George Christofi





Among the main constructive elements of Christofi’s music is the physical transformation of sound. On one, explicit level, this metamorphosis is mainly based on the direct timbral alteration of the sound achieved by the use of extended instrumental techniques; on another, implicit level, the manipulation of sound’s spectrum - through spectral analysis and computer aided composition tools - results in a harmony vs timbre equilibrium which also influences the formal structure of a work.

Christofi’s music reached audiences in more than 15 countries worldwide and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Festivals which hosted his music include: ‘Clarinet baix i electronica’ by PHONOS-FUNDACIÓ MÚSICA CONTEMPORÀNIA (Spain), International Music Festival Heidelberger ‘Frühling 2007’ (Germany), ‘Attention Musiques Fraîches ! 2008’ Festival (Belgium), Pescara Fiera Festival 2008 (Italy), 2008 Seoul International Computer Music Festival (Korea), Nuova Musica a Treviso (Italy), The 3rd Pharos Contemporary Music Festival (Cyprus), ECO Sound (Belgium), Centro Culturale San Fedele - Electrobag on Tour (Italy),  the 21st International Review of Composers (Serbia), LondonEar Contemporary Festival (U.K.) among others.

George is a holder of a BMus (First Class), and MMus in Guitar Performance (Distinction) from the University of Hull and an MA (Distinction) and a PhD in Composition from the University of York. His studies were funded by the University of York MA Scholarship, the Vinson Award, The Sir Jack Lyons Research Grant and The A.G. Leventis Foundation Research Scholarship. During his U.K. residency had enjoyed a 6-year shortlisting by the London based artistic organisation Sound and Music (ex- SPNM: Society for the Promotion of New Music).

George had the opportunity to externally study with distinguished composers, such as Ferneyhough, Sciarrino, Hosokawa, Neuwith, Boesmans, Harvey among others, at various international artistic programmes where he was selected as a fellow in venues including: the Centre Acanthes (selected for three consecutive years in France and Belgium), Voix-Nouvelles Residency (Fondation Royaumont, Paris), Ircam Academy (Glasgow), Premio Niccolò Castiglioni (Centro Culturale San Fedele, Milano, Italy), the VICC Residency (Visby, Sweden) and others.

He is a Music Theory and Composition Lecturer at the European University Cyprus and a founding member of the EGTA association (Cyprus branch). His music has been published by the Italian Publishing House ARS Publica.


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