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Yiannis Christofides

Los Angeles, CA         

Yiannis Christofides (b. 1985, Cyprus) is a soundscape composer, creative sound designer and field recordist based in Los Angeles. Combining an interdisciplinary artistic, theoretical and technical background in electronic art music, sound design, cultural studies and communication, and professional experience in collaborative projects across a broad range of genres and creative disciplines, Yiannis specializes in the creation of sonic experiences for stage and media, and provides audio editing and mixing services. Much of his personal work investigates our experience of place through the use of field recordings as principal material. His particular interest in field recording is in relation to the contextual aspects of sound and the intersensory experience that it affords. Yiannis is co-founder of PHYSICAL PLASTIC, a Los Angeles based theater project with the aim of revealing theater as a concrete language, through collaboration and the organic integration of creative disciplines.

His work for art installations, stage and performance pieces, media, and curatorial projects has been presented at leading venues and institutions throughout Europe and the Americas including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2016, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2016 | Abrons Arts Center, New York (US), 3LD Art & Technology Center, New York (US), La Triennale di Milano | La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (IT), Ecos Urbanos Festival | Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico City (MX), Irondale Center, Brooklyn (US), The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn (US), Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (CY), Internationales Klangkunstfest Berlin 2014 (DE), the wulf., Los Angeles (US), Circuit Bridges | Gallery MC, New York (US), The Royal Dockyard Church, Kent (UK), Metamatic: The Art Foundation, Athens (GR), The Ethnological Museum, Nicosia (CY), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London (UK), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (L A C E), Los Angeles (US), Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC), Nicosia (CY), Southwark Playhouse Theatre, London (UK), ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia (CY), the Kulturbrauerei, Berlin (DE), Cultural Centre “St. John Theologian”, Stockholm (SE), among others.

Postcards: Nicosia

All the recordings used in the piece were made in Nicosia, Cyprus during the spring and summer of 2012.

Premiered on July 1, 2014 at the wulf. in Los Angeles, CA.

Other performances:

Sat, 8 November 2014
En Route: A concert of recent works
Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Megaro Hadjisavva, Evagorou 2, Nicosia, CY

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Water Rites

Audio work for an installation commissioned by artist Michael Kontopoulos.

Water Rites is a two-channel video and series of artifacts that tell the story of two characters who engage in a water-sharing ceremony.
Inspired by science fictional depictions of arid worlds and the cultural practices that develop around water scarcity, this piece envisions a propositional social ritual that has developed in response to the growing threat of water scarcity in California.

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Daedalus’ Daughter

Soundscape composition for Daedalus’ Daughter. Written and directed by Carol Katz, Daedalus’ Daughter reimagines the Icarus myth in a visually immersive movement theater work inspired by a family history of madness.

Lizi Watt

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