Yiorgis Sakellariou is an experimental electronic music composer. Since 2003 he has been active internationally as a solo artist and doing collaborations. He has composed music for short films and theatre and leading workshops.
His practice is based on the digital manipulation of environmental recordings. His sound palette covers from the clatter of rails, to the refrigeratorsâ€™ static, buzzes and field recordings.
His current research as a doctoral student at the University of Coventry explores the relationship between electroacoustic music and sound use in rituals.
Yiorgis Sakellariou is a member of Contemporary Music Research in Athens and the Hellenic Association of Composers of electroacoustic music. Since 2004 he has curated the Echomusic label.
This album is the first in a series of releases that will take place this year, “Corollaries, which is a compilation of works produced in Active Crossover: Mooste, a residence with artists from around the world, curated by Simon Whetham and organized by MoKS in April and May 2015.
On this album Yiorgis Sakellariou of only one track of 31 minutes long is in charge of environmental recordings and composition, additional recordings by John Grzinich and bowls, metallic percussion sounds by Simon Whetham.
Field recordings captured the sound of wind, rain and metallic blows are sometimes treated electronically, producing abrasive textures and disturbing atmospheres. In the desolate and cold landscapes which emerge from the darkness hardly see the light. Guillermo Escudero