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Emmanouel Rovithis was born in Athens, Greece. He holds a PhD in Electronic Music Composition (Ionian University, Dept. of Music Studies). His thesis revolves around the design of Audio Games that serve entertaining, educational and music-creative purposes. Prior to his PhD studies he had graduated from the German School of Athens, received a degree in German Literature (National Kapodistrian University of Athens), completed his studies in Classical Guitar, Harmony and Counterpoint (“Rhythmos” Conservatoir) and achieved his MA in Music Composition (Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK).
He is currently employed as an academic scholar at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University, where he has been teaching subjects related to Digital Signal Processing, Algorithmic Synthesis, Audio Technology, and Teaching through Art. He has also taught Music Software Design at the cross-sectional Master’s program provided by the Dept. of Audio & Visual Arts and the Dept. of Music Studies, as well as supervised graduate and post-graduate dissertations and contributed to the organisation of the institution’s annual Audiovisual Arts Festival.
As a researcher he has accomplished a European co-funded project that focuses on Audio Game Interaction in Augmented Reality Environments. His role was set on designing the game's scenario, mechanics, and audio content, as well as disseminating the work through the appropriate academic channels. Other research interests of Dr. Rovithis include Audio Games, Accessible Audio Interfaces, Gamification, and Data Sonification. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings and participated in many international conferences. He has designed audio games and interactive installations that have been presented in festivals and conferences in Greece, Denmark, Canada and the U.K. and led workshops on behalf of institutions, such as the Ionian University, the Athens Megaron, the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation, the Mikro Polytechnio Foundation for the Arts, and the Panhellenic Association of the Blind.
Rovithis has a strong background in music composition and sound design for theatre and cinema having collaborated with various directors and choreographers including Georgia Mavragani, Esther Andre Gonzales, Makis Papadimitratos, Kostas Zappas, Vicky Sachpazi, Justine Goussot and many more. His compositional techniques stretch from harmonic contrasts and melodic bursts to fragmented speech and artificial soundscapes. His works have been exhibited at international conferences and festivals, including the Athens Science Festival, Audiovisual Arts Festival, Design Walk Festival, the Athens Digital Arts Festival, Babble’s Festival, and the Kettle’s Yard Gallery.