Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos is an academic, musician and artist, conducting transdisciplinary research and creating work at the intersection of art, science and technology. He has equally a scientific, engineering and musical background which is reflected into the nature of his creative practice and his techno-scientific exploration. After completing his PhD in 2008 in France, he joined Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) at Cardiff Metropolitan University where he is currently Senior Lecturer. In this environment, he got exposed into the language, ideas and materials of visual arts, craft, design and architecture, which he assimilated in his work and thinking.
Alexandros over the last decade has written several academic publications, organised workshops, taught various modules related to computer music and sound art, and supervised theoretical and creative projects within the broader area of art and design. His artistic work, which includes audiovisual performances, installations and compositions, has been presented in Europe and in the US. The materials of his practice include sound, images, shadows, words, interaction, motion, digitally fabricated structures and 3D forms, composed algorithmically and physically. As an artist/researcher he often develops his own software and hardware and explores novel technical, conceptual and artistic approaches. His research in the field of sound and music computing focuses principally on haptic musical interaction and on sound synthesis/processing by physical modelling. He is currently partner coordinator of the EU funded European Art Science Technology Network - Digital Creativity project.