Stylianos Dimou is a Greek composer born in Thessaloniki in 1988. He began music studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Thessaloniki, degrees in Music Harmony (May 2005), Counterpoint (May 2008) and diploma in accordion (June 2010). He has pursued advanced studies in composition with Prof. Christos Samaras at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Music Studies (Greece, 2011, MM in Composition) and he has been nominated as Fulbright Scholar continuing his Graduate Studies at the Eastman School of Music (USA, 2012, MA in composition). He is currently a Doctoral candidate in Music Composition at the Columbia University studying with Prof. Georg Friedrich Haas and Prof. George E. Lewis. Striving to maintain the balance between visceral inspiration and intuition, one fundamental principle of his music is the conception of structure as a fluid and sculpted entity that can be conceived as a byproduct of microscopic manipulation of the timbral and gestural dimensions of music. Blurred sonorities, harmonic fluidity and gestural formation are some of the ideas that he is elaborating on in his recent works. Dimou’s music has been premiered in festivals, composition competitions in Europe and the USA as part of residencies and commission projects in Gaudeamus Music Week 2015, International Ensemble Moderne Academy 2015, MANIFESTE-2014, the academy (IRCAM), New Music Edmonton 2015 Hear This Now Festival, Firenze Suona Contemporanea 2014, Royaumont/ Voix nouvelles/ session de composition 2013, 5th [‘tactus] Young Composers Forum 2013, June in Buffalo, International festival and Conference 2013, Tzlil Meudcan 2013 International Festival & Summer Course for New Music Performance & Composition, Young Composers Meeting 2013, Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, University of Missouri, Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival - International Composers Pyramid, The 5th New Music Week in Shanghai 2012 and 13th Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2012.