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Sophocles Papavasilopoulos

Sophocles Papavasilopoulos has written music for a variety of venues and media including theater, opera, film, video, dance, video games, and the concert stage. His concert music has been presented by ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble,...

Biography

Sophocles Papavasilopoulos has written music for a variety of venues and media including theater, opera, film, video, dance, video games, and the concert stage. His concert music has been presented by ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble, Non-Zero, Avalon String Quartet, and Avian Orchestra, as well as by the renowned Greek clarinetist Lefteris Bournias. His music has been featured at such New York venues as Weill Recital Hall, Tonic, Merkin Concert Hall, Galapagos, HERE Art Center, the Flea Theater, and the Skirball Center, and has also been heard at the Seoul Museum of Art in Korea. He received his BM from Oberlin Conservatory where his chamber opera Poohsticks was produced. Soft for Digging, a film directed by J.T. Petty featuring Mr. Papavasilopoulos' music, has been presented at Sundance as well as numerous other festivals worldwide. His video game music credits include a variety of PC/Mac and GameBoy games for such clients as Mattel, Acclaim, Infogrames, and Simon & Schuster. He is the recipient of a 2005 MacDowell Residency and MacCracken and Langley fellowships. His collaborations with writer Sheila Callaghan include Elemental, a four-act play with music. He is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at New York University.

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