Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis is a Professor of Composition and Music Technology at the University of Oklahoma School of Music, and a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellow for 2020. He writes music for fixed media (both acousmatic and soundscape), instruments and live electronics, and mixed media. He has also collaborated with visual artists to create sound installations and multimedia compositions. He draws inspiration from Poetry, Artistic cinema, Abstract painting, Mysticism, Greek Philosophy, Mythology, and the writings of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell.
His electroacoustic compositions received awards in international competitions, such as Bourges (France), SEAMUS/ASCAP (USA), SIME (France) and Musica Viva (Czech Republic). He has been performed throughout the world at such festivals as the International Computer Music Conference, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music annual conference, the International Electronic Music Festival SYNTHESE in Bourges, France; the MUSICACOUSTICA festival in Beijing, China, the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik in Witten, Germany; the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival in Gainesville; in several annual conferences of the Society for the ElectroAcoustic Music in the United States; the Musica Viva festival in Lisbon, Portugal; the European Sound and Music Computing; the Bienal Internacional de Musica Electroacustica in Sao Paolo; the Seoul International Computer Music Festival; the Australasian Computer Music Conference; and in numerous juried electroacoustic music concerts worldwide.
Recordings of his music are released by SEAMUS, ICMA, Musica Nova, Innova and HELMCA. He has been invited to give lectures on his music and concerts at the Contemporary Music & Research Center, Athens, Greece; University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; Lewis University, Chicago IL; Ionian University, Corfu, Greece; University of Texas, Austin TX; MACCM at Bowling Green State University, OH; Tulsa University, Tulsa, OK; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ; University of Utah at Salt Lake City, UT; University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg, MO; University of North Texas at Denton, TX; Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea; Oklahoma City University, OKC, OK; University of Athens, Greece.
Dr. Karathanasis has been elected twice as the Vice President for Membership of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS). He directs the OU School of Music Computer Music Studio and the Music Technology curriculum.
- Ph.D. University at Buffalo (2006)
- B.M. Ionian University, Corfu Greece (1999)
- Piano Diploma, National Conservatory, Athens, Greece (1995)