Georges Aperghis

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Georges Aperghis (Greek: Γιώργος Απέργης; born 23 December 1945 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek composer working primarily in the field of experimental music theater but has also composed a large amount of non-programmatic chamber music. He is married to actress Édith Scob and lives in France.

Aperghis studied with Iannis Xenakis and founded the music and theater company ATEM (Atelier Théâtre et Musique). He was a "composer in residence" in Strasbourg, France.

Selected works[edit]

  • Il gigante golia (1975/1990) for voice and orchestra
  • Histoire de loups (1976), opera
  • Récitations (1977–78) for solo voice
  • Le Corps à Corps (1978) for a percussionist and his Zarb
  • En un tournemain (1987) for viola solo
  • Cinq Couplets (1988) for voice and bass clarinet
  • Triangle carré (1989) for string quartet and three percussionists
  • Simulacre (1991–95), series of four pieces for voice and small chamber groupings
  • Sextuor: L'Origine des espèces (1992), opera for five female voices and 'cello
  • Crosswind (1997) for viola and saxophone quartet
  • Volte-face (1997) for viola solo
  • Die Hamletmaschine-oratorio (2000) for choir and orchestra with soloists
  • Le petit chaperon rouge (2001) for chamber ensemble
  • Rasch (2001) for violin and viola
  • Avis de tempête (2005), opera with chamber ensemble and electronics

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