Nikos Stavropoulos

Ballistichory has been performed in Chatham, Corfu, Lisbon, Liverpool, Manchester, Montpellier and Vienna…

The title of the work, Ballistichory, refers to a mode of seed dispersal. Fracturing of the seed pod releases stored elastic energy into kinetic energy launching its contents. The term reflects musical processes as well as timbral qualities of the work. Spore scattering, energy accumulation and release, are the reoccurring motifs which drive the narrative here.


Ballistichory was realized at the composer’s studio at the end of 2014 and premiered during the concert Electronic Geographies 2 presented by Miso Music Portugal on March 28, 2015 at the O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon (Portugal). The work was awarded the 1st prize at the Open Circuit competition (Liverpool, UK, 2016), an Honorable Mention at the acousmatic category at the 8th Destellos Electroacoustic Composition Competition (Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2015), and was a finalist in the Klang! competition (Montpellier, France, 2015).


  • March 28, 2015, Electronic Geographies 2, O’culto da Ajuda, Lisbon (Portugal)



Ballistichory (2015), 7:13
stereo fixed medium



Date Work Program
June 4, 2019 Nikos Stavropoulos, Ballistichory (2015), 7:13 Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
June 24, 2019 Nikos Stavropoulos, Ballistichory (2015), 7:13 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)