic, Experimental Music, Electroacoustic Music

Dimitris Maronidis was born in Thessaloniki in 1980. He studied the technique of Counterpoint, Harmony, Orchestration and Composition at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and also Musicology and Music Theory at the Music Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he earned his BA degree after the successful completion of his thesis, focusing on the use of Markov Chains in interactive music environments composed/constructed with Max/MSP.

In 2006 he moved to the United Kingdom, for doctoral studies and he completed his Ph.D degree in music composition at the Music Department of York University in 2009, under the supervision of Dr. Thoma Simaku with funds from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY). In 2011 he moved to United States of America and he pursued a post-doc research as a visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.

During 2000/1 he participated in an experimental project which was held at the Aristotle University in collaboration with the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and the Institute of Psycho-acoustics (IPSA) directed by prof. Thanassis Rikakis. There he was introduced to the techniques of algorithmic composition and sound synthesis using software like OpenMusic, Csound, Cmix Max/MSP e.t.c.

His music has been performed at various festivals in Greece and other countries [Milano incontra la Grecia (Italy), HCMF (UK), Acanthes (France) etc.]

He has attended various seminars on music composition and music analysis with D. Blake, L. Hadjileontiadis, H. Tulve, T. Antoniou, T. Simaku, I. Papadatos Chaya Czernowin, George Aperghis, Philippe Hurrel, Oscar Strasnoy, Unsuk Chin e.t.c.

His musical output includes both acoustic, electroacoustic, mixed media and interactive music. In his recent works he uses extensive algorithmic processes and he organizes his music material based primarily on a non-symbolic way of thinking. He is programming himself the software that he uses and he tries to explore and expand the inner properties of sound from a mathematical - physical point of view.

Dimitris Maronidis