Vanias Apergis is the Composer In Residence of Athens-based Persona Theatre Company. He is the owner and Director of Yellow Groove Music Group. He has composed and/or produced music for feature and short films, documentaries, TV, Theatre, Commercial Records, Video Games and advertisements. He has served as a General Manager, Business Development Director and Head of Music Publishing in various companies in the Greek music business ecosystem.
Being equally interested in music synthesis and applied psychoacoustics has pushed Vanias to explore the use of many aspects of sound in his approach to composition. Recently, he has composed for Bryony Lavery’s Frozen (Skala Theatre, Larnaca, Nicosia, Fall 2020); Phaedra I—(text: Sidiropoulou –Tristan Bates Theatre, London 2019); A Doll’s House (Technochoros Ethal, Limassol and Nicosia 2019)
Οther works include: Searching for andreas: Political Leadership in Times of Crisis , Feature documentary by Harris Mylonas (2018), Original Music Award 6th Ierapetra International Documentary Festival; Astoria, Short film, director/writer του Paul Mason. Production Young Victorian Theater (2016); #ThisIsACoup, Feature documentary by Paul Mason and Theopi Scarlatos. Co-Produced by Field of Vision and distributed by Facebook UK(2015); EthnoPhobia, Short animation film Director/writer Joan Zhonga. Produced by ERT, Best Music Award at the Animfest 2017 Athens International Animation Festival; Maria Borisova. Based on F. Dostoyevsky’s novella A Meek Girl. Studio Mavromihali. (Athens, Greece, September 2012); Tell-Tale Hearts: The (Un) Told Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Vafopouleio Cultural Center. (Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2010); Hellenic-American Union (Athens, Greece, October 2010), And God Said. A Parable. Co-produced by Persona Theatre Company and Garajistanbul. Garajistanbul Theatre. (Istanbul, Turkey, April 2009). Invited participation at the 28th Fadjr International Theatre Festival. Sangelaj Hall. (Tehran, Iran, January 2010), Leftovers: Memories are Killing (based on S. Beckett’s novella “The Expelled” –Thessaloniki, 2005); 2012); Clytemnestra’s Tears. Produced by Persona Theatre Company, supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the Hellenic Culture Organisation, The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Organisation and the Ioannis F. Costopoulos Foundation. Performed by Themis Bazaka. La MaMa ETC (New York, U.S.A., May-June 2007); Dipylon Theatre (Athens, Greece, April-May 2004); Trilingual production Clytemnestra'nin Gozyaslari/ Clytemnestra’s Tears/Ta Δάκρυα της Κλυταιμνήστρας funded by the European Union within the framework of the micro-project programme for the promotion of Greek-Turkish civic dialogue. Tiyatro Oyunevi ISM2. (Istanbul, Turkey, June 2004.) Official participation in the 40th International Arts Festival “Dimitria” of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. (Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2005).