Biographical Note

Dimitris Maronidis (b.1980) composes acoustic, electroacoustic, mixed media and interactive music. In his most recent works he tries to bring together these fields and he explores extensively algorithmic processes for organizing his musical material. He uses technology to explore and expand the inner properties of sound from a mathematical /physical point of view.

From 2000-2001 he was studying computer music at the Institute of Psychoacoustics (IPSA) in an experimental project held at the Aristotle University in collaboration with the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Hospital) directed by prof. Thanassis Rikakis. There he was introduced to the techniques of computer assisted composition (CAC) and computer music.

Dimitris has studied Counterpoint, Orchestration and Composition at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. From 1998 to 2006 he studied at the Music Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and between 2006 and 2010 he was a PhD student at the University of York funded by the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece (IKY).  In 2011 he moved to United States of America and pursued a post-doc research as a visiting Fulbright scholar at Harvard University.

His works have been performed in many places and festivals around the world by decent ensembles and orchestras (Lorraine Symphony Orchestra (FR), State Orchestra of Thessaloniki (GR), State Orchestra of Athens (GR), Nieuw Ensemble (NL), dissonArt ensemble (GR), ContraTempo Chamber Orchestra (GR), Diotima Quartet (FR), Chimera Ensemble (UK) etc)

He has lectured in composition, music theory and orchestration at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and currently at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki.