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LUKAS LIGETI WORLD PREMIERE WITH ENSEMBLE MISE-EN
SUNDAY, JUN 14 2015, 05:30 PM
Lukas Ligeti has been a vitally creative contributor to NYC's experimental and avant-garde music scene in all it facets since arriving here in 1998. On the occasion of his 50th birthday, the ACFNY presents an unprecedented overview of Ligeti's work as a composer. The concert series will culminate in this performance, presented jointly with Roulette, and featuring Lukas Ligeti's music for chamber orchestra. Ensemble Mise-En will perform the world premiere of a new, extensive work commissioned by the ACFNY, several other works on the program are US or NYC premieres.
Champagne for Urbana*
Castle of Turns*** (2007)
Zambezi* (1999, new version 2015)
Lukas Ligeti (born 13 June 1965, in Vienna, Austria) is a composer and percussionist. His work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical and various world musics. Ligeti is of Hungarian ancestry and is the son of the noted composer György Ligeti (1923-2006). He holds a master's degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna where he studied composition with Erich Urbanner. He travels frequently to Africa and has performed with musicians from Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Zimbabwe and several other African nations. His group, Burkina Electric, brings together electronica and Burkinabe popular music. From 1994 to 1996 he was visiting composer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. He has worked with Elliott Sharp, George Lewis, Henry Kaiser and Roy Nathanson. In 2006 he was visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has lived in New York City since 1998 and resides in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Compositions have been commissioned by the London Sinfonietta, the Amadinda Ensemble Budapest, Icebreaker, the London Composers' Ensemble, the Synergy Percussion Sydney, the Ensemble Modern, Kronos Quartet, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can and others. Ligeti has been the recipient of many awards, including the 1990 Vienna promotion award for composers, a 1993 award of the Republic of Austria and composition fellowships and grants by the Arts Council of Santa Clara County/California and the Austrian state.
For more information click go to roulette.org/events/lukas-ligeti-50th-birthday-concert/.
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>>> To purchase tickets (adults: 20.00/students, seniors: 15.00$) click >here<. +++Special promotion: ACFNY friends will get $5 off for the show at Roulette with the code"ACF2015" (valid for orders online or telephone only)+++