Past Events


PUBLICATIONS

2021 Polemical Zine | Issue 15: Memory – Vol. 1, March.

Featured collaborative work “DigiTral” by Matheos & Georgios in Polemical Zine Issue 15: Memory explores our past in relation to our present.
Link: https://issuu.com/mclarenrebecca/docs/memory1

Polemical Zine is a non-profit, online arts magazine which has no selection process – we publish pieces from ALL people, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, geographic location, and/or skill level.

2021 The Social Art Award (E-Book): We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions, Edition No. 2. – Institute for Art and Innovation

Featured work “Divided Spaces” as one of the top 100 artists in a collection of inspiring artworks and projects dealing with important societal issues around the world.
Link: https://social-art-award.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/SAA-2019_book_FA_Spreads_LR.pdf

2020 Proceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2020), Torino, June 24th – 26th 2020

Varoutsos, G., 2020. Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial audio representation of Divided Spaces and soundwalks, in: Proceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Torino, June 24th – 26th 2020. Presented at the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2020), Zenodo, pp. 123–130. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3898717

2018 SONIC FIELD: WAYBACK SOUND MACHINE, A CONSTELLATION OF SOUNDING TIME

[Part of artist group collaboration: Matheos & Georgios ]

Publication of a collaborative piece ‘Changing One’s Mind’. Themed on time.
Link: https://sonicfield.org/2019/02/wayback-sound-machine-a-sonic-constellation-compilation-part-2/


AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES, HONOURS, AND GRANTS

2019 Awarded with Degree Plus Route A & B from Queen’s University Belfast:

Accreditation from the University for completing extra-curricular work-related learning alongside their degree. This includes: OnCampus Jobs, Master Your Leadership Skills, Volunteering, AHSS Placement Bursary Language Course, and Active Member of a Society.

2019 AHSS Placement Bursary from Queen’s University Belfast

Our Work Placement Bursary for students studying in Arts, Humanities and Social Science seeks to provide support for students planning to undertake a paid or unpaid work placement lasting longer than two weeks.

2019 Sir Hamilton Harty Scholarships from Queen’s University Belfast

Awarded to enable PGT students on any Music pathway to travel within the continent of Europe during the long vacation in pursuit of their music studies.

2018 International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship from Queen’s University Belfast

Awarded to international fee rate students beginning their full-time studies at Queen’s University Belfast

2018 Douglas C Harrison bursary from Queen’s University Belfast

Allocated annually to the top Master’s in Research applicants in Music

2017 AH and FB Austin Award in Electroacoustics from Concordia University

The highest award that is given in the Electroacoustic Studies program.

2017 – Canada Council for the Arts- Arts Abroad Travel Program

Used for travel and presentation at klingt gut! International Symposium on Sound- Hamburg, Germany.

2017 – Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ) – Scholarship Program for Professional Artists Travel

Used for travel and presentation at NYCEMF | New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2017- New York City, USA.

2017 – Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux du Québec (LOGIQ) – Travel Grant – Professional Development

Used for masterclass on Exploring Spatial Awareness and project creation in Kefalonia, Greece.

2017 – Concordia University – Fine Arts – Student Travel Grants

Used for Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #4 – Toronto, Canada.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS, CONFERENCES, FESTIVALS, and AUDIO CONCERTS

2021 Atemporánea 2021 II Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea del Conservatorio
Superior de Música de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires “Ástor Piazzolla”
. [Virtual]. Sept 13-18, 2021.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

Atemporánea arises at the “Astor Piazzolla” Superior Conservatory of Music of the City of Buenos Aires, to centralize the production and interpretation of current music with an opening to musicians, composers, researchers and specialists in pedagogy from all over the world. country and abroad.
The Festival is projected to favour the creation, audition and diffusion of the multiple artistic tendencies. This is how it also originates to promote new productions of the various musical and sound art specialties and interact with performers, composers, educators and researchers.
The call for the presentation of works aims to promote internationally the plurality of aesthetics and manifestations of contemporary acoustic, electroacoustic, mixed and interdisciplinary music through activities such as concerts, conferences, round tables, workshops and installations.
Its mission is to disseminate the Institutional musical activity within the framework of a Festival, which encourages education and updating through interaction with professional artists and new generations of the national and international scope.
This opening is an impulse to extend the image of the Conservatory, through the various higher teaching staff that make it up, throughout our country and abroad.

2021 Sounding Conflict presents Contested Resonances: Creativity, Listening and Performance in Conflict Transformation Conference 2021. [Virtual]. July 29-30, 2021.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

This interdisciplinary conference will examine conflict and post-conflict contexts through sound in performative practice. Themes include: peacebuilding efforts by music-based community arts initiatives; sonic-arts and theatrical re-soundings of conflict; creative and musical interventions in conflict and post-conflict societies; sound-based methodologies for exploring the narratives and everyday experiences of people in post-conflict contexts.

2021 Walking Arts Encounters Conference: Walking as a question, panelist for ‘Pandemic Walking’ . [Virtual]. July 4-17, 2021.

