Stefanou Danae

Danae Stefanou makes improvised sounds and texts. She is Associate Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and previously Research Associate / Visiting Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her releases include "herewith" for solo inside piano (Holotype Editions, 2014) and "Crease", a duo with guitarist Michalis Moschoutis (Coherent States, 2017). Her visceral, intensely tactile approach to the piano has been described as “real-time composition with no safety net” ( and compared to the sound of electronic and noise musicians such as Russell Haswell, Kevin Drumm, and Phill Niblock ("The Quietus", "Just Outside"). In her research, she examines experimental and improvised music histories and aesthetics from a variety of ethnographic, archival, and analytical perspectives, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals (JRMA, JIMS, Musicae Scientiae) and edited volumes, including "the Cambridge Companion to Film Music" (CUP, 2016), and "Made in Greece: Studies in Greek Popular Music" (Routledge, 2018).