In 2022, Dimitris Skyllas’ life and music become a full-length documentary, titled AFTERPOP, produced by Onassis Culture. This is a result of his dynamic presence internationally, making Skyllas a leading creative of his generation.
AFTERPOP is a symbolic expression to create the public's awareness and bring more attention to the unseen life of contemporary composers and break the stereotypes of classical music in the contemporary world. Skyllas’ work is informed by concepts such as traditional rituals, laments, faith, and poetic images, while it contributes to the fields of theatre, contemporary dance, cinema and the visual arts. His music has been premiered in major and historical venues such as the Westminster Abbey, the Royal Albert Hall, the London Design Festival, the VIP opening of the British Ceramics Biennale, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and Onassis Stegi, among other. He appeared at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) with the world premiere of his solo piano piece ''Abyss'' for which he was invited by the Onassis Foundation to perform the Greek premiere of the work at the first public presentation of Maria Callas' historical piano.
With ''Kyrie Eleison'', co-commissioned by the BBC and Onassis Stegi, he becomes the first Greek composer to write for the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre's main stage. His music enters the world of cinema by composing his first original soundtrack for AFTERPOP film, which is available in all digital platforms.
[John Kolikis photography]