Medinea On Air
Manolis Ekmektsoglou studied composition at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) with Dimitri Papageorgiou and the University of York (PhD) with Thomas Simaku. He also spent a year in Hannover studying acoustic and electronic music (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover), with Professors Ming Tsao, Gordon Williamson and Joachim Heintz. He is currently Assistant Professor of Acoustic and Acousmatic composition in the Technical University of Istanbul, Department of Sonic Arts, Center for advanced study in Music (M.I.A.M.). Manolis participated in the “Labor Beethoven 2017-2020” project, funded and organized by the Berlin Academy of the Arts. The project comprised participants from Basel, Tel-Aviv and Thessaloniki. This intensive 4-year period included commissions and performances from various ensembles in Germany and Switzerland and culminated in a final performance that took place in Berlin in 12-13/04/2020. He is the recipient of the third price of Karol Szymanowski composition competition 2023 with the work Motion, in Two, for solo violin. His pieces have been performed in Greece (The Friends of Music Society, DissonArt ensemble, New Hellenic Quartet, Off Borders Festival for electronic music in Thessaloniki, Music in Motion festival for dance and music, Athens, OutHear New Music Week), Germany (Neues Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Earth, Sky, Space festival, Hitzacker Musiktage 2018), Italy (Soundiff project), Hong Kong (AMGA ensemble), Spain (ensemble Regards Mixtur festival 2016), Austria (NAMES ensemble, Synaesthesis ensemble, Crossroads festival), Iran (International Electronic Music Festival, Reza Korourian Awards 2017), the UK (Resonance FM 104.4, Kinetic nights festival, Manchester, Andersson – Gallois – De Saram trio, Diotima Quartet, Psappha ensemble, Resonance FM, RNM Call 2022), Turkey (MIAM 20 years department anniversary Gala, TTI Conference 2021), France (Viberation#2 soundscape project, Réseau inDREAM Network), the USA (Versipel New Music festival, Louisiana, MISE-EN festival, New York) and Argentina (Atemporánea festival 2022).