Marios Aristopoulos is a composer and sound designer based in London. He has composed music for the Playstation 4 video game APOTHEON (Alientrap Games) which was placed on the Top 10 PS4 soundtracks of 2015, the Greek 3D animation film AENIGMA, and frequently works with Elias Arts NY as a freelance composer for TV commercials.
From 2012 to 2016 he worked in the New York theater scene and was a Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist as well as a Sundance Theatre lab participant with the play So Go the Ghosts of Mexico part II. Other USA theater credits include the well known Summer Shorts Festival 2012 & 2013 (59E59), the musical El Laurel de Apolo (Repertorio Español), and the dance performance X-Stream (BAM).
Marios holds a BMus (Hons) Bachelor’s degree in Music from Goldsmiths College, a MMus Master’s degree in acoustic composition from Goldsmiths College, and an MMus degree in ethnomusicology from SOAS where he studied traditional African and Indonesian music. He received his PhD in 2017 from City University of London for his thesis in recombinant music in open world video games. He has presented his research in international conferences such as the Music and the Moving Image at NYU (2012, 2014,2015) and Ludomusicology at the University of Liverpool. After teaching for 3 year at the Institute of Audio Research (IAR) in New York he is now leading the Moving and Moving Image 2 module at BIMM London as well as the Game Audio module at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.