Theodoros Lotis’ music has been performed in Europe, Australia, America and Asia, and has received a number of awards and distinctions at Bourges, Sculpted Sound Composers Competition, Metamorphoses, Luigi Russolo, CIMESP and and Jeu de temps / Times Play. He was awarded the first prize at the Concours International de Spatialisation pour l’Interprétation des Ouevres Acousmatiques, Espace du Son 2002 by Musiques et Recherches, in Brussels, sponsored by the Fonds Européen des Sociétés d’Auteurs pour la Musique. Theodoros was composer-in-residence at New York University in spring 2012. He is Associate Professor at the Ionian University of Corfu, Greece. His music has been released by Empreintes Digitales. www.theodoroslotis.com

Voices : Voices of a protolanguage, voices of instinct reactions, voices that transmit instinctive expression, voices of humans and birds and frogs and voices of fear, surprise, intimacy, intrusion, complaisance, ignorance, caress.

Voices uses as its primal material the voice of the director and musician Giorgos Nikopoulos from his film The Ox (recorgings: Giorgos Gargalas) and dance/body sequence recordings by Christina Mertzani, Enangelos Poulinas and Evangelia Randou. I want to thank them all for their expressivity and body sweat. Other sounds used are voice recordings (Agnese Banti), violin (Nikolas Anastasiou), clarinet (Esther Lamneck), percussion (Giorgos Stavridis). I also thank all my students who helped with the recordings.

Voices is commissioned by the artistic research project Embodied Gestures (PEEK AR-399) funded by FWF Austria and had its premiere at the Echoes Around Me Festival 2020 in Vienna. Thanks to Thomas Gorbach and Enrique Tomás for initiating the commission.”