Manoli Moriaty is an Athens-born composer, performer, researcher, and curator. Currently based in Manchester, UK, his practice is informed by themes of symbiotic relationships and collective action as conceptual framework towards facilitating environments of synergy between distinct artists, media, and disciplines. Through methodologies pertinent to data sonification, re-appropriation of technology, and human-machine interactions, he regularly collaborates with physical performers and creative technologists towards creating works across a range of formats and disciplines: inter/polydisciplinary performance art, interactive audiovisual installations, fixed-media acousmatic compositions, and live electronics performances.
His work and research has been presented internationally at new music concerts, performance arts festivals, and academic conferences, such as ICMC, MANTIS Festival, Word of Warning, Supersonic Festival, Electric Nights, Surge Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Beijing New Dance Festival, and the Audiovisual Arts Festival of the Ionian Academy. He has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Echo Echo Dance Company, and composed live scores for Jim Cartwright‘s Burning Bright and Teresia Björk‘s Vi-We-Nous. Awards include funding by Arts Council England and IdeasTap towards artistic activities, and by Sound and Music for his curatorial work within the sonic-arts collective Metanast. He is published by Taylor & Francis, and holds memberships with the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) and the Irish Sound Science and Technology Association (ISSTA). Manoli has been fortunate to study composition under Stephen Davismoon, Alan Williams, Joe Duddell, and Craig Vear. He is currently completing a doctoral research on polydisciplinary performance practice, Symbiotic Synergies, at the University of Salford, supervised by Joanne Scott and Stephen Kilpatrick.
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