Georges Aperghis

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He was born on February 28, 1962 in La Falda, Cordoba, Argentina. He got his Degree in Music Composition at the National University of Cordoba (Argentina). He studied musical composition with Helmut Lachenmann, Luigi Nono, Tristan Murail, Philippe Manoury (IRCAM) and Peter Eotvos in France. In 2004 he got the Masters in Musicology and in 2007 the Doctorate in Musicology, both degrees given by the University of Rennes 2. His output includes chamber music, orchestral music, vocal music, electroacoustic music and music for theater and dance. His works have been performed, recorded and broadcast in many countries: USA, Mexico, Argentina, France, UK, Italy Germany, Spain, Japan, Chile, Brazil and Russia. His music was played by the orchestras of Radio France, Poitou-harentes, St-Nazaire, Nantes University, by the ensembles North-South Consonance, Berlingot musique d'aujourd'hui and by interpreters as Pablo Marquez, Patrice Boquillon, Maxime Pascal, Pascal Verot. Many of his pieces are inspired by the philosophy and literature of authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alberto Manguel, Arthur Danto... Fundamentally, his music focuses on the investigation of sound stimuli, either by strength or character. His works, with a sequential approach can sometimes be discursive.
Awards
• 2015 : First Prize in Trinac Argentina. Selected for The ISCM’s“ World Music Days”
festival 2016 (Tongyeong), South Korea
• 2014 : First Prize at the International Competition for accoustic and electronic composition,
association Musinfo, Bourges (France)
• 2005 : Nominee at the International competition for electroacoustic of Sao Pablo (Brazil).
• 2004 : Special distinction “Prix National du concours de la Presidence de la Nation”
(Argentina).
• 2003 : Distinction at the electroacousic music competition “Pierre Schaeffer” (Italy).
• 2002 : Prize “Fondo Nacional de las Artes” (Argentine).
• 2000 : Timalca Prize (“Tribuna Americana de Compositores”) (Cuba).
• 1999 : Prize “Tribuna de Musica Argentina” TRIMAG (Argentine).
• 1998 : Selected for The ISCM’s“ World Music Days” festival (Manchester).
• 1998 : “Tribuna Nacional de Compositores” prize (Argentina).
• 1997 : “Tribuna Nacional de Compositores” prize (Argentine).
• 1996 : Selection “North/ South Consonance Inc.” (New-York).
• 1994 : “Tribuna Nacional de Compositores” prize (Argentine).
• 1993 : distinction “Irino Prize” (Japon).
• 1993 : 3rd Prize “Moldavia Competition” (Moldavia).
• 1992 : Selection “University of Rennes Competition” (France).
• 1992 : Prize “Tribuna Nacional de Compositores” (Argentine).
• 1992 : Distinction at the “Marimolin” competition (U.S.A.).
• 1992 : 2rd prize for composition pour the guitar at the Radio-France competition
(France).
• 1991 : Distinction “Irino Prize” (Japon).
• 1987 : Selection “New Music American Festival” (Miami).
• 1986 : Prize “Tribuna Nacional de Compositores” (Argentine).
• 1986 : Distinction “Tribuna Nacional de Compositores” (Argentine).
• 1982 : First Prize at the Music Composition Competition, organised by the National Arts
University of Cordoba.
Publications
• L'insaisissable creation musicale de la fin du XXe siecle. (Une periode classique), ed. the
Mediatheque Hermeland of St-Herblain, (France, 2003).
• La pensee musicale de Gyorgy Kurtag. Ed. Press Academics of Rennes (march 2009), in
the collection Aesthetica.(France 2009).
• Approche musicale de la directionnalite dans Imaginary sky-lines. ed. Suvini Zerboni.
(Italy, 2010)
• Directionnalites dans la musique d'Ivan Fedele. These. Editions Academics European.
(Germany, 2010).
Discography
• 2014 Integrados - Collection "Parte de la Historia" cmmas CD019 (with Ricardo Dal
Farra, Mexico)
• 2006 Cantate Symphonique - Orchestra et choir of the Nantes University. DVD.
• 1998 Berlingot Musique d’Aujourd’hui (sponsored by D.R.A.C. de Pays de Loire,
France)
• 1988 Serie “Argentinian music of the XXth century” published by CIRCE 2005
(Argentina).
• 1987 “electroacoustic music in real time” published by IRCO 31C (with Ricardo dal
Farra, Argentina).
• 1986 « Carlos Costa : guitar » published by CIRCE 2002. (Argentina).
Education activities
• Professor at the Pole d'Enseignement Superieur Spectacle Vivant Bretagne-Pays de la
Loire since 2014
• Full professor of composition and musical analysis at the CRD of Saint Nazaire since
2009.
• Teacher of initiation of methodological research at the CEFEDEM of Pays de Loire from
2004 to 2013.
• Full professor of musical languages at the Conservatoire a rayonnement departemental at
Ville d’Avray 2004-2008.
• Teaching musical analysis of 20th century music at Nantes University since 1999.