Fanis Gioles is a sound artist, performer and percussionist born in Athens, Greece.
He studied physics and experimental percussion, worlds that ended up combined after a long journey through mathematical logic, relativity, quantum physics, baroque aesthetics, complexity, musique concrète and electronic music.
He has been highly active in the fields of improvisation, music theater, sound based installations and performance, he is one of the founders and artistic directors of the contemporary music ensemble ‘Volans’ and the multidisciplinary collective '_.mootpoint'. His works has been presented in many places in and outside Europe.
His way of practice varies from self-made instruments to multichannel soundscapes and noise improvisation. He has been highly influenced by C. Monske (discipline), K. Theodorakos(aesthetics), M. Stahnke(ethics) and T. Adachi(limits).
As a percussion player Fanis has been performing regularly in many Festivals as soloist and chamber musician, like Lux Aeterna, Reeperbahn Festival, Darmstadt Festival for New Music, Klangspuren Schwaz, San Marino International Festival, Athens and Epidaurus Festival. He has recorded with NDR, Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, HfMT Hamburg Orchestra and collaborated with Ensemble Modern, IEMA, KNM Berlin, Hamburgisches Stadtsoper, Hamburger Camerata among others.
Since 2017 Fanis has been expanding his skills to the fields of sound art, sound design and sound based compositions.