Yannis Kyriakides

Composer commissioned for Speaking Tubes

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Yannis Kyriakadies is an internationally acclaimed composer. He studied music at the University of York, and later moved to the Netherlands to study composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He regularly collaborates with visual artists and filmmakers, as well as choreographers and theatre makers. In 2007 he was featured composer at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and in 2011 at November Music in The Netherlands. His opera An Ocean of Rain opened the Aldeburgh Festival in 2008, and two of his sound installations were shown in the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2011.

In 2000 he won the International Gaudeamus Composition prize for his composition a conSPIracy cantata. The CD Wordless, received an honorary mention in the Prix Ars Electronica 2006, and his recent CD, Antichamber won a 2011 French Qwartz Electronic music award. Other prizes include the Dutch Toonzetters prize for best composition of 2010 for paramyth, the Willem Pijper Prize for dreams of the blind and the International Rostrum of Composers Prize 2014 for words and song without words. Together with Andy Moor and Isabelle Vigier he founded and runs the CD label for new electronic music Unsounds

He is a founding member of the ensemble Maze, and teaches composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.

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