Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

Dimitrios Dorian Kokiousis

Dimitrios Dorian Kokiousis is an autodidact multi-instrumentalist from Athens – Hellas. He took his first steps on the path of music in his teenage years, playing guitar and singing. Formal musical education was not available to him but that was no obstacle – he relied on intuition and imagination and took the long road to learning. In late 1996 Dimitrios begun teaching himself drums & percussion, with which he is most frequently associated. Along the way he performed in a range of musical situations: from Heavy & Progressive Rock, to Ethnic Jazz, Modern Percussion Ensembles, Classical Orchestra, as well as various World Music Percussion Ensembles: Japanese Taiko ensemble, Caribbean Steel Pan Ensemble, Brazilian Percussion Ensemble and more. During this period he took his first steps into Free-improvisation groups as performer and at times as band leader. The opportunity to study arose years later; however, his imagination and instinct continue to be the driving force behind his flexible performances and compositions. As a multi-instrumentalist, he has performed across Europe, as well as Australia and the USA. In 2006 Dimitrios settled in Germany and in 2008 begun collaborating with trumpet player/composer Markus Stockhausen. Their new ensemble Eternal Voyage is founded on improvised, intuitive music that fuses elements of Traditional World Music, Jazz and Classical Music and brings together musicians from around the globe. Aside from live performances, Dimitrios offers private drum-set & percussion lessons and sound production services.