Picture: Georgia Koumará by Carmen Koerner
Picture: Georgia Koumará by Carmen Koerner

Georgia Koumará

Growing up in Thessaloniki and now based in Cologne, Georgia Koumará could never find the right words to express herself. As a result, she decided to convey her thoughts through sound, paint, body gestures, and noise by becoming a composer and a time manipulator.

In her music, she is fascinated by exploring the relationships that exist among conceptual, perceptual, and quantifiable time. These relationships are formulated through various ontological interpretations, particularly within the process of performance and listening. She takes pleasure in collaborating with others and incorporating improvisational elements into her works. The complexity of the human brain and human existence fascinates her. She dedicates a substantial amount of time to fine-tuning her theremin and experimenting with synthesizers.


1. Energy doesn’t take up space. Or does it?

2. Time passes faster for your face than for your feet.

3.Let’s face it. We are undone by each other. And if we’re not, we’re missing something. -Judith Butler.

1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?

People, places, smells, fire, memories, feelings, books, time, energy, nature, films, conversations, space, breath and the next thing I will discover .
2. How and when did you get into making music?

I was five years old when I convinced my parents to get me one “white and black piece of furniture that makes cling cling boom”. Took them a while to understand what I wanted and that’s how I started piano lessons.

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?

Pink Floyd, the dark side of the moon
Bjork, Biophilia
Frédéric Chopin, Nocturnes, Maurizio Pollini
Lena Platonos, Gallop
Merzbow, Tauromachine

4. What do you associate with Berlin?


5. What’s your favourite place in your town?

Everywhere green with a mixture of light and shade.

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?

Everywhere green with a mixture of light and shade.

7. What was the last record/music you bought or listen?

Everywhere green with a mixture of light and shade.

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Everyone that has a genuine curiosity about life and art and likes to laugh.

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?

As a spectator I will always remember Lucerne‘s Academy debut concert in 2016. Stravinsky’s Firebird conducted by Matthias Pintscher. I still don’t know what happened that day, but everyone in the audience was crying. Amazing energy.

10. How important is technology to your creative process?

It’s increasing every year.

11. What can we expect from your performance in Berlin?

Flow, energy, power, sensitivity, loudness, hugs.