Dr. Nektarios Rodosthenous

Nektarios  started his musical studies in 2005. He studied composition with Dr Michael Spencer and Dr Ewan Stefani and holds a BA (Hons) Music and a MMus Composition from the University of Leeds. In January 2010 he started his doctoral studies in music composition at the University of York under the supervision of Dr Ambrose Field, and he submitted his thesis in January 2014. He is an active researcher and he presented his work in conferences in Cyprus, Greece, and UK. His music, often for ensemble and tape, aims to fuse the acoustic (live) with the acousmatic (tape), and he composed solo and chamber works for mixed ensembles, electroacoustic music, music for dance companies, soundtracks for short films and theatre productions, with the latest being a commission by the National Theatre of Cyprus. Nektarios is interested in poetry; he writes frequently, both in Greek and in English and his poems have been published in the Independent/Φιλελεύθερος newspaper in Cyprus, in Avant Garde magazine, in Νέα Εποχή poetry journal, and in poiein.gr.