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Istvan Zelenka
1936 - 2022
Hungary / Austria / Switzerland
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I. Zelenka
Istvan Zelenka (30/07/1936 - 03/01/2022), a Hungarian composer, born in Budapest. He is a Hungarian-born Austrian, later Swiss composer; b. Budapest. After training in Budapest, he pursued studies at the Vienna Academy of Music, where he received 1st prize in composition in 1962. In 1960 he became a naturalized Austrian citizen. He later settled in Switzerland and became a naturalized Swiss citizen in 1976. In addition to working as a producer and programmer of music for the Radio Suisse Romande (from 1978), he lectured on contemporary music at the Geneva Cons, (from 1980). In 1982 he was a co-founder of the group Digitalismus, and in 1983 of the collective private publishing venture Edition Zwachen. In his music, Zelenka has followed an experimental course, utilizing various contemporary techniques.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians and PropylaŽn - Welt der Musik - Die Komponisten
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis (picture)
Istvan Zelenka, born in Budapest; musical studies
1956 - Emigrates to Vienna
1960 - Austrian citizenship
1962 - Geneva: Sound engineer, LPs
1966 - Marries Kati
1976 - Swiss citizenship
1976 until 2001 - Radio Suisse Romande: musical director/producer
1978 until 1991 - Responsible for a radio musical trend magazine
1981 until 2001 - Heads courses at Geneva Conservatory
Compositions of philophonic urban spaces (performance networks), chamber music, orchestra, musical theatre, electro acoustics, 'piŤces de s'ťcoute', texts etc..
1995 - Debut as a performer
2000 - Debut as a computer aided painter
2002 - First exhibitions
Requiem pro viventibus
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1957
Requiem pro viventibus (Requiem for the living) is for soprano and strings trio, written in 1957.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians and PropylaŽn - Welt der Musik - Die Komponisten
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis