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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 musical theater but has also composed a large amount of non-programmatic chamber music. He is married to actress Édith Scob and lives in France.
In 2011 he was the first recipient of the Mauricio Kagel Music Prize. Aperghis is honored with the 2015 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Contemporary Music for his reinvention of music theater, using sound, gesture, space and technology and involving performers in the compositional process.
- 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 solo percussion (voice with 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
- Machinations (2000) musical spectacle for four female voices and computer
- 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
- Trio Funambule (2014), for saxophone, piano and percussion (written for Trio Accanto)
- Official website
- The Banff Center: Who the H... is Georges Aperghis? Biography
- "Georges Aperghis biography" (in French). IRCAM.
- The online music review La Folia has review articles about Aperghis: Further Aperghis Sightings, Ictus Rocks: New Romitelli and Aperghis on Cyprès and Georges Aperghis and Die Hamletmaschine
- UbuWeb Sound Poetry: George Aperghis featuring Récitations for solo voice 1977-1978
- Excerpts from sound archives of Aperghis's works.
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