Featuring on my research of ‘Sounding Belfast during COVID-19: Lockdown 1 and 2’.

The Covid 19 crisis of 2020-21 has taken many names, including “The Great Pause.” It has forced us to halt our usual habit patterns and critically reflect on how we conduct our daily lives. New forms of movement and sociability have emerged in the wake of this global pandemic. Why and how do people develop walking practices during periods of physical and psychological constraint? What has this experience revealed to us, and how have our attitudes towards walking shifted as a result, perhaps even in ways that we can carry with us in a post-Covid reality? This conversation centers on academic research and artistic practices that investigate the act of walking as shaped by pandemic conditions.Speakers: Ana Correa Do Lago (Brazil), Martin P Eccles (UK), Georgios Varoutsos (UK), moderated by Lydia Matthews, Professor of Visual Culture, Parsons School of Design / The New School, New York (US).

2021 Lacuna Festival 2021. [Virtual]. July 2 – August 31, 2021.

Work presented: Peace Wall Belfast Soundwalks

Possible interpretations of the theme include (but are not limited to): measurements of distance, the distance between two points, two people or two objects, barriers created by distance, overcoming barriers created by distance, ways of communicating from a distance, journeys, travel, modes of transport, migration of birds, insects and animals, psychological distance, physical distance, emotional distance, legal and illegal immigration, geodesic distance, meridian arcs, circular distance, Manhattan distance, relative distance, edit distance, chessboard distance, cosmology and the expansion of the universe, construal level theory, distance between experienced realities and/or individual perceptions, milestones and markers, signposts and cairns and so on.

2021 Innovation in Sound Community: Surrounding Sounds Webinar. [Virtual]. June 30, 2021.

Presentation on ‘The art of soundwalking’
Link: https://youtu.be/OdXfmTxf_bw?t=2684

It’s time to explore the innovation in immersive sound and how we use the options to arrange the sounds and audio around us in innovative ways. We will delve into the forms of immersive sound in art, music, VR games and sound cancellation in health.

2021 Common Ground Postgraduate Conference. [Virtual]. June 28-29, 2021.

Presentation on my research of ‘Sounding Belfast during COVID-19: Lockdown 1 and 2’.

Common Ground is the annual postgraduate conference at the SAEL and AHSS at Queen’s University Belfast. This year we invite postgraduates and early career researchers across the humanities to explore the theme of ‘Making Connections in Literature, Culture and Society’. 

2021  RE:FLUX festival de musique et d’art sonore – 16th edition. [Virtual]. May 24-30, 2021. 

Podcast submission for the Radio Re:Flux category

During the 30min interview, we discuss how we can still be connected through sounds, finding the similarities and differences of where we currently live. How may this even embrace the digital soundscapes of staying connected, via the soundscapes generated through FaceTime or Team Calls. Also, how we are locked in these positions until Covid-19 diminishes for people to reunite and physically connect once again.

Additional works presesented: “DigiTral” by Matheos & Georgios

Link: http://www.festivalreflux.com/radioreflux-2021

2021 NI Science Festival: BEHIND THE SOUND | Sounding Belfast During Covid-19. [Virtual]. February 15-28, 2021.

During a global pandemic, countries and cities have become literal ghost towns. Once flustered with sounds from human activities, it has now been overtaken from the once subtle industrial, urban, and natural sound environments. Recording multiple points during the lockdown, we are able to chronologically experience the differences imposed by Covid-19 restrictions and how these spaces have changed from the start of the global pandemic.
This project reflects through an auditory and sonic art perspective how the city sounds like without the presence of humans or the normal amount of human density in popular areas in public spaces of Belfast.

Link: https://nisciencefestival.com/e21430-sounding-belfast-during-covid-19

This project is accessible via Echoes (GPS soundwalks): https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/QZQN9a10To92iDoM

2020  2nd International Conference of Red Ecología Acústica México (REA_MX). [Virtual] – December 9-12, 2020.

Work presented: COVID-19 Belfast Mini Window Scape – Georgios Varoutsos – Canada – 2020

Acoustic Ecology Network – Mexico (REA-Mexico) REA-Mexico is a non-profit organization that represents and promotes Acoustic Ecology in Mexico, in conjunction with the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE). A space to integrate all those academics, professionals, artists, students, institutions, companies and organizations in general that have to do in some way with the Acoustic Ecology in Mexico and in the world, giving space to any of its manifestations, as well as to any of the disciplines that are cultivating, promoting or studying it, in order to promote the multidisciplinary development of the Acoustic Ecology in Mexico. We promote an active, proactive and creative community participation. Where courses, congresses, contests, prizes, exhibitions, publications and other possibilities of the same nature related to the Acoustic Ecology can be summoned, either within the country or abroad.

2020  Nottingham Forum for Artistic Research – Midlands New Music Symposium. [Virtual] – December 5-6, 2020.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

The Midlands New Music Symposium seeks to explore and celebrate the diversity of current contemporary music and sound practices in the fields of composition, performance, and technology. The two-day symposium will include a series of presentations, lecture recitals, discussions, workshops, and concerts.

