Ioannis Panagiotou

Ioannis Panagiotou
The University of Edinburgh | UoE · Reid School of Music

Doctor of Philosophy


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​Dr. Ioannis Panagiotou is a UK-based artist, composer and researcher. He holds a PhD in Composition and Transdisciplinary Arts from The University of Edinburgh and has received an MA in Composition from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has taught at Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium, The University of Edinburgh and the Ionian University. He is a Lecturer at Weston College Prison Education and a tutor at the Academy of Music and Sound. He is also a member of CIME (HELMCA).
Additional affiliations
April 2022 - present
Academy of Music and Sound
  • Tutor
March 2022 - present
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • Artist in Residence
January 2022 - present
Weston College
  • Lecturer
September 2018 - November 2022
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Composition and Transdisciplinary Arts
September 2017 - September 2018
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Field of study
  • Composition
September 2013 - July 2017
Ionian University
Field of study
  • Composition for Film, Theatre and The Performing Arts


Publications (5)
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Proposal for a Dance Performance is an artwork for music ensemble and PowerPoint. This work aims to transform -through the use of self-referential narration- dance notation, emails, program notes and technical rides, into performing instances. The paper puts the above artwork in a dialogue with works by Hanns Eisler, Alfred Schnittke and Johannes K...
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In the island of Corfu in Greece, there are four sculptures of pinecones hanging in the streets around Saint Spyridon’s church in the old town; these pinecones can also be found around the icons of the Saint inside the church. Pinecones are an ancient symbol, but in the case of Corfu, they reflect the unity in the society. In this case, pinecones w...
“The Memory Passage” is a multichannel performative, video and sound installation. In 1922, the genocide of the Greek population residing in the broader area of Anatolia (now part of Turkey) took place. The ancestors of Ioannis’ family were part of that population. A member of the family, Manolis, was murdered in a mill as he was trying to escape t...
This MA portfolio in composition includes: 1) Tiny Dynamite: Music and Sound Design for Abi Morgan's play 2) Keep in Touch: composition for three solo voices (SSA) and Bass Drum 3) Fade Out: a multichannel, mixed-media theatrical installation