Audio Communication Group

Christos Drouzas

 

 

Scientific Career

From August 2018PhD scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation
Since July 2017PhD student - Technical University Berlin
Since 2013Music Composition Diploma - Philippos Nakas Conservatory
2015 - 2016Scholarship of the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Alferd Cortot
2015 - 2016Scholarship of the Cite International Universitaire de Paris
2014 - 2016Orchestral Conducting - Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Alferd Cortota
2011 - 2013Diploma in Fugue and Orchestration - Philippos Nakas Conservatoire
2009 - 2011Diploma in Counterpoint and History of Art - Philippos Nakas Conservatory of Music
2007 - 2009Diploma Music Theory and Harmony - Philippos Nakas Conservatory of Music
2005 - 2014Diploma (BA and Msc), Mechanical Engineering - National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) - Master Thesis: The Technique of Counterpoint as a Tool in Mechanical Engineering
2005 - 2010Diploma in Electric Bass - Philippos Nakas Conservatory in collaboration with Berklee College of Music

Fields of Research

  • Audiovisual cross-modal correspondences
  • Acoustic spatial impression
  • Spatial perception and memory
  • Auditory perception and memory
  • Music Learning

PhD Project

On the visual influence on the acoustic impression of a room.

 

Would the acoustic impression of a venue be different with different lighting conditions? What colour should a music studio be? Is the acoustic impression of a space independent of its visual elements?

 

The main objective of this study is to investigate the contribution of audiovisual associations regarding brightness, colour, light and visual position in the field of acoustics. By analysing the subjective evaluation of virtual and real spaces, we hope to shed light on the influence of the above-mentioned visual aspects on the acoustic impression of space. This work may also provide important insights for psychoacoustics, musicology and music cognition.

 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Weinzierl - TU Berlin

Funding: Hans Böckler Foundation -https://www.boeckler.de/index.htm

 

berlin-open-lab.org/portfolio/on-the-visual-influence-on-room-acoustical-impression/

Previous Work Experience

  •     Head of showcases at Classical:NEXT and Piranha Arts.
  •     Musical direction, conducting, arrangements, production and performance in 15 musical theatre, musical and opera productions
  •     Electric bass, double bass and orchestration in concerts, TV shows and festivals (Greece, France and Germany)
  •     Teacher of electric bass, music theory and harmony - Philippos Nakas Conservatory of Music