Yannis Kyriakides

Main subject teacher Composition

Yannis Kyriakides (*1969) looks for ways of creating new forms and hybrids of media, synthesising a wide range of sound and language sources which highlight the sensorial and semantic spaces of music. The question of what music is actually communicating is a recurring theme in his work and he is often drawn to the relationship between perception, emotion and language and how it defines our experience of sound. In the last few years his work has been exploring different relations between language and music, both in concert compositions and in installations, and through the use of systems of encoding language into sound, synthesising voices and projecting text. He is also active as an improviser with his ensemble Maze and runs a label for experimental music, Unsounds.