Thanos Polymeneas Liontiris

University of Sussex

Project Title: Im-Medea: Posthumanism and the remediation of Opera

Thanos' proposal focuses on new approaches to music-theatre making. It aims to explore the concepts of Posthumanism, cybernetics and remediation, through the development of a technologically-aided, participatory and immersive music-theatre performance, and aspires to explore the music and dramaturgic challenges that would arise.

Based on the concepts of immediacy, hypermediacy and transparency, (Bolter & Grusin, 2000) the research will contribute to the conceptualisation and realisation of complex interactive Opera, combining media and processes used extensively in other art forms such as music, theatre and interactive art.

Supervised by Nicholas Till, Thor Magnusson.

About me

Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris is a composer, performer and sound artist. His practice comprises computer-aided compositions, interactive audiovisual installations and interactive music for dance, theatre and multimedia performances.

He was awarded a BA Classical Double Bass and a BA Composition and Electronic Music from the Rotterdam Conservatoire, while following courses at the Institute of Sonology and at IRCAM. In addition, he has obtained two MA degrees both with distinction, one in Art and Technology from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the other in Education from Falmouth University.  His scientific publications focus on subjects related to Pedagogy and Aesthetics. In 2012 he was awarded a Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy for his contribution to research.

Between 2011 and 2014 he worked as Technical Instructor of the Recording and Sound Studios of the Performance Centre (Academy of Music and Theatre Arts), Falmouth University. Currently he is a PhD candidate and Associate Tutor at University of Sussex.

Thanos is proficient in computer programming and speaks five languages (Greek, English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian).

Research Interests

Posthumanism, Digital humanities, Opera and Music Theatre, interactive art, participation.

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