2020  PITEÅ PERFORMING ARTS BIENNIAL 2020 | ECOLOGY, SITE AND PLACE. [Virtual] – October 26-27, 2020.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

Piteå Performing Arts Biennial seeks new formats for the performing arts to engage in societal issues. The first edition—postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic—focuses on ecological perspectives, and further seeks engagement in questions related to site and place.

2020  ART VOLT / ART VOLTE COLLECTION: SOFT-LAUNCH EVENT. [Virtual] – October 22, 2020.

Works presented: “Divided Spaces” by Georgios Varoutsos and “DigiTral” by Matheos & Georgios

The Art Volt Collection is proud to present 7 video and sound pieces by recent Concordia Fine Arts alumni. These works were selected by our jury, Dr. Eldad Tsabary, Associate Professor in Concordia’s Music department, and Camille Bédard, General Coordinator at LA SERRE – arts vivants and Concordia alumni, to support the diverse range of emerging creative practitioners from our faculty. There will be a round-table discussion with the showcased artists.

2020  21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2020). [Virtual] – October 11-15, 2020.

[Matheos Zaharopoulos was the attendee and presenter at this conference]

Piece: DigiTral by Matheos & Georgios featured for main audio concert.

2020  Online research presentations by PhD and MRes students at Sonic Arts Research Centre. [Virtual] – September 9 & 17, 2020.

Presentation on current Covid-19 research projects.
8 researchers at Sonic Arts Research Centre share their current practice-led research during two online sessions.

2020 56th Royal Musical Association (RMA) Annual Conference alongside the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Cambridge University Press, and Goldsmiths, University of London. September 8 – 10, 2020.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Divided Spaces’ for a Sound Art program.

The Association aims to sustain and enhance musical culture in the United Kingdom, while liaising with other subject organizations at home and abroad where appropriate and recognizing outstanding scholarly and creative achievement by individuals worldwide. It further aims to support the education and training of emerging scholars and practitioners.

2020 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) SOUND TRAVELS #1. [Virtual]. August 15, 2020.

Included work (collaborative piece): Changing One’s Mind by Matheos & Georgios

The first of two online presentations showcasing works from the Sound Travels online album with the composers and sound artists on hand to discuss their works with listeners. The online album features fixed media works and live performance recordings on the theme of Transformation. A common thread throughout this collection is the use of the transformation of sounds through digital means to not only bend and change conceptions of reality, but to also blur distinctions for the listener between musical listening and imaginary planes of existence.

2020 Walkshops Drifting Bodies/Fluent Spaces em GUIMARÃES. [Virtual]. July 22 – 24, 2020.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

Drifting bodies/ fluent spaces is an international meeting/conference on walking arts in relation to the liquid bodies that cross the landscape. Focusing on intermedia and embodied practices, the project enables a site-specific creation-research laboratory about the relations between walks and dérives, sounds and silences, void and occupied places, digital and bodily spaces, and their walking narrations and translations.
The aim is to generate and share collective experiences and documentation of the diverse processes within urban landscapes and the urban setting of Guimarães in particular. The project intends to explore critically how bodies and new technologies work together to produce new practices and narrations of public space and movement. Special attention will be placed on the exploration of the city which draws our attention to people’s everyday actions and negotiations of city spaces revealing the potentiality of space.

2020 Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC 2020).[VIRTUAL]. July 3-11, 2020.

1- Poster Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

2- Presentation of my audio piece ‘Divided Spaces’ for an audio program.

ACMC is a place to show and discuss research and artistic progress in computer/electronic music. It’s a festival of performances, installations, workshops, and tutorials that inspire, challenge, and showcase our community. This year’s conference theme is inclusion.

2020 Audio Testimonies Symposium. [VIRTUAL]. organized in collaboration between Bournemouth University and CRiSAP. July 2-3, 2020.

Virtual Poster Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

Workshop participation with groups of 5 members exploring the topic of ‘Audio Testimonies’ within artistic research and practice.

This symposium considers the place of Audio Testimony in artistic practice, and will explore the ways in which artists use sound to enable new forms of testimony, and create new artistic configurations, which engage public consciousness.

2020 The 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2020). [VIRTUAL]. Torino, Italy. June 24-26, 2020.

Virtual Poster Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

The Sound and Music Computing Conference reaches its 17th edition!
This 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2020) is organized by three
institutions from Torino, Italy: University, Polytechnic School and Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”. The conference should have taken place in Torino, June 24tth – 26th, 2020 as a joint event together with the XXIII Colloquium of Music Informatics (CIM) organized
by the Italian Association of Music Informatics (AIMI).
The current COVID-19 situation has forced us to change our plans for this edition. While in agreement with AIMI we decided to postpone the XXIII CIM, together with the SMC steering committee we opted for turning SMC 2020 into a virtual conference. Although this means a certain loss of opportunities in relation to the physical conference, this decision allowed us to keep the yearly scheduling of the SMC conference.
Did we learn anything from COVID-19? In terms of scientific practice, we have all been forced to embrace on-line work. At least we became more acquainted and competent with this kind of resources. While moving the SMC conference to the World Wide Web, we thought that we should try to exploit some possibilities provided by this technological shift. For instance, why keep access to the conference reserved to a closed group of registered participants? Thus, this 2020 edition is open to anyone with an internet
connection.
SMC 2020 Topics of Interest include a wide selection of topics related to acoustics, psychoacoustics, technologies for audio and music, audio analysis and synthesis, spatial sound, sonic interaction design, music analysis, performance modelling, and many more. SMC 2020 is an interdisciplinary forum to share music, thoughts, needs and discoveries in this remarkable research topic that brings together art, technology and human perception.

