Dimitris Papageorgiou is a violinist, improviser and composer from Athens currently based in Edinburgh. He is a visiting researcher and a tutor in composition at The University of Edinburgh, and an associate member of the Lab for Electroacoustic Music Research and Applications, Ionian University, Corfu. During 2018, Dimitris was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Artistic Research, UniArts, Helsinki. His work as a teacher, researcher and performer/composer is focused on the relationship between (free) improvisation and composition. His artistic research theorises and translates ‘comprovisation’ as ‘syn-schediasmos’ (GR: συν-σχεδιασμός) both through eco-philosophical and ethnomusicological reflections, and through collaborative practice-based enquiries that involve the development of multimodal notational environments and the use of bespoke real-time digital signal processing software.


  • PhD in Composition | The University of Edinburgh (UK, 2017)

  • MMus in Composition | The University of Edinburgh (UK, 2012)

  • Ptychion (Diploma) in Fugue | Franz Liszt Conservatory (Volos, GR, 2011)

  • BSc with Hons in Physics | National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR, 2010)

  • Ptychion (Diploma) in Counterpoint | Franz Liszt Conservatory (Volos, GR, 2009)

  • Ptychion (Diploma) in Violin Performance | Municipal Conservatory of Zographou (Athens, GR, 2007)

  • Ptychion (Diploma) in Harmony | Municipal Conservatory of Ilion (Athens, GR, 2005)

Other Publications

Papageorgiou, Dimitris. “Notational Machines.” Paper presented at the Sound Agendas Composers’ Conference, Centre for New Music at Sheffield, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, April 27-29, 2018. https://cenmas.wordpress.com/conference/

Papageorgiou, Dimitris. “Towards a Comprovisation Practice: A Portfolio of Compositions and Notations for Improvisations.” PhD diss., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2017. Edinburgh Research Archive. URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/25817.

Papageorgiou, Dimitris. “The Notion of Seyir as a Conceptual and Typological Scheme for Comprovisation.” In Proceedings of the XV International Music Theory Conference: Principles of Music Composing; The Phenomenon of Melody, edited by Zuzana Šiušaite, 89‒101. Vilnius: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre/Lithuanian Composers Union, 2016. ISSN: 2351-5155. http://xn--urnalai-cxb.lmta.lt/wp-content/uploads/2015/Muzikos-komponavimo-principai-XV.pdf

Papageorgiou, Dimitris. “Searching for a Voice.” In vs. Interpretation; An Anthology on Improvisation, Vol. 1, edited by David Rothenberg, 40‒46. Prague: Nadace Agosto Foundation, 2015. ISBN: 978-80-905021-3-0. https://www.agosto-foundation.org/vs-interpretation-anthology-usb-compilation

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