20–21 January 2018, OTO Project Space

Tasos Stamou – Two Day Residency

Two day residency of electroacoustic music composer and performer Tasos Stamou, celebrating 10 years in exploratory music discography, performance and workshops. Forming two different quartets, one for each day, Stamou will present the different sides of his live electroacoustic/diy electronics handmade music palette of sounds, accompanied by some of his favorite collaborators and music friends, with whom he has worked with during the past few years in London and abroad.

This is also an album release launch for Stamou's first vinyl album 'Caveman' (Moving Furniture Records/ NL). It is a representative sample of Tasos Stamou’s live sound. Both tracks are complete extracts of improvised solo performances using his portable electroacoustic music studio.

Additionally, Stamou will lead an exclusive hardware hacking workshop during the first day, also showcasing some of his favorite DIY electronic instrument designs that he has been making for the past few years.

Tasos Stamou

Electroacoustic music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist.

During a decade of sound performances and recordings, Tasos Stamou has developed a unique style of live electroacoustic composition. Long and continuous pieces are created on stage or in the studio using a “portable electroacoustic music studio”. His gear consists of acoustic (prepared zither, reeds, recorders, objects) and electronic instruments (handmade electronics, modular synthesizer systems and live processed feedback loops). Based on sustained tonal textures and free improvised instrumental solos, his live compositions create a particular and unique atmosphere of ritual noise.

Although mainly a solo performer and recording artist, he frequently collaborates with other sound artists, improvisers and experimentalists (such as Adam Bohman, Alan Wilkinson, London Improvisers Orchestra, Mike Cooper, Andrea Parkins, Kuupuu & Lau Nau, Terry Day, Adachi Tomomi, Ilan Manouach, Ignaz Schick, Magda Mayas, Arma Agharta, Thodoris Ziarkas, etc.) at various venues and festivals for innovative music.

He is currently leading a workshop series exploring circuit bending & hardware hacking for experimental sound production.