Georges Aperghis
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Composer Portraits

Georges Aperghis

International Contemporary Ensemble

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

    A sometime pupil of Xenakis, though largely self-taught, the music of experimental Greek-born composer Georges Aperghis is often theatrical and always provocative. Prolific, unfailingly inventive, and not easily categorized, he has written for a wide array of instruments and ensembles. The International Contemporary Ensemble gives a tour of his works from the 70s to the present day—from duo to trio to quartet to chamber ensemble—led by conductor Ludovic Morlot, a rising star and former assistant to James Levine, music director of the Metropolitan Opera.



  • Signaux (1978)
  • Les Guetteurs de Son (1981)
  • Teeter-Totter (2008)
  • Two Miniatures: The Illiad and the Odyssey (2008)
  • Shot in the Dark (2011) world premiere, Miller Theatre and ICE co-commission