Main theme of Conference This year’s featured topic is Imaging Sound.
However, SMC 2020 also examines all the core topics of the Sound and Music Computing field

2020 Sensing Divisions Conference. [VIRTUAL]. Queen’s University Belfast. Belfast, Northern Ireland. May 21-22, 2020.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’.

The conference, entitled ‘Sensing Divisions’, investigated the nature of troubling and persistent divisions in human societies that often keep societies from producing stable governance.  
The virtual event took place from 21-22 May 2020 and was organised by anthropologist, Dr Maruška Svašek from Queen’s, and historian, Professor John Connelly, from the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Connelly was based at Queen’s as Fulbright Fellow from January – April, 2020.
The conference was originally to be a global interdisciplinary event taking place on the Queen’s University campus which then was adapted to become a digital event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 150 delegates from countries across the world joined in via Zoom to discuss the theme of ‘Sensing Divisions’ as sixteen speakers explored historical and current tensions in  Australia, Austria, Turkey, Greece, India, Nigeria and Northern Ireland.

Main theme of Conference Sensing Divisions: Exploring Affective Dynamics Across Disciplines

2019 – Ecos Urbanos – Festival De Arte Sonoro Y Transmedia – Mexico City, Mexico. November 7, 2019.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Divided Spaces’ for an audio program.

To support the creation and dissemination of electroacoustic music, sound art and art with technological means, the Tecnológico de Monterrey calls for the selection process of works for the Festival de Arte Sonoro y Transmedia Ecos Urbanos.

2019 Sharing Space II Symposium 2019 – Belfast, Northern Ireland. June 14, 2019.

Presentation on my research of ‘Peace Wall Belfast: Spatial Audio Representation of Divided Spaces and Soundwalks’

The School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen’s in association with the Irish Society for Theatre Research is holding a one-day symposium on Practice as Research (PaR) processes in the creative arts at the Brian Friel Centre on Friday, 14th June 2019.
The aim of the symposium is to function as a creative colloquium for university PaR researchers to connect and share their work, and to identify important questions that will inform future development of artistic research in a university context.
Following the rich discussions of the symposium’s first iteration last year, we wish to continue exploring how PaR scholars “share space” through interdisciplinary connections and collaborations across different arts practices (e.g. dance, theatre, film, music, sonic arts, visual arts and performance art).
Sharing Space II is generously supported by funding from Queen’s University Belfast and the Irish Society for Theatre Research. Presentation and participation is free, although spaces are limited.

Main theme of Symposium Practice as Research symposium at Queen’s University Belfast

2018 Visiones Sonora – International Festival of Music and New Technologies – Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts (CMMAS) – Michoacán, Mexico.

[Matheos Zaharopoulos was the attendee and presenter at this conference]

Presentation of a collaborative piece ‘Changing One’s Mind’ for an audio program.

2018 Guest Lecturer with Matheos Zaharopoulos for Music History (MHIS 241) From Phonograph to Streaming. Concordia University-Montreal, Canada.

Lecture on historical relevancy to modern art and project creation through our piece ‘Changing One’s Mind’.

2018 Sonorities – Festival of Contemporary Music 2018- Queen’s University of Belfast- Belfast, Ireland.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Reflection’ for an audio program.

2017 klingt gut! International Symposium on Sound- Hamburg, Germany.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Reflection’ for an audio program.

2017 NYCEMF | New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2017- New York City, USA.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Elongation’ for an audio program.

2017 Sounds Like THIS Festival 2017: Surround Threat, Leeds College of Music – Leeds, England.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Reflection’’ for an audio program.

2017 MUSLAB 2016: Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica y Video Mapping. UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE RIO DE JANEIRO. Brazil

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Reflection’ for an audio program.

2016 EAST FEST 2016 – Concordia Electroacoustics Circus- Montreal, Canada.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Reflection’ for an audio program.

2016 Sonorities – Festival of Contemporary Music 2016- Queen’s University of Belfast- Belfast, Ireland.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Elongation’ for an audio program.

2016 Ecos Urbanos 2º FESTIVAL DE MÚSICA ELECTROACÚSTICA ECOS URBANOS- Mexico City, Mexico.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Elongation’ for an audio program.

2016 (ISSTA) Irish Sound Science and Technology Association 2016 – Derry/Londonderry, Ireland.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Elongation’ for an online radio broadcast.

