Panayiotis Kokoras


FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Hypersonica
Electronic Language International Festival



“Qualia” is an electroacoustic sound composition that explores the experience of music from perception to sensation: the physical process during which our sensory organs – those involved with sound tactility and vision in particular – respond to musically organized sound stimuli. The term qualia refers to individual instances of subjective conscious experience, as well as to the way it feels to have mental states such as hearing frequencies at the lower threshold of human hearing, piercing sounds or the granularity of a recorded sound.

Kokoras is an internationally award-winning composer and computer music innovator and currently an Associate Professor of composition and CEMI director (Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia) at the University of North Texas. Kokoras’s sound compositions use sound as the only structural unit. His music calls upon a “virtuosity of sound,” and emphasizes on the precise production of variable sound possibilities and the correct distinction between one timbre and another to convey the musical ideas and structure of the piece.