Nicosia — Cyprus
Antonis Antoniou is a composer, sound artist and phonographer born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1978. He is currently a PhD candidate in composition at Goldsmiths University of London, focusing his research on sound art practices. He holds an MMus in Composition and a BMus (Hons) in Music both with scholarship awards from Goldsmiths University of London, a BSc (University of Cyprus), a diploma in Jazz studies (Philippos Nakas Conservatory Athens) and the ATCL in guitar (Trinity College London). His recent activity includes his participation in the exhibitions Chypre 2010, L’art au présent (Paris 2010), MADATAC Film Festival (Madrid 2010), Amsterdam Biennale (2009), the founding of the ongoing sonic project “RainZonanceS” (2009), the release of his first solo album: 'Hey Maria look!! I can play the guitar' and numerous compositions for soundtracks in films, documentaries, theatrical plays etc.' His soundscape composition “Soundscape Nicosia” (2008) has gained international acclaim and was broadcasted by art radio stations around the globe such as ResonanceFM-London, SoundArt radio-Devon, CKUTradio-Montreal, RadioZero-Lisbon etc.
Description of work with field recording
What mainly interests me are the stories that can be told through the soundscapes of everyday life. My 23 minute work 'Soundscape Nicosia' explores the changes on Nicosia's soundscape, reflecting the changes in people's habits, beliefs, culture and general way of living. I am also using field recordings as raw material for creating abstract sound works or environments in installations. Moreover I am a collector of existing sounds or sounds that are about to vanish, and collector of sounds from my travelling.
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