Athos Tsiopani
Composer & Writer
Selected Filmography - Composer

Short Film

Chickens (2016)

Dir. George Wu

Commissioned by Channel 4’s show ‘Random Acts’, United Kingdom

Broadcast on Channel 4, December 2016

Short Film

(T)here Again (2016)

Dir. Vera Babida

Vimeo Pick-of-the-Week, June 2016

Short Film

Gnome (2016)

Dir. Ben Cresswell

Winner of RTA Student Television – Animation Award, 2016

Short Film

Heart of Dust (2015)

Dir. Louise Key-Bell

Winner of Best Animation Award at Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, 2015

Nominated for RTA Student Television – Animation Award, 2015

Short Film

Noodle (2014)

Dir. Shannon Mulrey

Nominated for RTA Student Television – Animation Award, 2014

Feature Length Film

Young and Wild (2014)

Dir. Felix Maxim Eller

Produced by Klartraumfilm studios, Germany

Music contributed to driving sequence

Short Film

The Trouble with Aoibhe (2014)

Dir. Ross Carey

Travelled to 16 different festivals in 6 countries

 

Received Award of Excellence at IndieFest in La Jolla, California, August 2014
Received Honourable Mention at SaMo Indie Santa Monica, California, September 2014
Received Award of Excellence at San Francisco Film Awards, 2015
Nominated for 3 awards on Short of the Month India, London-Based Website, January 2015

Feature Length Anthology Film

Cork, Like (2013)

Various Directors

Credited as Production Coordinator, Writer and Composer

Screened IndieCork Film Festival, 2013
Segment ‘Kennedy Quay’ screened RTE2, September 2015
Segment ‘Monday Night on Friday Hill’ screened RTE2, August 2014
Segment ‘This Old Rag’ featured at Los Angeles CineFest 2015, The Online Film Festival Selection 2015, Roma Cinema Doc 2015

Education

2013 - 2014

MSc in Composition for Screen

University of Edinburgh

2011 - 2012

Bachelor of Music

University College Cork

Graduated with First Class Honours

2008 - 2011

Bachelor of Arts (Music & English)

University College Cork

Graduated with First Class Honours

 

Employment

2012 - present

Freelance Composer for Screen

Contributed music to over 30 projects in Europe and North America

April 2014

Recording Engineer

Recording engineer for Aleksandra Kovac’s track ‘Dream with Me’ for the short film ‘Mom’.

December 2012 - August 2013

Composer-in-Residence

Cork Film Centre, Ireland

Commissioned to create original stock music for various productions at the Cork Film Centre
Integral role in the Cork Film Centre’s feature-length anthology film, Cork, Like. Credited as composer, writer and production coordinator

September 2012 - May 2013

Founder, Curator & House Pianist

The Empty Orchestra Collective, Ireland

The Empty Orchestra is a collective based in Cork, Ireland, dedicated to providing silent films with improvised soundtracks

January 2011 - April 2012

Technical Officer

Stet Lab, Ireland

Stet Lab was an improvised music collective based in Cork, Ireland, and founded by Han-earl Park. Technical Officer’s responsibilities included recording events, mixing and mastering tracks, and preparing meta-data for online distribution

2005 - 2015

Freelance Pianist

Lounge music, pop & jazz. Notable venues include:

The Boards at The Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh
Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork (5 stars)
Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare (5 stars)
The Park Hotel, Kenmare (5 stars)
Parknasilla Hotel, Kerry (5 stars)
The Brook Lane, Kenmare (4 stars)

Selected Live Soundtracks and Performances

November 2015

Live Soundtrack to The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)

Performed at the Edinburgh College of Art. Piano performance with a specially assembled group of musicians, led by Christian Aalby Svalessen.

August 2013

Live Soundtrack to The Phantom Carriage (1921)

An Empty Orchestra event. Piano performance with Dr. Jeffrey Weeter (electronics), Tony O’Connor (bass guitar) and Jonathan Deasy (guitar)

April 2013

Live Soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey 'Re-Mixed'

An Empty Orchestra event. Piano performance with Dr. Jeffrey Weeter (electronics & percussion), Andrea Bonino (guitar), Ellen King (electronics). Film live re-mix by Sara Wentworth

January 2013

Live Soundtrack to The Battleship Potemkin (1925)

An Empty Orchestra event. Piano performance with Andrea Bonino (guitar), Jonathan Deasy (guitar), Paul Dowling (bass) and Cian Heffernan (drums)

October 2012

Live Soundtrack to Metropolis (1927)

An Empty Orchestra event. Piano performance with Jonathan Deasy (guitar), Paul Dowling (bass guitar) and Dan Walsh (drums)

April 2012

Live Soundtrack to Sherlock Jr. (1924)

A Stet Lab event. Conducted a specially assembled group of musicians for an improvised soundtrack of the film

April 2011

London Improvisors Orchestra

Piano performance with the London Improvisers Orchestra at Cafe Oto

April 2010

Christian Woolf's 'Burdocks'

Piano performance with a specially assembled group of musicians for UCC’s ‘Fools’ Errand’ event. Other performers included Dr. John Godfrey (guitar), Dr. Francis Heary (laptop), Danny McCarthey (electronics) and Mick O’Shea (electronics)

Awards & Funding

June 2013

Bucher-Fraser Award

University of Edinburgh

June 2013

Jean Kennoway-Howells Scholarship

University of Edinburgh

2013

Cork County Council Funding

Through the Cork Film Centre, for the production of Cork, Like

July 2012

Mary V. Hart Award

University College Cork. Awarded for graduating highest in the BMus class of 2012

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