Ulpiu Vlad: Sonorități şi clopoței albaştri

Ulpiu Vlad

Ulpiu Vlad (b. January 27, 1945, Zărneşti) is a Romanian composer of orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed throughout Europe. Prof. Vlad initially studied music theory with Filaret Barbu and oboe with Pavel Tornea at the Music High School in Bucharest from 1958–64. He then studied with Tudor Ciortea, Dan Constantinescu,…

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Sarah Lianne Lewis: Apart we are not alone / Together Apart

Sarah Lianne Lewis

(Submitted by ISCM – WELSH SECTION) Sarah Lianne Lewis (b. 1988) is a Welsh composer of bold, imaginative and accessible contemporary classical and electronic music. Her musical language subverts the boundary between acoustic and electronic sound, engaging the audience in unique soundscapes and sonic atmospheres. Her work explores the natural world and the human condition,…

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Constantine A. Lignos: Chelidonaki

Constantine A. Lignos

(Submitted by ISCM – GREEK SECTION) Constantine A. Lignos (b. 1948) studied at the Greek Conservatory and privately with J. A. Papaioannou. He also did post-graduate studies in London (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) and participated in seminars with W. Lutoslawski and H.W. Henze. Lignos has written music for theatre, cinema, electroacoustic pieces, chamber…

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Dimitri Voudouris: Panta Rhei

Dimitri Voudouris

(Submitted by ISCM – SOUTH AFRICA SECTION) Dimitri Voudouris, born in 1961 in Athens, Greece, is a citizen of South Africa. Voudouris is a clinical pharmacist and self-taught composer who curated UNYAZI, the first electro-acoustic music festival and symposium in Africa, in 2005. His compositions are for acoustic instruments, electronics, multimedia, dance, and theatre. His…

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Dan Dediu: A Mythological Bestiary

Dan Dediu

(Submitted by ISCM – ROMANIAN SECTION) Dan Dediu (b. 1967, Brăila) studied composition in Bucharest with Ștefan Niculescu and Dan Constantinescu, and in Vienna with Francis Burt. Various composition and research grants (Herder and A. Berg, Vienna; Ircam, Paris; New Europe College, Bucharest; Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin; Villa Concordia, Bamberg) played a decisive role in his development…

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