Dimitris Papageorgiou (b.1984), PhD, is a Greek violinist/improviser and composer, and a lecturer in Music at Edinburgh Napier University. Dimitris’ artistic research and professional activities explore the fields of (free) improvisation and performance, composition and music technology, encompassing contemporary music notation and interactive music systems. His recent artistic research outputs attempt to theorise and translate ‘comprovisation’ as syn-schediasmos both via practice-led research enquiries, and while tracing eco-philosophical and ethnomusicological reflections.


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

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

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

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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