2016 (TIES) Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES) Concert #4 – Toronto, Canada.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Elongation’ for an audio program.

2016 Cicada Consort -The Marvin Johnson Memorial Celebration of Electronic Music – Alabama, USA.

Presentation of my audio piece ‘Elongation’ for an audio concert.


RADIO BROADCASTS & SOUND MAPS

2021  MUSIKIÍ Radio Show Vilnius, Lithuania.

Piece: ‘DigiTral’ featured for a radio show. [Part of artist group collaboration: Matheos & Georgios ]

2021  Echoes – Sounding Belfast During Covid-19 (Lockdown 1 & 2)

During a global pandemic, countries and cities have become literal ghost towns. Once flustered with sounds from human activities, it has now been overtaken from the once subtle industrial, urban, and natural sound environments. Recording multiple points during the lockdown, we are able to chronologically experience the differences imposed by Covid-19 restrictions and how these spaces have changed from the start of the global pandemic. This project reflects through an auditory and sonic art perspective how the city sounds like without the presence of humans or the normal amount of human density in popular areas in public spaces of Belfast.
Link: https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/QZQN9a10To92iDoM

2020  Gwaith Sŵn’s Sonic Darts Radio Show on Resonance FM 104.4 London.

Presentation of a collaborative piece ‘DigiTral’ for Part One of Open Call: 2020 Radio Show. [Part of artist group collaboration: Matheos & Georgios ]

2020  Science + Media Museum Present: Sounds of my quarantine [Based on Project 1: COVID-19_Belfast City]

Sound Map link: https://padlet.com/platformmuseum/q9unei4soco98xu8

SOUNDS OF MY QUARANTINE Blog Post: https://blog.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/sounds-of-quarantine/

Scroll to Northern Ireland OR search Georgios Varoutsos and you will see all 10 files I have recorded.

2020  Ralph Hopper’s Acoustic Frontiers on CKCU-FM 93.1 – Carleton University – Ottawa, Canada.

Piece: ‘DigiTral’ featured for a radio show. [Part of artist group collaboration: Matheos & Georgios ]

2020 – COVID-19 Sound Map  [Based on Project 1: COVID-19_Belfast City]

Sound Map link: http://www.tinyurl.com/covid19soundmap

A miniature version version of Project 1: COVID-19_Belfast City has now been included on Prof. Pete Stollery’s COVID-19 Sound Map. Scroll to Northern Ireland OR search Georgios Varoutsos and you will see all 41 files I have recorded.

2020 – Cities and Memory [Based on Project 1: COVID-19_Belfast City]

Sound Map link: https://www.citiesandmemory.com/sound-map

This sound map is part of Cities and Memory is a global field recording & sound art work that presents both the present reality of a place and an alternative, reimagined sound world – remixing the world, one sound at at time. Scroll to Northern Ireland OR search Georgios Varoutsos and you will see all 41 files I have recorded.

Also featured on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3162-belfast-city-hall/id877264885?i=1000473123789

2020 – Radio Aporee – Soundscapes in the Pandemic [Based on Project 1: COVID-19_Belfast City]

https://aporee.org/maps/work/projects.php?project=corona

Scroll to Northern Ireland OR search Georgios Varoutsos and you will see all 41 files I have recorded.

2019 Gwaith Sŵn’s Sonic Darts Radio Show on Resonance FM 104.4 London .

Presentation of a collaborative piece ‘Changing One’s Mind’ for a radio show themed on mental health. [Part of artist group collaboration: Matheos & Georgios ]

2016 Ralph Hopper’s Acoustic Frontiers on CKCU-FM 93.1 – Carleton University – Ottawa, Canada.

Piece: ‘Reflection’ featured for a radio show.


MUSIC RELEASE, COLLECTIONS, CD’s, and ONLINE ALBUMS

2020 Here EP on BandCamp

Link: https://georgiosvaroutsos.bandcamp.com/album/here-ep

2020 Listening (Ongoing Project: Connecting Acoustic Spaces) by Natalia Domínguez Rangel

Included work: Covid-19_Belfast_Northern Ireland

2020 New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) SOUND TRAVELS #1

Included work (collaborative piece): Changing One’s Mind by Matheos & Georgios

Online album of electroacoustic sound art, the first edition produced for the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, featuring fixed media works and live performance recordings on the theme of Transformation. A common thread throughout this collection is the use of the transformation of sounds through digital means to not only bend and change conceptions of reality, but to also blur distinctions for the listener between musical listening and imaginary planes of existence.

Curated by Artistic Director: Darren Copeland

The Sound Travels Album is not available for download, however you can listen to the entire album [Here]

Featured artists include: Barry Truax, Léa Boudreau, Matheos & Georgios, and other artists.

2020 – GRISPerúSonidos desde mi Ventana VOL​.​1

Sounds from my window” is a collaborative work in which sound and interested landscapers recorded the soundscapes of their surroundings during the obligatory stay at home. From different windows, they recorded the closest thing to their territory.

