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Department of Music Studies


Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris is a composer, performer and educator. His practice comprises computer-aided compositions, interactive audiovisual installations, immersive audiowalks, generative and non-linear works, interactive music for dance, theatre and intermedia performances.

He obtained a BA in Double Bass, and a BA in Electronic Music and Composition from the Rotterdam Conservatoire, while following courses at the Institute of Sonology (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague) and at IRCAM. In addition, he has obtained two MA degrees both with distinction, one in Art and Technology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the other in Creative Education from Falmouth University. Between 2014-18 he was a fully funded CHASE-AHRC PhD researcher at University of Sussex. Since 2012 he is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). His publications encompass subjects related to Pedagogy, Technology and Aesthetics.

Since 2011 he has worked as teaching staff at Falmouth University, University of Sussex, University of Brighton, Ionian University and National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 2019 he is also Associate Researcher at the School of Media Film and Music, University of Sussex.

His teaching profile includes the following subjects: Composition, Creative Collaborations: Music and Dance, Music for Theatre and Music Theatre, Audio-visual installations, Site Specific Art, Music Technology,Art and Technology, Interactive Art,Performance Technology, Aesthetic Philosophy and Technology a.o. His research interests comprise cybernetics/system theory, posthumanism, media theory, post-digital aesthetics and the relationship of these notions with music and art making. His research often engages the works of G. Simondon, B. Stiegler, B. Latour, E. Husserl, M. Heidegger, M. Merleau-Ponty.