Spaneas’ major interests have included combining improvisation within classically structured forms, with electronics and video, and world music. Currently, he is working with combining aural and visual art forms into multimedia presentations based on ancient thought and ritual. His music has been performed at major venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Born Lowell, MA USA, Demetrius Spaneas studied at New England Conservatory. Composition teachers included Chinary Ung and John Heiss.
Spaneas is a contemporary music/experimental improvisational performer on multiple wind instruments. He is influenced by Ives, Cage, modern Dance, John Coltrane, art, and philosophy.