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Stavros Gasparatos

 

 

Stavros Gasparatos is a composer and sound artist. Apart from his solo projects, he composes music for dance, theatre and cinema, collaborating with directors and artists in Europe and the US.

His music has been performed in all major Greek theaters and concert venues and also in New York, London, Berlin, Toronto, Munich, Kassel, Sofia, Amsterdam, Paris, Napoly, Macao and other major cities. He has composed music for over 100 productions and he is considered as one of the most important and prolific composers of the new Greek generation as well as a brilliant musician and virtuoso performer.


 

 

 

INDICATIVE PROJECTS/SELECTED WORKS:

  • In 2017, he works (sound design)  on “Staging” by Maria Hassabi. Premierd at Documenta 14, Kassel.

  • In 2016, he scores “Recess” the first part of “Rules Of The Game” Choreographed by Jonah Bokaer. Co production of the Dallas Opera and BAM – New York.

  • 2015 (upcoming): Music for the Opening Ceremony of the Onassis Cultural Foundation Center in New York.

  • 2015: Vinyl/CD/Digital Release of “Expanded Piano” from Ad Noiseam Berlin. The album was recorded live during his performance at EMPAC, NY.

  • 2014: Artist residency at the Experimental Media And Perfoming Arts Centre-EMPAC New York. The residency resulted in a 24-channel installation performance for an electronically prepared piano under the title “Expanded Piano”.

  • 2013: CD/Digital Release of “Seven” from Ad Noiseam Berlin. The album was inspired from his soundtrack for the modern dance performance “Seven Deadly Sins” presented in Athens in 2011.

  • 2010-2015: Music for major ancient Greek theatre productions, which premiered in Ancient Epidaurus Theatre and toured Greece. The shows were produced by National Greek Theatre and the International Greek Festival and have gained commercial and critical acclaim.

  • 2009: Soundtrack music for the opening ceremony of the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

  • 2008: CD/digital release of “Rehearsals” from Creative Space (Athens). “Rehearsals” was his first solo album mainly with music written for the theatre productions.

 

Awards:

  • In 2017 he received the first price at the “Drama film festival” for Original Score of the “MANEKI NEKO” by M. Mavris

  • 2013: Greek Theatrical Audience Award for his music on “Saint Joan of the Stockyards” by Bertolt BrechtDirected by N. Mastorakis

  • 2013: Hellenic Film Academy Award for Original Score of the Movie “My blood” by D. Karanastasis

  • 2009: Young Artist Distinction by the union of Greek theater and music critics