About

Nikos Kokolakis (1981) (GR) is a composer and sound artist living in Den Haag (NL).

He studied Physics at the University of Crete and Music Composition at the Ionian University in Corfu. He obtained the MA in Composition at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Peter Adriaansz, Yannis Kyriakides and Raviv Ganchrow.

His main compositional interest lies in developing an understanding of sound as space in sonic structures. He is engaged in multidisciplinary artistic approaches and he is an active member of various artists’ initiatives. He is one of the artistic directors of the Catchpenny Ensemble, focusing in multimedia and collective composition.

In 2016 he won the first prize in the Composition Concours within the TROMP international percussion competition for his piece Stream for Marimba performed by Jonathan Bonny, and in 2015 the second prize in the International Carillon Composition Contest in Zwolle for his piece Squarcle for Carillon performed by Gijsbert Kok.