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Dr Dimitris Exarchos

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PositionAssociate Lecturer
Department Music
Email d.exarchos (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7640
Dr Dimitris Exarchos

Dimitris is a theorist and musicologist specialising in contemporary music. He holds a PhD in Theory and Analysis from Goldsmiths. He has published in books and journals, delivered talks in the UK and abroad, organised symposia (Xenakis International Symposium; Notation in Contemporary Music; Compositional Aesthetics and the Political) at Goldsmiths' Contemporary Music Research Unit (CMRU) and curated concerts and events (Southbank Centre, Goldsmiths, Migrant Sound).

For a number of years he also taught Music Analysis and History at the University of Surrey. Recently he was a Research Fellow at the State Institute for Music Research in Berlin, Germany and is currently Visiting Research Fellow at CMRU. His research explores the intersections between post-structuralist philosophy and contemporary composition, including computational and mathematical approaches.

Teaching

  • Musical Structure & Understanding (BMus)
  • Musicianship: Performance, Analysis, Composition (IFC)
  • Composition Portfolio (Bmus)
  • Mapping 20th Century Music (BMus)
  • Material Form & Structure (MMus)
  • Compositional Techniques (MMus)

Publications

Edited Journal

Proceedings of the Xenakis International Symposium
Exarchos, Dimitris, ed. 2011. Proceedings of the Xenakis International Symposium, Proceedings of the Xenakis International Symposium, .

Book Section

Oresteia’s Versions and Xenakis’s Compositional Strategies
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2018. Oresteia’s Versions and Xenakis’s Compositional Strategies. In: Makis Solomos, ed. L’Orestie de Xenakis. Paris: UNSPECIFIED.

On The Evolution of Xenakis’s Compositional Thinking
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2017. On The Evolution of Xenakis’s Compositional Thinking. In: Eva Mantzourani; Costas Tsougras and Petros Vouvaris, eds. Perspectives on Greek Musical Modernism. London; New York: Routledge.

Listening Outside of Time
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2015. Listening Outside of Time. In: M. Solomos, ed. Xenakis. La musique électroacoustique. L'harmattan.

The Sieves of Iannis Xenakis
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2009. The Sieves of Iannis Xenakis. In: Timour Klouche and Thomas Noll, eds. Mathematics and Computation in Music First International Conference, MCM - Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 419-429. ISBN 978-3-642-04578-3

Article

The Skin of Spectral Time in Grisey's Le Noir de l’Étoile
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2018. The Skin of Spectral Time in Grisey's Le Noir de l’Étoile. Twentieth-Century Music, 15(1), ISSN 1478-5722

Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Music: New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis. By Judy Lochhead (Review)
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2017. Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Music: New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis. By Judy Lochhead (Review). Notes, 73(3), pp. 533-536. ISSN 0027-4380

Temporality in Xenakis and Ferneyhough
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2016. Temporality in Xenakis and Ferneyhough. The Journal of Music and Meaning, ISSN 1603-7170

A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization by Dora A. Hanninen (review)
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2014. A Theory of Music Analysis: On Segmentation and Associative Organization by Dora A. Hanninen (review). Notes, 71(2), pp. 320-322.

Xenakis, Sound, and the City
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2014. Xenakis, Sound, and the City. SNÆ #3. Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival Boogazine,

“Xenakis, Sound, and the City" [in Greek]
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2012. “Xenakis, Sound, and the City" [in Greek]. Ough.gr.,

Sieve Analysis and Construction: Theory and Implementation
Exarchos, Dimitris and Jones, Daniel. 2011. Sieve Analysis and Construction: Theory and Implementation. Xenakis International Symposium,

Notation, improvisation, writing: The early music of Roger Redgate.
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2010. Notation, improvisation, writing: The early music of Roger Redgate. Beyond the Centres: Musical Avant-gardes since 1950,

Iannis Xenakis’s Writing and Outside-Time Musical Structures
Exarchos, Dimitris and Stamos, Yannis. 2008. Iannis Xenakis’s Writing and Outside-Time Musical Structures. 4th Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology,

Injecting Periodicities: Sieves as Timbres
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2007. Injecting Periodicities: Sieves as Timbres. 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference,

Inside/Outside Time: Metabolae in Xenakis’s Tetora
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2005. Inside/Outside Time: Metabolae in Xenakis’s Tetora. Definitive Proceedings of the “International Symposium Iannis Xenakis” (Athens, May 2005),

Conference or Workshop Item

The Berlin sketches and Xenakis's middle period style
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2017. 'The Berlin sketches and Xenakis's middle period style'. In: Exploring Xenakis: Performance, Practice, Philosophy. School of Music, University of Leeds, United Kingdom 12 September 2017.

Indeterminism in Cage & Xenakis
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2016. 'Indeterminism in Cage & Xenakis'. In: Anglo-Hellenic Modernism Workshop. School of Advanced Study, Institute of English Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.

Notation and Temporality in Ferneyhough and Xenakis
Exarchos, Dimitris and Antoniadis, Pavlos. 2013. 'Notation and Temporality in Ferneyhough and Xenakis'. In: Notation in Contemporary Music: Composition, Performance, Improvisation. Contemporary Music Research Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom 18-20.

Sonority and Proportionality in Xenakis’s Dikhthas
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2013. 'Sonority and Proportionality in Xenakis’s Dikhthas'. In: Empirics, Computation, Mathematics, Science & Technology in Music and Acoustical Signal Analysis III. Berlin, Germany 04 July - 1 September 2013.

Symmetry and Periodicity in the Sieves of Xenakis’s Shaar
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2010. 'Symmetry and Periodicity in the Sieves of Xenakis’s Shaar'. In: Empirics, Computation, Mathematics, Science & Technology in Music and Acoustical Signal Analysis II. Berlin, Germany 9-28 August 2010.

Concerning Sieve-based Composition
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2006. 'Concerning Sieve-based Composition'. In: The Creative and Scientific Legacies of Iannis Xenakis Conference. University of Guelph/Fields Institute/Perimeter Institute, Canada 8-10 June 2006.

Iannis Xenakis as Composer and Theorist
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2006. 'Iannis Xenakis as Composer and Theorist'. In: Society for Music Analysis TAGS Day. Southampton, United Kingdom.

Broadcast

Grid
Hollis, Simon and Exarchos, Dimitris. 2017. Grid.

Thesis

Iannis Xenakis and Sieve Theory: An Analysis of the Late Music (1984-1993)
Exarchos, Dimitris. 2008. Iannis Xenakis and Sieve Theory: An Analysis of the Late Music (1984-1993). Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London