L’ osmose is an acousmatic composition commissioned by the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival 2019 and was mixed at the Notam, Studio 3 in Oslo. The piece has been originally composed and diffused within a dome of a 32-loudspeaker array. The material of the piece is comprised of synthesized and electroacoustic sounds whereas its acoustic profile formulates a virtual, 3D soundscape. My goal is the depiction of a live, sonic organism emerging from various different angles of the space. The composition addresses one of my most recent conceptions with regard to formal structure that of angular, phrasal displacement, and the unpredictable collage of heterogeneous material. I am interested in displacements and juxtapositions and form remains to be subject to ongoing and unorthodox osmosis of ideas.
Stylianos Dimou is a Greek composer of acoustic, mixed, and acousmatic music, as well as a conductor and performer. Recipient and nominee of numerous International distinctions, grants, and awards, his music has been premiered and commissioned by International Festivals, Institutions, and Competitions in Europe and the USA. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and he holds a Bachelor's Degree - BMus in Composition - from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2006-11), and a Graduate Degree - MA in composition - from the Eastman School of Music (2011-13). He has pursued advanced training in the Cursus program at IRCAM (2017-18), he is an alumnus of the OeAD organization (2018-19), he was Composer in residence, at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2019), and he was Composer in Residence at the Herrenhaus Edenkoben (2020). He holds a Doctoral Degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, at Columbia University, in Music composition having pursued advanced artistic research and graduate studies as a Deans’ Fellow.
Dr. Dimou is a Research Assistant Professor, in the Music Department at the Hong Kong Baptist University. His teaching interests range from Composition to Music theory and analysis, and electronic/electroacoustic music. At the forefront of his research area is the topic of vibrant complexity and live interactivity utilizing technologies aimed at the ultimate blending among instrumental and electroacoustic entities. He is working towards artistic-technological frameworks where technology is as equally involved as human beings in the realization and final execution of a musical piece of art. His most recent instrumental compositions explore aspects of organic, pitch intricacies in relationship with the evolution and the eventual exhaustion of repetitive mechanic rhythmicity.
Some of his awards include the Charles S. Miller Prize (2019) (graduate) from the GSAS of the Columbia University for artistic and academic excellence, the Award for artistic excellence as a Prominisng young Composer from the European-wide Ulysses Network / IRCAM 2018-2019, 1st Prize at the 2nd International Composition Competition “Amici della Musica di Cagliari“, 1st Prize in the 3rd edition of the International Prize for Composition “Luigi Nono”, 2nd Prize in the 24th Annual Martirano Award, 1st Prize and the “Audience’s Prize” sponsored by the “Bärenreiter” Publishing Company at the Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2012 (International Festival for New music), etc.
Dimou’s music has been supported by International Festivals and Institutions in Europe and the USA as part of residencies and commission projects such as the Festival Ensemble(s) 2021 (Paris), 64 International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn 2021, 7th edition of the Symposium iX 2021/ Son & Immersion 2021, Société des arts technologiques [SAT], the Mixtur festival 2020, impuls 2019, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival 2019, IRCAM – MANIFESTE 2014, 2016 & 2018, Gaudeamus Music Week 2015-18, International Ensemble Modern Academy 2015-20, International Computer Music Conference 2016-18-21, Royaumont/ Voix nouvelles/ session de composition 2013, 5th [‘tactus] Young Composers Forum 2013, etc.