Born in Athens, GR
Lives & works in London, UK
Christina Karpodini is a Greek composer, media artist, and researcher.
Christina is a PhD student in the DMT Lab at Birmingham City University, UK. Her research focuses on designing and developing novel accessibility tools for processing and experiencing information through haptics in music production. The research challenges current human-computer interaction paradigms and machine learning techniques, intending to devise new ways in which visually impaired users can process information, navigate, interact and collaborate.
Through her sonic practice, she aims to bring listeners closer to nature and the environment as well as their inner selves and mentality. Her pieces are characterised by playful visual aesthetics and futuristic 20th-century music influences. Her practice focuses on electroacoustic compositions, interactive installations and instrument making.
Her compositions have been played at various festivals and conferences around the world (UK, Italy, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece) and she has proudly curated the soundscapes and sound design for two theatrical productions of the Greek Art Theatre (Theatro Technis) and the UK based Unwired Dance Theatre.
She is now based in the UK, exhibiting and performing at various venues (Peckham Digital, WISWOS, Horniman museum, A&SM#4.5, Hack and Scratch).
She has started her music education at her 7 years with classical piano training and participation in vocal ensembles. She took her first music Diploma in Music Harmony from the conservatory in 2011 and the second Diploma in Counterpoint Music in 2013. In 2015 she took her Piano Teaching Diploma (equivalent to LRAM) and her Bachelor's Degree in Music Studies, pathway Music Technology and Acoustics, with first-class Honors by the National University of Athens. In 2016 she completed her Master Degree in Composition at City University of London. and in 2020 her second Master Degree in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths University of London.