ALEXANDROS MOUZAS (b 1962 )
Born in 1962, Greek composer Alexandros Mouzas studied composition with Theodoros Antoniou, advanced theory with Haris Xanthoudakis and electronic music with Dimitris Kamarotos. He has composed for various ensembles and has received commissions from organizations and orchestras. He has also collaborated with choreographer Konstantinos Michos and the ‘Lathos Kinissi’ dance group. Mouzas’ most important compositions to date include the works recorded on this album, the ballet Trisha didn’t leave home (for orchestra, 1999), Struwwelpeter (for orchestra and narrator, 2004), both commissioned by the Athens Concert Hall, along with Innerscape (for symphony orchestra, 2007), which was given its première performance by the Athens State Orchestra.
Mouzas is active in image-related music. He has written original music for short films, television series, documentaries and commercials for all Greek television channels. He was artistic director of the Greek Section of the European programme ‘New Media Edge Project’ (2003). He collaborated with the Organizing Committee of the 2004 Athens Olympics, writing original music for corporate videos of the Games. Mouzas teaches Music Technology and Film Scoring in top schools in Athens. In recent years, he has acted as production manager in many important CD releases of Greek orchestral music. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Composers’ Union.