(Greek: Γιώργος Κουτσούρης)

Member of the Danish visual arts association (BKF).

Education

2015 – 2018: MFA The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (BKS).
2009 – 2011: MSc Acoustics. Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
2001– 2008: MEng – BSc Mechanical Engineering. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
2006 – 2008: Rhythmic Piano and Harmony. Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens.
1994 – 1998: Classical Piano and Music Theory. National Conservatory of Greece.

Solo exhibitions - public works

  • Møstings Hus, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘Nature Symphony’. September – November 2022.
  • Krausparken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Rotatable Tubes (public work). Project funded by Metroselskabet. Dimensions 12m x 4m x 5cm. January 2017.
  • Q space – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, “Studies in Turbulence”, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2016.
  • Nørrebro Station, Copenhagen, Denmark. Sonic Curtain (public work). Project funded by Metroselskabet. Dimensions 27m x 3m x 30cm. January 2016.
  • Skulkenborg, Odense, Denmark. Transformations (public work). Project funded by Fra Gade Til By, Odense. Dimensions 40m x 2.5m x 3cm. September 2015.
  • Enghave Plads, Copenhagen, Denmark. Sound Neckties (public work). Project funded by the Copenhagen Metro Company. Dimensions 8m x 2.4m x 15 cm. September 2015.
  • Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Speaking Labyrinth (public work). Project funded by the Copenhagen Metro Company. Dimensions 30m x 2.4m x 50cm. June 2015.
  • Rådhuspladsen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Rotating Waves (public work). Project funded by the Copenhagen Metro Company. Dimensions: 20x4m. June 2014 – February 2015.

Group exhibitions

  • Kunsthal Sophienholm, ‘Spor af Niels Bohr’ (100 years anniversary of Bohr’s Nobel Prize), Lyngby, Denmark. April – August 2022.
  • Vennepunkt, Haster, Copenhagen, Denmark December 2021.
  • ‘200 years after the Greek revolution of 1821’, online exhibition organized by the Municipality of Athens and newspaper Athens Voice. Athens, Greece, November – December 2021. 
  • The Project Gallery, Alex in wonderland II, Athens, Greece, November 2020.
  • Den Frie Udstilling, Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling (The Artists’ Autumn Exhibition), Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2018.
  • Rundgang 2018, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2018.
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Afgang 2018. Copenhagen, Denmark, April-May 2018.
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, PULSAR festival, Copenhagen, Denmark. March 2018.
  • Rundgang 2017, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2017.
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, PULSAR festival. Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2017.
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, The Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark. February-March 2017.
  • Festival of Endless Gratitude, Volume, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2016.
  • Rundgang 2016, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2016.
  • Q space – The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2016.
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, PULSAR festival. Copenhagen, Denmark, March 2016.
  • PVC – Project Room Vera, Copenhagen, Denmark. January 2016.

Performances

  • Møstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark. Kulturnatten in exhibition ‘Nature Symphony’ – with musician and teacher Marina Siani. October 14th, 2022.
  • Illutron, PulseWorks, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 28th, 2017.
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, PULSAR festival, Copenhagen, Denmark – with musician Katerina Anagnostidou. March 2017.
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, PULSAR festival. Copenhagen, Denmark – with musician Katerina Anagnostidou. March 2016.
  • Songs and folk duets for viola and piano, Vrilissia, Athens – with musicians Marina Siani, Marios Kazas & Theodoris Zogopoulos. 2015.

Collaborations

  • Møstings Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark. Children’s workshop in exhibition ‘Nature Symphony’ – with musicians and teachers Anna Bohm and Marina Siani. November 19th, 2022.
  • ‘CATHEDRA: Auditory Lounger’. Sound-design project by DTU Health Tech in collaboration with Auricle, Oticon Medical and artist George Koutsouris. Funded by Danish Sound Cluster, Denmark 2022.
  • Mindre end Støv, public project. Collaboration with Composer Alexandra Hallén and Choreographer Ingrid Tranum Velásquez, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2021.
  • Overgaden (Institut for Samtidskunst), Collaboration with Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl for his exhibition Lilith Grotto, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2020.
  • Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Collaboration with Angela Melitopoulos for her project ‘Crossings’. Acoustics, design – loudspeaker construction, 16-channel sound spatialisation. November 2018. 
  • Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo – CAAC, Seville, Spain. Collaboration with Angela Melitopoulos for her project ‘Crossings’. Acoustics, design – loudspeaker construction, 16-channel sound spatialisation. September 2018. 
  • ‘Probes for the Forgotten Tone’ by artist Ursula Nystrup. Acoustic consultancy. Læsø, Denmark 2017.
  • documenta 14, Kassel, Germany. Collaboration with Angela Melitopoulos for her project ‘Crossings’. 16-channel sound spatialization – construction of loudspeakers. June 2017.