COVID​-​19 Belfast Mini WindowScape by Georgios Varoutsos

2020 – Liburia Records — 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐈𝐍 𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐄 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 —

 In this month of quarantine creativity has found so much space in many musicians. The answer to our call for the realization of a collection linked to electroacoustic compositions designed during this forced closure period was very high.

WindowScape‘ by Georgios Varoutsos


WEB ARTICLES

2020 – SONIC FIELDSonic, Social, Distance and Soundtracks for Strange Days, compilation Part 1

Work featured: COVID-19_Belfast Mini WindowScape

About: Sonic, Social, Distance, is calling for works on listening and sound, and thinking about listening and sound, in the time of social distance…alone together, together apart.
Link:https://sonicfield.org/2020/08/sonic-social-distance-and-soundtracks-for-strange-days-compilation-part-1


ARTIST RESIDENCIES & MASTERCLASSES

2018 – 1953 – Through the Dust. Collaboration with Matheos Zaharopoulos. [Artist Residency]

Invited to do research and create an art piece in relation to the 1953 Great Kefalonian Earthquake. Based at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Island, Greece.

2017 – Triangular Project – Multimodality – Sounds of Southern Kefalonia. [Artist Residency]

Collaborative project with Mallika Guhan on the concept of multimodality. Based at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Island, Greece.

2017 – EXPLORING SPATIAL AWARENESS [Masterclass]

A seven day Master Class exploring spatial awareness, led by TRIANGULAR PROJECT. Venue: Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Island, Greece.

Objectives of the course:

Learn a variety of methodologies to explore space (spatial perception, spatial awareness) & Collaborative audio project with Mallika Guhan on the concept of multimodality.


EXHIBITIONS

2021 – You Are Not Alone: An International Mail Art Exhibition – Created by Syria.art Association + Penticton Art Gallery + Online Cyrrus Gallery. Salon Am Moritzplatz, Berlin. September 3 – 13, 2021.

While the isolation imposed by governments worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic protected us from the dangers of a contagious virus, it also exposed us to the ever growing threat of separation on our psychological and social health. In these challenging times only our collective awareness that none of us are in this alone — that human beings everywhere on this planet face the same threat — allowed us to keep our solidarity, our  togetherness and our strength while in quarantine.
This exhibition is a collective effort and joint statement from 180 artists around the globe that we stand together and that we will always find our space to create, adapt and stand strong.
These 300 multiple-medium artworks are the result of an open call released in March 2020 by the Penticton art gallery in Canada, the Syria.art Association (Nice/Berlin) and the Online Cyrrus Gallery celebrating a strong and creative partnership and demonstrating the ability of art in bringing people together.
These works will be kept as an archive to serve as a time capsule, a permanent document of this moment in our collective history. The collection will be made available for loan to other galleries and museums across the globe and in a permanent online exhibition. The exhibition was shown in Penticton, Canada in September 2020 and will be shown in Nice, France in 2022.

Curated by Humam Alsalim and Paul Crawford

Visit: https://www.covid19mailart.com
Visit: https://www.covid19mailart.com/?ux-portfolio=georgios-varoutsos

2020 – The Kitchen Sink Project – Hosted by Naomi Even-Aberle. South Dakota, USA.

Work featured: Divided Spaces

The Kitchen Sink Project is a curatorial and exhibition project between Naomi Even-Aberle and her husband Nik Aberle who live in Rapid City, South Dakota USA. Both are taking inspiration from the phrase ,”everything but the kitchen sink”. The phrase originated around the early 1900s and the first print reference can be found in 1918 in the newspaper The Syracuse Herald. The expression became popular during World War II, where it was said that everything but the kitchen sink was thrown at the enemy.

As artists, the couple believes that creating space to nurture, grow, and share the process and work of other artists is important. To this end, the couple is curating an exhibition space within their very own kitchen. Unlike the original idiom, the project strives to leave nothing out – even saying yes to the kitchen sink.

2020 – You Are Not Alone: An International Mail Art Exhibition – Created by Syria.art Association + Penticton Art Gallery. British Columbia, Canada. Dates: 18.09.2020 – 08.11.2020 

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting imposition of self-isolation, the Penticton Art Gallery, in partnership with the Syria.art Association (Nice/Berlin), invited artists from across the globe to participate in an unprecedented art exhibition entitled, You Are Not Alone. Like a message in a bottle, we sent out a call to artists working in all media, to submit works which would serve as a testament to our resiliency, creativity, and collective humanity in face of these extraordinary times.

Visit: http://pentictonartgallery.com/you-are-not-alone
Visit: https://covid19mailart.com/mailart/georgios-varoutsos/

2020 – Social Distancing Art Festival – SODA (Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 artworks)

This website is especially designed to show a variety of artworks that were made during the times of the Covid-19 crisis. Artists from over 20 countries participated in our open call and are represented here. We are aware that the movement of social distancing art is still in its infancy. At the same time we present the selected works of art as documentation, of the present “unimagined” time. Without a doubt, the contributions will last for weeks, months and years and gain relevance as a historical statement.

