Michalis Paraskakis is a composer who is also active in other fields – video/visual arts, graphic design, performance, theatre, acting, and poetry. He has composed music for important musicians such as Klangforum Wien (AU), ASKO|Schönberg (NL), Nieuw Ensemble (NL), Momenta Quartet (USA), DissonArt (GR), as well as music for the theater, for cinema and music-theater works. He is the founder of the ensemble TETTTIX that performs new music and music-theater in a spectacle context. As a performer he is focusing on the demanding music-theater works of Xenakis, Aperghis and Christou and younger composers. He is also unofficially a writer/poet, mostly working for his projects with TETTTIX ensemble. At the same time his musical relation with poetry led to an ongoing collaboration with Eleonore Schömaier, plus the use of additional poems for his compositions including work by Eliot, Cavafi, Lorca, and Euripides among others. Currently he is completing his PhD in the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki on a large scale music-theater work that deals with confinement, language, time and mind.