Awards

  • Production grant – Danish Art Council, Statens Kunstfond. Copenhagen, Denmark 2022.
  • 2nd prize – ‘200 years after the Greek revolution of 1821’. Competition organized by the Municipality of Athens and newspaper Athens Voice. Athens, Greece, December 2021.
  • Finalist at the new Rødovre Music School Open call for a permanent artwork. Rødovre Municipality, Denmark. 2021.
  • Work grant (arbejdslegat for Kunsthåndværk og Design) – Danish Art Council, Statens Kunstfond. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2021.
  • Production grant – Danish Art Council, Statens Kunstfond. Copenhagen, Denmark 2020.
  • Jury prize – Hegnspælen 2016. Sonic Curtain. Best project in 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Nomination – Hegnspælen 2015. Speaking Labyrinth. Best 12 projects in 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Nomination – Hegnspælen 2014. Rotating Waves. Best 10 projects in 2014. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2-year financial scholarship from A. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation for the MSc studies in Acoustics, Denmark. 2009 – 2011.
  • High-school technology exhibition of innovative factory architectural scale models. 1st prize. Athens, Greece. 1997.

Permanent collections

  • Psalm machine, Museum of contemporary art, Roskilde, Denmark. (bought in 2021).

Lectures

  • An Encounter of Sound, Engineering and Art. Conversation with artist & designer Y. Suzuki. Danish Sound Cluster. April 2022.
  • Τεχνοκρατία ή Τεχνηκρατία (Technocracy or Artocracy). Online lecture at the Florina School of Fine Arts, Greece, February 2021.   
  • The science of sound, lecture-workshop at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with The Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. July 2018 and May 2016.

Residencies

  • Danish Art Workshops (Statens Værkesteder for Kunst), Copenhagen, Denmark, June-August 2022.
  • Danish Art Workshops (Statens Værkesteder for Kunst), Copenhagen, Denmark, August-October 2020.

Auctions

  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2018.

Interviews

Kunsten.nu, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021.

Glow magazine, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2021.

Athens Voice, Athens, Greece, 2021.

Metroselskabet, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.

Catalogues

  • Metrohegn er Byens Hegn, Udgiver Metroselskabet I/S, Copenhagen 2018.
  • Kunsternes Efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen 2018.
  • Afgang 2018, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, Copenhagen 2018.
  • Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling MMXVII, Copenhagen 2017.
  • Metrohegn er Byens Hegn, Udgiver Metroselskabet I/S, Copenhagen 2015.

Works on online galleries

Publications in Acoustics

  • C. L. Christensen, G. Koutsouris, A. K. Nørgaard, J. H. Rindel, A. Richard. A light-weight, wireless omni-directional source for room acoustic measurements. To be presented in BNAM 2022 International Conference,  Aalborg, May 2022. 
  • C. L. Christensen, G. Koutsouris, A. Richard, J. H. Rindel. Audio effects for multi-source auralisations. Proceedings of I3DA 2021 International Conference, September 2021. 
  • A. Richard, C. L. Christensen, G. Koutsouris. Sine Sweep Optimization for Room Impulse Response Measurements. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum 2020, December 2020, Online.
  • G. Koutsouris, A. K. Nørgaard, Claus Lynge Christensen, and Jens Holger Rindel. Considerations for modelling curved surfaces as those found in worship spaces. Akustika, Vol. 27.
  • G. Koutsouris, A. K. Nørgaard, Claus Lynge Christensen, and Jens Holger Rindel. Discretization of curved surfaces and choice of simulation parameters in acoustic modeling of religious spaces. ICSV23, Athens, Greece. 2016.
  • C. L. Christensen, G. Koutsouris, Juan Gil and Jens Holger Rindel. Applying In-situ Recalibration for Sound Strength Measurements in Auditoria. IOA Auditorium Acoustics 2015, Paris, France. 2015.
  • C. L. Christensen, G. Koutsouris and J. H. Rindel. Estimating absorption of materials to match room model against existing room using a genetic algoritthm. Forum Acusticum 2014, Krakow, Poland. 2014.
  • J. H. Rindel, C. L. Christensen and G. Koutsouris. Simulations, Measurements and Auralisations in Architectural Acoustics. Acoustics 2013, New Delhi, India. 2013.
  • C. L. Christensen, G. Koutsouris and J. H. Rindel. The ISO 3382 parameters. Can we measure them? Can we simulate them? International Symposium on Room Acoustics, Toronto, Canada. June 2013.
  • G. Koutsouris, J. Brunskog and C. H. Jeong. Combination of the acoustical radiosity and the image source method. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 133, 2013.
  • G. Koutsouris, J. Brunskog and C. H. Jeong. A combination of the acoustic radiosity and the image source method. INTER-NOISE 2012, New York, USA.

Special projects

Involved in the design, development and building of a novel omni-directional loudspeaker for room acoustic measurements (2015-2022). Company: Odeon A/S, Lyngby, Denmark.  

Theses

  • G. Koutsouris, Energy Integral Equation Models for use in Room Acoustic Predictions, MSc Thesis, DTU, 2011. Available as pdf
  • G. Koutsouris, Wind Pipe Organ, MEng Thesis, NTUA, 2008. Available as pdf.