Works featured from COVID-19_Belfast City: Botanic Gardens + Albert Memorial Clock

2017 – TRIANGULAR – SEA(S) 2017, IONION Center for the Arts and Culture. Kefalonia Island, Greece

Theme: Artist collective working with the theme of space

2017 – Temps Incongrus – Espace Project, Painting and Drawing Student Association. Montreal, Canada

Theme: Questioning various facets of time

2017 – Wire Forest – Art Matters, Studio XX. Montreal, Canada

Theme: In this world technology has replaced the organic

2016 – Polar Vortex – Galerie VAV Gallery. Montreal, Canada

Theme: Artistic Pressure


SOCIETIES

2021-2022 – President of the Hellenic Society | Queen’s University Belfast

Responsible for the overall running of the society

2021-2022 – Vice-President of Philosophy Society | Queen’s University Belfast

Shared responsibility with the current President for the overall running of the society


VOLUNTEER & EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT

2021-Present – Networking Knowledge: Official publication of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Postgraduate Network

Info: It is a fully indexed, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, run exclusively by and for postgraduate and early career researchers in the interdisciplinary fields of media, communication and cultural studies.
Role: Peer Reviewer

2021 – Audio Visual Arts Festival (AVA):

Info: AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival & Conference that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts.
Roles: Build & Decor | Accreditation & Ticketing ~ Guest List + other ticket tiers

2020-2021 – QUB VOICES: Postgraduate Podcast

Info: QUB Voices showcases PhD research at Queen’s University Belfast, giving postgraduate researchers an opportunity to share, discuss and promote their projects.
Role: (Primary) Production Team | (Secondary) Host

Honourable Mention for Queen’s Student’s Union – SU Awards 2021 on Celebrating Innovative Online Activities

2019 – Audio Visual Arts Festival (AVA):

Info: AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival & Conference that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts.
Roles: Build & Decor | Accreditation & Ticketing

2019 – Institute for Conflict Research (ICR):

Project: The Art of Conflict Transformation – Ards & North Down Borough Council:  Art at the Heart of the Peninsula
“Art at the heart of the Peninsula” is a community-based engagement and participation programme addressing the Ards Peninsula’s shared and diverse history of migration and immigration. Aimed at fostering social inclusion peace and reconcilliation, over 18 months the 75 participants have engaged in cross community and cross border initiatives aimed at developing understanding and communication between residents.  They explore the area’s diverse social history learning about its significant contribution to Kindertransport, Polish Air Squadrons, Kelp Farming, Straw Hat Making, Life boat Rescues and the Viking and Norman heritage.   A sustainable legacy of the programme is the creation of six pieces of public art with visual artists Eleanor Wheeler and Alan Cargo and writers Frank Ormsby, Jan Carson, Kathleen McCracken, Siobhan Campbell, Paul Maddern and Maureen Boyle for placing in the villages of Millisle, Ballywalter/Ballyhalbert, Greyabbey, Kircubbin, Portaferry and Donaghadee.
Roles: Sound Recordist, Composer, Associate, and Producer


PERFORMANCES

Directive roles with Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk)

Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk) is a laptop orchestra, made up of students who major in electroacoustics at Concordia University, Montreal, and is directed by Dr. Eldad Tsabary.

2018 Conductor, Concordia Laptop Orchestra, CLOrk with Ed Fuller & Georgios Varoutsos-Montreal, Canada. Concordia University, Music Department.

A sound performance based on ‘Tonic’ a musical card game.

2016 Co-Director, Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk at Akousma Festival 2016, Usine C, Montreal. (2016-10-21)

2016 Co-Director, Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk 22h22 : Ariane Moffatt with Concordia Laptop Orchestra at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), part of Les Journées de la culture, organized by Culture pour tous. (2016-09-29) https://youtu.be/DqW_UWcOPs8

2016 Director & Sound Painter. CLOrk at George’s Campfire: A piece by Georgios Varoutsos for Concordia Laptop Orchestra. Concordia University, Music Department. (2016-02-04). https://youtu.be/l9zhLfc9JmQ

Performed Shows:

Performer with Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk). CLOrk is a laptop orchestra, made up of students who major in electroacoustics at Concordia University, Montreal, and is directed by Dr. Eldad Tsabary.

2017 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with guests Kathy Kennedy, Elizabeth Millar, Mallika Guhan, and Channel No One (Eric Séguin & Justin Wright), Eastern Bloc, Montreal. (2017-04-14).

2017 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with Kathy Kennedy and Damaris Baker, Concordia University, Music Department. (2017-03-23).

2017 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk – No Complaints, a collaboration with electroacoustic duo No Complaints (Fernando Alexis & Line Katcho). Concordia University, Music Department. (2017-02-09).

2016 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with QUADr (Myriam Boucher, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault, Lucas Paris, and Pierre-luc Pierre-Luc Lecours) and Choeur Élan Choir (directed by Damaris Baker). Concordia University, Music Department. (2016-04-07).

2016 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with Nashim Gargari and Jeremie Jones. Concordia University, Music Department. (2016-03-24).

