Manos Perrakis was born in Athens, where he attented the Classical Lyceum of Anavryta. He studied German, Semiotics and Philosophy in Athens and Berlin, and holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Humboldt University, Berlin. He taught at the Technical University of Berlin, and he was Research Fellow at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. He is currently Research Associate at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.