Phivos-Angelos Kollias is a Greek born, UK and French educated, Berlin based interactive music composer / researcher / developer. He has studied composition in Cambridge (BA), London (MA) and Paris (PhD & DEA & MA) with the support of four foundations (Onasis, Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Greek Composers Union & Leventis). He studied composition with Horacio Vaggione, Jean-Luc Hervé, Yan Maresz, José Manuel López López and Richard Hoadley. He has taken master classes from influential figures such as Helmut Lachenmann, Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer, Tristan Murail, Peter Ablinger, Philippe Hurel, Mauro Lanza, Unsuk Chin and Agostino Di Scipio.
He currently lives and composes in Berlin. He has received seven awards and nine nominations in international competitions, including the Excellence in Sound Design Award at the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories Competition, Toronto and one of the prizes of Musicworks Electronic Music Competition. The group projects he has participated in have won twelve awards and distinctions, including the Apple TV Game of the Year award, Gamescom Indie Award and listed twice in Forbes top lists. His instrumental music is published by the French publishing house BabelScores, Paris.
His most recent music projects include: Captured (Interactive Cinema Installation) premiered at BFI London Film Festival, Cooking Music Algorithms (Electroacoustic Music Video Performances) commissioned by Ensemble Ipse (New York), performed at Festival Expresiones Contemporáneas (Mexico), Symphony of Noise (music VR installation) won the prize of excellence in sound design at FIVARS Competition (Toronto), mentioned at Forbes top XR installations of 2019, presented at festivals such as IDFA (Amsterdam), VRHam (Hamburg), Reeperbahn (Hamburg), Proper Motion (music VR installation) premiered at BFI London Film Festival and CinemaSound Orchestra (interactive music installation) commission by Dell Computers. Other projects he has participated include: the multi-award winning El Hijo (video game), Impossible Bottles (music video game in development), FantaVentura (music VR installation) and Monk by the Sea (VR installation) presented in prestigious museums and festivals like Alte Nationalgalerie (Berlin), National Palace Museum, (Chiayi, Taiwan) CPH:DOX Interactive (Copenhagen), Virtual Worlds, Munich. He has received several commissions from institutions such as the Z.K.M (Germany), Boston University (USA), Aubagne International Film Festival (Aubagne, France), Musiques d’un siècle (France), Ensemble Ipse (USA), Athens Concert Hall (Greece), Greek Composers Union (Greece).
He has given lectures in international conferences such as Re-New/IMAC (Aalborg University, Copenhagen), Iannis Xenakis International Colloquium (SouthBank Concert Centre, London), Europe-China Cultural Forum vol.1 (European Commission, Brussels), Europe-China Cultural Forum vol.2 (National Museum of China, Beijing) Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference (Sorbonne, Paris & De Montfort University, Leicester), Sound and Music Computing (Technische Universität, Berlin), Sound, Sight, Space and Play (De Montfort University, Leicester) and Visiones Sonoras (CMMAS, Mexico).
His music has been performed by international ensembles and musicians such as Donatienne Michel-Dansac, François Salque, Vincent Peirani, Le Balcon Ensemble, Abstrai Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Theodore Antoniou, CAPUT Ensemble, Intermodulation Ensemble, ALEA III Ensemble, Greek Ensemble of Contemporary Music. His music has been performed in more than twenty countries around the world in more than seventy concerts.