2016 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk and Sponge, with Martin Marier. Concordia University, Music Department. (2016-03-24).

2016 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with Le Trio Carson (Alain Lefebvre, Hazy Montagne Mystique, & Guillaume Vallée). An audiovisual performance. Concordia University, Music Department. (2016-02-18).

2016 Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk): CLOrk with CCRMA and York. A telematic performance with Chris Chafe, Michael Palumbo, Michael Pinsonneault, and others. Concordia University, Music Department. (2016-02-04).


PRESS

2019 – Northern Slant | NORTHERN ROOTS: “IN A SHORT TIME I COULD CALL BELFAST HOME” by MICHAEL AVILA [Interview]
https://www.northernslant.com/northern-roots-in-a-short-time-i-could-call-belfast-home/

2017 – The Link | Clinging to the Nostalgic Hum: Getting Lost Within Wire Forest at Art Matters [Interview]
https://thelinknewspaper.ca/blogs/entry/wire-forest-art-matters-concordia

2016 – The Link | Avenues Within Akousma XIII https://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/akousma-xiii [Interview]


CREDITS

2020 – Liburia Records: ‘WindowScape’ by Georgios Varoutsos Various – Sound diaries in quarantine time – Vol.II ‎(CD, Comp)

2016 – NORTHERN CØDA:

Track 2 – Funk You | Recorded by Georgios Varoutsos
Track 4 – Untempered | Recorded by Georgios Varoutsos
https://www.discogs.com/NORTHERN-C%C3%98DA-NORTHERN-C%C3%98DA/release/11629581

2015 – The Sociopath’s Guild | Production Assistant

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2644490/

2015 – The Sociopath’s Guild | Assistant Camera

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2644490/

2014 – Pas de Deux | Actor

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3817516/


PROJECTS

2021 – Pieces of Covid Memories | [Audio Piece]

2021 – COVID-19_Belfast City: Lockdown 3 | [Audio-Image Projects]

2021 – COVID-19_Montreal Lockdowns | [Audio-Image Projects]

2021 – COVID-19_Belfast City: Lockdown 2 | [Audio-Image Projects]

2020 – Here EP | Ambient Music

2020 – DigiTral with Matheos & Georgios | [Audio Piece]

2020 – Moments of a Solivagant (Ongoing series) | [Audio-Image Projects]

2020 – COVID-19_Belfast City: Lockdown 1 | [Audio-Image Projects]

2020 – COVID-19_Window Ledge | [Audio-Image Projects]

2019 – Divided Spaces + Peace Wall Belfast Soundwalks | [Master’s Research Project]

2019 – JTTP 2019Revisit | [Audio Piece]

2019 – 60 x 60 Concordia with Matheos & Georgios | Supported by Fondation Evenko | Audio Piece | [Show]

2018 ‘Tonic’ a musical card game | Concordia Laptop Orchestra, CLOrk Georgios Varoutsos | [Conductor]

2018 – JTTP 2018Changing One’s Mind by Matheos & Georgios | [Audio Piece]

2018 – Changing One’s Mind by Matheos & Georgios |(Added in JTTP 2018) | [Audio Piece]

2018 – 1953 – Through the Dust by Matheos & Georgios | [Audio Piece]

2018 – DreamLand by Matheos & Georgios | [Audio Piece]

2017 – Feeling Reeling Being by Catherine Slilaty | Animation | [Sound Designer/Composer]

2017 – Independent Research Study for Electroacoustic Studies at Concordia University| Building a wireless hand-worn midi controller for live electronic music. | [Instrument Design]

2017 – Astir for 60 x 60 Concordia supported by Fondation Evenko | Audio Piece | [Show]

2016 – JTTP 2016 – Reflection | [Audio Piece]

2016 – Reflection | [Audio Piece]

2016 – Summer On Lake Ouareau by Marielle Dalpé | Animation | [Sound Designer/Composer]

2016 – CLOrk at George’s Campfire (2016): A piece by Georgios Varoutsos for Concordia Laptop Orchestra | [Performance Piece/ Sound Conductor]

2016 – Elongation | [Audio Piece]

2016 – Party Like it’s 2007 by AndréAnn Cossette |Performative Piece | [Sound Designer/Sound Performer]

2015 – JTTP 2015 – Chasing Away The Animals | [Audio Piece]


OTHER PLATFORMS

PURE QUB: https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/georgios-varoutsos

SONUS: https://sonus.ca/artiste/CP-6877/Georgios_Varoutsos

DISCOGS: https://www.discogs.com/artist/6331293-George-Varoutsos

IMBD: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6582567/

Walk • Listen • Create: https://walklistencreate.org/forums/users/g-varoutsos/

CITIES AND MEMORY: https://citiesandmemory.com/contributors/#G

Research Catalogue: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/profile/?person=735537

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXlPJxezRadmcqRF1ka3dA

SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/georgiosvaroutsos

BANDCAMP: https://georgiosvaroutsos.bandcamp.com/

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4896-3562

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uD9HndgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

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