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Gregory Emfietzis

Composer, Sound Designer

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMusic Composer - Musician - Sound Designer

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About me

The music of Gregory Emfietzis tends to be structured around narratives. Timelines of acoustic landscapes, often superimposed by musical gestures and added dramatic elements that reinforce the plot. Some works, such as the miniature opera Mirror, mirror on the wall, seem written as much for actors as musicians. Others, such as How to… corrupt someone, tend towards a more instrumental or sonic theatre. On the other side of the spectrum, further boosting of the conceptual, acoustical and visual elements is attempted through collaboration. Projects such as the shadow puppetry show Music Impossible, and the dance performance L’antigonie, seek to explore different modes of unfolding a story by means of sound, movement and construction. Emfietzis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece; he played the violin and sang, performing in many international festivals, concerts and operas. Following a degree in Music Science and Art at the University of Macedonia, he moved to the UK. He studied composition with Christopher Fox at Huddersfield University and with Fox, Richard Barrett and Jennifer Walshe at Brunel University. His music is performed by notable musicians and ensembles across Europe and North America. Recent performances include, the quintet Fear (not) premiered by ensemble WienBerlin at the Wiener Konzerthaus, and the solo cello The Black Art of Obscurantism -a commission by the London Sinfonietta- performed by Olly Coates. Also, the opera The Darkness of Mistico staged at the Greek National Opera House, the solo piano DIY 1: the pianist & the lamp performed by Philip Thomas, and Sisyphus Victimised for 9 musicians and video projection premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Ensemble. Other groups he has worked with include Apartment House (UK), Asamisimasa (Norway), Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble (Greece), London Contemporary Orchestra (UK), Orkest de Ereprijs (Netherlands) and the Quasars Ensemble (Slovakia). In addition, Emfietzis is Composer in Residence at the Youth Music Centre (London), and Artistic Director of the Metapraxis Ensemble.

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Skills

  • Composer
  • Sound
  • Audio Composition
  • Music Composer
  • Film Composer
  • Experimental Sound
  • Editing Sound
  • Recording Sound
  • Sound Artist

Education

2012

PhD in Composition

Brunel University

Mar 2007 - Feb 2012
  • London, United Kingdom

2005

MA in Contemporary Music & Composition

University of Huddersfield

Sep 2004 - Sep 2005
  • Huddersfield, United Kingdom