Stelios Manousakis is a Cretan-born composer, performer, researcher and sound artist striving to develop an artistic language that is both visceral and cerebral, communicating in a purely cognitive and experiential level while being complex and multilayered. Manousakis operates in the convergence zone between art and science, composition and performance, western art music and ‘digital folk’ idioms. He currently applies complexity science, cybernetic and biology-inspired models to generate novel musical systems and non-standard sound synthesis methods, often merging algorithmic finesse with the expressivity of improvisation and the immediacy of real-time interaction. He has co-founded several electro-instrumental and multimedia groups and is currently a PhD candidate at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS, University of Washington).
New Media Gallery 2011-12: The Network Is a Blind Space